Gran Canaria is the most multicultural island in the Canaries for food, offering everything from Asian to South American. In the popular tourist beach resorts you’ll find plenty of family friendly Italian (all kids love pizza right?!), seafood and traditional Spanish, Mediterranean and Canarian. Look out for the great value menú del día (menu of the day) in most restaurants which will cost around €10.
Local specialities you’re likely to see on the menu include potaje (stew), albondigas (meatballs), barbequed meats and Canarian excellent wines.
BabyBreaks has researched the best family friendly restaurants in Gran Canaria so you can plan your mealtimes with ease.
1. Restaurante Grill Las Cañadas, Mogan
Nestled in the mountains in the South West of the island, this rustic restaurant feels off the beaten track, but is only a 20 minute scenic drive from Mogan. It serves up authentic Canarian cuisine, which you can enjoy whilst admiring amazing views over the valley.
In addition to the restaurant there’s a small museum full of interesting artefacts to keep the kids amused, as well as some resident turtles, iguanas and a donkey! You can also pick up some local produce at the shop on your way out.
Phone: +34 627 62 10 05
2. Samsara, Maspalomas
This Asian fusion restaurant in tourist hotspot Maspalomas is very welcoming to children, and the interiors are full of exotic trinkets for them to look at. The small sharing plates are a good chance for the kids to try new flavours. Think fragrant Thai curries, moreish samosas and succulent grilled meats.
Phone: +34 928 14 27 36
3. Time Restaurant, Maspalomas
At first, this authentic Italian restaurant serves amazing homemade pasta and pizza is sure to be a hit with parents and kids alike. In typical Italian style, the owners are exceptionally welcoming to children.
Moreover, the kids are really made a fuss of by the staff, and there’s a good children’s menu of smaller sized dishes that they’re sure to love. They also do pizza to takeaway, if you fancy eating back at your villa. Overall, a true favourite among our family friendly restaurants in Gran Canaria.
Phone: +34 928 14 17 15
4. 928 Aroma Atlantico, San Agustin
This is a stylish yet laid back restaurant serving creative contemporary cuisine. Situated close to San Agustin Beach, it takes inspiration from the sea, so you can expect some fantastic fresh fish dishes, as well as exciting flavours from South America, Europe and Africa. In addition, the fish tacos and molten chocolate brownies get rave reviews!
Phone: +34 928 94 14 28
5. K1 Food & Lounge, Meloneras
Last but not least, this popular bar and restaurant draws tourists to its sea view terrace all day and night, where it offers fantastic paella which is often “show cooked” in front of diners, seafood platters plus burgers, pizza and great cocktails. Despite it’s fashionable appearance it is very welcoming to children during the daytime, when it has a more relaxed vibe.
A really popular place for sunset cocktails, there is more of a young, party atmosphere after dark when a DJ spins upbeat tunes – one to return to later if you have a babysitter booked!
Phone: +34 928 14 83 19
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