Aquarela – Gran Canaria’s hidden treasure

Who would have thought that hidden away in Aquamarina Apartments near Anfi del Mar is a very bland looking apartment building would hide what is one of the best restaurant on the island of Gran Canaria. This restaurant was referred to us by one of the owners of the Bounty clothes stores, which I strongly recommend for any male shopaholic. We casually got into a conversation about restaurants and we always kept the name “Aquarela” in the back of our minds. During Spring Break this year we decided to check it out with some friends and we were all pleasantly surprised.

At the entrance there is an area for grabbing a quick bite to eat, then walking past the wine cellar you arrive to the elegantly decorated dining room in a black and white color scheme which opens out onto a terrace for those who prefer al fresco dining.

The food has an elaborated touch which is not easy to come upon on the island and what is even better is that it is all very tasty.

The chef’s welcome appetizers which consisted of truffle cream with mango, cone filled with guacamole and kipper and finally parmesan profiteroles. I apologize for the photos, as they were taken without enough light.


 Tuna tartare


Prawns with streaky bacon and cheese sauce


Gratinated scallops with lychees 


Duck Magret




And for dessert you have a cheese selection


and we also tried their Sensations of chocolate from around the world… our chocolate lover friend really enjoyed it.


If you are planning a trip down to the island this summer I definitely recommend that you give Aquarela a try.



Barranco de la Verga, 5 (Apartamentos Aquamarina, Mogán, Las Palmas

Telephone: 928 73 58 91



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