Even during the most intense of holidays, there's time for everything. On Gran Canaria, you can enjoy a relaxing, luxurious holiday, as well as active tourism in the heart of the countryside. To help you here, we have selected highly recommended restaurants for every occasion, from elegant establishments in which you can experience new taste sensations to restaurants serving traditional Canary Isle cuisine and tapas bars in which to take a quick break as you continue to explore the island. We have also chosen a wide range of ambiances, from places with a relaxed family feel to those that are more intimate. We don't think we've left anything out in our selection of the best local cuisine restaurants in Gran Canaria.

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    Restaurante Valle de Mogán

    Canary Islands cuisine in a truly authentic local setting

    • Food

    As soon as you walk into Restaurante Valle de Mogán, you realise that this is an establishment that looks after the smallest detail. Outside, the terrace tables seem to be integrated into the surrounding landscape and the restaurant gardens. Inside, the dining room is decorated in the traditional local style. To sit at a table here is to enjoy the superbly presented fusion of traditional cuisine and international influences with all your senses. Furthermore, the service and customer care is impeccable. Especially recommendable are the locally caught octopus and the organic mango profiteroles. Alternatively, ask about the weekly recommendations. That said, don't take any chances and reserve a table; this is a very popular restaurant.

    Location: Calle de Los Pasitos, 2, 35140 Mogán, Las Palmas, Spain

    Open: Daily from 1 pm to 9.30 pm

    Phone: +34 928 56 86 49

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    Los Guayres

    A restaurant to enrapture your senses

    • Food
    • Couples
    • Luxury

    Los Guayres appears in the world's most prestigious restaurant guides and has won awards for its stylish, modern cuisine. Many who eat here heap praise on the restaurant. Los Guayres is committed to cutting-edge cuisine, modernising traditional dishes and adding a touch of elegance and refinement. Its tasting menus are an excellent choice. All the restaurant's dishes are prepared with the very best that the sea can offer with a special touch, including original sauces and marinades. Los Guayres also offers diners meat and pasta dishes. Don't forget the delicious, fresh, natural fruit deserts.

    Location: Av. Los Marrero, 2, 35138 Lomo Quiebre, Las Palmas, Spain

    Open: Tuesday–Saturday from 7 pm to midnight in summer and from 6.30 pm to midnight in winter (closed Sunday–Monday)

    Phone: +34 928 72 41 00

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    Restaurante Fusion Nube

    An extensive menu with something for everybody

    • Food

    Among Restaurante Fusion Nube's many attractions, 2 deserve special mention. Firstly, its prime location in a commercial area between Mogán's beach and port. Secondly, the menu is so extensive that it will satisfy all that eat here. Did we say extensive? Well, it's also very varied. Here you can enjoy traditional dishes such as papas con mojo picón (potatoes with spicy mojo picón sauce) and pan de ajo (garlic bread) or opt for Asian house specialities such as Thai chicken and Vietnamese spring rolls. You could eat here every day of the week and never tire of the food on offer!

    Location: Calle Juan Díaz Rodríguez, 17, 35130 Mogán, Las Palmas, Spain

    Open: Daily from 3 pm to midnight

    Phone: +34 928 56 09 42

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    Palm Garden

    Restaurant, wine cellar and spectacular views out over the ocean

    • Food
    • Couples

    Palm Garden offers delicious food, a relaxed ambiance and views out over the bay toward the setting sun. The dining room has a modern design with a clever sliding door between the open-air terrace, which can be closed on windy days without blocking the wonderful ocean views. The menu has something for everybody. There is a wide variety of starters, salads, meat and fish, with dishes drawing not only on Spanish cuisine, but also other European specialities and vegan options. Perhaps the thing that sets this restaurant apart is its select wine cellar. Cocktails are also served at the bar.

    Location: Av. Los Guaires, 13A, 35129 Patalavaca, Las Palmas, Spain

    Open: Daily from 5 pm to midnight

    Phone: +34 928 15 03 55

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    Balcón Canario

    Generous portions of authentic Canary Islands cuisine

    • Families
    • Food
    • Budget

    Balcón Canario is one of those restaurants that we would all love to have nearby. Why? Because it serves delicious home cooking using traditional recipes with generous portions at a good price. As if that weren't enough, the staff are very friendly and the opening hours extensive. This is a restaurant that is ideal for many situations, whether that be breakfast or a late dinner. The restaurant never disappoints. So what can you eat there? A delicious paella de marisco (seafood paella), solomillo en salsa de pimienta (sirloin steak in peppercorn sauce), queso frito con mermelada de tomate (fried cheese with a tomato compote), ensaladilla rusa (Russian salad) or cazuela de gambas y setas (prawn and wild mushroom casserole).

    Location: Av. Tomás Roca Bosch, 1, 35130 Mogán, Las Palmas, Spain

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 8 am to 2 am (closed on Sundays)

    Phone: +34 629 26 59 41

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    Calma Chicha

    Innovation and creativity at your table

    • Food
    • Couples
    • Luxury

    Calma Chicha is a restaurant with a modern design near the Maspalomas Natural Dune Reserve, a truly spectacular landscape. The dishes served in this restaurant are no less so. Traditional Spanish recipes merge with the latest international trends from Peruvian, Indian and Japanese cuisine, among others. At this restaurant, with its intimate ambiance, meticulously prepared – we might also say 'designed' – dishes are served. If you like to experience new, ground-breaking flavours, reserve a table. Any evening becomes a special one when you dine at Calma Chicha.

    Location: Av. de Tirajana, 4, 35100 San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Las Palmas, Spain

    Open: May to October: Monday–Saturday from 7.30 pm to midnight. November to April: Monday–Saturday from 7 pm to midnight (closed on Sundays)

    Phone: +34 928 76 07 14

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    Los Ángeles

    Do you like fast, cheap, home-cooked food? You'll find it here

    • Families
    • Food
    • Budget

    Los Ángeles is a friendly, welcoming restaurant with menu options for children, adults and those with special dietary needs. The staff are also happy to move away from the menu and improvise to satisfy those eating here. Even the most straightforward dishes here have a special touch that ensures that customers return. Perhaps the most important of these is the low prices. Come to Los Ángeles and try one of their pizzas, a simple spaghetti in tomato sauce, a delicious paella or a fine chuletón (beef chop).

    Location: Av. de Gran Canaria, 30, 35100 San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Las Palmas, Spain

    Open: Daily from midday to midnight

    Phone: +34 928 77 27 56

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    Wapa Tapa

    Tapas in a restaurant with a great atmosphere

    • Families
    • Food
    • Group

    Wapa Tapa's motto is 'tapas that come from the heart', which is very much the case here. The menu includes the essential dishes in any good tapas bar, such as croquetas de bacalao y patatas (salt cod and potato croquettes), cured ham and cheese platters, pulpo a feira (Galician-style octopus with paprika and potatoes), morcilla de Burgos con huevos de codorniz (rice-stuffed black pudding with quail eggs), etc. The restaurant is also well located in a shopping centre with a terrace that looks onto an inner plaza. There is a very open, friendly atmosphere. This is one of those places that you can come to alone, with your family or with a group of friends.

    Location: Av. Estados Unidos, 54, Local 232-12, 35100 Maspalomas, Las Palmas, Spain

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 7 pm to 11 pm (closed on Sundays)

    Phone: +34 650 00 17 39

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    Las Salinas

    A genuinely traditional Canary Islands restaurant by the sea

    • Food

    Las Salinas in the south of Gran Canaria uses fresh, quality produce and ingredients to create delicious meals that will remind you of home. Here you can enjoy charcoal-grilled and fried fresh fish and traditional dishes such as paté de vieja (a traditional local paté), sancocho canario (a typical dish from the islands prepared with salt fish, potatoes, sweet potatoes and "gofio", a puré made from roasted grains) and papas con mojo (potatoes with spicy mojo sauce). The restaurant is in a beautiful setting, overlooking the famous natural rock pools, with an open-air terrace in the street, parking and a friendly welcome that adds to the experience.

    Location: Calle Maestro José Molina Guerra, 20, 35107 Castillo del Romeral, Las Palmas, Spain

    Phone: +34 928 73 21 91

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    D'romería

    A traditional restaurant in the centre of town

    • Food

    Restaurante D'romería is located in a quiet plaza with views of the mountains in the centre of San Bartolomé. The establishment has a nicely designed dining room inside and a pleasant open-air terrace. The speciality of the house is the paletilla de cordero al horno (roast shoulder of lamb), which of course comes highly recommended. However, other traditional Canary Islands cuisine is equally good, such as the garbanzas (chickpeas), the octopus, the typical papas arrugás (island-style small boiled potatoes), the salpicón (seafood salad) and the gofio escaldado, a hearty stew that features hand-rolled balls of ground roasted grains. This restaurant is highly recommended if you are visiting the island interior.

    Location: Plaza de Tunte, s/n, 35290 San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Las Palmas, Spain

    Phone: +34 928 12 70 20

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