Las Rias.
Las Rias.

Food & Drink

Where to eat in Gran Canaria

Top tourism destination Gran Canaria may not be most famous for its fine dining, but there are some real gems if you know where to look. We went out and found them so you wouldn’t have to.

Galician gourmet

Sunday lunches at Ribera del Rio Miño are like a veritable who’s who of Las Palmas society. When the first thing you see upon arrival is a glass cabinet filled with an impressive selection of fresh seafood, and a bar packed to the rafters with locals, you know you are in for a rare treat. Owner Rafael Pulido has more than 50 years’ experience of serving first-rate Galician cuisine to a discerning clientele and it shows, with top crowd pleasers including the moreish soupy rice with shrimp, and the unforgettable monkfish and hake casserole.

Ribera del Rio Miño

C/ Olof Palme, 21, Las Palmas

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Food with a view

This is the place to go in Gran Canaria when you really want to impress your date. With its magnificent setting overlooking Patalavaca Beach from the 11th floor of the exclusive Radisson Blu Resort, 222sw Bar & Grill is both romantic and striking. Service is excellent and the food certainly doesn’t disappoint, with favorites including the Black Angus steak, grilled fresh fish and Norwegian salmon tataki.

222sw Bar & Grill

Barranco de la Verga, s/n, Arguineguin

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Award winner

This award-winning restaurant serves modern European cuisine with a twist, with a seasonal menu that specializes in fresh fish and red meat. Located in a semi-private apartment complex, La Aquarela is renowned for its top-notch service and the well-appointed dining room has a romantic setting overlooking the pool.

Restaurante La Aquarela

Apartamentos Aquamarina, Barranco De la Verga, 5, Mogán

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Love menu

Qué Tal by Stena has become a legendary spot among Gran Canaria regulars who insist this is the best eatery on the island. The concept is simple: one seating a night and no à la carte – the only option is the 10-course “Love” menu. At €69 for eight exquisite courses, (and an additional €49 if you choose the wine pairing), our verdict is that it’s worth every penny.

Qué tal by Stena

Urbanizacion de Puerto de Mogan, Local 101, 35138 Mogán

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Seafront dining

With its enviable setting overlooking the Maspalomas waterfront, Las Rias specializes in all things seafood. Mixing the finest Canarian and Galician dishes, we highly recommend the fresh grilled fish dishes, the oysters and, best of all, the grilled chipirones or small squid that literally melt in your mouth.

Las Rias Maspalomas


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Local favorite

With its rustic atmosphere and delicious, hearty food, it will come as no surprise that Casa Brito is the top choice with Las Palmas foodies. The menu is authentic and traditional, with a focus on grilled meat dishes from around the world, as well as Spanish classics from the Canaries, Galicia and Asturias.

Casa Brito

Pasaje Ter, 17, Arucas, Las Palmas

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Last edited: August 24, 2017

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