Eating Out in Gran Canaria - What to Eat in Gran Canaria?


Eating out in Gran Canaria is also great. Holidaymakers may find variety of cafes and restaurants in Gran Canaria along the beautiful coastline and promenade area of the resorts of Gran Canaria and enjoy the local cuisine, traditional tapas, international dishes and fresh seafood.

For the ones who want to discover the autochthonous gastronomy of Gran Canaria and Canary Islands, freshly caught fish can is the best choice and mostly popular in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The most usual types of locally caught fish include; cherne (grouper), sama (gold sea-bream), abae (a white fish similar in taste to grouper), cabrilla (comber), morena (moray) and vieja (parrot fish).

Apart from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, visitors may also fing great fresh fish in Puerto de Mogan, Puerto de las Nieves, Agaete and in the north-west part of the island of Gran Canaria. Variety of specialist fish restaurants are mostly located on and around the quayside of the resorts.

Besides the fish dishes; other popular specialities of Gran Canaria cuisine include; potaje de berros (watercress soup containing spare rib, corn, potatoes, and beans) served with ball-shaped gofio corn bread; rancho (a stew of chickpeas, potatoes, pork, poultry and veal); roast leg of pork; carajacas (liver in marinade sauce) fried pork; the Guía and La Cumbre cheeses; and for dessert, bienmesabe (ground almonds and honey, usually eaten with ice-cream), suspiros (meringues) or frangollo (pancakes).

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