The Best Restaurants in Maspalomas and the South of Gran Canaria

In Maspalomas and the south, you’ll find a summer-living vibe and a number of excellent options for trying out local dishes, including some of the best restaurants in Gran Canaria. To continue on your culinary journey, head up to the more historic north and seek out the best restaurants in Las Palmas and the north.

The best fine dining restaurants

1. Restaurante Los Guayres

Top of the list is this exquisite 1 star Michelin restaurant. Beautifully plated Canarian dishes with a modern twist in an elegant setting. Chef Alexis Álvarez will take your taste buds on a marvelous trip around the Canaries using fresh, local produce and creative flair. Located in the Hotel Cordial Mogán Playa, it’s an essential stop on the island for any foodie. Dine outside on the charming Canary Islands-style terrace and don’t miss the Carabinero asado con remolacha (Carabinero shrimp roasted with beetroot).

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2. Restaurante la Aquarela

Another 1 star Michelin restaurant, Restaurante la Aquarela offers fine dining poolside in a contemporary, elegant atmosphere. Located in the south of Gran Canaria in an apartment complex, the menu is innovative, the chefs highly skilled, and the wine list extensive. Head Chef German Ortega combines the best seasonal products, top quality meat, fish, and seafood, in an array of flavors, textures, and colors delivered to delight.

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3. Valle de Mogán Restaurante

Situated in a historic village, looking over the Mogan Valley with a clear view of the mountains, dining on the terrace here is delightful. On the menu are innovative dishes based on Canarian cuisine. Using island produce with touches of international tastes, the menu is inspired by Chef Chema Marrero’s travels around the world. Try the homemade ice cream and the seasonal cocktails.

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4. Restaurante Parque Romántico

An intimate space where chef Nayra Rufo creates culinary masterpieces of Mediterranean and Asian fusion. Delicate dishes to enjoy on the outdoor terrace. The menu includes a wonderful selection of fish and meat dishes as well as vegetarian and a good wine list. Try the Iberian pork and the octopus.

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4. Restaurante 360º

For casual dining with a panoramic view Restaurante 360 does not disappoint. Located on the eighth floor of the boutique hotel Bohemia Suites & Spa, dine with a view over the Atlantic Ocean and the Maspalomas Dunes. The inventive fusion dishes are skillfully prepared and beautifully plated. The wine list is one of the most varied on the island.

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5. Restaurante LoLa

The modern and colorful decor of Lola is an unexpected surprise and the menu serves up creative European fusion food. The menu has a large selection of tasty dishes and the wine list is excellent.

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6. Calma Chicha Restaurant

Calma Chica restaurant as the name suggest is an oasis of peace and calm. You’ll find creative dishes elegantly plated, a weekly changing menu, and a cosy terrace with amazing views. Cuisine is contemporary Spanish and the tasting menu is excellent. They also have an excellent breakfast.

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The best seafood restaurants

1. Restaurante Rías Bajas

For a Galacian treat, Restaurante Rias Bakas offers tasty dishes with high-quality products in a comfortable and classic surrounding. Well established and popular, the seafood dishes are creatively prepared and the service excellent. Dine out on their terrace and try the Zarzuela (seafood stew). Holder of a Michelin Plate award, they have a great wine list too.

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2. Canastro Gallego

Serving food of great quality and taste, Canastro Gellageo specializes in fish, seafood, and steak. The setting is comfortable and light. The menu is heavily influenced by Galician cuisine and offers hearty meals with the freshest ingredients and a very good wine menu. Meat lovers should try the Galician blonde beef ribeye.

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The best Italian restaurants

JEVULE restaurant in Maspalomas

1. JEVULE Restaurant GC

The menu is dedicated to southern Italian cuisine where the founders hail from. Authentic and fresh using local and Italian produce the menu offers a range of tasty and creative dishes. For authentic Italian food on Gran Canaria, friendly service and a casual atmosphere. Drop in for a pizza and beer or have the full dining experience.

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3. La Cucina Italiana

La Cucina Italiana blends classic Italian tastes in a modern and innovative way. Top-quality ingredients and artistic plating made with care. The passionate owner chefs are originally from Turin and bring an authentic Italian taste to the island. Excellent wine list too.

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4. Restaurante Kilómetro 00

This artisan pasta bar serves up fresh organic pasta and delightful dishes from all over Italy. A small restaurant with a cosy and casual atmosphere, its a true gem. The dishes are authentically Italian using high-quality ingredients. Their delicious bite-sized tapas, seafood dishes, fish, cheese or pasta dishes are complemented by a very good selection of wine and craft beer.

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5. Pizzammare Traditional Neapolitan Pizza

Pizzamare Traditional Neapoltian Pizza has a good range of pizzas baked in an authentic pizza oven. A great location, the terrace is located directly on the Amadores beach. The lights, furnishings, colors, and materials used celebrate the natural heritage of Campania. The atmosphere is casual and minimal, perfect for families. Their quality pizzas truly stand out from the crowd. Try the limoncello too.

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Other great restaurants worth trying

1. Ibéricos J.Cruz

The authentic tastes of Spain on Gran Canaria. The menu is varied and extensive from tapas to perfectly prepared meat dishes. The Iberian cured ham and the cheese platters are great for a snack. Have a drink on their beautiful terrace or go all in for a Spanish feast.

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2. Tertulia y Enyesque

Modern wooden furnishings set the scene for a genuine tapas experience. Excellent Spanish food, a selection of wine and tasty desserts too. Grab a street table outside or relax indoors. Meat lovers will enjoy the suckling pig, whole baby shoulders of lamb, and huge fillet steaks.

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2. Coco food&wines

For a vibrant evening out and a fantastic range of tapas and international dishes, Coco food&wines is the place. Using fresh ingredients from the island they offer homemade gourmet dishes and a good international wine list. Dine outdoors, try the tasting menu, and don’t miss the Tuna.

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