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The new aquarium “Poema del Mar” (Poem of the Sea) being built in the port area of ​​Las Palmas is being positioned to stand as one of the most modern and spectacular aquariums in the world
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Places to Eat in Gran Canaria

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Gran Canaria’s gastronomy was born out of its tradition as a great Atlantic port. Travelers from over a hundred countries descended on Gran Canaria, bringing with them the flavours of ten meridians from all around.The toing and froing of ingredients helps to explain the diversity of the cuisine on the island’s 21 municipalities, ranging from the superb Queso de Flor cheese to sweet potato pasties, wines, sugar cane rum and coffee. Thanks to its fine climate, it provides a gourmet range of products including tomatoes, apples, olives, tropical fruits, bienmesabe, oranges, sweet bananas and a huge assortment of fresh fish to be found around its local markets. These are just one example of what inquisitive visitors can come across on our island of flavours, a perfect kitchen that brings together fine weather and fine food for the enjoyment of holiday makers.

Island gastronomy is dominated by fish, seafood and meat dishes served with the ubiquitous duo of papas arrugadas con salsa mojo (Canarian wrinkly potatoes with sauce). Recipes are not fancy with the emphasis being on flavour and ability to fill stomachs, rather than presentation. Vegetables are generally a rarity except in soups and stews, which is surprising given the range and quality of fresh produce available in farmers’ markets.

Here you can find more about the cuisine within the Canary Islands

Las Palmas has possibly the best selections of tapas bars on any of the islands and you can enjoy tapas nights every Thursday in the old quarter of Vegueta where participating restaurants offer deals on tapas and alcoholic drinks.

Las Palmas is the capital of Gran Canaria and the island municipalities and most famous places include Agaete – Agüimes – Artenara – Arucas – Firgas – Gáldar – Ingenio – Las Palmas de Gran Canaria – Mogán – Moya – San Bartolomé de Tirajana – La Aldea de San Nicolás – Santa Brígida – Santa Lucía – Santa María de Guía – Vega de San Mateo – Tejeda – Telde – Teror – Valleseco – Valsequillo de Gran Canaria.

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Places to Eat in Gran Canaria by Area

North of Gran Canaria

Here spectacular gullies offer the visitor an extraordinary vision of the strength of the sea on the northern coast of Gran Canaria, and where small coves and beaches with special marine charm combine with picturesque natural spaces found in an orographically abrupt geography; consequence of the erosion and the volcanic historic past of the island.

Arucas

The coast of Arucas is the place where visitors will get the chance to sample most of the good food to be found here. In the areas of El Puertillo or Quintanilla and San Andres, you can try the fresh fish and seafood. Read More…

Firgas

There are several restaurants in Firgas that are well known by almost all the inhabitants of Gran Canaria, where you can find platters of grilled beef, roast chicken and try chorizos and morcillas. Read More…

Moya

The cuisine typical of Moya guarantees all its visitors a variety of dishes which, according to the particular area, include meat or fish as the main ingredient.
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Santa María de Guía

There are several restaurants and bars in the old town, which maintains its Spanish feel, as the newer part of the town is in a distance away on the other side of a busy road. Read More…

Galdar

Galdar seats of the ancient Guanche rulers and was the first capital of Gran Canaria prior to Las Palmas, fresh fish dishes and cheese is one of the tastiest morsels visitors can try. Read More…

Agaete

Agaete can proudly boast of being the only place to cultivate coffee in Europe, with a tradition that goes back to the 19th century, with one of the scarcest and most ancient beans in the world,the Coffea arabica. Read More…

East of Gran Canaria

The eastern coast of Gran Canaria presents the visitor with a landscape of smooth inclines interwoven with deep gullies of great natural value. From the capital of the island, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, one can visit five municipalities which in the main possess spectacular beach extensions ideal for the practise of nautical activities, such as diving and windsurfing.

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Las Palmas is the most cosmopolitan city in Canary islands. As it has a big harbour, it is the best city to try different cuisines, flavours, and traditions brought by people from Japan, India, China, Peru, etc. Read More…

Telde

Telde is the second largest town on the island, and also coastal strip with beaches, which guarantee you to try typical dishes of the Canary Islands cuisine,  with fish and seafood.
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Valsequillo

Grilled meat is one of the most popular dishes in Valsequillo, served with fried cutlets, barbecue and blood sausages, and papas arrugadas.
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Ingenio

Ingenio is predominantly agricultural area with traditions in home made bread. Here you can find ‘pan de puño’, with popular in this area “soup of the Virgin”, with beef, “pan de puño”, chick peas, eggs, potatoes and aromatic herbs. Read More…

Agüimes

This small, but most appealing town with picturesque, well-preserved old centre with narrow streets and pretty coloured houses, has traditions of Canarin dishesh with potajes (stews with vegetables, watercress), fish etc. Read More…

Santa Lucía

This little village of Santa Lucía will charm you with its whitewashed houses and abundance of palm trees,and its local Wrinkled potatoes, Canary Islands stew, sancocho (boiled salted fish) or local olives Read More…

Central of Gran Canaria

Reaching the highest point of Gran Canaria: this is one of the principal attractions that the Central Route of the island offers. The route passes through the localities of Santa Brígida, San Mateo, Tejeda, Artenara, Valleseco and Teror.

Teror

In Teror the restaurants offer the most popular Canary Islands dishes: ropa vieja (chickpeas with meat) and marinaded meat are some of the specialities. Read More…

Valleseco

You can taste at the different restaurants potaje de berros (watercress stew), potaje de jaramagos (a stew made from a wild plant called jaramago) and different kinds of meat which, are some of the best on the island. Read More…

Santa Brígida

Santa Brígida offers delicious grilled meat, vegetable stews and wonderful broths. Typical products from Santa Brígida are honey, jams made from local fruit and pastries, mainly made with honey and almonds. Read More…

Vega de San Mateo

The local restaurants offer typical dishes of pork, marinated pork, ribs, barbecue sausages, etc. Other favourite dishes include vegetable broths, “gofio escaldado” and fresh cheese. Read More…

Artenara

Artenara is an ideal place to see archaeological sites that show the way of life of the native Canary Islanders and taste dishes of grilled meat, cheese from the local livestock, papas arrugadas (wrinkled potatoes) with “mojo” sauce. Read More…

Tejeda

Tejeda is for those who wish to discover the rich archaeological wealth of the island and Almonds are a important ingredient in the gastronomy here. Bienmesabe and marzipans – both sweets are made with crushed almonds. Read More…

South of Gran Canaria

The south of Gran Canaria can be summarised in three words: sun, beaches and leisure. The tourist attraction of the Dunes of Maspalomas, the kilometres of golden sandy beaches and a temperate and stable climate 365 days of the year, have all rendered Gran Canaria to be the favourite holiday destination for thousands of tourists annually who want to relax whilst tanning themselves. Wine, cheese, fresh fish, fried octopus with green canarian mojo sauce, “sancocho canario” (salted fish with “mojo” sauce and “gofio”), fish broth and shortbread.

San Bartolomé de Tirajana

San Bartolomé de Tirajana is a village and a municipality in the southeastern part of the island, next to the Tirajana crater, an incredible volcanic setting of steep terrain and abundant vegetation. Read More…

San Agustin

This quiet place on the south coast with a crowd-free beach and a relaxed night-life, with some excellent seafood restaurants, as well as a selection of cafés, bars and shops.
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Maspalomas

Maspalomas with its famously breathtaking dunes, that’s a particularly warm welcome. Unspoilt natural beauty alongside sensitively designed modern architecture; it’s a winning combination all right. Read More…

Arguineguín

Still a working port, this little town has managed to preserve its original pleasant core with several good fish restaurants and some lively fishermen’s bars at the harbour, making a visit well worthwhile.
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Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is one of Gran Canaria’s most popular family resorts with excellent selection of restaurants. The main places where you will find restaurants are in the Shopping Center and The Europa Center. Read More…

Puerto de Mogán

Puerto de Mogan has some excellent restaurants serving locally caught fish, Canarian and Spanish specialities, and for variety there are also some very good Italian, German and Chinese restaurants. Read More…

West of Gran Canaria

The west coast of Gran Canaria (the one facing Tenerife) is very rocky and wild. You will not find towns here because there simply is not space for them. Most of the western coast is filled by high cliffs.

San Nicolás de Tolentino

This high rocky coast of great beauty with beaches and small coves that representing the agricultural centre of the region with plantations of orange, papaya, banana, mango and avocado and tomato growing. Read More…

Puerto de la Aldea

This tiny fishing port of Puerto de la Aldea, has small restaurants serve simple, but ever so delicious, fish dishes is a beautiful place to visit. South of the port is a long pebbled beach – Playa de la Aldea. Read More…

Puerto de las Nieves

Puerto de Las Nieves, a picturesque, little fishing village, which has become … with the tourists since the opening of the ferry line to Santa Cruz de Tenerife. A lovely promenade lined with seafood restaurants, craft shops and galleries Read More…

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