We recently visited Los Almácigos Restaurant, in Guayedra. We had heard wonders of the site, both its surroundings, and its kitchen. And, affirmatively, we had the chance to enjoy a spectacular day with views of the Guayedra ravine and its mountains, as well as try unique dishes.
And what is an “Almácigo”? It is an autochthonous tree of the Canary Islands and Africa that can measure up to 15 meters. Also, it the “almácigos” the gardeners sow the seeds so that the shoots come out that later they transplant to the orchard. With this Spanish and cultural lesson, you can imagine what the experience will be like in this restaurant. We tell you everything in the following lines
Restaurante Los Almácigos
First, as an appetizer we wanted to try the baba ganoush with papadums. The papadum is a fried bread made with lentil flour. It is original from India. Very yummy and ideal to substitute for the typical bread with butter or aioli.
On of the waitresses recommended us to order the black pork dumplings. In case you did not know, the black pig is an autochthonous breed of the Canary Islands and there are few places in Gran Canaria where you can consume it. Los Almácigos de Guayedra restaurant is one of them. The dumplings were also delicious.
The last dish we asked to share was the fried rabbit with salmorejo* aioli and Canarian potato. The rabbit is covered with rice flour and gives a different touch. A-WE-SO-ME, a dish had not surprised us that long. In addition, the portion was big for two. *Salmorejo is a tomato cold soup very typical in Andalusia.
As a main course we decided to try two different paellas. The curious thing is that the black color was not rice, but black wheat with squid. Highly recommended. The other paella was with rice, black pork with chorizo. It was not bad, however, for the tasty ingredients it was carrying, it was somewhat flavorless. We are without a doubt with the black wheat and the fried rabbit.
Finally, we did not want to leave Los Almácigos de Guayedra without trying any of their desserts. We opted for Guayedra pumpkin candy with parchita fruit sorbet. Very good too.
Prices and menu
Their menu is quite varied and, as you can read below, they introduce Canarian ingredients and even cultivated in the same Guayedra ravine.
We paid € 30 per person with 3 starters, two main, two glasses of wine, 1 dessert and 1 coffee. It is not cheap, nor expensive, since we ate a lot and the quality and exclusivity of the raw material was unmatched.
Contact and reservations Los Almácigos restaurant
As we said at the beginning, the restaurant is located in the Guayedra ravine. Specifically, on the general road of Agaete – La Aldea at the height of kilometer 5. As the site is becoming quite famous, we recommend you book before you go, especially because there is nothing else around and, if it is full, you will have missed the trip. The contact telephone number is 683657982 and they are open from Wednesday to Sunday from 12:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. There is a big parking for the clients and even, at least when we went, a man welcomes you and check if you have a reservation upon arrival. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did!
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