Is there a better way to get to know the port you’re in than by getting stuck in to the very best food and drink the destination has to offer? We think not! You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to tempting treats and delicious drinks in Gran Canaria’s Las Palmas.
Whether you’re looking for your favourite dishes cooked to perfection or a real taste of Canarian flavours and marvelous Mediterranean dishes at their finest, there’s a restaurant that caters to everyone’s taste here. Take a look at a few of our favourites below!
The best restaurants in Las Palmas
Sunset Beach Bar
For amazing beach views, dreamy drinks and tasty food, look no further than Sunset Beach Bar. Located right on Las Canteras Beach, you’ll be treated to mesmerising views no matter what time of day you visit.
There really is something for everyone on the menu here too, with fresh seafood options including lobster risotto, garlic shrimp and sumptuous salmon in a leek sauce. You’ve got a delicious choice of pizza and pasta, as well as a selection of small plates so you can try out a few different things at once. They never disappoint on presentation either – your food always looks as good as it tastes.
The cocktail menu is off the scale too, with their famous Piña Coladas and G&Ts being known as some of the best in the city.
This beachfront bar has cruisers returning year after year thanks to its friendly service, fabulous location and their reasonably-priced food and drinks. A must-visit on your day in Las Palmas, even if it’s just for a drink!
Summum Del Reina Isabel
If it’s fine dining you’re after, it’s been said that Summum Del Reina Isabel is one of the best establishments on the whole island. But before we even get onto the food, it’s worth noting that the views you’ll get at this restaurant are one thing and one thing only – utterly breathtaking.
Perched high up and overlooking the long stretch of Las Canteras beach, it’s impossible to feel like you’re anywhere other than paradise – whether you’re gazing down at shimmering turquoise waters during the day or basking in the orange glow of the sunset on an evening, you really will feel on top of the world.
The food here is just as impressive – we’re talking seven-course extravaganzas featuring delicious Ceviche, Ahi Tuna slices, perfectly-cooked steaks and a dessert menu that’ll soothe that sweet tooth instantly. Wine lovers will also be in their element – there’s over 300 to choose from! The elegant decor here compliments every dish served, with presentation being of the utmost importance.
Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion during your cruise or you simply feel like a treat – Summum Del Reina Isabel is the perfect choice for a pretty perfect meal.
Camino al Jamonal
Want to get a taste of authentic Canarian cuisine? Look no further than Camino al Jamonal. This small establishment is big on hearty flavours, specialising in ham and pork dishes but serving up a variety of local favourites too.
The menu here is all in Spanish, so brush up on your Spanish beforehand or ask for a little help from one of the waiters. The staff speak limited English too however, so sometimes you’re best off leaving your meal choices in the hands of the chefs and letting them surprise you with their most flavoursome dishes!
You’ll be treat like regulars from the moment you step inside – in an area where they are naturally more touristy eateries, this little gem is a genuine reflection of Canarian cuisine and culture at its very best. It’s also great value for money, as well as using locally-sourced produce resulting in fantastic quality and flavour.
It’s best to ring up and make a reservation in advance – it’s a small place and gets full very quickly!
The best bars in Las Palmas
La Azotea de Benito Cocktail Bar
If you’re happy to venture away from the area immediately surrounding the port, La Azotea de Benito Cocktail Bar is just a quick 10-minute taxi ride away. This cool rooftop bar is at the height of sophistication, with a cocktail menu to match.
Picture this; lounge music, your favourite drink in hand and fantastic views in plush surroundings. The presentation of your drinks will no doubt impress, and the bartenders go out of their way to make each beverage a mini-performance. Their extensive gin list makes for some of the most popular concoctions!
It’s a great place to hang out with new cruise friends, or the perfect romantic spot with a partner. There’s nothing pretentious about this bar – just cool vibes, attentive staff and an amazing atmosphere. What more could you want?
Mumbai Sunset Bar
This bar does what it says on the tin. Spectacular sunsets right on the beach front and equally fabulous drinks to match. It’s the perfect spot to visit any time of day though, and the views are just as epic when the sun is high in the sky.
Located at the south end of Las Canteras beach, you can stop-off here for your favourite tipple after a stroll or sunbathe on the beach. It’s right near the mall too, making it great for a post-shopping drink to refresh and relax. Watch the ocean come back and forth, the surfers riding the waves or even a good old bit of people watching.
You’ll love soaking up the ambiance on the large outdoor terrace, and their selection of cocktails means there’s something for everyone on the menu. They also serve a tasty range of snacks too, from club sandwiches and nachos to a selection of cheeses, nuts and olives.
Bar Da Vinci
For something a little more low-key, head to Bar Da Vinci – a friendly local bang in the middle of Las Palmas, hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the main streets. The friendly owners will welcome you with a smile and have you sipping on a refreshing drink in a matter of minutes.
Whether you’re after a nice cold soft drink, a colourful cocktail, an ice cold pint or a good cup of coffee – Bar Da Vinci has you covered. We’ve heard the sangria is a popular choice too! This cosy establishment has seating both inside and out, and the warm atmosphere will draw you in immediately.
The prices here are more than reasonable and for a couple of euros you can get some lovely little snacks too. It’s a pretty good spot to sit and watch the world go by.
There’s no need to hang around – you can be enjoying one of these fabulous restaurants and bars in no time! See our favourite sailings heading to lovely Las Palmas here – or just give us a call on 0800 107 2323. We’re here 7 days a week to help find you your perfect sailing.