In Gran Canaria you will find restaurants for all tastes and budgets. There are restaurants with excellent priced menus, traditional Canarian restaurants serving delicious tapas and of course international restaurants.
Local specialties served in the Canarian restaurants include papas arrugadas(potatos boiled in salt water), queso frito (fried and breaded goat cheese), chorizo and tortilla. Enjoy your meal with one of the local wines, produced from grapes grown on the island.
Cheap and expensive Restaurants
On Gran Canaria are of course many good restaurants. Nice, friendly, good, cheap, you name it. Prices for eating out vary. For a few euros you can eat good food at the various restaurants. In the more touristic areas you will find a lot of buffet restaurants and wok restaurants where you can eat for under 10 euros. Of course there are also restaurants where you spend a little more money but you may also expect more of the food and service. Here we enlight a few of all the nice restaurants on the island:
Silver Sand at Amadores Beach
Are you enjoying a nice day at the beach of amadores? Try a lunch or dinner at Silver Sand. This modern styled restaurant has very good food for a nice price and a sparkling clean open kitchen. A quality that you would not expect in a beach restaurant. Opening hours are depending on season.
Restaurant Cristina, Puerto Rico
The furniture might be a bit outdated but still this is a very good, warm and romantic middle class restaurant. The card is carefully selected and quality of the dishes is always very good. Not something you would expect between the cheap shops in the main shopping center of puerto Rico. Although this restaurant attracts a lot of Norwegians the Spanish owners provide a warm welcome to everyone. Food is presented very nice and the staff is friendly and polite.
Luxurious Asian Fusion Restaurant in a beautiful oriental decor with Buddha's, very soothing and romantic. Both the appearance and the food are very professional! Location; near the dunes of Maspalomas.
Restaurant Grand Italia, Meloneras
Along the promenade of Meloneras with all its luxury hotels there are several good restaurants. Do you like Italian food? Then we recommend the upscale Italian restaurant Grand Italia.
Greek Village, Playa del Ingles
Delicious Greek food you can get at Greek Village! Delicious spicy Greek food, good service. We advice to book in advance...
Next to the Tauro beach on the coastal road to Playa del Cura and Mogan you will find the restaurant Guantanamo. A typical Canarian restaurant known for its good Spanish food. On the menu you will find a variety of dishes; Meat and fish. Simple and for good prices. Our favorite is the chicken schnitzel with mexican sauce (pechuga de pollo empanada). Here you can practice ordering in Spanish, but the menu is in English too.
Restaurante Tagoror, Ingenio
This very special restaurant is carved out a cave. Located at the end of the Barranco of Guayadeque. You can go there for Canarian cuisine and folklore performances.