A guide to food and drink in Gran Canaria

Your tastebuds will be delighted with the delicious Spanish food on offer in Gran Canaria – fish lovers will be in their element especially. Known for the freshness and richness of their ingredients, Gran Canarian cuisine features African and Latin American influences. A wide variety of international cuisines can also be found here, from Indian to Italian.

Wapa Tapa, Playa del Inglés

You’ll find this tapas restaurant in the heart of the Yumbo Centre in Playa del Inglés. Indulge in some Spanish and international tapas, washed down with wine. Make sure you book if you want to eat here – it’s very popular. There are many dishes available from chicken skewers to cod croquettes – and patatas bravas, of course. We recommend the pumpkin soup or the mini black puddings with quail eggs. The house sangria is another must-try.

Svenska Baren, Puerto Rico

Located in Puerto Rico, this Swedish owned bar is incredibly popular for its fantastic service. Music from the 60s to the 80s is played here, and there is a host of Swedish and international beers to try. You can grab some Tropical here or try out one of the cocktails on offer.

Cacao, Maspalomas

Head to San Agustin to enjoy some of the best ice cream around. There’s a variety of flavours to choose from and it’s the perfect way too cool off from the weather. With options such as Nutella, Ferrero Rocher and sherbets, there will be something to suit all tastes. Be sure to have a coffee here too – the cappuccino is a favourite among diners.

Restaurante La Aquarela, Patalavaca

Found in Patalavaca, this restaurant has an ocean front view. It’s been around for more than 20 years, providing refined cuisine. You should consider giving the lobster with avocado a go – it’s beautifully presented and unbelievably tasty. Perfectly cooked lamb and steak can also be found here, as well as a host of Spanish wines.

Que tal, Puerto de Mogan

An elegant dining establishment in Puerto de Mogan, this restaurant offers a set five-course menu with a selected wine menu to complement each course. A little on the expensive side, but the first-rate food is definitely worth the price. The lobster and duck are both particularly delicious, and to add to the fun the food is plated in front of the diners.