THAI BOTANICO – Gourmet THAI restaurant
I want to share with you my experience at a thai restaurant on Tenerife, Thai Botanico. We were looking for great restaurants while planning our holiday on Tenerife and on one of the most popular pages TripAdvisor we noticed Thai Botanico rated »excellent« by many visitors.
The restaurant belongs to the Venture restaurants Tenerife group, like many other popular and classy restaurants. It is located in the main avenue of Playa de Las Americas in the CC Safari Centre, which is very easy to find. Thai Botanico is also vegetarian friendly restaurant with Asian food, which has a impressive ambience and friendly staff. The interesting fact when we entered the restaurant was, that the waiter was speaking Slovenian language. He explained to us that the manager is also from Slovenia, so we felt like we were home. At the very next moment the photographer came to greet us and he was also from Slovenia :) We really did not expect this here.
Enough for the intro. The staff welcomed us really friendly and escorted us to the table. We were astonished by the decoration and the Asian ambience of the restaurant. The waitress kindly offered us the menus and helped us with the choice. Because we are a fan of cocktails, the Basil and lemon grass mojito and Pineapple margarita were the perfect choice for us. Also my little girl got an alcohol free cocktail made of fruit.
The restaurant's menu offers a wide range of choice. Some of the dishes were recommended to us as some of the best on the menu by the restaurant manager: Crispy duck breast with coconut cream, Lamb masaman curry, Bantam chicken, Pineapple rice, Spicy mussels, Prawn paper roll and Thai steak salad.
The food is amazing, very tasty and you can feel the Asian touch trough the spices used in the dishes. They explained to us that they have the luck to have two Asian kitchen chefs, which are responsible to add the special character to the food.
As I said before, the restaurant is vegetarian friendly, which was great for me because I love to eat dishes made mostly from vegetables. Our order was made mostly from the dishes recommended by the manager and we must say that we made the right choice. The appetizer, the main dish and the desert in the end was a bit much for us, but nevertheless, we were enjoying every slice. Also, the main dish for my daughter ordered from the child menu was great and tasteful.
At the end we were served with hot towels called »oshibori«. I must confess that we didn't know what to do with them (: because it was our first time to meet with hot towels. The waiter kindly explained to us that this towels are used in many restaurants in the world for cleaning your hands.
I would recommend Thai Botanico as one of the best restaurants on Tenerife for every tourist if you are seeking for Thai food served in elegant in fine dining style.