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 10 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, one of the best restaurants in Gran Canaria
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. Also, if you are vegan or vegetarian, they also have a tasting menu made mainly with vegetables called “Land”.
2. Deliciosa Marta, best restaurant in Gran Canaria capital city
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, restaurants in 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 € 35-45 per person. It is also located in the Triana neighborhood where it has a small terrace.
4. Las Lilas, best steakhouse in Gran Canaria
Another very good restaurant is the Asador Grill Las Lilas, in the neighborhood of El Carrizal, municipality of Ingenio. Despite the industrial environment that surrounds the restaurant, its menu and service are among the best in Gran Canaria. They are specialized in quality meats. In the next photo you can see how their steak looks, although the starters and homemade desserts are also delicious.
5. El Arrosar, the best rices in 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
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. You can find out all the things to do in Arucas in our blog.
7. Los Guayres, one of the best restaurants in the south of Gran Canaria
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 € 110 without drinks. Los Guayres is located in a charming place within the Cordial Mogán Playa hotel, a few steps from the pretty coastal town of Puerto de Mogán.
8. Poemas by Hermanos Padrón, Michelin star
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. We recommend 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 of Las Palmas city.
9. Grill Casa Miranda, Spanish restaurant in Gran Canaria
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. 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!
10. La Tunera
In Telde you will find creative cuisine made from local KM0 products and other quality raw materials. We highlight that they have their own vermouth, gofio liqueur and beer liqueur. A place located in the heart of the San Gregorio neighborhood in Telde. We recommend that you order the strips of beef sirloin with homemade munchitos, the potatoes with gofio mojo, the sweet potato waffles… Ah! And the desserts are amazing, we loved the La Tunera polvito and the pumpkin pancakes with pumpkin ice cream.
Restaurants in Gran Canaria
Below you can see a video about 10 of our favorite restaurants in Gran Canaria. You can enjoy more videos about the island in our YouTube channel.
Guide to Gran Canaria restaurants and complete itineraries
Finally, ff it is your first time on the island and you are looking for information on places to visit, we recommend the following two articles that you must read:
Although, if you don’t want to spend hours surfing the internet wasting your valuable time to find out the best things to do and places to eat, we invite you to visit our Guides to Gran Canaria. Here you will find our Guide to restaurants with more than 80 recommendations throughout the island for all kinds of food, including breakfasts, sandwiches, etc. and complete itineraries to get to know the most authentic side of Gran Canaria on your own.