LOCANDA EL ROQUE, italian restaurant.
(Find it on the picture at the very edge of the building line, towards the ocean)
This is one of the top highlight experiences if you are visiting Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
LOCANDA EL ROQUE is a secluded restaurant that has a perfect balance between a homely & high cuisine touch, with a very intimate interior and a terrace which during dusk & sunset becomes a highlight to remember, candle lights inclusive.
Located at EL PAGADOR, which is at the Northern Coast before turning uphill to Moya.
The owner of the restaurant, an italian charismatic man, is not precisely the most sympathetic man on earth, but is better than that, a truly genuine man that could well be a character from Tim Burton’s films.
His wife (a Canarian very elegant and kind lady) and their daughter, run this space, which apart from the highlights has two or three weird peculiarities:
The restaurant is not marked nor announced anywhere on the road nor on the building areas, nor a parking ig signed. They are confident, and so we are, that sooner or later everyone in the island has heard of, or has come here for dinner or lunch.
They don’t have a website, just the indications from Google maps and other references from travel blogs.
Mr. Attilio also claims (if he is in his most genuine mood) that he welcomes everybody to dine except to P(…) and B(…). We keep the secret.
Obviosuly he addresses such sentences loud and genuinly funny to his customers without knowing their professions.
And last particularity: on Tuesday he only receives cash. No credit crads. Just on Tuesday. In case you don’t have cash he invites you to pay the bill some other day at your own convenience.
Nevertheless all of these particularities we can assure, this place is a MUST VISIT restaurant.