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.