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In its somewhat unusual location in an apartment complex, La Aquarela features a pleasant bar, a classic-contemporary dining room, plus a delightful te...
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One MICHELIN Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop!
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All reviews tasting menu amuse bouche chocolate dessert michelin star gran canaria one star wine paring top class impeccable service amazing experience worth every penny canary islands his team three courses gregorio sommelier presentation
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Some courses good, others very disappointing. In particular a blackberry sorbet frozen by nitrogen at the table and combined with cream was effectively just mashed blackberry and plain cream. At one star level we found the menu very plain and unimaginative, and a number of...courses seemed to have something lacking or missing from the dish. Overall below the standard usually befitting a star.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For 120 Euros/full menu, drinks not included, you get a four-step dinner experience, each with four dishes. Inspired in flavors, food and wines from the Canary Island, you experience a well deserved MIchelin star. Super professional and friendly staff, commanded by the great Gregorio, owner...and visionary of this hidden gem. Atmosphere is charming and you enjoy excellent sea views from the terrace. It is a must if you travel to the south of Gran Canaria.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 8, 2022 via mobile

I have nothing to add to the many glowing reviews already posted by obviously satisfied diners. The Experience menu is very aptly named because each dish is a different taste sensation, none of which were disappointing. Our Sommelier recommended some lovely local wines that matched...our tastes and perfectly complimented the food. I recommend La Aquarela to discerning diners who don't mind paying out for the very best.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 29, 2022 via mobile

I had dinner here with my better half. The experience menu lasted about 3.5 hours. We loved each bite. The personnel was great. Everything is taken care of in great detail. Definitely recommended.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 25, 2022 via mobile

From the minute we walked through the door it was amazing We had the experience menu and can’t stop raving about it. The unusual combination of flavours, the presentation and impeccable service. Out favourite dishes were the break the rules, fish in candy floss with...a to die for sauce and a chocolate dessert that oozed flavour. The restaurant deserve more than its 1 Michelin star. If it wasn’t for this place we wouldn’t consider returning to Gran Canaria as nice as the island isMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 27, 2022

Flawless. A 1 star restaurant that really delivers. Better than a 2 star we went to in Barcelona. Amazing tastes, flawless service and very good wine pairing. Also the views are very beautiful. Celebrated my 50th birthday. Couldn't have been any better. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 18, 2022 via mobile

La Aquarela is by far one of the best restaurants on the island. Gregorio and his team is killing it, and they never let their guard down when it comes to quality. Service is on point, food is outstanding, location and view are fantastic. Worth...every penny!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 17, 2022

The starters and mains are great, but the last three courses are absolutely to die for. Best desserts I have ever had.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 26, 2022 via mobile

Very enjoyable dining experience with a very busy restaurant for a Wednesday evening. We decided to have the tasting menu, which was absolutely delicious. Apart from we didn't like the poultry pate which wasn't to our taste but we were offered an alternative when the...waiter realized this. The Maitre-d' fully engaged with us, as did the other members of staff, which made the dining experience very enjoyable. There was even some theater where the chef came from the kitchen and interacted with the clients and made a dessert at the table. The highlight was the red tuna, it was fantastic. Also the cotton candy, Breaking Rules, expertly wrapped around fish and a dipping sauce - delicious. This restaurant fully desreves it's michelen stars and is on par with the top hotels on London. A very enjoyable evening thank you all at La AqueleraMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 14, 2022

I am no food expert or any kind of gourmand but the meal we had was absolutely wonderful. The delivery, the style, the experience was just spectacular (as was the effect on my wallet!) BUT value for money regardless of the amount and that is...numero uno for me. Was I full (after I think it was 14 dishes/ amuse) no. Was I satisfied? YES! Thank you. I will be backMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 11, 2022 via mobile

Had a very convincing first experience at the Aquarella. The offer is limited to 2 different 10-course menus, no à la carte, which is a bit surprising. We opted for the mixed one ( the other one is vegetarian) and were really impressed. The structure...of the menu, the quality and diversity of products, the presentations of dishes were brilliantly mastered. Some courses were indeed memorable (like this anthological « breaking the rules »!) and the chef is offering some audacious dishes with very pure and strong tastes that you don’t find every days (hyper concentrated sauce reductions, intense mojos, etc). There was basically no weak point during the whole meal. Very friendly and efficient service. Impressive wine list (essentially Spanish of course). This is a highly deserved Michelin star that can compete without problem with any other in the world (contrarily to the other one star a few km away which doesn’t play in the same category in my opinion). Absolutely worth the detour.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 19, 2022

Aquarela is a very rare thing in the Canary Islands: modern haute cuisine. It is a restaurant where one might say that the chef, rather than the customer, is in charge. He offers two tasting menus (one vegetarian, the other not) with wine pairings. There...is no a la carte. His style in innovative. Not every innovation works. There is emphasis on presentation, with specially designed crockery. The good dishes are very good. The wines are interesting, but not every pairing suited my palate. The dining room is lovely and the service is excellent. At about €200 the cost is normal for this class of cuisine. The restaurant has no street entrance of its own. Access is via the main entrance of the Apartamentos Aquamar.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed December 21, 2021 via mobile

We had a lovely table outside and ordered the Experience menu with wine tasting. The service didn’t feel very personal. Constantly somebody else showed up. Did his or her line or two and left. They are circling the tables like robots. We would have preferred...our own waiter with a more personal touch and attention. The food was good but never wow. We did love the fresh bread. The wine pairing didn’t pair at all. Most wines were not very nice or special. Overall it was a very expensive experience with a disappointing after taste.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 2, 2021

Having dined at Umiaya a few nights before, I was a bit aprehensive as both restaurants share the same head chef. However, upon being welcomed by the proprietor and being shown to our table, I knew that this was going not going to be disappointed....Our table was inside in front of a pair of doors which no doubt are open in the summer months, that looks out onto a good sized patio with additional tables located on the edge of the hotel swimming pool. We chose the Experience Menu with accompanying wines. Having read a previous review that didn't rate their experience at La Aquarela, stating that the wine pairings did not compliment the dishes, I was curious to find out for myself. The menu was 9 course for 110euro with the usual amuse bouches and pre dinner delights thrown in. The wines i thought paired well, even the dry sherry {of which i'm not a fan) worked with the relevant course. The menu was quite fish oriented which wasn't an issue, with a couple of meat dishes thrown in. Each course was a culinary delight both visually and taste wise with all the usual pomp and ceremony that can come with Michelin dining. Pouring soups and sauces, unusual crockery, fancy reveals. The wines were described and presented well by them wine waiter. Overall a fantastic dining experience. Attractive, young and experienced staff atteneded to us throughout the evening all with multiple language capabilities. Would highly receommend a visitMore

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed November 13, 2021

This Michelin restaurant nearby anfi beach is a great experience. We got the menu and there many extra suprice, it is a Michelin restaurant, and that is always expensive, but compared to same level restaurants in Denmark, this was really value for money. The service...was the best we ever tried.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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yes you need reservations, go on their website they respond rapidly to email res request they are open 7p to 11p Tuesday to Sunday
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La Aquarela is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5