Restaurant reviews

Where to eat in Gran Canaria: Views, seafood, and top service at Las Rias

Part of the upmarket Costa Meloneras hotel but fully accessible from outside the resort via a steep set of stairs, Las Rias is the restaurant to head to if you want fresh seafood dishes, served by friendly serving staff, and all with a stunning view through huge glass windows of the ocean and, in the evening, the setting sun.

The menu at Las Rias revolves mainly around fish and there’s a plethora of options to keep even the fussiest eater happy. There was grilled fish with various sauces, fresh seafood such as lobster, and more traditional Spanish dishes such as seafood and rice stew.

Our party of four (plus two little ones!) sampled a variety of these dishes, so we can tell you from experience that the salmon in particular was fantastic, moist and packed full of flavour with some delicate mashed potato.

Las Rias in Melonares

Succulent salmon

The seafood and rice stew was a real star, though, with its intense flavour and satisfying texture. We ordered it between two and, as you can see from the photo below, the portion sizes were generous! We ate two of those bowls each, and all for around 16 euros per person.

Las Rias in Melonares

Delicious stew

The staff were really friendly and happy to accommodate our needs for a high chair and space for a pram.

Las Rias isn’t just about the amazing views in the evening, the good service, and the crisp white tablecloths which make this restaurant ideal for couples looking for a romantic meal out. It’s also about genuinely good cooking and really fresh ingredients and should be at the top, or at least near the top, of your list of places to eat out if you’re staying anywhere remotely near Melonares in Gran Canaria.

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