We have wanted to write an article about restaurants in the countryside in Gran Canaria for a long time. In this case, we will tell you about 11 places you can go to to spend the day in a different environment and, in addition, eat homemade and delicious. Let’s begin!
Restaurants in the countryside in Gran Canaria
When autumn begins in Gran Canaria, the locals usually go to the countryside or the interior of the island to enjoy its landscapes, fresh climate and, why not, good homemade food. If you are tired of going to the same place or need some ideas, in this post we are going to recommend a few restaurants that you can combine with plans to do in the area.
1. Arcos de La Laguna, Valleseco
Another of the best places to eat in the countryside in Gran Canaria is the restaurant Arcos de La Laguna. It’s super cosy, with attentive service and a menu with delicacies such as suckling pig, beans, steak and french toast. This is an excellent option if you’re thinking of going on a hiking route. We recommend the circular route of the Rapador ravine and the circular route from Valleseco to Valsendero, both of which you can see on our hiking in Gran Canaria page.
2. La Casa de La Almendra, Tejeda
If you want to visit one of the most beautiful villages of Gran Canaria, we definitely recommend you to stop at La Casa de La Almendra. It has just been completely refurbished and its decoration revolves around the famous almond of Tejeda. Here you can enjoy Canarian dishes such as ropa vieja, stews and gofio escaldado. However, inside the restaurant there is also the Dulcería Nublo where we recommend you try their yummy chocolate palmiers or elephant ears. Take a look at our article with all the things to see in Tejeda to complete your visit.
3. La Caldera, Firgas
If you want to eat ribs boiled with corn, La Caldera is one of the best places to delight yourself. It is located in La Caldera, a few minutes drive from Firgas village. In addition to the ribs, we recommend the ropa vieja and the mushroom and / or spinach croquettes. Have a look at our post about best things to do in Firgas to complete your route.
4. Grill Casa Miranda, Los Hoyos, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
This is one of our favourite steakhouses in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Their speciality is grilled and stone-grilled meat, which you can cook yourself at your table. Remember to leave some time to try their homemade desserts, just look at the french toast! They also have good wines from Gran Canaria on their menu. You can combine this meal with a hiking route through the Caldera of Bandama.
5. Asador Hijos de Ortega, Valsequillo
In the center of the town of Valsequillo you have the option of giving yourself a good Canarian food tribute at the Asador Hijos de Ortega (formerly Hermanos Monzón or Ca’ Eusebito). We recommend: fried Saharan squid, snails and knuckle. In addition to visiting the town center, you can combine it with a hiking route through the area such as the Los Cernícalos ravine.
6. La Era, Guayadeque
La Era restaurant in Guayadeque is one of our favorites in this ravine because it has unbeatable views and the treatment is closer to being a small place. However, in practically all cave restaurants in Guayadeque you eat well. Its specialty is grilled meat, do not miss the sweet wine named “abocado” to accompany it!
7. Casa Josefina, El Zardo, Las Palmas de GC
The Casa Josefina restaurant specializes in baked lamb. What’s more, we don’t know of any place that does this on the island. Do not worry if you are going to eat as a couple, they could prepare the rest to take away. They also have some good chickpeas and homemade desserts.
8. El Alpendre, Santa Lucía de Tirajana
Next to the La Sorrueda Dam and the Fortress of Ansite, in Santa Lucía de Tirajana, is located this family restaurant. El Alpendre is characterized by having in its menu products from its own garden, as well as good meats, calamari and desserts.
9. Restaurant Guachinche Viña Cantera, Valsequillo
At the Guachinche Viña Cantera you will be able to eat among organic strawberry plantations with views of the Valsequillo mountains. The food is Canarian with even products from their farm. We recommend you try their chickpeas, seasoned tomatoes, avocado omelette, the Valsequillo cheeses… In addition, they have a spectacular homemade prickly pear bread.
10. Mesón Los Chorros, Firgas
Finally, on the road from Firgas to Valleseco you can stop for lunch at the legendary Mesón Los Chorros, which has been open since 1968. Here you can warm up on cooler days with a good watercress stew, chickpea stew or ropavieja (with octopus or meat). They also have grilled meats. The downside is that the place is quite noisy, so try to book on the terrace and go early. You can combine your meal with a walk around the Pico de Osorio or the Azuaje ravine.
11. Cider house Sidrería Niebla
In Valleseco you can also eat very well at Sidrería Niebla cider house, although they are only open from Friday to Sunday. We recommend the cachopo with Valleseco cheese, the ribs and, of course, the cider made with Valleseco apples. They also have yummy breakfast!
We have been very hungry to write about these restaurants in the countryside in Gran Canaria 🙂 If you know of any more, leave us a comment.
Guide to restaurants
Finally, if you’d like to see more of the places where the locals go, we’ve listed over 80 restaurants in our restaurant guide. We’ve also included places to have breakfast, even where to buy a good sandwich! If you would like more information, below you can see all our guides to Gran Canaria to get to know the most authentic side of the island on your own.