Bars & Restaurants

The Mediterranean diet is in fashion. Basic products such as fresh vegetables and pulses, fruit, fish and virgin olive oil have made Andalusian cuisine a major attraction.

The cuisine of the area around Casa Cruz is typical of inland areas and includes ingredients such as game, locally produced meat and the abundant fruits and vegetables produced in its gardens and orchards.

Olive oil and the excellent local wine are the perfect accompaniment for this delicious cuisine. Travellers can sample the broad bean casserole, asparagus with scrambled eggs, the cochifrito (fried suckling pig), lamb casserole, the typical migas serranas (fried seasoned breadcrumbs) and the stewed bull’s tail, whose main ingredient comes from the fighting bulls.

The gazpacho and salmorejo (thick gazpacho made with bread) are delicious dishes for tempering the summer heat. You will find delicious cured meats and hearty fare: kid with garlic, fried kid, hare... There are countless recipes for gazpacho in Malaga: ajoblanco (with garlic and almonds), porra antequerana, gazpachuelo (with fish).
The locally-produced wines, made from raisins and muscatel grapes, and the Pedro Ximénez sweet wine are internationally renowned. Some restaurants have also added to their menus Mozarabic dishes such as lamb with honey, a speciality that can be enjoyed all year round.

Bars and Restaurants recommended by CASA CRUZ

Los Pajaritos

Our local Bar / Restaurant in Fuente del Conde - (Fountain of the Count) Antonio the bar owner likes to think that he is the Count, its a great place to eat - they have a vegetarian menu if you ask and there are stunning views from the terrace - if you tell them Dave and AL sent you from Casa Cruz you may get a free drink - closed MONDAYS out of season (open every day peak season) Free WIFI - only bar in Fuente del conde tel 615 258 489 - you can get take away from here such as Pizzas also - Antonio can arrange a Paella or suckling Pig to be delivered directly to Casa Cruz

La Paloma

Restaurant on the A333 on the way from Villanueva de Tapia to Salinas. Its closed Mondays - but does lovely reasonably priced mediterranean food - they do Veggie and Vegan as well and has a great setting and terrace - the two guys there will also arrange a free aperitif if you mention to Andres that you are staying at Casa Cruz tel 952 750 409

The Bobadilla Hotel

Stunning high class celebrity hotel on the way to Salinas down a 3km Driveway - there are two restaurants it has to be seen but suggest you dress appropriately lunchtime menu is more reasonably priced - maybe just head here for the gorgeous setting and a drink or two at the Bar open March to November

Bar Juani

Bar Restaurant in between the two roads up to Iznajar stunning views over the lake - really friendly reception - lovely Spanish food - great for Breakfast Lunch or Supper nice terrace by the road - closed Tuesdays.

The village of Salinas has three large restaurants we recommend 2 of them...

Manolos

At the end of the village just on the way out it looks like a saloon bar from a western - but has great food and ambience

La Estacion

The old station building is now a great bar and restaurant great terrace lovely views nice staff. It is located behind Mejias restaurant. Good for cheap Spanish food and cheery hosts but we have had mixed experience of the quality of food so would not fully recommend.

In Loja:

Pizzaria Atracon Calle Rafael Perez del Alamo

Tel 958 323 517 - the only pizza place we know to get 5* trip advisor reviews - looks unlikely from the outside but the food is amazing.

In Granada:

Cafe Colon

The Cafe is located next to the cathedral on the via Colon it is one of the oldest cafes in the city and does really good food - really recommended for Breakfast or Lunch.

“Alcala la Real”

- town north of Granada - theres a Restaurant in the main Park in the town. It's in a great surroundings and good food - really recommend it.

In Iznajar:

Bar Verde

English Cafe Bar with quality food including Sunday roast dinners located at bottom of hill in Iznajar.

Iznajar Beach Bar

Situated right on the beach at the lake. Only open in the summer season, standard Beach bar food - follow signs to Valdearenas Camp site and sailing school

Koh-l-Noor

Indian Restuarant behind the tourist information office in Antequera, Open 1-4 and 6-12 every day. Takeaway available.

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