Bar Zurita is located in a privileged area of the beach of Ojos de Garza, in the east of Gran Canaria. And why is that privileged? Because here you will be able to eat Canarian food with sea views. However, as this is the only restaurant in this corner of the coast of Telde, if you want to get a table you’ll have to go early in the morning. We’ll give you all the details below!
Zurita restaurant at Ojos de Garza beach
This restaurant specialises in Canarian food and seafood in general. We tried the bread with homemade aioli, the wrinkled potatoes, the squid, the mixed salad and the octopus ropa vieja.
For us, the star dish is undoubtedly the ropa vieja made with octopus. There are few places on the island where ropa vieja is served with octopus instead of meat. We only know this place and the bar on Tasarte beach. The ropa vieja main ingredients are: potatoes, chickpeas, pepper, tomatoes, onion and meat (in this case octopus meat). Below are photos of the dishes we ordered so that you can appreciate the quantities and presentation.
Please note that the portions are quite large, even the half portions. Of the above dishes, the ropa vieja, the salad and the papas arrugadas are half portions. Calamari is a must in beach restaurants, you know we’re fans! As for the prices, they are quite affordable. We paid 35€ for all of the above, plus drinks (a couple of years ago).
As we said, this is the only bar-restaurant on the beach. Therefore, it is VERY difficult to get a table on weekends and holidays. On busy days you have to wait for a turn, even if you arrive before 2:00 p.m. They have a machine to get a number on the terrace and the waiters call on a first-come, first-served basis. Likewise, parking on the Ojos de Garza coast is very difficult, so keep this in mind if you want to get a spot.
Bookings and opening hours
They are open from Wednesday to Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. If I remember correctly, they accept reservations, ideal if you are planning to go in a group. We hope you like to visit this place as much as we do. Remember to book in advance or try to be there before 1:00 p.m. so you don’t have to wait too long. Enjoy the tasty Canarian food with sea views!
YouTube video: day plan in Gran Canaria
Finally, in the following video we show you our visit to Bar Zurita and the beach of Ojos de Garza where we meet Peñita, the master of recycling. Remember that can activate the English subtitles in all our videos and you can find more plans like this in our YouTube channel. Subscribe here!
Ah! And if you want to discover more local places and restaurants like this, you have to have a look at our local restaurant guide by clicking in the following picture.
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