In this post we are going to talk about the 10 places you cannot miss to eat in the south: restaurants in Maspalomas, San Agustín, Playa del Inglés and Playa del Águila (San Bartolomé de Tirajana); Puerto de Mogán and El Pajar (Mogán). The south of Gran Canaria is very touristy and finding a place with good value for money is very difficult. That is why we have decided to make this post that we are sure will help you.
10 options to eat in the south of Gran Canaria
✔ Restaurants in Maspalomas and Playa del Inglés
1. El Senador restaurant, Maspalomas
This place is a classic to eat in Maspalomas, since it has a privileged location. It is located on the beachfront of Maspalomas and offers Canarian, Mediterranean and international food. They have good rice dishes, the typical potatoes with mojo, salads, fish, etc. Given its location, it is a bit touristy and therefore a bit expensive, but worth it.
2. Samsara restaurant, Maspalomas
If you are looking for a place for a special dinner in the south of the island, without a doubt the Samsara restaurant is a good choice. It is a restaurant with decoration inspired by countries like Thailand or Indonesia and with fusion cuisine from the world. It is also a bit expensive, but worth it for the setting, service and quality of its dishes. Although the place seems a bit touristy, it really is worth it and the locals always go for special occasions, during holidays in the south, etc.
3. Allende 22º restaurant, Playa del Inglés.
Allende 22º is probably one of the best restaurants in Playa del Inglés if you want to eat nice Spanish tapas and do not want to spend more than € 30 per person. It is a chain of restaurants with 3 other stores in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The cuisine is practically 100% Spanish with typical dishes such as huevos rotos (broken eggs), croquettes, salmorejo, cachopo, etc. They also have some Canarian delicacies such as potatoes with mojo sauce or grilled cheese from El Hierro.
4. LaBoh restaurant (Around the table) Playa del Inglés.
The LaBoh restaurant is more of a dining experience, not a restaurant at all. Here, its chef Juan Bertolín will show you his experiments in an 11-course tasting for a maximum of 8 diners. The restaurant is located in the Bohemia Suites & Spa hotel. If you want more info, we have a detailed post about the so-called Around the table experience. A unique and exclusive service in Gran Canaria!
5. Palmera Sur restaurant, Playa del Inglés
In the heart of Playa del Inglés is the Gold by Marina hotel and the a la carte restaurant Palmera Sur. It has a varied gastronomic offer, as Allende restaurant, although perhaps somewhat more sophisticated and, therefore, expensive. At least that’s what we thought when we went. In any case, the food is delicious and the service is good.
✔ Restaurants in San Agustín and Playa del Águila
6. Restaurante El Capitán, San Agustín
If El Senador is the mythical restaurant in Maspalomas, El Capitán is one of the best restaurants in San Agustín. It is also located on the beachfront (of San Agustín beach). The site is highly frequented by locals, although it is located in a tourist setting. Here you can try some delicious Canarian potatoes with mojo sauce and cheese, salads, octopus, fish, rices, etc. The price is moderate, it will depend on whether you order fresh fish or seafood.
7. Adio Mare restaurant, San Agustín
The Adio Mare restaurant is a must for eating pizza with sirloin in Gran Canaria. Many residents come here to share this delight, although all their pizzas in general are very good. The price is not bat. It is inside the San Agustín shopping center in a fairly touristy setting, although from its terrace you have some sea views.
8. Restaurante El Rincón Canario, Playa del Águila
This place is one of our favorites for Canarian food on the island. The potatoes with mojo are delicious, the watercress salad with avocado too, they have good fresh fish, calamari, octopus, etc … Concerning the views that you will have on their terrace, do we need to say something or with the photo that we show you below is it enough? The value for money is pretty good.
✔ Restaurants in Mogán (Arguineguín & Puerto de Mogán)
9. Restaurant Los Guayres, Puerto de Mogán
In 2020, Los Guayres restaurant was one of the first to receive a Michelin Star in Gran Canaria. It is located a few steps from Puerto de Mogán. The Canarian chef, Alexis Álvarez, introduce delicious local food and wines in the menu. The restaurant only works for dinner and with a tasting menu, you can book through its website here.
10. Restaurante La Bahía del Pajar, Arguineguín
Here you can eat good fish with sea views in a 100% local environment. It is located in Arguineguín, at the beach of Santa Águeda, in an area known as El Pajar. Perhaps many prefer the El Boya restaurant next door, especially for its good price, but the food has no quality and the queues are huge. Here you have good raw material, attention and price.
Well, this has been our tour of the best restaurants in Maspalomas, Playa del Inglés, San Agustín, etc. 10 options to eat in the south of Gran Canaria. Have you tried them all? Leave us a comment and even recommend one that you think is better 🙂
Restaurants in Maspalomas & Gran Canaria
If you would like to discover more restaurants on the island, we invite you to take a look at our post about the best restaurants in Gran Canaria. At the same time, if you want to be the REAL localguider, we have a guide with more than 60 places to eat all over the island. We include local, Spanish, international food places for breakfast and even for a good sandwich. Are you going to miss it?