If there is one thing the island of Gran Canaria stands out for, it is its unique gastronomic offer. On a holiday on the island you will have the opportunity to combine your sightseeing plans with the chance to sample some first-class cuisine. At the end of the day, when you go on holiday, what you are looking for in most cases is to combine leisure and relaxation. For this reason, from the Lopesan Hotel Group Blog we have made this guide so that you can get to know some of the best restaurants in Gran Canaria.
Whether it is traditional, local or international cuisine, the gastronomy you will find in Gran Canaria will not disappoint you. With this guide we want you to discover the places where you can taste some of the best dishes on the island, falling in love with every bite. Let’s find out which restaurants in Gran Canaria are not to be missed for a great gourmet experience for everyone.
Restaurant Nihao by Kabuki
We begin with one of the new proposals on the island to which we must give a pleasant “hello”, which is what Ni Hao means in Chinese. If you are an Asian food lover, then you have to visit Nihao by Kabuki.
With a very interesting and creative menu, this restaurant has started to focus on street food. Some of the dishes on the menu include soups, salads, gyozas and baos, all with a Thai twist. In addition, you can also try the different types of grilled dishes, as well as soft fried foods and pickles that accompany some dishes such as eel pieces.
For main courses, Nihao by Kabuki offers Japanese delicacies such as Oyakodon, a chicken breast delicacy, with egg and Udon broth, all accompanied by delicious white rice. We would also like to highlight the pork cheek with Massaman curry, one of the most striking dishes on the menu.
Without a doubt, Nihao can be considered one of the best restaurants in Gran Canaria. If you want to come and try its delicious gastronomic proposals, you should know that you can find it at the Lopesan Costa Meloneras Resort & Spa. However, make sure you book in advance before you go.
This restaurant already has a long history due to its presence for several years in Malaga and Marbella. And when you walk through the doors you’ll see their inspirational slogan ‘Same old, same old, like never before‘. A slogan that fits them like a glove, since their menu is made up of traditional, Spanish and Mediterranean dishes, with an innovative and contemporary twist, offering a great atmosphere to all their diners.
If you are looking for great tasting dishes, then Palocortado is the restaurant you are looking for, undoubtedly one of the best restaurants in Gran Canaria that you should try during your visit. Among the different dishes, you will find a wide variety of salads, smoked burrata, a vegetarian ceviche proposal, fried squid Andalusian style on a fennel salad. Undoubtedly, all his recipes mix the Spanish with the most innovative cuisine, resulting in delicious dishes.
Restaurant Akara Lopesan Baobab
Without a doubt, this is one of the best restaurants in Gran Canaria and one of the most exotic proposals in this guide. On the premises of the Lopesan Baobab Resort, you will find this magnificent restaurant that will transport you directly to the heart of the African continent. The Akara is a restaurant where diners can let themselves be carried away by the exotic and different atmosphere, enjoying a great gastronomic offer.
If there is one thing that makes the Akara restaurant stand out, it is its wide range of meats, including antelope and zebra. If you’re looking for new flavours and exotic dishes, then you should try their crispy crocodile salad, which comes with papaya and radishes.
If you are vegan, you have nothing to worry about, because at Akara you can also find some meat-free options that will delight you. One of the dishes that stands out is the apple and mint soup. If you want to enjoy Akara’s great gastronomic offer you don’t have to go to the African savannah, but you can enjoy its incredible dishes at the Lopesan Baobab Resort.
El Churrasco Grill Restaurant
If there was ever a perfect place for meat lovers, it would beEl Churrasco Restaurante Grill, undoubtedly one of the best restaurants in Gran Canaria. This place has a great gastronomic offer of different cuts of meat, all of them grilled in the Argentinean style. The interior is elegant, but with the touch of a bar or tavern, always offering the juiciest cuts.
This restaurant is located next to the Lopesan Costa Meloneras Resort & Spa, and has been nominated in various competitions as the best steakhouse on the island. Among the most succulent meats on the menu are the chorizo and rump steaks, beef entrecôte, beef steak and sirloin tipor the famous lemon chicken.
If you’re still hungry after trying the highlights, you can choose from one of their amazing desserts, such as their selection of ice creams, cheesecake, delicious crème brûlée or refreshing sorbets.
This incredible culinary venture offers all its diners a fresh and modern atmosphere. The Ovo Restaurant is located inside the exclusive Hotel Lopesan Villa del Conde Resort & Thalasso, offering food that fuses the best Canarian dishes with those traditional dishes from the rest of Spain, with meat and fish taking centre stage.
Some of the most authentic dishes on the menu are theGalician beef tenderloin, Txogitxu sirloin steak, sama poached in chickpea broth, as well as the different rice dishes and pastas. All the dishes are carefully prepared so that you can enjoy the best possible gastronomic experience. One of the best restaurants in Gran Canaria, Ovo has a wonderful selection of wines. In case you don’t know which one to order, you can get a recommendation from the staff, experts in wine pairing.
Café del Mar
If you go to Café del Mar, you will find one of the best restaurants on the island. This is not only because of its cuisine, which is really delicious and original, but also because the place offers one of the liveliest atmospheres in the area, as every night they choose a different theme.
Situated on the Meloneras promenade, almost by the sea, Café del Mar is without doubt one of the best places in Gran Canaria. If you look at their menu, you will see that many of the products they use to prepare their exquisite dishes are local products. Among the different dishes on the menu, we highlight thebeef carpaccio, salmon tart, sea bass ceviche, grilled vegetables, pumpkin risotto or the large selection of croquettes.
One of the best things about this restaurant is its location, which offers stunning views of the sea, and it’s the perfect place to go with your family, as it has a great children’s menu for the little ones. During the night there are many shows that take place depending on the theme, be it rock, cabaret or even different acrobatic shows.
If you are looking for one of the best restaurants in Gran Canaria with Italian cuisine, you have to go to Restaurante La Toscana. It stands out for the different dishes prepared in the most traditional style, offering an incredible flavour in every mouthful. This restaurant is located in the emblematic Lopesan Costa Meloneras Hotel, where you will be delighted with the quality of its traditional pastas and pizzas.
It is the perfect place to go with the whole family. In addition to pasta, you will also find culinary delights of meat and fish to satisfy every palate. The best taste of Italian food can be found in La Toscana de Gran Canaria.