We stopped in the town of La Orotava on the descent from El Teide. We wound our way through the town streets.
Cafe Paladar featured simple sandwiches and coffee but it really hit the spot.
...and a roast beef and cheese plus a turkey and cheese sandwich.
The interior was wood paneled and quaint.
After lunch, we stumbled into the town hall square which had been converted into a huge life-sized nativity scene. The scale and detail was amazing.
Not far away, we discovered a small nondescript path leading to Jardin Victoria.