If you are looking for where to eat and want to know which are the best restaurants in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, in this post we are going to share with you our favourites. We’ll give you options of local food restaurants, traditional Spanish and/or Mediterranean cuisine, international, as well as creative. We have also classified them by area so that, depending on where you want to go, you can choose. We are Ruth and Jorge, two passionate foodies from Gran Canaria and we hope this article will be of great help to you.
In total, below we will mention a list with the 12 best places to eat in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria according to our tastes. Likewise, we are going to classify them by type of cuisine and, although they are listed, it does not mean that one is better or worse than another. However, it all depends on what you want to eat, the location you’re looking for and your budget. In each area, we give you a bonus with more options in case you fancy trying new places. Let’s get started!
Restaurants in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Canteras – Port area
1. Restaurant La Marinera, Las Canteras €€€
La Marinera could very well be one of the best restaurants in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria for fish and Canarian food. If you want to try the local fish, we recommend the grilled white grouper (cherne) and the parrot fish (vieja). They also make a very good gofio escaldado, one of the most typical Canarian dishes. We personally love the house salad and the fried octopus. In addition to a covered dining room, there is also a terrace overlooking the sea and the entire beach of Las Canteras.
2. El Arrosar, rice restaurants in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria €€
This restaurant in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria specialises in Galician, Mediterranean and rice dishes. We love their black rice and rice with garlic and garlic. They also have Galician delicacies such as empanada, octopus, seafood, etc. on their menu. By the way, they also usually have coquinas al ajillo (clams with garlic) off the menu, a delicacy that they cook very well. The restaurant is owned by the same owners as Ribera del Río Miño, one of the best seafood restaurants in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. If you want to know more, we have a post about El Arrosar.
3. Fuji, the best Japanese restaurant in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria €€
One of our favourite places to eat Japanese cuisine in Las Palmas is the Fuji restaurant. It was the first Japanese restaurant in Spain. This Japanese restaurant presents its offer in a creative way and at the same time offers traditional Japanese dishes such as soups, sushi and sashimi. For us, the best thing about Fuji is the special sushi ordered by the piece and the bluefin tuna carpaccio. It is very popular, so book in advance. We leave you our article with more Japanese restaurants in Las Palmas for more information.
4. Nákar, restaurant serving Basque-Navarrese cuisine €€€
This restaurant specialises in Basque-Navarrese cuisine in one of the coolest neighbourhoods in the capital: Guanarteme. The place is spectacular, the service attentive and the dishes full of flavour. What more could you ask for? Its chef is a young Navarrese trained at the Basque Culinary Center and, after his experience as head chef at the Summum restaurant, he decided to open his own restaurant in 2021. The price per person is around €40, so if you can afford it, it is highly recommended. If you are looking for a special and different place to dine in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, take a look at this one.
5. Bululú Canarias, one of our favourite restaurants in Las Palmas €€
Bululú Canarias has built up a loyal clientele thanks to its fusion of flavours, good vibes and reasonable prices. Its owners are Venezuelan, so here you can try their delicious arepas and patacones. In any case, their menu will surprise you, as they have a spectacular homemade foie. We also love their watercress hummus and the famous aubergine tower shown below. They used to have several restaurants in Las Palmas, but in the end they have stayed with the Bululú on Calle Venezuela, next to Olof Palme.
6. La Travesía €€
Another of our favourite restaurants in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to go with friends for a bite to eat is La Travesía, they have two restaurants in the capital. One is in the Triana area, in callejón de Lagunetas, and the other in the port area. We recommend the huevos rotos (scrambled eggs) and the ensaladilla (potato salad), although the truth is that everything is delicious and at a very good price. We also share with you another blog article with more tapas restaurants in Las Palmas.
7. Trattoria Pizzeria Calabrè, de los mejores restaurantes en Las Palmas italianos €€
If you are looking for an authentic Italian restaurant in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, you have to visit this Trattoria Calabrè. We loved their parmigiana, their pizza infinito and their tiramisu. We have yet to try their authentic Italian carbonara (without cream). As a curiosity, on their menu they offer pizza with pineapple and carbonara with cream for 100€, since as good Italians, they consider this type of mixture that we have adopted in Spain to be an offence. If you are looking for Italian restaurants in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, we have a complete post with our favourites in the capital and other areas of the island.
If you are looking for more restaurants in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and specifically next to Las Canteras beach, take a look at our article about the best restaurants in Las Canteras. Here we give you more details about our recommended restaurants:
- Casa Carmelo, steakhouses in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria €€€
- Camino al Jamonal €€
- La Bikina €
- El Dorado, restaurant in Las Palmas of local food €€
- Maripili Las Palmas €€
- Monte Líbano €€
- Gallo Feliz €€
- Anteo Bar Gastronómico €€
Restaurants in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Vegueta – Triana
8. Las Lagunetas, restaurants in Las Palmas of local food, Triana €€
It is one of the few places with good local cuisine in the Triana neighbourhood. The service is very friendly and familiar. Bodegón Las Lagunetas has a double terrace and the interior is quite spacious, so you don’t need to book, nor do they accept reservations… If you don’t know what to order here, ask the waiter. Last time we had the chance to try the “cherne encebollado con pella de gofio, papas y batata”, which is not on the menu. However, from their menu we recommend the roast leg of pork and the potatoes with mojo.
9. Triciclo, restaurants in Vegueta Las Palmas de Gran Canaria €€€
Restaurant Triciclo is one of our favourite restaurants in Vegueta. Our favourite dishes are the octopus and potato salad and the pumpkin risotto with squid. The service is very good, although the prices have gone up a lot lately. They accept reservations inside and also on the terrace, where it is very pleasant to eat as it is in a pedestrian street in the old part of the city.
10. Qué Leche, Triana €€€
Qué Leche is undoubtedly one of the best on the island. In fact, we have already recommended it in our post about restaurants in Gran Canaria It offers good service, but with a familiar touch. Each of its dishes is an explosion of flavors. Normally, you must book in advance, especially on weekends, since it is becoming famous and is tiny. We recommend the eggs with sweet potato, shrimp and truffle mayonnaise and the boneless suckling pig with sweet potato puree, although everything is delicious. You can find more info in our article about the restaurant Qué leche.
11. Deliciosa Marta, one of the best restaurants in Las Palmas, Triana €€€€
The Deliciosa Marta is also one of the best places to eat in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and on the island. It has a delicious gastronomic offer and first class service. Here you have to book at least 3 months in advance. We love their steak tartar, Russian salad, truffled gnocchi and suckling pig. We recommend you to go with several people so you can try all the dishes we mentioned, a spectacular experience!
12. Mr. Kale, comida saludable en Las Palmas de Gran Canaria €€
Finally, if you are not looking for a special place and you just want to eat healthy and tasty food (also with vegan options), we recommend Mr. Kale. They have a restaurant both in Triana and in the Mesa y López area. Our favourite dishes are the tuna tataki salad, the salmon with quinoa and vegetables, and the pad thai. They also have one of the best breakfasts in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
If you want more options where to eat in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, take a look at our article about restaurants in Triana. Here we give you more details about our recommended restaurants:
- Dorotea €€
- Gallo Negro €€
- Majuga €€€
- La Dehesa de Triana €€€
- Manuela Jimena bar €€€
And so ends our post on the best places to eat in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, we hope you agree with our opinions. If it is your first time in the city, we are sure that this article about the best things to do in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria will be of great help.
Guide to restaurants in Las Palmas & in Gran Canaria
Finally, if you would like more information about where to eat in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Gran Canaria in general, we have at your disposal a restaurant guide with more than 80 dining options in Gran Canaria that we would recommend to our friends. And, if you want to discover the island like a local without wasting your valuable time looking for information on what to see and do in Gran Canaria, take a look at all our guides and special packs.
Video: some of the best restaurants in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Next, we leave you with a short video from our YouTube channel with some images of our favorite places to eat in Las Palmas.
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