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Andalucian in Mairena

Las Chimeneas

The restaurant at Las Chimeneas guesthouse serves excellent Alpujarran food using largely organic produce from the British owners’ five-hectare finca (farm). A daily menu gives a choice of three starters and mains, …
Andalucian in Yegen

El Rincón de Yegen

El Rincón de Yegen, on the eastern edge of the village, is a cosy country restaurant with tables set around a stone fireplace in a quaint wood-beamed dining room. Dishes reflect the setting, featuring local speciali…
Andalucian in Válor

Restaurante Aben Humeya

The village of Válor is known for its olive oil, goat's cheese and partridge, all of which you can sample at this cosy bar-restaurant, downhill of the main road. Its menu features seasonal treats, such as local mush…
Andalucian in Válor

Bar Azahara

As authentic as it gets, this local bar heaves on Saturday nights as locals come for their weekend meal out or just to chat with friends over beers and tapas. Sitting outside you can just see over the road to the di…
Feria in Cádiar

Feria de Cádiar

Held in early October, Cádiar's annual feria is a boisterous affair with plenty of music and drinking. Party central is Plaza de la Iglesia where festival-goers fill up on free wine at the Fuente del Vino, a special…
Andalucian in Bérchules

Hotel Los Bérchules Restaurant

Each evening, the restaurant of the Hotel Los Bérchules cooks up a three-course dinner with a choice of three starters and mains. Typically, you could kick off with a warming lentil and spinach soup before enjoying …
Viewpoint in Bérchules

Mirador Era de la Platera

This viewing platform at the top of the village commands huge views over the surrounding hills down to the white town of Cádiar. The terrace was once used by local farmers for threshing and wind-winnowing, two tradi…
Andalucian in Cádiar

Alquería de Morayma Restaurant

You'll need your own wheels but it's well worth searching out the Alquería de Morayma where the tranquil setting and season-inspired farmhouse food make for a winning combination. A €13 fixed-price menu is available…
Fiesta in Válor

Moros y Cristianos

The noisy, colourful re-enactment of a 1568 Moorish rebellion is the headline feature of Válor's annual festival, one of the most popular in Las Alpujarras. The four-day event also features fervent religious process…
Andalucian in Mecina Bombarón

Restaurante Casa Joaquin

After a hike in the hills, reward yourself with an ice-cold beer and no-nonsense plato alpujarreño (spicy sausage, black pudding, bacon, a fried egg, chips and fried green pepper) at this no-frills bar-restaurant on…