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Tapas here include montaditos (small pieces of bread) topped with delicacies like duck breast and chorizo. Mains are available in the elegant dining room, where meat dominates – rabbit, partridge, lamb and beef cook…
Notable Building in Ronda

Plaza de Toros

In existence for more than 200 years, the Plaza de Toros is one of Spain's oldest bullrings and the site of some of the most important events in bullfighting history. A visit is a way of learning about this deep-roo…
Gastronomy in Ronda


The once famed Tragabuches restaurant has been replaced by the equally ambitious Bardal (with some staff crossover), where you’ll need to reserve ahead in order to enjoy the astounding 15- to 20-course menu, a whist…
Tapas in Ronda


A small outpost for Ronda’s new gourmet guru, Benito Gomez, who runs the nearby Bardal, Tragata allows you to sample some of the same cocina alta (haute cuisine) at a fraction of the price. Get ready for an eruption…
Andalucian in Ronda

Casa María

Walk straight through Ronda's old town and out of the Carlos V gate and the crowds mysteriously melt away, leaving just you and a few locals propping up the bar at Casa María. Lap it up. Set menus include dishes fea…
Andalucian in Ronda


A little off the trail in Ronda’s new town, the Tropicana has nonetheless garnered a strong reputation for its certified-organic food, served in a small but handsome restaurant with the feel of a modern bistro.
Museum in Ronda

Museo Lara

The museum is the private collection of Juan Antonio Lara Jurado, who has been a collector since the age of 10. Now in his 70s, he still lives above the museum, but his living space is set to shrink, as he wants to …
Gardens in Ronda

Casa del Rey Moro

Several landscaped terraces give access to La Mina, an Islamic stairway of more than 300 steps cut into the rock all the way down to the river at the bottom of the gorge. These steps enabled Ronda to maintain water …
Andalucian in Ronda

Restaurante Pedro Romero

Eating rabo de toro (oxtail) in a restaurant named after a famous bullfighter that sits opposite Spain’s most legendary bullring and has bull’s heads on the wall might not be everybody’s idea of fine dining. But the…
Square in Ronda

Plaza de España

The town's main square was made famous by Ernest Hemingway in For Whom the Bell Tolls. Chapter 10 tells how, early in the civil war, the 'fascists' of a small town were rounded up in the ayuntamiento (town hall), cl…