A guide to the best restaurants in Maspalomas

No two dining experiences in Maspalomas are alike. From Spanish tapas overlooking the beach to casual pizzerias and quiet venues boasting the freshest fish on the island, this seaside town has it all.

Meat and more at Abrasa

Slightly off the beaten track, this specialty grill is a carnivore’s paradise, boasting steak from around the world accompanied by an assortment of side dishes like grilled vegetables and a classic plate of chips. Just make sure to leave room for dessert – it’s known that the bananas and coconut are actually something to write home about.

Sweet treats at Cacao

Okay, so we know it’s a dessert place, but does that make it any less worthy beside these talked-about restaurants? This quality gelateria serves up supremely decadent flavours, rich coffee drinks and crepes. We couldn’t miss it off the list.

New flavours at La Palmera Sur

Away from the tourist-heavy areas in Maspalomas, this restaurant uses only the freshest, locally sourced ingredients to make their innovative dishes. With expert knowledge of wine pairings, staff are happy to help find the perfect red for your aubergine chips – yes, you heard that right – or seafood-filled main.

Unforgettable views at Time

With the sand dunes of Maspalomas on one side and the beach just beneath, this restaurant’s idyllic location makes it the perfect pit stop between seaside naps or a great end to a full day. Serving authentic Italian cuisine, just about everything here is homemade, from the pasta to the bread – only the wine is imported, and that’s perfectly alright by us.

Italian cuisine at Ristorante Pizzeria Pizzissima

This classic pizzeria is perfect for laidback, feel-good dining, serving Italian favourites like calzones, homemade bolognese and lasagne, salads and, of course, pizzas. The neighbouring patisserie is under the same ownership, so pop next door for delicious desserts.

Asian fusion at Samsara

Ornate statues in glass cases and colourful tapestries lining the walls give this restaurant the feel of an intimate museum. The top-to-bottom decor combined with delectable Asian fusion food – bursting with spices and flavours from around the continent – ensure an experience here is a treat for all your senses.

Authentic Basque dining at Restaurante Gorbea

Attached to the Gloria Palace San Agustin Thalasso & Hotel, this restaurant is a taste of luxury, as well as a taste of gourmet Basque cuisine. Located on the hotel’s ninth floor, Restaurante Gorbea comes equipped with spectacular views of San Agustin all the way out to the sea, as well as poolside cabanas to relax in after dinner with a cocktail.

German-Canarian deliciousness at Deutsches Gasthaus Atlantis

As the name might suggest, this restaurant serves up German dishes, but with a Canarian twist. Guests can kick off the meal with Spanish starters and a bottle of wine, then move swiftly onto the curry sausage.

Fish dishes at Don Gamba

With the Atlantic Ocean just around the corner, it’s no wonder restaurants like Don Gamba are making the most of it. This seafood-focused spot offers a large menu specialising in fresh catches, from paella to sushi to mussels and grilled oysters.