Tradition meets modernism
When approaching the restaurant La Tegala in Mácher you will recognize the exceptional award winning architecture of the building concept. An old Canarian house was converted with modern parts into a building that maintains the tradition whilst including modern influences.
The same concept runs through the whole place. The inside decor as well as the dishes offered are a reflection of Canarian traditions, but always mixed with a modern touch. Antonio Hernández, owner of La Tegala, knows the tradition of the Canarian cuisine very well, for over 20 years he has run the very popular restaurant La Era in Yaiza. In his new restaurant he implements all his experience in a smaller, more exquisite and modern frame in search of a Canarian cuisine with class. “The kitchen has latest modern standards and we are able to control the process of cooking, up to the last detail. Cooking with constant 60 degrees contains the structure of the produce, for example our sucking pig is cooked in the oven for 14 hours? explains Antonio.
Talking with Antonio you will notice very quickly that he is a passionate fan of “good cuisine?. His strong desire to create something special has achieved that, the dishes of La Tegala have established themselves as a new quality mark on the island. A mention in the new edition of the internationally known gastronomy guide Michelin is the best proof of that achievement. But whilst offering high quality the most important baselines of popular cooking were not forgotten: the guest has to be satisfied and decoration is only meant to decorate the dishes.
Next to the spectacular dinning area with astonishing views to Fuerteventura La Tegala also offers smaller and more intimate rooms as well as a bodega which was constructed in the old water tank of the house. Here Antonio stores over 130 different sorts of wine and the room can be rented for special occasions.
Look out during your excursions on the island for the small village of Mácher and for sure you will see the spectacular building of La Tegala. A visit is highly recommended, dishes as rabbit salmorejo from La Palma, cooked lamb with honey or the fish stew with gofio present the classic ingredients of the Canarian cuisine in a modern and tasteful environment.
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