Gran Canaria, the biggest of the Canary Islands, is an unexpected food-lover’s destination. With a predominantly Spanish-based palette, there are many influences from Africa, as well as innovations based on what is locally available on this stunning island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. From fine-dining to seafood to Italian cuisine, there are many great places to eat all over the island.
The capital city, Las Palmas, and the north of Gran Canaria are well worth visiting and there are many excellent choices for exploring the tastes of Gran Canaria too. Poemas by hermanos Padrón is the overall best. Other top restaurants in the Las Palmas area are Restaurante Deliciosa Marta, Llévame al huerto health food, and Fuji Restaurant.
In the southern part of the island, there are many resorts. The famous Maspalomas area, with its incredible sand dunes and summer-living vibe, has a number of excellent options for trying out local dishes. My top restaurant picks in Maspalomas and the south of Gran Canaria for fine dining are Michelin-starred Restaurante Los Guayres and Restaurante la Aquarela, and the Valle de Mogán Restaurante. The best seafood restaurant is Restaurante Rías Bajas and for Italian cuisine, you can’t go wrong with JEVULE Restaurant GC.
Explore the best restaurants in Maspalomas and the south of Gran Canaria (coming soon)