From the Lopesan Hotel Group Blog, we have made this guide, so you can get to know some of the best restaurants in Gran Canaria.

If the island of Gran Canaria stands out for something is for having a unique gastronomic offer. On a vacation on the island, you will have the opportunity to combine your tourism plans with the possibility of tasting some dishes of first class cuisine.

In the end, when you go on vacation, what you are looking for in most occasions is to combine leisure and relaxation.

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 those places where you can taste some of the best dishes of the island, falling in love with every bite.

Let’s discover, then, which are the restaurants in Gran Canaria that you can’t miss, living a great gourmet experience for everyone!

Nihao by Kabuki Restaurant


We start with one of the newest proposals on the island. A stop is mandatory to give a pleasant hello, which is what Ni Hào 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 bet on street food. Some of the dishes that you can find in their menu are soups, salads, gyozas or baos, all with a touch of Thai food.

In addition, you will also be able to try the different cooking that go on the grill, as well as soft fried foods and pickles that accompany some dishes like pieces of eel.

As for the main courses, at Nihao by Kabuki you will find some Japanese delicacies such as Oyakodon. This is a delicacy made of chicken breast, with egg and Udon broth, all accompanied by delicious white rice.

We also want to highlight the pork cheek with Massaman curry, another one of the most striking dishes on the menu.

Undoubtedly, Nihao can be considered one of the best restaurants in Gran Canaria. If you want to go and try its delicious gastronomic proposals, you have to know that you can find it in the Lopesan Costa Meloneras Resort & Spa. Of course, before you go, try to book in advance.



This restaurant already has a long history due to its presence of several years in Malaga and Marbella.

Also, when you walk through their doors you will see their inspirational slogan ‘The tradition, as never before’. A slogan that fits them like a glove, since their menu is composed of traditional, Spanish and Mediterranean dishes, with an innovative and contemporary twist, offering a great atmosphere to all their guests.

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 can find a variety of salads, smoked burrata, a vegetable ceviche proposal or fried squid Andalusian style on a fennel salad. All their recipes mix the Spanish with the most innovative worldwide cuisine, resulting in delicious dishes.

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You can also find on its menu a wide range of fish and seafood, as well as red meats and pastas.

All their dishes have a unique charm that will make you come back for more. In addition, you can also find a special menu for the little ones, being the perfect place to go with the whole family and enjoy every bite. This restaurant can be found inside the Hotel Faro, a Lopesan Collection Hotel.

Akara Lopesan Baobab Restaurant


This is clearly one of the best restaurants in Gran Canaria and one of the most exotic proposals of this guide. In the facilities of the Lopesan Baobab Resort, you will find this magnificent restaurant that will take you directly to the heart of the African continent.

The Akara is a restaurant where diners can let themselves be carried away by an exotic and different atmosphere, enjoying a great gastronomic offer.

If there is one thing that makes Akara restaurant stand out, it is its wide range of meats, including antelope and zebra. If you are looking to try new flavors and exotic dishes, then you should try their crispy crocodile salad, which comes with papaya and radishes.

In case you are vegan, you have nothing to worry about. Just because at Akara you can also find some meat-free proposals 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 won’t have to go to the African savanna… You can simply enjoy its incredible dishes at the Lopesan Baobab Resort!

El Churrasco Grill Restaurant


If there was the perfect place for meat lovers, it would be El Churrasco Restaurante Grill. No doubts this is 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.

Its interior stands out for having an elegant style, but with the touch of a bar or tavern, that always offers 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 that you can find on its menu are the chorizo and rump steaks, beef entrecôte, vacuum, and sirloin tip, or even the famous lemon chicken.

If after tasting the most outstanding recipes you are still hungry, you can choose one of their incredible desserts, such as their selection of ice creams, cheesecake, their delicious crème brûlée or the refreshing sorbets.

Ovo Restaurant


This remarkable culinary bet offers all its diners a fresh and modern atmosphere. The Ovo Restaurant is located inside the exclusive Lopesan Villa del Conde Resort & Thalasso Hotel. The restaurant offers a meal that fuses the best Canarian dishes with the traditional dishes from the rest of Spain.

If its menu stands out for anything, it is thanks to the prominence of meat and fish.

Some of the most authentic dishes on the menu are the Galician beef tenderloin, Txogitxu sirloin steak, sama poached in chickpea broth, as well as different rice and pasta dishes.

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All their dishes are carefully prepared, so that you can enjoy the best gastronomic experience. Something to highlight of Ovo, as one of the best restaurants in Gran Canaria, is that it has a wonderful wine offer. In case you don’t know which one to order, you can receive the recommendation of the staff, experts in wine pairing.

Café del Mar


If you go to Café del Mar, you will find one of the best restaurant proposals of the whole 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, since every night they choose a different theme.

Located on the Meloneras promenade, almost by the sea, Café del Mar is undoubtedly one of the best restaurants in Gran Canaria.

If you look at their menu, you will see that many of the ingredients they use to prepare their exquisite dishes are local products. Among the different dishes on their menu, we highlight the beef carpaccio, the salmon tart, the sea bass ceviche, the grilled vegetables, the pumpkin risotto or the great selection of croquettes.

One of the best things about this restaurant is its location, which offers stunning views of the sea. In addition, this is 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, whether rock, cabaret, or even different acrobatic shows.

La Toscana


If you are looking for one of the best Italian cuisine restaurants in Gran Canaria, you have to go to La Toscana Restaurant.

It stands out for the different dishes prepared in the most traditional style, offering an incredible flavor with every bite. This restaurant is located in the emblematic Hotel Lopesan Costa Meloneras. Here, 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 with main ingredients such as meat and fish to satisfy all kinds of palates. The best taste of Italian food can be found in La Toscana of Gran Canaria.

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We hope this guide will help you find the best restaurant for you to enjoy the most innovative gastronomy of the island.

In this list are some of the best restaurants in Gran Canaria, which also stand out for the variety of different styles of cuisine they offer. In the Lopesan Group, we are always looking for your experience to be the best as possible. That’s why we have incredible restaurants in each of our hotels. Contact us and we will help you with anything!





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