Being surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean means that La Palma is seafood heaven and all produce has been caught earlier that day. Local residents mostly eat pork, but meat is usually served grilled, deep fried or in a stew or a paella. The local Canarian dish of Papas Arrugadas – salty jacket potatoes served with a spicy mojo sauce – is hugely popular with locals and tourists alike and is an absolute must-try if visiting La Palma.
If you simply can’t end the evening without some wine, you can be assured that those produced locally are exemplary in body, flavour and flair. Teneguia, El Tendal, La Traviesa and Malvasia are the most popular vineyards and their flavours are often only available to try on the island. On the other hand, if it’s a tall glass of the golden good stuff you’re after, La Palma’s got plenty to keep your thirst abated. The local brewery, Cerveceria Isla Verde, provides beers which are available across the island. The Danza de Diablo beer is a dark stout and the Picara is one of the lighter, blonde options.