A Foodie’s Guide to Gran Canaria

In this week’s guest post, blogger Dorothy from She Goes Wear gives us her guide to the best restaurants on Gran Canaria – and what to wear while you’re there. 

A couple of weeks ago, my two friends and I spent a week soaking up the sun in the beautiful island of Gran Canaria. We had no other plans for the week except for sunbathing, drinking sangria and eating yummy Spanish food.

Prior to leaving I did a bit of research online into the best restaurants on the island to visit, but couldn’t find much outside of TripAdvisor. Thankfully, although we made last minute decisions each evening, we managed to discover some fabulous restaurants serving the most delicious food. I decided to put together a little guide for any other foodies like myself out there planning a visit to Gran Canaria in the near future.


We stumbled upon this tiny, cosy restaurant by accident and were initially pulled in by chic pale blue and white décor and friendly waiters. The menu consists of Mediterranean cuisine with an Asian twist. I ordered the steak for main with the sashimi starter on the side – such a random combination but it was the total dream! Highly recommend for a cute Instagram opportunity alone. Find LoLa at Av. Estados Unidos, 43, 35100 San Bartolomé de Tirajana.

Maximilian’s Restaurant

This stylish, chic restaurant overlooking the ocean was so impressive we returned on our final evening. If you adore Italian food as much as I do (lets be honest, who doesn’t?!), you will be in foodie heaven. Huge portions of the most incredible food, friendly staff and a unique charm are just some of the reasons why we wanted to come back. It’s surrounded by bars and stylish shops, so after dinner you can enjoy a wander along the beach, dipping in and out of shops before stopping for a cocktail in one of the bars. Find Maximilian’s at Plaza del Faro, 15, 35100 Maspalomas.

La Tapita

We asked our taxi driver one evening to recommend a restaurant serving authentic Spanish food, and he responded by telling us he knew where to find the best tapas in Gran Canaria. Bold statement I know! We didn’t believe him until we were sat inside the restaurant eating some of the most delicious tapas with the hugest grins on our faces.

I feel I need to warn you though – don’t be fooled by the surroundings or the fact there are no tourists in sight. This is where the locals dine, and that’s how you know it’s good! Find La Tapita at Calle Plácido Domingo, 286, 35100 Maspalomas.

Puerto de Mogan

On one of our final days, we took a boat to the stunning Puerto de Mogan for a morning of exploring, shopping and eating. I highly recommend a visit, even if it’s just for the perfect Instagram photo! As soon as I stepped off the boat I felt I was in Santorini with the white washed walls covered in the most bright and beautiful flowers.

There are tons of restaurants to choose from, located along the harbour overlooking the boats. Grab a table outside to people watch as you eat paella and sip sangria. Perfect!

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