Recommended bars and restaurants

In the village:

Los Atanores just 2 kms outside the village, is a typical country restaurant or “venta” with a varied menu, serving decent portions and representing very good value for money. Usually open until around eleven or twelve. Can be busy at weekends, especially for weddings and christenings.

www.restauranteventalosatanores.com

Restaurant Nescania just above the bridge and less than 5 minutes from Loma la Parra (15 minutes from La Majada Alta).  From the patio there is a perfect view overlooking the village and mountains which are partially floodlit at night.

In the bar is the mixed blessing of a large screen T.V. usually showing sport. The side door leads to an open air disco and bar in a very pleasant garden setting.

For younger adults there are a few “pubs” in the village. (In Spain “pub” usually indicates a bar with subdued lighting and loud music)

El pub de la plaza is near the church. El pub de Castellejo is near the restaurant mentioned above. Comic is at the lower corner of the village and is probably the most lively and also has a dance floor.

Roast Chicken is available at weekends. Turn right after the petrol station, past Bar el Pino.

El Pajaro Loco, established over 30 years, has won awards for its tapas and can provide a variety of food on the premises or to take away. From the main square pass between the church and the town hall and turn right. This bar is half way up the street, with the entrance down some steps on the right.

Other popular bars which serve food are Bar Jimenez also known as  Pickiki near the bakers and also El Rincon Del Tapeito just below the market kiosks in the square.

Restaurants near the village:

La Rocabella, 6 kms from the village towards El Chorro gorge. Our neighbour, Rafael is the charming English speaking host with an excellent Scottish chef. Wide menu, delightful ambience, delicious food. This is the nearest restaurant to La Majada Alta.

Bar El Kiosko, one of the first restaurants you come to on your way around the lakes. Lovely views of the lake. Near the Entrance to the Caminito del Rey.

El Oasis, further around the lake road. Friendly English speaking management, good menu, rustic décor.

Kon-Tiki Restaurant. At the beginning of the next lake is a well sign-posted, open air, bar and restaurant in the finest setting imaginable. The owner is a Sikh from Croatia!

Restaurante La Garganta . By the station at el Chorro , close to the exit from the caminito del rey.

Restaurants further afield:

**** Hotel Golf Antequera. 10 minutes drive from the centre of Antequera, this very attractive hotel has a variety of restaurants.

****Hotel Convento La Magdalena is located in Antequera, Provice of Málaga. Once you get to Antequera, follow the signs to the Antequera Golf Course. The hotel is located at the end of the golf course in a remote location befitting an old, converted Convent

You will also see tis hotel signposted to your left a few Kms.  before you take the winding descent into Antequera.

****Hotel Fuente del Sol,  La Hoya, 951 700 700   670 467 210 http://www.hotelfuentedelsol.com-

This hotel/restaurant is in La Hoya, between Abdalajis and El Torcal going past Loma la Parra.

****Finca Eslava. Wonderful food. Typical, traditional Andaluz setting. Just outside Antequera on the Cordoba road.

 Restaurant Plaza de Torros, Antequera. Worth a visit for it’s unusual setting in the walls of the bull ring.

El Mirador, Antequera. A similar standard to Los Atanores in the village. Situated on the road to Antequera after the Z bend descent to the town. Be sure to walk through the restaurant to the patio at the rear for a truly magnificent view of Antequera by day or night.

Rio Frio, Loja. This makes a perfect half way stopping place on the return from Granada. (We eat here after skiing in Sierra Nevada, the open fire being very popular !) At Loja take the old Malaga road to Rio Frio and look for the rustic restaurant with the thatch covered patio.

Alhaurin Golf Club Restaurant. Take the road to Alhaurin el Grande. Pass through the town towards Mijas. Cross the roundabout with the giant lamp-post and see the club house on your right.

Fuengirola. On the coast, just over one hours’ drive from the village, this Costa del Sol town has every type and nationality of restaurant imaginable plus dozens of beach bars.

El Tintero, Malaga. Leave Malaga city on the coast road towards Nerja. This restaurant is on the beach just before the sports port of Malaga at El palo. To enjoy this unusual restaurant, visit with several friends at a busy time. There is no need to order, just wave to a waiter who is carrying a tray of something appetising and he will leave a dish for you. The waiters continually circulate with a variety of fried fish, beer is served by the jug, and when it’s time to pay, they simply count your dishes and write the price on the cloth. Instant service and fish as fresh as it gets!

This is very close to El Candado port where boats can be chartered as mentioned above.