In the Middle East, bathed by the Mediterranean Sea, the cradle of three monotheistic religions, Lebanon has been the scene throughout history of cultural and gastronomic exchanges.

Its proximity to the sea and the mountains and being the epicenter of the meeting of civilizations and religions, have resulted in a unique gastronomy known throughout the world.


Being a cross between the West and the East, the crossbreeding of cultures and religions has provided Lebanon with a very rich and diverse gastronomy, inspired by Turkish and Arabic cuisine and influenced by French gastronomy.

New to Lebanese cuisine? Come to Monte Líbano and live an authentic experience!



It was the year 1989 when a 23-year-old young man, fleeing the Lebanese civil war, came to the Soviet Union to try to study medicine with a scholarship from the Communist Party, but fate had a surprise for him. In 1991, with the fall of the Soviet Union, our protagonist had to abandon his dream of being a doctor and leaving his studies aside, he fled to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, getting a job as a “fregachin” in one of the first Lebanese restaurants of the island. With the experience acquired in this restaurant over 10 years, and the desire to discover new flavors and experiences, Alí decided to learn to cook. And so, in October 2002, he founded his first restaurant, MONTE LÍBANO.