Barraquito Recipe

Tenerife is the universal capital of Barraquito. A tipe of coffee that has tones of loyal fans and , sorry for you, but you can’t get it at Starbucks. So, if you want a barraquito you have to come to Tenerife.

How do I prepare a barraquito?

Keep reading as we are sharing the recipe, but don’t forget, as with many other things, there are no two that would taste the same.

Barraquito Recipe

  • Barraquito ingredients:

    • Milk
    • Coffee ( espresso is the best)
    • Condensed Milk
    • Ground Cinnamon
    • A bit of lemon peel without the white to avoid a bitter taste
    • Licor 43, or Tia María if you can’t find it.
Barraquito Recipe



  • Barraquito preparation:
    • In a small and short bube glass we pour the condensed milk
    • add the black coffee and Licor 43
    • we make milk foamy. At any café they’ll do it with the coffee machine.
    • Add the lemon peel
    • decor with some cinamon on top


So there you have a great Barraquito with diferent colours:

  • white
  • black
  • yellow
  • brown

Let’s say this is the regular way to prepare and serve a barraquito, but in many places they make their own variety called ” Special House barraquito”, normaly by adding cream , spices, etc.

No matter what, if you come to Tenerife , try a Barraquito!


  1. Baraquito leche y leche con todo is the way to order it, you’ll get all the right ingredients. If you ever get off the beaten track and go to the lava tube caves in the north of Tenerife the small Spanish cafe by the entrance serves the best I’ve ever drank!!

  2. Thank you, so delicious.

  3. Martha Ovalles says:

    where I can find this drink ??

  4. Not just Tenerife 😉
    La Palma has it as well and it is different in every cafe/bar.
    So lots to try!
    Thank you for this site so I know how to make it in wintery Germany for a memory of the wonderful Islands.

  5. Steve capper says:

    Any chance of getting it in lanzarote.

    • Hello Steve,

      Of course you can get it in Lanzarote. Ask for barraquito in bars, cafetarias, restaurants.

      Enjoy your Canarian coffee and visit us soon in Tenerife 😉

      Your Visit Tenerife Team

  6. La fortuna in Los Christianos, on a street right of the church in the town do a great one, not to mention their fillet steaks!

  7. Tom Kristoffersen says:

    In hotel Park Club Europa – in Playa De Las Americas, We taste Barraquito first time! Delishes!
    To day is it the small christmis evening, and and we whaiting for the new year party,
    and welcome drink, will be Barraquito!!!

    Happy new year!! regards Tom Kristoffersen Norway.

  8. I have recently found the barraquito and it is really delicious. I am going to try to make it for myself at home! Yum

  9. How do I make barraquito without coffee mixing with Licor ’43’ when I pour it on?

  10. Coffee with condensed milk is yummy enough, but then the Canarians have to go and add another layer of yummy-ness to what is already delicious coffee. 🙂

    Liquor 43 goes well, but as you say Tia Maria is a good substitute, even if it changes the taste of the drink significantly.
    If you have the ingredients and a decent coffee machine at home, try experimenting – I really like mine with chocolate liquor too. I know its going a little off piste – but it tastes wonderful – add a sprinkle of coco powder (proper stuff, without the added sugar) instead of cinnamon. Or for a summery vibe, try Cointreau. 🙂

  11. By the way it looks and I remember (from bottom to top) is:
    Condensed milk
    Coffee (Espresso)
    Foamed milk

  12. Jean Wilby says:

    My opinion of the BEST Barraquito is Asturias in the village of Los Gogantes. Mmmmm Delicious.

  13. The Canary Islands have also been winning our hearts for a long time, they give us inspiration for our music, as well as for one of our latest releases “Barraquito”, which can be listened to/ watched on YouTube : .

  14. I have also enjoyed this drink in Lanzarote. It’s never on the menu. But if you ask, every barman has their own concoction. Yum yum.

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