I’m a bit of a sucker for a nice jacket potato, and this place hits the spot every time. In fact, it’s the only place so far in south Tenerife that I’ve come across that does them. My dad used to say that he could eat two more potatoes than a pig, and I have to say, that I’m right there with him. I just love potatoes, no matter what form they take, but I do really enjoy a nice jacket spud.
My other foodie love is all things spicy, show me a jalapeño and I go all of a quiver. Again this beautiful clifftop bar has it nailed, they do an amazing chilli. So ordering a jacket served with chilli, topped with jalapeños and melted cheese is a must for me whenever we visit.
D.H, on the other hand could quite nicely live without the white starchy tubas; and definitely wouldn’t thank you for anything other than lightly spiced food. Although, having said all of that, the man has changed so much over the last couple of years, who knows what he likes and doesn’t like, certainly not me!
Today he ordered Tuna salad, and it looked delicious.
“You won’t like that,” I said pointing out the radish.
“I might do,” came the reply.
He’s never had a radish in all the years I’ve known him, (Almost 40, so he’s had plenty of chances in that time!), and on the odd occasions that I’ve offered him some, he’s refused point blank to eat them, saying that he couldn’t stand the taste. So I waited and looked on with bemusement as he tucked into one, just waiting for the inevitable.
“I like it,”
“You have to be kidding me! What have you done with my husband?” I joked.
“Well, I still can’t stand olives, if that puts your mind at rest,” he replied with a huge grin, as he flicked them onto my plate.
It’s so reassuring when you realise that your partner is now, after all these years, ready to try new things and accept change, rather than having you think he’s living out a part in The Stepford Husbands!
Anyway, less about D.H and more about El Nautico. It has views to die for, the staff are always pleasant and very helpful, plus the whole place is spotlessly clean, and loos are excellent (very important in my opinion).
But more to the point, the food and wine are always top notch.
Situated right on the clifftop in Golf Del Sur, it’s easy to get to by car or on foot. We usually walk on the boulevard from San Blas, a twenty minute saunter, ten if you get a move on, that way we feel justified in having an extra glass of wine with our food, because let’s face it, ‘we’ve exercised!’