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Award for the Best Popular Tapa in the XI Ruta de Cruces y Tapas

The headquarters of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Santa Cruz de La Palma hosted this morning the institutional awards ceremony for the XI edition of the Ruta de Cruces y Tapas, held between April 21 and May 7, and which counted with the participation of 16 hotel and restaurant establishments from the participating municipalities of Santa Cruz de La Palma, Breña Baja, Breña Alta and Villa de Mazo.

This initiative closes its 2023 edition with 4,465 tapas sold in a format that continues to be attractive both for palm trees, and for those who visit us.

During the closing ceremony of this latest edition, the jury appointed by the organization of the route made public this year’s awards, with the award for Best Popular Tapa going to our restaurant with the “Sal de Mar” tapa.

Best Popular Cover 2023

This institutional act was attended by the Minister of Economic Promotion, Employment and Commerce of the Cabildo de La Palma, Raquel Díaz, the Mayor of Santa Cruz de La Palma, Juan José Neris and the Councilor for Tourism, Local Development and Market, Carla Rodriguez.

The closing ceremony was also attended by Emilio Murias Aumente, Secretary of Pymesbalta; Goretti Pérez Corujo, mayoress of Villa de Mazo; Jonathan de Felipe Lorenzo, mayor of Breña Alta; Miguel Pérez González, Councilor for Local Development of the Breña Baja City Council and on behalf of the Association of Entrepreneurs of the Historic Center of Santa Cruz de La Palma, María Laura Acosta Concepción.

The mayor of Santa Cruz de La Palma, Juan José Neris Hernández, acted as host at the closing of the eleventh edition of this route and congratulated both the participating establishments and the winners in the different draws. In this sense, he took the opportunity to encourage the hospitality sector and gastronomy professionals to give new impetus to this initiative after more than ten years in force.

«It is time to review proposals, adapt them to the current reality and demand of the clientele, increasingly demanding as an active ambassador of our cuisine, to consolidate an activity that can continue to generate local wealth, while promoting excellence, quality and gastronomic talent in the catering industry. It is time to innovate and go one step further so that it continues to be a benchmark for socioeconomic collaboration on the Island.”

Winner 2023

For her part, the Councilor for Economic Promotion of the Island Council, Raquel Díaz, stressed during the event that “thanks to the participation of these establishments we have achieved the objective of revitalizing the region and fusing gastronomy and tradition, offering residents and visitors exquisite tapas made with the best of each kitchen.

«We have to highlight the importance of these types of routes and their dynamic nature when it comes to showing the excellence and flavors of our Island and its potential not only in terms of gastronomic tourism, but also due to the direct and indirect that it has in the primary and restaurant sector, valuing the talent of chefs from La Palma,” he added.

From the Delegation of La Palma of the Chamber of Commerce they recalled that for years they have made a firm commitment to Gastronomy on the island, supporting actions with an important track record such as the Ruta de las Cruces and being next to the establishments of the four participating municipalities, which together with the routers are the protagonists of this Route. In this sense, they have thanked the establishments for their involvement and effort to maintain this event, and also the routers and sponsors.

The event featured several of the award-winning route runners on this occasion, who were able to officially receive their lucky certification and the corresponding lots of prizes, up to ten, among which are stays in rural accommodation, gastronomic experiences and active leisure, technological material, cultural bonds, lots of palm products with denomination of origin, ceded by different companies and local entities.

This award is once again very special for our restaurant because it is an award directly chosen by the public, for which we want to thank everyone!

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Best Popular Tapa Award X Route of Crosses and Tapas 2022

We are very happy as we have been the winners for the Best Popular Tapa in the X edition of the Ruta de Cruces y Tapas, in whose closing, which It was held today Wednesday June 15 in Breña Baja, the winning establishments have been announced. In this case, the cover ‘Palma delight with an oriental touch’ was awarded.


Popular Award Route of crosses and tapas 2021

The Kiosk Playa Salemera in Villa de Mazo won the Popular Prize awarded by the clients of the IX edition of the Route of Crosses and Tapas for its cover “Oriental Passion”. An oriental-style preparation based on rice, avocado, tuna, mayonnaise, soy and culminated with sprouts.


Third prize for best palm cover 2018

From Villa de Mazo, the La Salemera Beach Kiosk for its blue fish marinade, a tower formed from a palmero avocado tartare and a crust of seed bread in which two pieces of blue fish stood out, one enriched with dark chocolate and the other with an orange mayonnaise, was the one chosen by the jury as the winner of the Third Prize for the palm tree cover.

Award 2017

Popular award for the Route of Crosses and Tapas 2017

The public of the Route distinguished with their votes the Kiosco Playa La Salemera, in Villa de Mazo, as the establishment that won the Popular Prize for its “Intense to Mar”Plated in a colorful scallop shell, very showy and with suggestive touches typical of modern cuisine.

2015 award

Popular Prize and second prize Ruta de Cruces y Tapas 2015

In its cap called Squid stuffed with fig sauce, cheese and caramelized onion with foam, the La Salemera Beach Kiosk made a careful combination of textures and ingredients, which has made it worthy of a double award, which is granted by the public who during the three consecutive weeks of duration has cast their votes for the best cover, both in paper format and in the application for Rutappa mobiles, and the second prize for the palm tree cover, which in this case the jury grants.

2013 award

Popular award of the tapas route 2013

The Kiosk of La Salemera Beach, with its Arenas Blancas cover, a spinach flan and smoked almond cheese in a puff pastry nest conquered the palate of the clients of the II Route of Cruces and Tapas and has won the popular award of the second route of Cruces and Tapas, held between April 25 and May 12, and in which 27 have participated. hotel and restaurant establishments in Santa Cruz de La Palma, Breña Baja, Breña Alta and Villa de Mazo. Its owner, Nuria, excitedly picked up the award, highlighted the success of the Route and thanked the riders for the trust placed in her establishment.