Bar El Peñon, Humilladero
Bar El Peñon can be found in warm and welcoming premises in the centre of the village. Open from Fridays to Sundays, it is a lovely place for a tradional Andalucian lunch or evening meal! The beamed dining area is very attractively decorated in traditional Andalucian style. Tapas are good and very varied, including garlic chicken, fried fish, chorizo and a selection of pork dishes. The restaurant menu has a lot of choice, including fresh grilled prawns and salmon in Malaga wine, and a large selection specially for children.
Restaurante La Herradura, Humilladero
The chef at this restaurant trained in Seville and offers a large menu of delicious Andalucian favourites including seafood and lamb, at very reasonable prices! There is a large covered terrace if you wish to sit outside, and a play area for children inside the restaurant.
Restaurante El Colmao, Humilladero
Lovely local restaurant perfect for that special family celebration! Large dining room with separate bar. Very good quality food and service. Excellent beef and seafood and delicious pinchos (the famous tapas served in the northern Spanish city of San Sebastian).
Bar Las Niñas, Humilladero
Very welcoming bar with very generous tapas portions (all included in the price of a drink!). On Sunday they cook roast chickens (to eat in or takeaway – best to order) as well as a delicious tapas of paella to nibble on while you wait for your chicken.
Bar El Puentecillo, Humilladero
This is another friendly village bar that serves traditional Andalucian breakfasts, as well as a variety of cakes and cold tapas. It is just opposite the village supermarket so it makes a great place to relax while the other members of your party do the shopping!
Bar Bakero, Humilladero
A quintessentially Andalucian village bar, again with a long list of excellent freshly-made tapas, such as a delicious pollo al ajillo (chicken in a garlic sauce - always a great favourite of our children!). Serves paella at Sunday lunchtime.
Bar Mora, Humilladero
A traditional bar by the village square serving drinks, cakes and coffee, ideal for afternoon tea (merienda)- very busy at Fiesta time! Bar Mora is a great place to sample a real Andalucian breakfast, such as toasted molletes (the traditional Antequeran soft rolls) with piquant sobrasada.
Finca Eslava, Antequera
A converted cortijo just outside Antequera on the road to Cordoba with a beautiful patio andaluz where children can play while parents finish their meal. Very popular with the locals for weddings and business lunches, this is an ideal place to celebrate that special occasion. The owner takes his jamón very seriously indeed. After sampling some iberico ham with some local bread and garlic infused olive oil you will definitely want to take some home and the Eslava sells a variety of hams and cured cheeses for you to take away and enjoy every day of your holiday.
El Tintero, Malaga
A trip to El Tintero is an unmissable experience if you choose to visit the coast! It is set in the old fisherman's quarter of Malaga known as Pedregalejo, which is now a sought-after part of the city with a long beach bordered by many seafood restaurants-the most famous of which is the Tintero. Its uniqueness stems not only from the incredible freshness of the fish but from the way in which the food is served. Many waiters make their way around the restaurant shouting the names of the dishes they are carrying and the diners call them over whenever their chosen dishes come into view. Most of the fish is prepared on the barbecue or grill and the variety is endless. On any one day sole, bass, red mullet, bream, 'rosada', monkfish, lobster and prawns of different sizes will pass by your table. Simply signal to the waiter and it can be yours!
There is a playground next to the restaurant so that children can play while their parents spend a happy afternoon eating and drinking. The long sandy beach is a good place to relax before and after your meal. Read our in-depth article on the Tintero!
Sampling the delicious food and drink is one of the great pleasures of a holiday in Andalucia! You may also be interested in our article on eating out in Andalucia or John Campbell's entertaining account of the Andalucian diet "Bewildered in Andalucia".