Top Choice Spanish in Los Vélez

Mesón El Molino

Tucked away up a narrow lane near the centre of Vélez Blanco, this grand, old-fashioned restaurant places a real emphasis on top-quality ingredients, proudly displayed in the lobby: aged beef, perfect tomatoes, obsc…
Top Choice Mediterranean Fusion in Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata-Níjar

Restaurante La Villa

Next door to Agua Amarga's top hotel, La Villa is a sophisticated restaurant with a romantically lit dining room and pretty outside terrace. The dishes try just hard enough to be original, but stop short of being sl…
Top Choice Modern Spanish in Torremolinos & Benalmádena

La Consula

This is one of the coast’s top professional culinary schools. Located around 6km northwest of Torremolinos in Churriana, the daily menu reflects an innovative twist on traditional Spanish dishes with beautifully cra…
Top Choice Tapas in Torremolinos & Benalmádena

La Alternativa

Well worth seeking out, this tiny traditionally tiled place has a year-round feria atmosphere with its walls papered with flamenco posters, matador pics and the occasional Virgin. It’s always packed and the tapas ar…
Top Choice Cafe in Almuñécar & La Herradura

La Italiana Cafe

Weirdly, considering its name and pizza/pasta menu, La Italiana is the place to go for local Almuñécar pastries such as torta de al-hajú and cazuela mohina. Enjoy them with a cappuccino, surrounded by ceiling fresco…
in Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata-Níjar

Restaurante La Palma

Restaurante La Palma, overlooking the beach, plays good music and serves excellent fish at good prices.
in Las Alpujarras

Los Mariscos

Eat at seafood restaurant Los Mariscos, where everything is cooked with fresh ingredients.
Andalucian in Baeza

Mesón Restaurante La Góndola

A terrific local, atmospheric restaurant, helped along by the glowing, wood-burning grill behind the bar, cheerful service and good food. Try patatas baezanas, a vegetarian delight that mixes a huge helping of sauté…
Andalucían in Laujar de Andarax

Los Albardinales

East of Tabernas, the terrain gets a little less arid – lush enough to support extensive olive groves producing large quantities of olive oil – including those of organic oil-maker Los Albardinales, a little more th…
Mediterranean in Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata-Níjar

Casa Café de la Loma

A Mediterranean heaven with great sea views, this old cortijo (farmstead) runs a summer-only restaurant. The menu covers fresh fish and local meats but also plenty of creative salads and other vegetarian dishes, and…