In this article we wanted to collect the guachinches in Gran Canaria that you should not miss. If you want to try authentic Canarian food in a local environment, eating in a guachinche or bochinche is an excellent option. BUT, you should know that, according to the BOC Agrifood Quality Law, in order to be a Guachinche officially, two conditions must be met:
- The activity of temporary offer of homegrown wine, which can be accompanied by up to a maximum of three different dishes of homemade food.
- In addition, they can only offer their own broths or water as a drink. In other words, beverages cannot be marketed as soft drinks.
Therefore, in Gran Canaria, that we know, there are no guachinches. However, below we are going to share with you the places that are most similar to what could be a guachinche or bochinche with house wines and homemade food.
Guachinches in Gran Canaria
In Gran Canaria there is no such deep-rooted tradition of guachinches as on the neighboring island of Tenerife. However, there are some. Perhaps the difference comes simply from the denomination or classification of these, since in Gran Canaria we usually call them Ca’ Tita or Ca’ Josefina. In any case, below we are going to mention our favorite bochinches on the island. Pay attention!
Guachinche Viña Cantera, Valsequillo
We can say that the Guachinche Viña Cantera is our favorite guachinche in Gran Canaria and we are going to explain why. First, because of its location. It is located in the Valsequillo valley surrounded by strawberry and fruit plantations. That is, you will be able to enjoy beautiful views of the mountains while you eat, especially if you are on the terrace. On the other hand, the food is delicious. We were surprised by their homemade bread (one with prickly pear flavor), their chickpeas, their meat grill, avocado omelette, avocado with tomato, etc. Everything is very tasty.
Moreover, the service in the restaurant is attentive and fast. Finally, here you can buy fruit and vegetables from their farm. Depending on the season, you can find organic strawberries, avocado, oranges, potatoes, etc.
Asadero La Caldera, Firgas
In the neighborhood of La Caldera in Firgas there is another of the guachinches of Gran Canaria that we would like to share with you. It is La Caldera restaurant. It is just as good as Viña Cantera, but with its own charm. Here we highlight several dishes that we always order: the ribs boiled with pineapple (corn) and potatoes, the barbecued ribs and the mushroom and spinach croquettes. Crazy! The stews and ropa vieja are also prepared like those of the grandmother.
Bochinche Ca’ Tita, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Marzagán)
Pay attention if you like to eat in large quantities because in the Bochinche Ca Tita they seem to feed the Canarian traditional fighters. OMG! Here, if you ask for a barbecue of meat, it is accompanied by padrón peppers and papas con mojo. Be careful, if there are 4 of them, order the grilled meat for 2.
At the same time, their main dishes are also huge. In a portion of fried octopus they serve you two whole octopus. Therefore, we advise you to ask to share and we assure you that the price will not rise than € 15 per person. Also, you have to leave a little space for dessert because their lemon cake is delicious.
Casa Josefina, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (El Zardo)
We have only been to Ca Josefina once and it was love at first sight. This guachinche is specialized in baked lamb with natural fries. A real delight. When we went we were only 2 people to eat, with which we took the lamb that was left over for home. We had lamb for two more days, impossible to finish it all. We also tried their house wine and the typical gofio mousse.
We do not want to say goodbye to you without emphasizing that all these places are great in price, you should not pay more than € 15 per person to be super satiated. In addition, as we told you at the beginning, they have the added value of being homemade food and usually work with local products. What do you think of our selection? Do you want to share someone else with everyone who passes by here? Leave us a comment and, until the next localguider!
Video of some bochinches in Gran Canaria
Below you can have a quick look to a YouTube Shorts about some of the places to eat that we have mentioned before. You can subscribe here to our YouTube channel if you don’t want to miss more content about Gran Canaria. All our videos have English subtitles!
Finally, if you are interested in more places to eat in Gran Canaria and plans to discover its most authentic side, take a look at all our guides below.