The Best Restaurants in Las Palmas and the north of Gran Canaria

Explore the tastes of Gran Canaria in the capital city, Las Palmas, and the north. The area is well worth visiting and there are many excellent choices for culinary adventures. Some of the best restaurants in Gran Canaria are found in the northern part. Once you have tasted your way through the north, take a drive to the southern part and discover the best restaurants in Maspalomas and the south too.

The best fine dining restaurants

1. Poemas by hermanos Padrón

The finest fine dining on the island, this elegant restaurant holds a one-sol rating, Spain’s answer to Michelin. The delightful molecular dishes designed by chefs and brothers Juan Carlos and Jonathon Padron combine the many tastes of Spain with fresh island produce, especially seafood. The dishes are full of flavor and meaning. There is an extensive wine list too. Located in the award-winning 130-year-old Santa Catalina luxury hotel in downtown Las Palmas, it serves up true culinary art. Try the tasting menu for the complete experience.

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2. Restaurante Deliciosa Marta 

In the attractive Triana district of Las Palmas, this Michelin Bib Gourmand-awarded  restaurant has a contemporary interior and an imaginative menu with Catalan tastes forged from local products. The dainty dishes are creatively presented and the tables dressed in white linen. Booking is highly recommended at this popular place, as is the steak tatar. 

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3. El Equilibrista 33

Contemporary, creative cuisine. El Equilibrista showcases regional dishes with Canarian flavours in a simple, modern setting. A Michelin Bib Gourmand eatery with an impressive array of starters and a carnivore’s delight. The traditional Canrian “gofio” is really brought to life here and their homemade liquors make the perfect digestif.

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4. Triciclo

A delightful corner located in the Old Town of Las Palmas, Triciclo serves up delectable dishes at affordable prices in a bold, casual setting. Using local produce, they offer all types of food and it’s an excellent venue to get a taste for Canarian cuisine. It’s best to order an array of dishes to share. Don’t miss the crayfish croquettes with pear ali oli.

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5. Casa Montesdeoca Restaurante

A family style restaurant in the picturesque courtyard of an old Canarian house. Offering Mediterrnean fusion made from locally sourced produce, there is a great range of desserts too.

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The best seafood restaurants

Restaurante Ribera del Río Miño

For an elaborate seafood meal with authentic Galician flavours, don’t miss Ribera del Rio Mino. The focus here is the excellent quality of the ingredients. Located in the old town, Vegueta, it’s sleek setting makes an elegant backdrop to the fine dishes served. Try the selected hams and cocktails at the bar or the full fine dining experience for lunch or dinner.

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The best pizza restaurants

450Gradi Las Palmas 

Las Palmas best pizzeria, serving Napolitan style pizza, is kid friendly and close to the beach. Authentic Italian tastes in a casual atmosphere. The menu is extensive and the desserts are innovative. Try the pistachio cheesecake.

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The best Italian restaurants

La Dolce Vita

Hidden away among the alleys of the old brown is this traditional, family-run trattoria. Serving up a range of excellent pasta dishes in a cosy atmosphere. Ask about the daily specials.

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The best health food restaurants

1. Llévame al huerto

Quaint and hip, Llevame al heurto specialises in health food and is vegetarian and vegan friendly. The owner’s passion is tangible in both the decor and the creative dishes served up in a pleasant, relaxed setting. Pick up some fresh supplies from their eco market too.

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2. Mr. Kale 2.0

Another great vegan friendly option is Mr Kale 2.0, an affordable cafe-style eatery and Gran Canarias first Poke Bar. Focussing on superfoods and healthy cooking processes, the dishes are daring. Using the freshest, healthiest ingredients, every taste is a bite of joy. It’s best for lunch on the terrace.  

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3. Juicy Avenue Las Canteras

With health food outlets throughout Spain, Juicy Avenue Las Canteras is right on the beach in Las Palmas. The extensive menu of crepes, smoothies, salads and other healthy dishes are fresh and delicious. This canteen style venue makes a perfect stop on the beach for a refreshing, healthy meal.

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4. Organic Jungle

A small and cosy place that offers a wonderful healthy brunch, all day breakfast and other healthy concoctions. Try the American pancakes in a tastefully decorated setting. A very popular place for breakfasts, booking is recommended. They also have creative lunch and dinner options. Organic Jungly is pet and vegan friendly too! 

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Other great restaurants worth trying

1. Fuji Restaurant 

The first Japanese restaurant to open in Spain, Fuji Restaurant serves up a smorgasbord of traditional Japanese dishes including soup, sushi and sashimi. Fresh produce and skilled chefs for something more exotic. The setting is elegant with Japanese-inspired design elements.

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2. La Solana Las Palmas

Las Solanas Las Palmas is kitchen to innovative chefs who are not afraid to take risks and modernise Spanish cuisine Their creative fusion food is perfect for the traveler’s palette. Modern Spanish cuisine meat eaters will enjoy dishes like shoulder of suckling lamb and stewed goat with churrios. 

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3. Restaurante Ons

A subtle setting away from the crowds specialising in Mediterranean cuisine, The minimal, elegant decor provides the perfect backdrop to the delicate flavors of the dishes. They have a great wine list and a variety of dishes to try. Try the rose petal ice cream for dessert.

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4. Madre Del Amor Hermoso

For seafood on the seafront, Madre Del Amor Hermoso is an excellent choice. Offering a range of sea delights and Mediterranen and Spanish dishes, it stands out among the restaurants in the area. The design is cafe-deli style so you can stop in for a coffee too.

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