If you want to know which are the best restaurants in Gran Canaria for us, this post will interest you. Either because you are going to visit the island soon or you are looking for a place to celebrate a special occasion, here we will give you 15 options. We, as residents, lovers of local tourism and gastronomy, will recommend the ones that for us are the best restaurants in Gran Canaria.
Restaurants in Gran Canaria
As we mentioned, we understand that you may be reading this post because you do not live on the island or you do, but you do not usually go out to eat. At the same time, you may be looking for a restaurant to celebrate an important day. Therefore, we are going to give this article two approaches, so that it satisfies most of the readers:
✔ Focused on visitors and residents who want to know the best restaurants in Gran Canaria in terms of product, service and location, regardless of the type of cuisine.
✔ Focused on visitors who want to know the best restaurants in Gran Canaria for Canarian food in terms of product, service and location.
1. Restaurant La Aquarela, Aquamarina-Anfi
On the Mogan coast you can enjoy one of the Michelin star restaurants in the Canary Islands, it is La Aquarela and it has had this award since 2019. We love it because of the prominence they give to the raw material of Gran Canaria, its environment and brilliant service. Without a doubt, our first option if we had to choose the best restaurant in Gran Canaria.
2. Deliciosa Marta, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
We can affirm without a doubt that Deliciosa Marta is one of the best restaurants in Gran Canaria. This site is located in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, on the Pérez Galdós pedestrian street in the Triana neighborhood. Here you cannot miss their steak tartare, their truffled gnocchi, the salad… The average price is € 35-50 per person. They do not have terrace service.
3. Qué Leche, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Qué Leche is also one of the restaurants in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria that we usually recommend. The restaurant is small, so you may not have the same privacy as others. However, its gastronomic offer has a very good reputation. Here you must try the huevos rotos or broken eggs with red shrimp and truffle mayonnaise and the boneless suckling pig. The average price is € 25-35 per person. It is also located in the Triana neighborhood where it has a small terrace.
4. Restaurant Fuji, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
It is undoubtedly the best Japanese restaurant in Gran Canaria, although prices have risen a lot lately. If you order wine, you can perfectly pay more than € 40 per person. If you have them or it is a special occasion, worth the money. The kitchen is unbeatable, the only negative thing is its establishment, since it is very small and many times it seems that you are eating with the one next door. You cannot miss the sushis per piece, or the tuna carpaccio with truffle.
5. El Arrosar, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
If you like good rice dishes or paellas as they usually call it (really the paella is the container where it is cooked), El Arrosar is the one that makes them the best in Gran Canaria. We recommend the rice with garlic and choco shown below, as well as the black one. They also have a good offer of Galician cuisine and, therefore, seafood and sea products: coquinas, lobster, octopus, Galician empanada, etc.
6. Casa Brito, Arucas
A few minutes by car from the city of Arucas, towards Visvique, we have one of the best restaurants in Gran Canaria. It’s called Casa Brito and they have a very good and wide gastronomic offer of meats, spoon dishes and fish. A must for gourmet-food lovers! The average price is approximately € 35-40 per person. In fact, they are currently only working with a biweekly tasting menu for that price.
7. Los Guayres, Puerto de Mogán
Los Guayres restaurant was one of the first restaurants in Gran Canaria to receive the award of a Michelin Star. With which, we could not fail to mention it here. They offer different types of tasting menu from € 90. You can see the menu options, as well as reserve your table on their website. Los Guayres is located within the Cordial Mogán Playa hotel, a few steps from the pretty coastal town of Puerto de Mogán.
8. Around the table (LaBoh), Playa del Inglés
It is an innovative experience in terms of the gastronomic offer of Gran Canaria, since it is about sharing a table with 8 people to taste 11 different bites. Here is also interesting that their culinary laboratory (kitchen), which they call LaBoh, is exposed to customers. It is a highly recommended place, both for the experience and for the explosion of flavors of each of the dishes on its tasting menu. Keep in mind that everything good is paid for and the menu costs € 85 per person, without drinks. It is located inside the Bohemia Suites & Spa hotel, in the tourist area of Playa del Inglés.
9. Poemas by Hermanos Padrón, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
The Hermanos Padrón restaurant have a Michelin Star restaurant in Tenerife and they are the ones who have created such a spectacular menu at this restaurant. We were surprised by the Eel appetizer a la “Benedictine” definitely a dish that you have to try. The portions are quite small, so we suggest you order the tasting menu, it is worth it. Of course, book this place for a special occasion or romantic dinner, since the price is high. The restaurant is inside the Santa Catalina hotel, in a spectacular setting. Apologies in advance for the light in the photo, the terrace light at night is very dim.
10. Grill Casa Miranda, Los Hoyos
This restaurant specializes in grilled meats. Select meats that go through a specific maturation process and that few restaurants take so much care of. In addition, the meat is served next to a hot stone and you can cook it yourself. We have already recommended this restaurant to you on another occasion, as one of the best restaurants to eat in the countryside in Gran Canaria. It is true that there are other restaurants like Churrasco known for their meats, but the Grill Casa Miranda has little to envy. In addition to meat, their homemade desserts can conquer anyone, the French toast is a must!
11. La Marinera, Las Palmas de GC
Little by little we are getting into the offer of restaurants in Gran Canaria specialized in local food. La Marinera on the beach of Las Canteras has a good variety of fresh fish and seafood, without forgetting the gofio, the papas with mojo sauce, etc. Although even their salad with watercress and avocado is good. The average price per person can be from € 20 to € 40, since if you order fish and seafood, the price always goes up.
12. Restaurant Rincón Canario, Playa del Águila
We could say that El Rincón Canario is our favorite to go with friends when they come to visit. It is ideal because it has good Canarian food and, in addition, it is on the beachfront of Águila beach. A very quiet and pleasant beach. We already recommended this site to you in another post about restaurants with sea views. Here we suggest you order the calamari, the potatoes with mojo sauce, the watercress and avocado salad and the local fried fish. The price per person is € 20-30.
13. Restaurant Texeda, Tejeda
In Texeda you will find creative cuisine made with local products from KM0. And they have their own garden, farm and artisan beer. A unique place located in the historic center of Tejeda village. The restaurant is all with windows and currently offers menus to choose from among several options with starter, main and dessert.
14. Restaurant Segundo Muelle, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
The Segundo Muelle restaurant offers delicious Peruvian-Japanese cuisine in the heart of the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Here you cannot miss their ceviches and makis. You also have to try the Peruvian pisco sour!
15. Majuga restaurant, Triana
In the heart of Triana we also have a hidden gem. This is the Majuga restaurant with a clear commitment to the genre of quality and fusion of premium ingredients. They specialize in rice and fideuás, although their starter menu is also spectacular. The service is also very nice. In some of their dishes they introduce Canarian touches such as the almogrote. They also have Canarian wines on their menu.
Guide to best in restaurants Gran Canaria and travel guides
Finally, we have thought that if you have found this article about restaurants in Gran Canaria, you may also want to know more about more places to eat and things to do in Gran Canaria. Therefore, we invite you to visit our Gran Canaria Guides section below. Here you will find our restaurant guide with more than 80 recommendations throughout the island for all kinds of food, including breakfasts, sandwiches, etc.