If you are in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and you want to know which are the best restaurants in Las Canteras beach, in this post we mention our favourites. What’s more, they are all totally different. Along the Las Canteras promenade and its surrounding streets you will find food from all over the world. Korean, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Lebanese, etc. At the same time, it also has a wide gastronomic offer from different parts of Spain: Galician, Extremaduran, Canarian, Basque and Mediterranean cuisine in general. Here are some of our favourite places to eat on Las Canteras beach. Let’s go!
As Las Canteras beach and its promenade run almost 4 kilometers from La Cícer to La Puntilla, we are going to mention different options throughout the whole promenade. Of course, we will only suggest the restaurants that we know and only those that, of these, we would recommend.
✔ Best restaurants in Las Canteras, La Cícer
1. El Dorado, restaurant on the beach of Las Canteras with Canarian cuisine
El Dorado offers Canarian food with a touch of modernity in some of its dishes. It is just a few steps from the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium. The best thing is its terrace overlooking the sea. It has umbrellas for the sun and panels for the wind. We recommend the ropavieja, the calamari, the grilled white grouper with wrinkled potatoes and the Russian salad. The quality-price ratio is one of the best on the beach. It is also good for a drink, as there is quite a good atmosphere in this area. The price per diner is 20-25€.
2. Maripili Las Palmas
If you want to try different things in a most beautiful place, you have to come to this restaurant. We loved their patacones, fish and chips, and even the hamburger. Anyway, as you can see below, for just an aperitif it’s also great. It really isn’t exactly on the promenade of Las Canteras beach, it is in the busy Plaza del Pilar square, less than 5 minutes from La Cícer. They also have a terrace. The price per person of this restaurant in Las Canteras is around € 25-30 per person.
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3. La Solana Las Palmas, top restaurants in Las Canteras beach
La Solana Las Palmas offers haute cuisine from the neighbourhood. The haute cuisine is clear to us, among its dishes are the shoulder of suckling lamb and its three master croquettes: mussels in pickled mussel, Herreño cheese and 5 Jotas ham. We are witnesses that everything was spectacular. When we went we also tried the calamari puntillas with padrón peppers and romesco sauce, crazy! But be prepared to pay in one of the most expensive restaurants in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Let’s say around € 50-60 per person.
4. Bululú Canarias, one of our favourite restaurants in Las Canteras
Its cuisine has Venezuelan origins (arepas, cachapas and patacones), although it also has spectacular dishes such as its homemade foie. Their menu also offers delicious vegan options such as watercress hummus with fried chickpeas. Finally, they have a super wide range of international beers on their menu. It’s a place to go for sharing plates, so you can try a bit of everything. So, the price per person is usually around € 20-30, depending on what you order. You have more details in our post of Bululu Canarias.
5. Monte Líbano, restaurant in Las Canteras with sea views
One of our favorite international restaurants in Las Canteras is Monte Líbano with Lebanese food. As you can see in the photo below, it has a terrace next to the promenade. The food is super tasty and we can say that it’s quite cheap (around € 20-25 per person). We recommend the falafel, the Sambuseq Yebne (crispy pastry stuffed with Lebanese cheese, onions and mushrooms) and the Arabic burgul with lamb and nuts. You can see just these three dishes below.
6. Bodega Extremeña, tapas restaurants in Las Canteras
The Bodega Extremeña restaurant is one of our favorite places to go for tapas next to Las Canteras. It offers regional products from Extremadura, such as Torta del Casar cheese. Also good Iberian hams from Guijuelo and Jabugo. We recommend the ham and foie sandwich, the salads, the cheeks, the Extremaduran “polvito”… Everything is delicious and very good value for money, as you pay around 20-25€ per person. Please note that they are not open for dinner on Saturdays or Sundays. You can imagine how well they do…
7. The Bikina Cantina, cheap restaurants on Las Canteras beach
We have already told you about La Bikina on other articles because we think it has it all: a different and delicious gastronomic offer, friendly service, a terrace right in the middle of Las Canteras promenade and a good atmosphere. It specialises in world cuisines such as tacos, pad thai, pokés, etc. The price per diner is € 20-25. They also have very good vermouth.
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8. El Arrosar restaurant
El Arrosar is the typical restaurant that has practically everything good from a Spanish diner’s point of view: Iberian ham, fish and seafood, rice dishes, a great wine cellar and good desserts. We would like to highlight their rice dishes, which are on a par with those on the Valencian coast. If we had to put a downside, it is that it does not have a terrace or sea views, as it is on a street perpendicular to Las Canteras. We recommend the rice with garlic and choco, the black rice, as well as the grilled baby squid, fried anchovies, coquinas, Galician empanada… The average price per diner is € 25-30.
✔ Best restaurants in Las Canteras, La Puntilla
9. Camino al Jamonal
This place is a classic restaurant in Las Canteras for good Spanish tapas (mostly related to the Iberian world), although its tomato and avocado towers and variety of homemade dessert jars have also gained a good reputation. It is located just off La Puntilla, before turning onto the promenade leading to the Confital beach. As well as the tomato and avocado salad, we recommend the Iberian chickpeas, the Iberian churrasquito and the potato salad (ensaladilla). Oh, and leave some room for their desserts, which come in jars. We like the apple one, but there are a dozen options…
10. La Marinera & Casa Carmelo, two famous restaurants in Las Canteras
Both Casa Carmelo and La Marinera (same owner) are two excellent options to eat in Las Canteras, both specialized in Canarian and Spanish food, but Casa Carmelo more focused on meats and La Marinera on fish and seafood. If you want to try local fish, we recommend the grilled cherne and the vieja fried. You should also try the gofio, made with the fish broth. Their house salad and calamari are also amazing!
The two restaurants have an indoor dining room and a terrace with views of the sea and the entire Las Canteras Beach. The price varies from € 25-40 per person, depending on whether you order fresh fish or some special meat and wine. We also recommend ordering the house salad in either of the two places. It has watercress, avocado, salmon, egg, onion, etc. It is the one that we show you above.
Remember that in our blog we have more recommendations for eating on the island, such as our article with the best restaurants in Gran Canaria or the one about restaurants in Maspalomas. Finally, if you are going to spend a few days in the capital, we are sure that our guide with the best places to visit in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria will be of great help.
Restaurants in Las Canteras: video
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Best restaurants in Las Canteras and in Gran Canaria
And so ends our route of restaurants where to eat in Las Canteras, we hope you agree with us in terms of tastes. Remember that we also have a restaurant guide with 80 places we would recommend to our friends all over the island. You can see it, along with the rest of the digital guides to discover what to see and do in Gran Canaria without wasting your time, below.
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