5 best restaurants in Las Palmas
Our favourite places to eat. Enjoy awesome food and stunning decor.
Style in spades
Set in the pedestrianised zone of Las Palmas, the elegant Deliciosa Marta is one of the city’s most famous restaurants. Exposed stone walls and low lighting make for a warm, romantic atmosphere perfect for a chic lunch or dinner. Run by a chef trained at El Bulli in Barcelona, it offers an array of delicious dishes that are pricey for the area but not by British standards. You can’t go wrong with whatever you choose, but stand-out dishes are the lamb shoulder, steak tartar and Catalan-style cod.
Calle Pérez Galdós 23, 35002 Las Palmas
Tel: 00 34 928 37 08 82
Seafood over the surf
With its stunning location at the end of the boardwalk on Las Canteras Beach, La Marinera specialises in fresh seafood and is surrounded by the rocky sea. Locally caught fish is sold by the kilo, including scorpion fish, sea bream and canary damsel. Seafood soup and a perfect paella are also on offer, along with a three-course menu with wine. Service is impeccable and includes fresh, warm bread. Be sure to book ahead!
Paseo de las Canteras 1, 35008 Las Palmas
Tel: 00 34 928 46 88 02 www.restaurantelamarineralaspalmas.com
Tel: 00 34 928 490375
El Charcón 41
The modest exterior of this little restaurant by the beach hides a near-gourmet dining experience. Enjoy the great-value menu del dia, choosing a starter and main, as well as dessert and a drink, all for just €9. Tempting tapas dishes include papas arrugadas (boiled potatoes) with coriander and chilli, as well as octopus, and gazpacho. Try the cheesecake for dessert and treat yourself to a glass of local wine while enjoying sea views from the outdoor area on the promenade.
Paseo de Las Canteras 41, 35007 Las Palmas
La Dolce Vita
If you’re searching for a slice of Italy in Las Palmas, you’ll find it at La Dolce Vita. Hidden on a narrow pedestrianised street, it specialises in homemade pasta with innovative sauces made with ingredients such as artichokes and almonds, and also serves various meat and seafood dishes. Decorated with Italian film posters, it has a charming, family feel and even sells a selection of Italian groceries for you to take home. Don’t miss the homemade grappa!
Calle Agustin Millares 5, 35001 Las Palmas
Tel: 00 34 928 31 04 63
Tel: 00 34 928 31 05 13
Restaurante El Herreno
Authentic and atmospheric
This long-established eatery offers brilliant value for money, and that along with its location near the university makes it popular with students. Serving traditional, hearty Canarian dishes, it boasts an atmospheric ambience in large dining rooms. Try the fish stew or the mojo potatoes, and soak up the buzz of the place under the assurance that most of the ingredients come fresh form the market opposite.
Calle Mendizábal 5, 35001 Las Palmas