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Building itself out of the base of European and Spanish cuisine, Gran Canaria has a mix of tapas plates, famous the world over for their delicious proportions, to fried fish, the beacon of all that is holy in the British Isles. The local fish, the sea bream, has become a staple of many Canary Island meals, to which you'll go back home raving about. Of course, being an island economy, fish are a big part of business and culinary prowess alike, so it's likely the fish that's on your plate just got offloaded from the boat down at the pier only a short time before.
You won't have much trouble finding a great restaurant to dine at in Gran Canaria. For great tapas, you can't go wrong with El Herreño. This tapas bar is located in the Vegueta district, a fantastic place. It's a large building, covering two floors and decorated in country style with wooden furniture. For generations, it was a meeting place for those who loved Canary Island food, and is now very popular for tapas.
For some fantastic seafood, check out El Puertillo. Reaching this rather strange restaurant can be a little bit complicated, but once you're here, you won't even remember the journey. El Puertillo is located in a beautiful cove and it has a terrace with sea view where you can have seafood and fish at just a few meters from the sand. All the ingredients are always first rate.
Food fit for a king is what you'll have at Ciudad Imperial. Situated in the popular Las Palmas area of the Gran Canaria, this Chinese eatery sees as many tourists as it does locals. When you have had enough of Spanish cuisine, head here and partake of some lip-smacking Oriental dishes. The restaurants of Gran Canaria are ready to satisfy your every craving.