Bodegon Tamanca (Las Manchas)

La Palma

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Bodegon Tamanca (Las Manchas)

The bodega's cavernous insides are adorned with hanging legs of ham and wine barrels, foreshadowing a dining experience heavy on the meat (cooked and served here in a multitude of different ways) and accompanied by an extensive selection of house wines. Pick up a bottle at the adjacent shop on your way out.


Washed over by waters of the Atlantic, La Palma is an island whose cuisine relies on marine products, with fish, shrimp, shellfish, and octopus featured prominently on the restaurant menus. Meat is another local favorite, with a side dish of so-called "wrinkly potatoes" (papas arrugadas) with mojo sauce accompanying most meals. Quite a few restaurants serve tapas-sized small dishes, several of which may be necessary to satiate a moderate hunger.