What is Barraquito?

Are you looking to sit down for a coffee after a long day of exploring Tenerife? Then we advise you to order a Barraquito – the best local coffee in Tenerife, also known as “Zaperoco”. Barraquito is a multi-layered coffee and consists of espresso, frothed milk, condensed milk and a touch of Licor 43 which is Spain’s number 1 liqueur.

Barraquito video

Where to order a Barraquito

You can order the Barraquito in almost every restaurant in Tenerife and it’s often served as a dessert after a meal. If you want to make sure the waiter understands you, watch this short video that explains how to pronounce Barraquito. If you want to know how to make Barraquito at home, check out the Barraquito recipe below.

Barraquito Recipe

To make the perfect Barraquito, you need:

  • 1 cup of espresso.
  • ~1 tbsp. condensed milk.
  • Licor 43 or Tia María.
  • Frothed milk.
  • Lemon zest.
  • Milled cinnamon.

How to prepare Barraquito?

Time needed: 5 minutes.

  1. First, pour the condensed milk on the bottom of a glass.
  2. Add the Licor 43 or Tia María.
  3. Add the espresso.
  4. Gently add the frothy milk on top of the coffee. This is the correct order to achieve all 5 layers.
  5. The final step is to decorate the Barraquito with some lemon zest and a bit of cinnamon.

    You can always adapt the Barraquito recipe to your own taste, enjoy!

    2 Barraquito coffees on a table

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  1. I always order this, after dinner when I am in Tenerife really delicious! hopefully I can enjoy it again in December. The Baraquitos in Tenerife taste the best!


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