Restaurants

Top Choice Tapas in Teguise

La Cantina

Run by Benn and Zoe, an enthusiastic English couple, this restaurant is in one of the oldest houses on the island, dating back some 500 years. Local products feature heavily on the menu – try a shared platter of loc…
Top Choice Spanish in Corralejo

Restaurante Avenida

Despite the location several blocks back from the beach, this place is always heaving with a cheerful, local Canarian crowd who are here for the no-nonsense food. It’s a great rustic atmosphere with beams and chunky…
Top Choice Spanish in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Deliciosa Marta

This chic place with its exposed stone wall and moody lighting has become one of the prime dining spots in town since it opened in 2007. The chef-cum-owner Pol trained in Barcelona at the famous El Bulli – and it sh…
Top Choice Spanish in Puerto del Rosario

Casa Toño

Book ahead to get a table at this popular restaurant that brings a little cutting-edge cuisine to Puerto del Rosario's dining scene. The speciality is lightly seared red tuna; also expect plenty of tapas utilising f…
Top Choice Tapas in Arucas

El Belingo

The menu at this friendly pavement cafe offers traditional Canarian fare without being too touristy. The ropa vieja (chickpea stew) is superb. There is live music on Saturday afternoons.
Spanish in Puerto de la Cruz

Restaurante Magnolia

Close to the botanical gardens, this highly regarded restaurant, inside a glass conservatory–style building, brings the sublime flavours of Spain’s Catalonia region to the Canaries. Catalonia is widely regarded as h…
Spanish in La Orotava

Tapias La Bodega

Squeeze in with the locals at lunchtime and enjoy some hearty tapas at this atmospheric wood-panelled bar with its barrel tables and large chalkboard menu over the bar. Especially good for Basque-style pintxos (smal…
Spanish in Corralejo

La Arrocería

You know you've found a local haunt in the Canaries when the menu is solely in Spanish. Tucked away in the backstreets, this friendly place has stylish, nautical decor and a minimal but superb menu focusing on rice …
Spanish in La Laguna

Tasca La Carpintería

You may have to blink a few times if you're coming in from the sunlight, as the dining room is dimly lit with dark burgundy walls. The menu errs on the traditional side and is resolutely meaty with good wholesome di…
Spanish in Santa Cruz de la Palma

La Lonja

Occupying an old Canary house on the seafront with balconies bursting with colourful flowers, La Lonja is perhaps the city’s most upscale restaurant, with a mix of Canarian, Castillian and Mediterranean fare, like p…