Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in detail


Las Palmas is teeming with restaurants. For those with the most atmosphere, head to Vegueta and Triana. At the other end of the city, with a couple of exceptions, the restaurants in the north of town on the beachfront tend to be multifarious places with multilingual menus, eat-all-you-can buffets and below-par food, but venture a street or two back and you'll find old-school Spanish restaurants and characterful tapas bars plus some excellent international choices.

Ruta de las Tapas

On Thursday evenings, Calle Mendizábal in Vegueta is a top spot for meeting locals – and other travellers – and partaking in a bit of a tapas crawl. You can enjoy a small beer and a tapa for €2 in a number of bars along this strip. You will need follow-on food plans as portions are tiny; this is more about socialising than eating, but it's a great way to get a feel for the Canarian alfresco lifestyle. The fun starts at 8pm.