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Places to Eat in North Gran Canaria


Restaurants in North Gran Canaria

Eating-out in northern Gran Canaria is different in many ways to the south of the island.The southern resorts with their beautiful beaches, shopping centres, hotels, holiday villages, marinas, bars & restaurants are tourist-focussed.
The green and leafy north, with its banana and coffee plantations, the capital city of Las Palmas and quieter beaches is where the Canarian’s live; it’s more local and more multi-cultural. So it makes sense that eating-out would be different too.
Cafes & bakeries: The Canarians don’t really go in for breakfast, then about 11am everyone floods out of the offices into the nearest coffee or bakery for jamon bocadillos, tostas, tuna empanadas, croissants and a vast array of cakes and tartas with their cafe con leche. At the weekend this becomes a late brunch as friends and families gather at the local coffee shop. These shops are cheap, seem to be constantly baking on-site and have a wide range of fresh bread too.

Late lunches: In typical Spanish-style, lunch is a 2 or 3 o’clock affair and we often opted for the traditional ‘Menu del Dia’. This 3 course set menu is good value for money in Gran Canaria at only 8-11 Euros. It often includes soup and salad starters, 2 or 3 local Canarian / Spanish meat or fish mains, a dessert or coffee plus a drink – wine, beer etc to wash it down.

Evening eating: Restaurants open from 8pm and even that’s seen as too early for dinner. To bridge the gap, pinchos and tapas are nibbled. The old market hall is a hive of drinking and eating, street food is served from small kiosks including pinchos – mini kebab sticks, montaditos – little sandwich towers and plates of seafood.
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.

Places to Eat in North of Gran Canaria


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…


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…


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 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 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…

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