Did you know that Gran Canaria’s just one third of Las Palmas province? The remaining two thirds of the equation are Fuerteventura and Lanzarote. Which brings us to a eating-out guide we’ve compiled to Fuerteventura restaurants, should you island hop from GC.
Recently Mr Gran Canaria Local visited Fuerteventura, reviewing hotels for Telegraph Travel. He didn’t just sleep over on the island. As Mr GCL got to eat at some of the finest Fuerteventura restaurants.
- 722 Gradi
- El Brasero
- El Camarote
- La Fabiola
1. 722 Gradi
For an establishment which combines a restaurant with art gallery, it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise to discover Lajares’ 722 Gradi specializes in fusion cuisine. And so a starter sees Canarian staple fried sardines paired with Korean-style pickled vegetables. Yours for 7.50€ Tuesday to Saturday 5:00pm to 11.00pm and Sundays 10:00 to 5:00pm.
2. El Brasero
El Brasero maintains its links with the town of Tarajalejo’s origins as a fishing village in its menu which includes fruits of the sea as well as grilled meats. Visit on a Sunday for traditional Canarian dishes such as goat which are only available on other days for a minimum of two people. The opening hours of this eatery, one of the leading Fuerteventura restaurants, are Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00am to 5:30pm.
3. El Camarote
Caleta de Fuste in the east of the island, just south of the airport, is quite the Brit resort. Indeed, we saw one restaurant which prided itself on offering two UK obsessions: curry and steak. For a classier meal, we recommend Barceló Castillo Beach Resort’s El Camarote, where you’ll be able to tuck into the best paella this side of Valencia.
4. La Fabiola
Belgian owned, the fayre at La Fabiola is more Gallic than Canarian. Very much a place for couples (there are only seven tables), it almost feels like being entertained in a private home. The converted farmhouse is an enchanting setting and you’ll appreciate the waiting staff’s spot-on recommendations of wine to accompany your food choices.
Open all day, eating out at Villaverde’s Mahoh is a leisurely experience. If you’re dining alone like Mr Gran Canaria Local, check out a well-stocked library. Mr GCL devoured Knut Hamsun’s Hunger between courses which were classically Canarian including those famed wrinkled new potatoes with spicy sauce, papas arrugadas con mojo.
The in-house restaurant of Avanti, the Canary Islands’ finest boutique hotel, Rompeolas feels very much part of Correlejo’s old town. And it’s one of the most established eateries of a resort that’s become middle aged, born as it was in 1972. A primarily seafood restaurant, Rompeolas includes Basque influences and vegetarian-friendly options.