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“An absolute gem in the middle of paradise”

Historias Para No Dormir
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

The little town of Taborno, in the NE of the Anaga masif is a jewel of a tiny town. The views are incredible, the peacefulness, the friendly townspeople.
Robert and Angela's restaurant is a little affair with 7 tables. The three course menu is outstanding in quality and presentation. The salad with a mushroom filled puff pastry and a balsamic vinagreta was really good. The wild boar fillet with hunter's sauce was superb and so was the lamb roast. Apple tart with calvados cream and Coconut-lime tart were also excellent for dessert. Bread, water, coffee and a glass of house merlot; all for $20 euros. The location, the service, the conversation...priceless.
Worth the trip to Taborno, you will not regret it. But call ahead and reserve your table, it is the only way to get in.

Thank Jose P
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

We found this place by accident, just wanted to grab some lunch and this seemed to be the only place to do that in Taborno. On the outside the place looks like a simple, local restaurant, but when you go in you notice that it's rather different. We went on a weekday in February, but the place was fully booked for lunch, there was only one small table where they could seat us.

The menu is rather cheap, you get 3 courses for around €18 and the portions are huge. By the time we got to the dessert, we could hardly eat anymore, but the apple pie was so tasty, I had to eat it all. Everything we ate was of really good quality.

The waitresses don't really speak English, so it's good if you speak some Spanish or French, but they were really helpful. They even called the chef to help us out, as he spoke English, so he could help us choose our main dish. While there is only one salad served as a starter (also really good), there is a huge amount of main courses to choose from. The menu is changing everyday, but they are usually serving French and local dishes.

I highly recommend this restaurant, but don't forget to book in advance, especially if you go there with a group of people.

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Thank g_borf177
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

This restaurant, recommended by several friends, is not the easiest to get to, being situated in a village in the Anaga hills in the north of Tenerife, but it is well worth the time and effort to get there. Booking is essential, and when we visited, all tables were reserved, as, thank goodness, ours was! There was a set priced menu of €17.80, with a starter of the chef's salad, which was excellent and included a mushroom vol-au-vent and a selection of excellent desserts,, bread and water. The menu has a large choice of main courses, including on our day such rarities as wild boar, kangaroo and venison, as well as more regular meats such as duck,lamb, pork and beef, all served with excellent sauces and vegetables. I chose the kangaroo, which came with a fruits of the forest sauce, whilst my wife had venison goulash. Both were delicious. To wash it down, we chose a bottle of burgundy, and ended the meal with coffees and an excellent Calvados.
It is basically a family.run restaurant, and so as you would expect, the staff are friendly, efficient and helpful. The bill with drinks came to a very reasonable €63, which, for the quality was great value.
We will certainly eat there again, and would recommend it as one of the best culinary experiences on the island, which, as anyone who knows the island will confirm, that is saying a lot! It is open for lunch only, and, as I say, booking is essential.

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Thank Colin P
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Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

We have been hiking down the Montana and then restaurant appeard! We tried salad and refreshing glass od white wine finely chilled. The salad goat cheese toasts the best I ever had. I do not know like other fishes look like but this restaurant should definitelly be famous grom goat cheese toasts.

Thank Hhilda123
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Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Far away from everything. Anaga mountain range. Beautiful area. Unfortunately no terrace and no outdoor seating. Small restaurant that serves local dishes with a touch of french cuisine. No fixed menu - the waitress informs you about today's specials. Full menu available for about EUR 18. Friendly service. Good food. Can be a bit noisy. Ideally you combine a visit with a hiking trip.

Thank Franz S
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