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Restaurante Nelson

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Avenida Polizon 47 | Playa de Arinaga, 35118 Aguimes, Gran Canaria, Spain
+34 928 18 08 60
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 11:30 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every thursday this restaurant participates in the weekly pinchos night. Here you can get a variety of tapas. It only costs 2 euro for a tapa and a small wine or beer. Nice seaside view from the restaurant.

Thank Steven L
Carshalton, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We chose this restaurant over the others on the front only for the menu. There was a good selection of meat but mainly sea food dishes. The service was good and food delicious. The butterflied fish and Canarian Sea Bream were well received after Prawn Rolls in a chili dip.

Thank Peter N
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Great service, attention to detail, delicious food. We had the oysters, croquetas and smoked cheeses - but saw some great plates on the other tables! Will be back!

Thank David C
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Canary island have good places to lunch (much more of bad food, of course), not too visibles for tourists . Nelson is one of these marvelous restaurants. Small, old fashioned decoration, but the food is sensational and the service absolutely 10. The red tuna was fresh, amazing, and expertly prepared. One of the top restaurants in the island. Maybe the... More 

Thank Alvaro H
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2015

We went there 2-3 times during a week of windsurfing in Pozo - Gran Canaria. The place is simple but the chef and owner is an artist at the craft of cooking fish. Don't bother looking at the menu! Ask him what he's got fresh from the market and he'll blow you away! We had some fish salad starters and... More 

1 Thank Petetheswiss
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2014 via mobile

Gran canaria is a bit of a gastronomic desert but Nelson bucks the trend. Positioned on the waterfront and with buzzers on the table for service we didn't know what to expect but we had tuna, lightly seared and prawns with garlic and they we're fantastic. Best food on the island!

1 Thank Elizabethcheshire78
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014

Let's be clear: Gran Canaria is a bit of an odd place: we came here with a few mates to windsurf. But the Nelson is a real little gem? If the interior design is a little dated but the food was sensational and the service absolutely top notch. We had an amazing fish expertly prepared, the chef was really charming.... More 

Thank Petetheswiss
Hamburg, Germany
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114 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

Dear Nelson Team, we just want to see a little bit improvement by the service, The order and the dishes served were not correct. But the Kitchen is very good and the service was friendly. i am sure next time will be better again.

Thank N-Joy-Bleisure
Brussels, Belgium
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2012

We have really enjoyed our visits at Nelson: Spectacular views, nice cozy decor with an art exhibition, friendly service, delicious food, wine and sweet... We go each year to Arinaga and a Nelson-visit is an absolutely must.

1 Thank Anne H
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2011

Superb panoramic views over the ocean from the restaurant. Good food and wine menu and the food ingredients seem top quality and fresh fish caught locally. Presentation of the food does let them down slightly. Friendly and attentive staff. Slightly pretentious in that they believe there is no better or equal. Well worth a visit.

2 Thank TastyGC

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 17:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Polizon 47 | Playa de Arinaga, 35118 Aguimes, Gran Canaria, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Canary Islands  >  Gran Canaria  >  Aguimes
  • Phone Number: +34 928 18 08 60

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?