The Pulpo bar/restaurant

The Pulpo, on thebeach at Los Cancajos
The Pulpo, on thebeach at Los Cancajos

The Pulpo bar and restaurant has been open for 40 years down on the beach at Los Cancajos. There were no charter flights to La Palma when the Pulpo opened in 1974, and it was a simple bar just for locals who fancied a beer after their swim. It’s grown over the years and for some time they’ve been serving food too. The menu isn’t that large, but it’s mostly fresh local food properly cooked, and cheap.

I’m betting they’ll keep going for another 40 years.

Pork chops at El Pulpo, Los cancajos, Breña Baja
Pork chops at El Pulpo

Posted by sheila

Sheila came to La Palma with a six month contract and has stayed 24 years so far. She used to work as a software engineer at the observatory, but now she's a writer and Starlight guide.

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