Restaurants

Top Choice Andalucian in Zahara de la Sierra

Al Lago

At the foot of the village, overlooking Zahara's reservoir, British-American-run Al Lago serves Andalucian cuisine with an inventive, contemporary slant. Local, seasonal, often-organic ingredients star in creations …
Top Choice Andalucian in Arcos de la Frontera

Taberna Jóvenes Flamencos

You've got to hand it to this cheerful, popular place, which successfully opened amid the recession. Along with wonderful flamenco/bullfighting decor, tiled floors and hand-painted hot-red tables, it has an enticing…
Tapas in Grazalema

La Maroma

The cooking is significantly more fun and inventive than the rustic check-cloth, beamed-ceiling, bull-festival-inspired decor suggests at this cosy gastrobar, run by a young family team. Creative local-inspired tapa…
Andalucian in Arcos de la Frontera

El Corregidor

With its spectacular cliff-side terrace and divine countryside views, this classically smart parador restaurant is Arcos' most elegant eatery. The local-inspired menu includes subtly updated temptations like avocado…
Andalucian in Grazalema

Restaurante El Torreón

This cosy, friendly restaurant with a roaring winter fire specialises in traditional mountain cuisine, from local chorizo and cheese platters to tagarnina (thistle) scrambles (a Cádiz delicacy) and sirloin in green-…
Tapas in Arcos de la Frontera

Bar La Cárcel

A cárcel (prison) in name only, this welcoming, low-key bar-restaurant offers no-nonsense tapas – honeyed eggplant with goat's cheese, spinach-cheese crêpes, bacon-wrapped prawns – alongside ice-cold cañas (small dr…
Moroccan in Arcos de la Frontera

Babel

Arcos' Moroccan-fusion restaurant has tasteful decor (red-washed walls, cushy booths and ornate stools shipped in from Casablanca) and some equally tasty dishes. Choose from perfectly spiced tagines and couscous, zi…
Andalucian in Setenil de las Bodegas

Restaurante Casa Palmero

On Setenil's main plaza, towards the top of town, this down-to-earth cave-restaurant with a tiny terrace is a good choice for tucking into uncomplicated local fare such as goat's-cheese salads, oven-baked sea bass, …
Andalucian in Olvera

Hotel Sierra y Cal

At the eastern end of town, this locally popular hotel cafe-restaurant rustles up meaty mains, omelettes, revueltos (scrambles), montaditos (mini filled sandwiches) and a few mountain-style tapas.
Tapas in Olvera

Taberna Juanito Gómez

A simple little place that does tasty, decent-value tapas and montaditos (bite-sized filled rolls) taking in all your usual favourites: garlic prawns, grilled mushrooms, Manchego cheese and Iberian ham.