We had dinner in the elegant dining room as it was too hot to comfortably sit outside by the river. It was a bit on the early side and the restaurant wasn't busy, but it still took awhile for the aperitifs to arrive. We elected the three course fixed price menu which was a good deal at $45; we chose our own wine rather than going with the restaurant's selection (for an additional $15 per head). The shrimp and the pork loin were very good main courses; the salads, the dessert and cheese were very good as well. Overall, the service was excellent.
A sour note was something rarely seen in a high end restaurant. A couple finished dinner shortly after we arrived. Our view of the river was across their table. Through nearly all our dinner It remained as they left it--white napkins crumpled on the table, half-eaten dessert plates, nearly empty wine glasses, chairs pushed back from the table. After awhile the scene acquired the quality of an uninspired still-life painting. Aside from that one lapse, Las Canarias is a very good restaurant.