The Cita Centre, or Cita shopping centre, in Playa del Inglés, is quite central and is worth a look.
A lot of the bars and restaurants are German but don’t let that put you off if you’re not from Germany because it’s a lively centre and there are plenty of places to eat and drink. The shops are open late too.
The Cita Centre is right opposite Sakura III, one of my favourite restaurants on the island. If you like Japanese food, you’ll love it! It’s much better than the Chinese buffet restaurants if you want something special but not necessarily Canarian cooking.
There is more information about the Cita Centre here: http://www.cc-cita.com/cccita/en/index.php