Restaurants

Top Choice Spanish in Jaén

Casa Antonio

This elegant little restaurant, in an unpromising street off Parque de la Victoria, prepares top-class Spanish fare rooted in local favourites, such as partridge in escabeche (an oil-vinegar-wine marinade), lamb cho…
Andalucian in Jaén

El Gorrión

Lazy jazz plays in the background, old newspaper cuttings and lopsided paintings hang from the walls, and it feels as though local punters have been propping up the bar ever since 1888 (when it opened). But all ages…
Seafood in Jaén

El Pato Rojo

No-frills but often packed to the gills, the 'Red Duck' concentrates on one thing – top seafood tapas. Unless you've grabbed one of the few tables out on the narrow pavement, it's a matter of squeezing up to the bar…
Andalucian in Jaén

Taberna La Manchega

La Manchega has been in action since the 1880s; apart from enjoying the bocadillos (long bread rolls with fillings including five types of tortilla) and raciones (full plates of tapas items) such as chorizo de cierv…
Cafe in Jaén

Colombia 50 Café

A large cafe with a sort of tropical-colonial ambience, Colombia is busy most of the day and a fine place for breakfast. Try one of their blankitas (toasted bread with assorted toppings, including partridge-and-toma…
Spanish in Jaén

Panaceite

Always packed, this corner bar near the cathedral has a semicircle of outside tables. It serves some seriously good tapas and raciones, such as pork tenderloin with a choice of four sauces, or aubergines in sugar-ca…