With no printed menu and no other customers at the time I arrived, it looked a potentially awkward or intimidating place to eat on my own. However, I had had a glowing recommendation from another guest at my pension (and he from the owner of the pension), so I had to give it a try. When I arrived, Roberto the Italian chef was standing outside, was very friendly and patiently explained to me the dishes he could cook that evening and answered lots of my questions about the various dishes. I say "patiently" as I am trying to improve my spanish and both he and his Venezuelan partner Carmen were wonderful at speaking very clearly and at my level - working round things I struggled to understand. The food and wine was extremely good and not expensive for what it was. I had carpaccio preceded by a simple bruschetta-style dish of toast topped with chopped tomatoes, garlic and herbs, followed by a devilishly rich slice of a chocolate cake/tart, with a glass of rather nice La Palma red wine.
Some of the other reviews have implied that service can be a bit too friendly (perhaps taken as intrusive?), but for me things were ideal - Carmen struck a very good balance of engaging me with conversation at times during the meal, but also leaving me time just to enjoy the food and ambience of the place.
Highly recommended - certainly my best eating experience in the 2 weeks I was on La Palma!
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