La Trastienda de Chago has a clear commitment to the local product of Gáldar, Gran Canaria and other Canary Islands. And apparently 80% of the genre of their menu is produced in the Canary Islands. At the same time, they have wide offer of wines and beers of the Islands. In addition, it is located in the old town of Gáldar, a few steps from the Santiago square. Below we tell you our gastronomic experience here.
La Trastienda de Chago
According to their owners, the restaurant is in an old house in Gáldar village dedicated to the restoration for decades. However, now it has a very careful decoration and atmosphere like a typical Canarian backroom. As we said, one of the charms and differentiating elements of La Trastienda de Chago is its wide range of Canarian wines and beers. In fact they are called “Enoteca” or wine bar in English. We had the chance of trying a Lanzarote beer with a lot of flavor and that we recommend: Capitán (Captain). Also the red wine VidSnt2 of the Listán Negro and Tintilla grape varieties grown in Monte Lentiscal, Santa Brígida. Spectacular!
Apparently the menu vary, so we do not share it here. However, we tried some tomatoes seasoned with onion (both from Gáldar), which were delicious. We also tasted a sheep cheese with Indian tuno and another one with sheep and goat of Tejeda. Very delicious!
We continue with some smoked vegetables with sarmiento. Apparently the sarmiento is what is left on the vine after pruning. It was the first time we tried it. They were super tasty and fresh.
Finally, we wanted to try the potatoes “al pelotón” (Moya potatoes) with acorn ham. The eggs are well cooked and come with sweet paprika. We also loved it.
Regarding desserts, we could not leave without being surprised with their specialties. One for the chocolate lovers and another with a Canarian touch: the cake of Moya bathed in Whiskey.
Opening hours and contact
La Trastienda de Chago opens from Tuesday to Thursday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and from 8:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays until 24.00. Sundays and Mondays are closed. The site is not very large and is becoming fashionable, which is why we recommend you to book in advance. Especially on Fridays and Saturdays. You can book on the terrace or inside (high barstools). The phone number is +34928897254 and it is located on Calle Andamana, 5, a few steps from the Parish of Santiago.
Finally, if you do not know Gáldar very well, we recommend you take a look at the post with the places to visit in Gáldar. At the same time, do not miss our Gran Canaria Guides. We have at your disposal a guide with more than 80 restaurants throughout the island, as well as guides per day and the Complete Guide of Gran Canaria. Discover them by clicking on the following image!