Sitting at the port end of Av. De Suecia, Jamon y Mojo is a deli with a few tables for eating in or, to be more precise, eating out, as most are on the pavement. The “eating in” bit is from a short menu of tapas dishes – top quality products that are a far cry from the tapas meals of the tourist restaurants. The plates of meats and cheeses come in full or half sized portions – we had a half sized one of each. For the meat, there’s slices of morcilla with pumpkin and chilli, salami, chorizo, pork loin and pork neck. The cheese plate brought slices of Manchego and three Canarian goats cheese, drizzled with a little local honey to offset the saltiness. We also had a plate of fresh artichokes simply dressed. They may have been the best thing we ate. A quarter portion of tortilla was delicious and left us wishing we’d ordered the half portion. Or more. We also had a portion of bread and tomato.
For the one of us who drinks alcohol, there was a short list of craft beers and wines by the glass. A beer from La Palma was full of malty loveliness – perfect with the food.