Next to  Calle Castillo, La Noria is one of the most popular streets of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Few remember that, in 1797, it was the scene of the battle between the local militia and the English troops headed by Admiral Horatio Nelson.

In the stretch going from the Church of La Concepción to the Serrador Bridge, La Noria features a host of establishments to sip vermouth in the morning, enjoy a good lunch or dinner, or relax with an after-dinner drink in one of the city’s hotspots.

You’re spoilt for choice, but the egg hash or the carrot croquettes of La Concepción are heavenly; the baby squid with mojo sauce served in La Buena Vida will leave you speechless, just like the mushroom risotto of El Tenedor de la Noria. The Hindu flair is provided in Baobab; while the Middle Eastern touch is ensured in Siropian – with a picture of Aleppo in the entrance –tempting you with its lamb or chicken couscous.

If you prefer Italian food, a sure bet is Il Ponte, but if you go more for a good Iberian ham and some delicious anchovies, then Tasca Andaluza El Porrón is the place for you. After dinner, we recommend drinks in the terrace of El Bulán, with its unbeatable music, atmosphere, and views.

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