When you are enjoying Gran Canaria holidays it is nice to find great restaurants too. There are hundreds to choose from but not all of them are good! See the Restaurants Gran Canaria post for more restaurant ideas.
Restaurant Picasso is between the Lara Apartment Complex and the Europa Centre in Puerto Rico. It calls itself an Italian pizzeria but there are many different dishes on the menu, including sole, mussels and various cuts of steak.
The atmosphere is quiet and pleasant and the staff are friendly. I had Snails Bourguignon to start and Mike had fresh asparagus with steamed salmon. Both were really nice. Next we had a beef and chicken fondue which was brilliant. You get 4 sauces with it, which were ketchup, gravy, lemon cream sauce and garlic mayonnaise.
I have a fondue set here. I ordered it from Ebay in mainland Spain before I realised you can actually get them here (would’ve saved me waiting 3 weeks for the snail-like postal service to deliver it but that’s another story!) Anyway, I’ve only had cheese fondue, never meat fondue, and I wasn’t disappointed.
The fondue was 42 euros between the 2 of us and we got plenty of raw fillet steak cubes and chicken cubes to cook ourselves in the fondue pot, and cream sauteed potatoes and fresh vegetables too.
It was one of very few restaurants here which serves fresh vegetables (I’m sure I ranted about that on another thread somewhere!) and the service was excellent. Even the little touches were there, such as soft butter rather than the rock hard stuff you normally get served around here!
If you’re staying in Puerto Rico, Restaurant Picasso opposite the Europa Centre is highly recommended. It is open daily from 4pm and I heartily recommend the fondue! You can book a table on 928 560041 if it’s the height of summer or the Christmas period. Else you can just turn up.