Top Choice Middle Eastern in Arrecife

Café Nizar

The Syrian owner-cum-chef serves Middle Eastern fare that is deliciously authentic. Try the meze of seven dishes (€15), which includes hummus, moutabel (spicy aubergine dip) and tabouleh. More substantial meaty dish…
Top Choice Modern Canarian in Arrecife


In a suitably stylish new home in the revamped Marina, Lilium continues to wow with decadent dishes like confit duck leg with fig sauce or grilled scallops with banana, coconut, caviar and lime. Traditional Canarian…
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 Modern Canarian in La Caleta de Famara

El Risco

El Risco has a superb location, with a terrace overlooking the sea and a nautical blue-and-white interior. The menu offers the most upmarket dishes in town – try the kid and rabbit terrine with brandy reduction.
Top Choice Mediterranean in Puerto Calero

La Cabaña

A speedy 15-minute drive away is the tiny hamlet of Mácher, home to La Cabaña. This restaurant is run by an enthusiastic and experienced English couple with a superb reputation for innovative Med-inspired dishes. Th…
Top Choice Modern Canarian in Costa Teguise

El Navarro

Advance bookings are absolutely essential if you hope to try out this small restaurant, considered one of the island's best. The menu features just half a dozen main course options, all of them intricately prepared …
Mediterranean in Arrecife

Que Muac

Situated in the Castillo de San José, this is one of Arrecife’s most upscale dining experiences, though the food, which includes dishes like shoulder of lamb stuffed with nuts, is not quite as spectacular as the set…
Italian in Arrecife

Domus Pompeii

The owner of this trattoria is from Pompeii, so expect faux-Roman surroundings and delicious thin-crust Neapolitan pizzas, plus homemade pasta with simple, fresh sauces. The complimentary limoncello liqueur is a nic…
Tapas in Arrecife

Bar Andalucía

Open since 1960, this side-street bar oozes charm with its Andalucian tiles, paintings for sale and straight-from-Seville tapas, such as stuffed peppers and sirloin cooked in sherry. There's a good wine list too.
Mediterranean in Teguise

Restaurante Hespérides Bio

This small restaurant shares its locale with a health-food shop and alternative-therapy centre. The cuisine is eclectic Mediterranean with choices like red lentil and tomato soup, risotto with tofu, and squid stuffe…