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, Castillo del Romeral, Playa del Inglés and Playa del Águila (San Bartolomé de Tirajana); Anfi del Mar 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, restaurants in Maspalomas
This place is a must among the best places to eat in Maspalomas since it has a privileged location. It is located on the beachfront of Maspalomas beach 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. 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.
3. La Palmera Sur, restaurants in Maspalomas & 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.
4. La Taberna Burger Art, restaurants in Maspalomas
If you are looking for delicious burgers in the south of Gran Canaria, you have to try La Taberna Burger Art. They have more than 19 types of burgers and local and international beers. They stand out for how different and special their burgers are. For example, the Gran Canaria hamburger with La Palma cheese, fried banana and almond mojo sauce. A touch of the Canary Islands in fast food! Undoubtedly an option to take into account to have a good time with friends, since they are located in the heart of Playa del Inglés.
✔ Restaurants in San Agustín, Las Burras, Playa del Águila and Castillo del Romeral
5. Mao mao beach, Las Burras beach
It is a beach club that is located on the beach of Las Burras. Despite the small size of its kitchen, you can’t imagine how delicious everything is. We loved the Galician octopus, the calamari, the croquettes, the potatoes with mojo… all very tasty! But without a doubt, the best thing is its location if you want to eat next to the beach.
6. Restaurant 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 San Agustin beach. The site is highly frequented by locals, although it is located in a tourist area. 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. 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.
8. Liágora Canarias, Castillo del Romeral
If you are looking for an authentic restaurant where you can eat fish, seafood and rice in the south of Gran Canaria, you must have Liágora Canarias within your options. They are experts in rice, although we order the local fish: fried vieja (kind of parrot fish) every time we go. It comes with the best gofio we’ve had so far and potatoes with mojo sauce. It is located in the small local town of Castillo del Romeral, a non-touristy setting.
✔ Restaurants in Mogán (Anfi del Mar, El Pajar & Castillo del Romeral)
9. La Aquarela, Anfi del Mar
In 2019, La Aquarela restaurant received its first Michelin Star, one of the few establishments on the island with this award, together with Los Guayres. We recommend this place for a special occasion, since it only works for dinner and with a tasting menu starting at € 90, without drinks. We emphasize the use of local raw materials, an explosion of flavors and the room service. It is located a few steps from Anfi del Mar and the sunsets from here are dreamlike.
10. Restaurante La Bahía del Pajar, El Pajar
Here you can eat good fish with sea views in a 100% local environment. It is located nearby 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 and you want to be the REAL localguider, we have a guide with more than 80 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?