Local restaurants

El Penon Restaurant

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 Karma, Humilladero

Very friendly new restaurant serving a mix of traditional Andalucian and international cuisine.

Taberna Los Perillas, Humilladero

Popular bar in a quiet village square serving drinks and tapas, and also churros (Spanish doughnuts) with hot chocolate in the morning at weekends!

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.

Cafeteria Moraja, Humilladero

A cafe by the village square serving drinks, cakes and coffee, ideal for afternoon tea (merienda)- very busy at Fiesta time! Cafeteria Moraja is a great place to sample a real Andalucian breakfast, such as toasted molletes (the traditional Antequeran soft rolls) with piquant sobrasada (a pate spiced with plenty of garlic and paprika). Large variety of delicious home-made ice-creams!

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.

Arte de Cozina, Antequera

One of Antequera's best restaurants (with attached tapas bar). The owner takes great pride in showcasing the best local ingredients and in reviving recipes from his Andalucian heritage. Very good service. Recently voted 'best traditional restaurant' by the Academia Gastronómica de Málaga.

Restaurante Plaza de Toros, Antequera

Unique and well-established restaurant situated under Antequera's bullring (you don't have to watch a bullfight!). Great location, excellent cooking and friendly service (expensive though!).

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".