Today, the coastline around Mogán is a hive of attractive tourist resorts, with its many restaurants ready to treat their visitors, who come in search of fun sea activities, including fishing. They serve up many excellent locally sourced products, notably with their famous fruits such as papaya, mango and avocado from inland; while in the other direction, out to sea where local fishermen from Arguineguín or Puerto de Mogán bring in a huge variety of fish and sea food, the highlight being the seasonal tuna that is so highly regarded by the islanders that it carries the label of “from Mogán” after it.
Jack El Negro
Housed in one of precious few original fishermen’s cottages here, this restaurant has carafe-loads of earthy atmosphere. It is named after a legendary Caribbean pirate and run by Italian owner Claudio since 1970 (hence the Chianti bottle candleholders). A speciality is the steaks cooked to a tee on a parilla (open grill). Pizza, fish and meat dishes cooked on a wood-fired grill and served in magnificently rustic surroundings. You may need to reserve a table.
La Bodeguilla Juananá
Tucked into the corner of grandly named Plaza Mayor, in front of the yacht harbour, this restaurant is run with passion. The decor has an African theme and the gastro-flair dishes include daily specials like black pudding fried with an avocado and garlic sauce. Only downside is the overpriced drinks.
Run by Italians, this tiny place is predominantly a takeaway but has a few outside tables and, at the time of writing, was hoping to expand to another floor. The pizzas come highly recommended, and there is also a good range of pasta dishes and salads, plus the obligatory creamy tiramisu.
This popular place enjoys an ace position with two sprawling terraces overlooking the small harbour. The menu includes such dishes as oven-baked king prawns with fresh coriander. Alternatively, tuck into a straightforward plate of grilled sardines; you’ll never open a tin again.
Well-prepared German-inspired dishes; includes a vegetarian menu.