El Brasserie: A touch of class
The food in this restaurant really is superb. They have everything to suit all tastes. The T-bone steaks are enormous, the pasta dishes delicious, A rack of lamb, mixed grills, sea food. A good choice of starters also. But the staff are also superb (they even have some spanish staff) they make you feel very welcome and treat you like they actually have time for you. And they are also efficient, and these days thats quite hard to find.
Favorite Dish: All of them,
Can't remember!: The Argentinian Steak House
This is the best steak I have ever had! I have been to Playa Del Ingles twice now, and on both occassions visited the Argentinian twice!
We were recommended to go by a bar man at our hotel. We were surprised to see the menu literally brought to us on a tray! Uncooked samples of steak, chicken, lamb and an array of starters - cheese, sausages etc.
Meals come with either a jacket potato or chips (real fried chips)
Highly recommended - It has spoiled every other steak I have had - even better than top restraurants in the US and Las Vegas!
Favorite Dish: A sample of the starters (to share) followed by Sirloin Steak and Chips!
Meson Enyesqueria "La Tertulia": Great meat dishes
If you go to visit highest points of the island ( like Tejeda, Las Cumbres) to see incredible views over the clouds. This is a good chance to have lunch or dinner.
The place is on the way to the peak points. From here half an hour drive to Tejeda. So you calculate...
Favorite Dish: It just renewed and opened. So very nice and clean. The food is delicious! I tried "vuelta de cerdo" (pork fille) it was very good. also my husband had "paleto de cordero" (lamb shank)
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Bei Lelo, Yumbo Centre: Great everything
The Yumbo Centre is full of restaurants ranging from the very very cheap to the rather better. Its often difficult to know which one to try - but this is the only one worth going to.
The staff are real characters and the food is very well prepared and presented. Just look at how full it gets - the sign of a place people go back to time and again.
Amazing how cheap it is - not the cheapest by far but not the most expensive. It is also very gay-friendly.
Favorite Dish: Have tried many dishes here - the daily specials are always good. They dont go overboard on desserts so I would recommend a starter and main course.
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Sakura I, II and III: Sushi
Sakura is a japanese restaurant with great meals. They have two restaurants in Las Palmas and one in Playa del Inglés.
Try one of their menus! You get a lot of different meals for prices from 10-20 euro. Try also the japanese beer; Kirin. It´s not included in the menu (only local beer), but it´s worth the extra price.
The restaurants are very popular so in weekends it´s wise to book ahead so you don´t have to wait for a table.
C/ Néstor de la Torre, 29
Tel: 928 248 221
C/ Olof Palma, 33
Tel: 928 263 674
Av. Tirajana, Edif. Excelsior 4. L-17
Playa del Inglés
Tel: 928 765 527
Many city restaurants: Menu of the Day, Menu del dia
Many restaurants in the city have the so-called "Menu del Dia" which consist of two main dishes (each one with a choice of two or three). a dessert (few to choose), beverage (beer/water/wine/soda) & bread, all for between 5 and 9 euros!!
The food is generally very fresh. You will see a sign in many places stating their menu del dia prices and food options
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Tapas Tango & Grill: Tapas restaurant in Playa del Ingles
This is a very nice restaurant in the center of Playa del Ingles, the party city very close to the San Agustin.
There are a lot of bars, pubs, restaurant and discos, and here we also found this tapas restaurant.
We went there two days in a row, taking a taxi (3,40 euro) from our hotel in San Agustin.
The first night we had tapas, which means we got the menu, and then picked out 12 different plates, with smaller meals. Had everything from garlic bread (oh... I miss those!!) to chicken, fried octopus and rabbit.
Great way to explore most possible meals! Only problem was maybe that we were totally full after just half of them... :)
Too much beer I would say...
The second time we instead chose to have just one meal, with a HUGE entrecote, which took me like forever to eat.
And another time some beer... ;)
The restaurant is really nice, with live music from a guy with a guitar both evenings. On the walls and on the roof earlier guests have written their "salutes" to the chef, but nowadays it's so full with text that no one is allowed to write.
Felt a bit like I was sitting at a mexican/american tapas. Or maybe I should say it felt like I would imagine it would be, as I've never been to Mexico or USA... ;)
Favorite Dish: You should book in advance (see phone number below) as the restaurant was full both nights! We were lucky to be there early the first night, and then we made a reservation for the second evening.
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El Capitan: Right above the beach!
Right above the beach in San Agustin we found El Capitan.
For dinner we went there once, on Valentine's Day (why can I never manage to have a girlfriend on VD...?), which was really nice.
Dark, but still nice view over the ocean. And the telly showed a football game too... :)
Good food, good prices, and a nice design of the restaurant.
Only negative thing was that they mixed up an order, so they gave the wrong meal to one of my brothers. They changed it, but then it took almost half an hour before the right meal got to him...
Then we other had already finished...
They also serve lunch, which we visited quite many times during the week. Good pizza, pasta and a lot of other dishes.
Only problem here was our waiter, who seem to have controll over everything, except giving us the right food/drink...
Everyday it was something he forgot, so in the end of the week we had a competition about what he would forget this time...
Favorite Dish: The pizza Tropicana...Mm... And the cold beer to that! Amazing!
Lippo's: Nice lunchrestaurant
The first night in San Agustin welcomed us with a huge rain weather... Thanks a lot...! So we decided to take the closest restaurant, and run for that.
It happened to be Lippo's, and it sure wasn't a bad choice.
Not only the food was great, and the prices were modest, but some of the waitresses were really cute too! ;)
Favorite Dish: I had some chicken here the first night, which was terrific!
The day after we went back for lunch. Chose a hamburger, which wasn't even close to the first night.
So great for the evenings, not so good for lunch.
Hotel Tamarindos restaurant: Strict restaurant with great buffet
Fantastic dinner buffet during the nights, with all kinds of different food. Meat, fish, all kinds of pasta, and incredible desserts...
Had to go to bed and rest for an hour after that evening...
Live music from the men with guitars made the evening even nicer!
Only problem I felt was that it was a bit too strict. Almost felt it was forbidden to even speak.
Favorite Dish: I tried different kinds of meat, from cow, pig and turkey. With that brown sauce, potatoes and a beer. Fantastic!
Not to mention the icecream, cookies and pies I had for dessert...
? (first restaurant after San Bartolomé): At last a canarian meal.......
The restaurant has a great view over a valley. We sat outside on the terrace, but if you don't like that there is also plenty of room inside.
Favorite Dish: Papas arrugadas. Unpealed, boiled potatoes. The potatoes are boiled in very salt water, and residue of the salt can be seen when they are on your plate. The potatoes are eaten with mojo verde or mojo picón. Both typical canarian sauces. the red one (picón) is spicy and the green one has different herbs in it.
These potatoes go with almost every dish, and are also delicious with a beer as a snack.
Sakura III: japanese?
The restaurant serves great japanese food, but the waiters are not from japan. Most are from china and the man in charge was local.
Didn't really matter as the sushi was delicious, and the great yakitori was so filling we couldn't get dessert in.
We ate in the part that is standing on the sidewalk, in the part of the restaurant that is in the concretebuilding they prepare the food in front of you.
Espetada: Between the scandanavians
We tought we found a restaurant somewhat spanish. Between all the italian, german and dutch ones it was a relief. But it turned out we arrived in a scandavian hotspot. We were the only non swedish.
The food was great tough. The salmon was marinated in dille first and then grilled. The steak Tom ordered was huge (in fact it were two steaks on a stick).
Broodje Maastricht: To get the feeling of home
This café restaurant has a dutch name, but that is not all. Everything here is dutch, the people, the menu, the beer, the food. It was against all we believe in, but it was our last hour on Gran Canaria and it couldn't hurt to get the feeling of home.
So we ordered a Heineken and a "saté met patat". Which was surprisingly tasting like it tastes at home.
Rimini: Italian too
Yet another italian restaurant. The menu outside was very tempting and we went in. The food was even better than expected. The waiter kept answering to all our questions in dutch. Which was strange as he was not dutch, and we tried to speak all other kinds of languages like spanish, italian and english.....
That is just the charm of Playa del Ingles, they do speak your language and serve all the food you are used to. But we wanted the real canarian (spanish) feeling ;-)
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