Restaurants

Top Choice Canarian in Arrecife

Lilium

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 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 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 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 …
Top Choice 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.
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…
Barbecue in Parque Nacional de Timanfaya

Restaurant del Diablo

The Manrique-designed restaurant is gimicky but fun – whatever meat you order you can watch sizzling on the all-natural, volcano-powered BBQ out back. The food is none too impressive, but, hey, who’s here for the cu…
Canarian in Yaiza

La Bodega de Santiago

Located at the entrance to Yaiza and fronted by a magnificent ficus tree, the building dates back a couple of hundred years and has several intimate dining rooms and a background of classical music. The menu is trad…
Mediterranean in Haría

La Puerta Verde

Just north of the centre, Haria's most upmarket eatery is off the tourist bus route. It's a great spot for coffee and a slice of decadent cake, but even better for a special dinner. The creative dishes marry Canaria…