In this post we are going to share with you the cheap restaurants in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Gran Canaria that we know. It’s always nice to spend some time with our friends and family enjoying a good meal, so here are the classic cheap restaurants in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and other areas of the island. Let’s go there!
Cheap restaurants in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Let’s start with the list of cheap restaurants in the capital, here are 8 options!
✔ Wong Solo Casa Ari, cheap restaurants in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
This Indonesian restaurant in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is one of Jorge’s favourites. We recommend you to order the Don Ricardo with chicken and the Nasi Goreng with chicken as well. You can add the peanut sauce which is delicious. We ate here in October 2023 and the prices were 12€ per person, that is, 24€ for two. In addition to good ingredients, the portions are plentiful and the service is great, so go for it!
✔ Piscos y Buches, eat cheap in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
If you fancy enjoying good Canarian produce and going for a snack, try the restaurant Piscos y Buches in the Mercado del Puerto. We loved their ropavieja, watercress croquettes, black pudding croquettes, scrambled eggs with almogrote and guacamole, cheesecake with gofio…. They have an outdoor terrace and you can also eat inside the market itself. We recommend booking, especially on Sundays when there is live music in the market. The price per diner is around €20 per person.
✔ Tico Tico Korea, Puerto-Canteras
This home-style Korean restaurant has become one of our favourites. Be sure to order the mandu soup, sweet potato noodles, Korean omelette and bibimbap. The restaurant is run by a Korean couple who have lived in Gran Canaria for over 50 years. Just don’t expect any luxuries and be prepared to watch TV in Korean while you eat. Price per person about €20.
✔ Bodega Extremeña, cheap restaurants Las Canteras
One of our favourite restaurants in Las Canteras is this one, ideal for sharing a snack with other people. Don’t miss their tomato salad or their tomato, avocado and tuna salad. We also love their montadito of foie and ham and the omelette with or without sausages. The price is around €20 per person, depending on whether you order to share or as a single dish.
✔ Bodegón El Biberón, Puerto-Canteras
This site is located on a pedestrian street in the capital’s neighborhood called Puerto-Canteras. This is a nice, spacious restaurant with high ceilings. The service is very good and fast. Here you can try all kinds of Canarian and Spanish tapas at a very good price. It has several outdoor tables. Price per person is around €15-20.
✔ La Bikina, Las Canteras
La Bikina is a restaurant or canteen as they call it where you can try international dishes such as poké, nasi goreng rice, pad thai, tacos, delicious burgers, etc. Best of all, in addition to being cheap and on the beachfront of Las Canteras, its cuisine is healthy. It has several tables on the beach promenade, that is, a very nice terrace. Price per person around €20.
✔ Los Botes, San Cristóbal
This restaurant specializes in Canarian food and seafood such as squid, fish tacos, etc. Here you can try some delicious potatoes with mojo sauce on the front line of the fishing village of San Cristóbal. In addition, it has a large terrace with sea views. Highly recommended. Price per person is around €15-20.
✔ El Dorado, Las Canteras
El Dorado restaurant is also on the beachfront of Las Canteras. It has a large terrace with views of the La Cícer area and the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium. They are specialized in Canarian food and seafood. Here you must try their ropa vieja, potatoes with mojo, croquettes, salads, cheeses, etc. This is one of the best restaurants in Las Canteras of local food. Price per person 15-25€ (depending if you order fresh fish).
Another way to eat cheaply in the capital is to take advantage of the restaurants with set menus in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Take a look at the options we suggest. On the other hand, if this is your first time in the city, discover all the recommendations we make in our guide on what to see in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. We also share with you our favourite restaurants in the city in our post about the best restaurants in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
Cheap restaurants in Gran Canaria
We also want to add to the list of cheap restaurants in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria those that we know in other parts of the island. Take note!
✔ Bochinche Ca’ Tita, Telde
We can affirm that the Ca Tita bochinche is the place where you will eat the most for less money. The dishes and servings at this site are outrageously large. The best of all is that the prices are very cheap. If you don’t go before 1:30 p.m. on weekends, be prepared to queue. We recommend the fried octopus and the barbecue to share like the one we show you below. For dessert they have a delicious lemon cake. We haven’t been to their new place in Telde, but we remember paying about 15€ per person.
✔ La Caldera, Firgas
This restaurant is also a kind of guachinche or bochinche (Canarian words), but it has the specialty of boiled ribs with corn. A typical Canarian dish that you must try. In La Caldera they also have delicious mushroom and spinach croquettes. We recommend that you go before 1:30 pm on weekends if you don’t want to wait for a table. The price per person here is around €15-20. It has no terrace. Have a look at our post with more bochinches in Gran Canaria.
✔ El Campesino (Casa Colacho), Marzagán
This place is known for its delicious fries with parsley, chickpeas, calamari, tomato and avocado salad… El Campesino restaurant is a very localguider site, so get there early to avoid queuing on weekends. Price per person is around €15-20.
✔ Guayadeque cave restaurants
Other cheap restaurants in Gran Canaria can be found in the Guayadeque ravine. Here you can eat typical Canarian dishes such as Canarian cheeses, papas arrugás, grilled meat, etc. and have lunch for less than €20 per person. Don’t forget to try the abocado wine! By the way, we don’t recommend any specific restaurant because almost all of them have good food. Try El Centro, El Tagoror, El Vega or La Era.
✔ Casa Josefina, El Zardo
The Casa Josefina restaurant is famous for its roasted leg of lamb. They serve it with natural fries. If you order this dish for only two people, you’ll probably have to take the rest home with you and the average price per person will go up, as it’s an ideal restaurant for sharing. The chickpeas and fried calamari are also very tasty here – go early to avoid the wait! Price per person approx. 20€ (sharing leg of lamb between 4).
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