Posts Tagged ‘Punta Brava’

Playa Jardín y Punta Brava

February 28, 2015
Playa Jardín

Playa Jardín

In contrast to a walk along Playa Jardín last weekend, when cool and cloudy, this afternoon warm and sunny.

Playa Jardín y Punta Brava

February 23, 2015
Playa Jardín

Playa Jardín

Playa Jardín  y Punta Brava

Playa Jardín y Punta Brava

A walk along Playa Jardín to Punta Brava.

Casa Canaria

Casa Canaria

I was going to eat at the pleasant little restaurant in Punta Brava, facing the church. Or at least it used to be pleasant to sit outside at one of the outside tables. Only they have covered over the outside, and to make it worse, added a widescreen TV.

A sunshade for a hot day, yes, but not cover over, and absolutely no way a widescreen TV.

Too many bars, restaurants and cafés have been ruined in this way.

Casa Canaria

March 8, 2013
Casa Canaria

Casa Canaria

Casa Canaria is a pleasant little restaurant overlooking a little garden in front of the main church in Punta Brava.

The bright green plastic chairs and tables outside are a bit of an eyesore.

I had been told excellent tomato soup. I fancied tomato soup and so I walked along Playa Jardín from Puerto de la Cruz to Punta Brava.

No tomato soup, they did though have chicken soup. It was delicious. Chicken, carrots and spaghetti(?).

I thought I would try champiñones al ajillo, garlic mushrooms. I wish I had not as not very pleasant. Sliced mushrooms, hard to tell if fresh or tinned, little bits of what I assumed to be green and red peppers and garlic, cooked in olive oil.

Washed down with a glass of beer and two glasses of water.

In a pleasant location, overlooking a little square in front of the main church, but why then ruin the tranqulity of the spot with a widescreen TV. Yes a widescreen TV outside beamed at the outside seating area.

Walking back, I came across an interesting book a man was reading overlooking Playa Jardín.

Bar Restaurante Venezuela

March 6, 2013
Bar Restaurante Venezuela

Bar Restaurante Venezuela

Bar Restaurante Venezuela is a pleasant enough little restaurant in Punta Brava, though completely lacking in atmosphere, not that is if morons shouting to each other is atmosphere.

I have come to the sad conclusion that the peasant class in Tenerife is both brain dead and stone deaf. Gather together two or more and quiet conversation seems to be beyond them, they shout at each other.

The food though was surpisingly good. I ordered tortilla, with no idea what to expect. I expected a small slice, with what I did not know. What came was a large plate, half of a large tortilla, salad, and a glass of water and a beer which I had added to the order.

But what would otherwise have been a pleasant meal was spoiled by the horrendous noise.

Bar Restaurante Venezuela is located in Punta Brava, opposite Santa Rita, or to be more exact, opposite Hogar Santa Rita.

Punta Brava is a little village one end of Playa Jardín, Puerto de la Cruz at the other end.

Synchronicity: Strange, considering the name of the restaurant, the day, or maybe the day after, Hugo Chavez dies, Presidente de Venezuela.

Punta Brava

March 6, 2013
Punta Brava

Punta Brava

Punta Brava is a pleasant little village, meandering narrow streets, the other end of Playa Jardín to Puerto de la Cruz.


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