We found this place in Maspalomas on the sea front not far from the Lighthouse, nothing really to shout about ,it was OK.
However it was inexpensive and quick,service was good,but I ad the half of chicken and it was overcooked and tough,in fact almost burnt to a cinder.
Maybe I just caught them at a bad time?.
Favorite Dish: It would have been Chicken! however I was disappointed,other meals that i saw looked good.
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.
Go right up to the end of the Barranco de Guayadeque (take the road from Aguimes) to this place. It doesn't look too much from outside, but once you go in you are in a cave with a bar. There are tunnels going off, follow them and see where you lead. Some of them open up into dining areas (seats carved from the wall of the cave, stone tables), there is a little shop round the back, and far more than you would imagine form the front. I was lucky in a way to visit when it was raining, it forced us inside instead of sitting on the terrace and missing out on what was inside.
The food's good too!
Edited 311204 to say that I went back on 26 December 04 and the food's just as good as I remembered. If you go up on Sunday's they do special dishes like a fish stew and ropa vieja, and a lot of the people there are locals which shows that it's not just a tourist trap! Our meal for three (three courses including wine) came to just under 40 Euros from memory, and was absolutely huge!
This is without a doubt my favourite place to eat in Gran Canaria,.
This is one of my favourite places to eat in the Playa del Ingles area. I love it!
The meals are huge, and very Greek. We try to go on a night when Emilio is cooking, although there are some dishes he prepares in advance which are a good standby when he's not in the kitchen! He's Greek and a great chef to boot!
Favorite Dish: My favourite starter is saganaki (fried feta cheese and ouzo), and I love the chicken parmesan as well as some of the more traditionally Greek dishes.
We've never got as far as desert!
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!
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.
The atmosphere in this italian restaurant was real good. We got a free sangria with a bruschetta before we ordered anything.
The food was good and not expensive.
And at the end we got a ´ron miel´ on the house. ´Ron miel´ is a traditional drink from Gran Canaria, it is translated as honey rum.
The restaurant is open from: 12:00 - 24:00
Klörubar - Restaurant Cosmos is an Icelandic restaurant in Yumbo center, frequented by the many Icelanders visiting Gran Canaria in the winter time as well as other tourists. There is an Icelandic political meeting here on Saturdays at 11. An Icelandic lady, Klara, owns this restaurant and has been running it for many years. Icelanders turn to her with many questions and this restaurant has sometimes been called the Icelandic community center.
You can chose from Icelandic food or International food. The fish was lovely, big portions and everything up to par.
The restaurant is situated on the second floor in Yumbo center and is open from 11-23:30.
Favorite Dish: The Icelandic fish is very good.
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)
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).