Restaurants

Top Choice Tapas in Málaga

El Mesón de Cervantes

Cervantes started as a humble tapas bar run by expat Argentine Gabriel Spatz but has now expanded into four bar-restaurants (each with a slightly different bent), all within a block of each other. This one is the HQ…
Top Choice Andalucian in Antequera

Arte de Cozina

It's hard not to notice the surrounding agricultural lands as you approach Antequera, and this fascinating little hotel-restaurant combo is where you get to taste what they produce. Slavishly true to traditional dis…
Top Choice Seafood in El Puerto de Santa María

Aponiente

Audacious is the word for the bold experimentation of leading Spanish chef Angel León, whose seafood-biased nueva cocina has won a cavalcade of awards, transforming Aponiente into Andalucía's first triple-Michelin-s…
Top Choice Moroccan in Vejer de la Frontera

El Jardín del Califa

The sizzling atmosphere matches the cooking at this exotically beautiful restaurant, also a hotel and tetería (teahouse). It's hidden in a cavernous house where even finding the bathroom is a full-on adventure. The …
Top Choice Andalucian in Seville

conTenedor

This slow-food restaurant in the boho Macarena district prides itself on using local, organic produce. The vibe is arty and relaxed, with an open kitchen, mismatched furniture and colourful contemporary paintings by…
Top Choice Andalucian in Córdoba

Casa Pepe de la Judería

Thoughtfully prepared classic Andalucian fare, on a sunny roof terrace or in rooms adorned with traditional and contemporary Cordoban art, keeps Pepe's (first opened in 1920) high in the popularity charts. Dishes ra…
Top Choice Fusion in Málaga

Óleo

Located at the city's contemporary-art museum with white-on-white minimalist decor, Óleo provides diners with the unusual choice of Mediterranean or Asian food, with some subtle combinations such as duck breast with…
Top Choice Spanish in Marbella

Farm

First, it’s not a farm but rather an exceptionally pretty restaurant in Marbella’s old town consisting of a patio, a terrace and a dining room furnished with modern ‘chill-out’ flourishes. The food's all farm fresh …
Top Choice Andalucian in Úbeda

Cantina La Estación

The charming originality here starts with the design – three rooms with railway themes (the main dining room being the deluxe carriage). It continues with the seasonal array of inspired fusion dishes, such as wild b…
Top Choice Seafood in Nerja

Chiringuito de Ayo

The menu is listed in nine languages, but the only word you need to understand at beachside Ayo is ‘paella’. They cook the rice dish every day in a huge pan atop an open wood-burning fire right next to the sand. A p…