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StartNewsBest restaurants in Maspalomas: eating out in the south of Gran Canaria

Best restaurants in Maspalomas: eating out in the south of Gran Canaria

16 Feb 2023

Discover where to eat in the south of the island.

Visiting Gran Canaria, whatever the time of year, is always a good option. If in the next few weeks you’re planning to visit the island, and more specifically the southern area, it’s important that you know the best restaurants in Maspalomas.

As you know, there are few places in the Canary Islands as paradisiacal as Maspalomas and its surroundings. It’s an ideal place to spend your holidays with friends, family or as a couple, offering a wide variety of leisure activities, where gastronomy plays a fundamental role.

That’s why we want to offer you a selection of the best places to eat in Maspalomas, whether you want to enjoy a relaxed lunch overlooking the lighthouse that bears the same name of this beautiful place, or if you’re looking for an intimate evening in the best and most emblematic restaurants in the south of Gran Canaria.

The 5 best restaurants where to eat well in Maspalomas

Eating is one of the greatest pleasures that life can give us, that’s undeniable. But, if we do it in Gran Canaria, and more specifically in the south, things improve substantially.

The gastronomic offer in this area is one of the most varied on the whole island. Its location, as a tourist area, provides cuisines from practically all over the world which, together with the local gastronomy and its characteristics, form a culinary offer that leaves no one indifferent.

Below, we’ll show you what, in our opinion, are the 5 best restaurants in Maspalomas at very affordable prices.

1. El Senador

El Senador is an emblematic and mythical restaurant in Maspalomas, whose privileged location right on the beach, and just a few metres from the Maspalomas Lighthouse, make it an ideal place to enjoy the best gastronomy in the area.

Here you’ll find a wide range of Canarian, Mediterranean and international cuisine. Its rice dishes, papas arrugadas con mojo, salads and fresh fish of the day are worth mentioning.

It’s located in the heart of the tourist area, right on the beachfront, so the price is a little higher than usual, but in terms of value for money it’s well worth it.

2. Allende 22º

The restaurant Allende 22º, which has three more restaurants in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, is perhaps one of the most important places to enjoy the best tapas, snacks and beers in a relaxed atmosphere.

Here you can find the best of Spanish cuisine, such as huevos rotos, salmorejo cordobés or cachopo asturiano prepared by the best chefs on the island.

We cannot forget the typical Canarian cuisine, present in one of the best restaurants in Maspalomas, with such well-known dishes as papas arrugadas con mojo (wrinkled potatoes with mojo sauce) or grilled Herreño cheese, a real delight for the senses.

3. Umiaya

If you want to spend a pleasant evening in one of the most distinguished restaurants in the south of Gran Canaria, you have to visit this restaurant, which is a little different from the more traditional ones.

The Umiaya Maspalomas restaurant, run by the prestigious chef Germán Ortega, shows respect for tradition and the influences of world cuisines to create a menu that leaves no one indifferent.

From it, we can highlight one dish in particular that makes it one of the best restaurants in Maspalomas, the cardonnet oysters accompanied by the best champagnes. And, for wine lovers, it has a wine cellar with more than 50 references from all over the world.

It’s a restaurant with a slightly higher price than the rest, but it’s worth a try and a unique experience. It’s also ideal to spend a quiet evening and enjoy the night in the south of Gran Canaria.

4. Borneo

We move to the legendary district of San Fernando in Maspalomas where one of the great novelties of this year is located. Borneo, with its chef, Cristina Monge at the head, has established itself as a benchmark within the island's cuisine.

Borneo is a restaurant in Maspalomas, capable of mixing the exoticism of traditional cuisines, such as Asian, with traditional Canarian cuisine. However, among all this fusion, the cuisine that stands out the most in its menu is Filipino.

If you want to try something different, not far from its nerve centre, Borneo is the best option for dishes such as pad thai prawn pad thai, prawn curry with coconut or sisig.

5. Abrasa

We end our ranking of the best restaurants in Maspalomas with a traditional grill. The restaurant Abrasa, also located in the surroundings of San Fernando, is ideal to taste the best and most traditional dishes of the Canarian cuisine.

Here you’ll be able to find a variety of tapas to whet your appetite, with a wide variety of local meats, especially the T-bone steak, as well as tasting the best typical Canarian desserts.

The Abrasa restaurant is a place that very few people know about and has a cosy atmosphere to enjoy with family and friends in total intimacy.

Eating in the south of Gran Canaria, a delicious experience

This is the end of our review of the best restaurants in Maspalomas.

However, in the last few years this trend has changed and the south of the island has begun to take a closer look, thanks to the proliferation of restaurants that offer quality at reasonable prices.

There has also been a fusion of international cuisines such as Filipino, Indonesian, Italian and German, among others, with Canarian cuisine, giving rise to magnificent dishes that have caught the attention of locals and foreigners alike, who’ve been amazed by the result.

In short, being able to travel to Gran Canaria and stay at one of our Dunas Hotels & Resorts, such as the Suites & Villas by Dunas, Don Gregory by Dunas, Maspalomas Resorts by Dunas or the Mirador Maspalomas by Dunas means being able to discover the best restaurants in Maspalomas and taste our rich gastronomy thanks to the variety and quality that our chefs at Dunas also offer on a daily basis