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Recommended restaurants in Andalusia


Arcos de la Frontera
Restaurant El Convento, Maldonado 2
Easily the best restaurant in town, you'll get it all here -- wonderful food, professional service, good wine, and charming ambience.
Try the Convent Soup with onions, pinenuts and walnuts, the roast lamb and the Cream of the Angels for dessert.
Phone:  95.670.23.33
Hours:  Daily 1PM to 4PM
and 7PM to 10:30PM
Credit cards accepted:  AE, MC, V
Main Courses From:   15EUR

Granada
Carmen de San Miguel, Plaza de Torres Bermejas 3
Visit this restaurant for its beautiful views of the city. Strong wine list and a very pleasant terrace.
Phone:  958.22.67.23
Hours:  Monday through Saturday 9:30AM to 4:30PM and 9PM to 11:30PM
Credit cards accepted:  AE, DC, MC, V
Main Courses From:   12EUR
Fixed Price Menu From:  22.55EUR

Chikito, Plaza del Campilio 9
On the pretty tree-lined square where Garcia Lorca and friends met during the 1920s. Enjoy tapas on the square or in the dining room, which serves both Andalusian and Basque dishes.
Phone:  958.22.33.64
Hours:  Thursday through Tuesday 1PM to 4PM and 8PM to 11:30PM
Credit cards accepted:  AE, DC, MC, V
Main Courses From:   10.80EUR
Fixed Price Menu From:  12EUR

Don Giovanni, Avenida de Cadiz Zaidin
Sometimes, you just have to have a pizza. When the spirit moves, this is the place.
Hours:  Thursday through Tuesday noon to 4:30PM and 8PM to 12:30AM; closed in August
Credit cards accepted:  AE, DC, MC, V
Main Courses From:   6EUR

Las Brasas, Carretera de la Sierra 54, Cenes de la Vega
Try anything from the charcoal grill at this reasonably priced restaurant.
Phone:  95.848.60.35
Hours:  Friday and Saturdays 8:30PM to 11PM; Monday/Tuesday/Thursday 1PM to 4PM; Sundays 1PM to 5PM; closed in August
Credit cards accepted:  No
Main Courses From:   Less than 18EUR

Meson Antonio, Ecce Homo 6
Located in an 18th-century house off the Campo del Principe, this restaurant serves lamb, roasts and grilled vegetables from its wood-burning oven.
Phone:  958.22.95.99
Hours:  Monday through Saturday 2PM to 3:30PM and 9PM to 10:30PM; Closed June through September
Credit cards accepted:  AE, MC, V
Main Courses From:   6EUR

Parador Nacional San Francisco Restaurant, Real de la Alhambra
The dining room of this former 16th-century convent ? now Spain's most popular parador ? offers unforgettable views of the Alhambra's Generalife gardens. Service is good and the food is perfectly acceptable, though it takes a back seat to the surroundings.
Phone:  958.22.14.40
Hours:  Daily 1PM to 4PM and 8PM to 11PM. Reservations required
Credit cards accepted:  AE, DC, MC, V
Main Courses From:   12EUR
Fixed Price Menu From:  22.25EUR

Restaurant Cunini, Plaza de la Pescaderia 14
This expensive restaurant specializes in seafood. You can usually choose between more than 100 dishes, prepared in several different Spanish regional style.
Phone:  958.25.07.77
Hours:  Tuesday through Sunday noon to 4PM and 8PM to midnight
Credit cards accepted:  AE, DC, MC, V
Main Courses From:   13.25EUR
Fixed Price Menu From:  30EUR

Restaurant Sevilla, Calle Oficios 12
Opposite the Royal Chapel, this popular restaurant has hosted everyone from Lorca to Brigitte Bardot. The tapas here are outstanding.
Phone:  958.22.12.23
Hours:  Daily 1PM to 4PM and Monday through Saturday from 8PM to 11:30PM
Credit cards accepted:  AE, DC, MC, V
Main Courses From:   6EUR
Fixed Price Menu From:  15EUR

Ruta del Valleta, Carretera de la Sierre Nevada, km 5.5, Cenes de la Vega
Three and a half miles northwest of Granada, many consider this the best restaurant in the area. You can't go wrong with any of the juicy grilled meats or seafood. Fabulous desserts and better than ordinary service.
Phone:  958.48.61.34
Hours:  Daily 1PM to 4:30PM and Monday through Saturday 8PM to midnight
Credit cards accepted:  AE, DC, MC, V
Main Courses From:   15EUR
Fixed Price Menu From:  24EUR

Jerez de la Frontera
Gaitan, Calle Gaitan 3
Basque and Andalusian influences color the imaginative dishes here.
Phone:  956.34.58.59
Hours:  Monday through Saturday 1PM to 4:30PM and 8:30PM to 11:30PM; Sundays 1PM to 4:30PM
Credit cards accepted:  AE, DC, MC, V
Main Courses From:   5.40EUR
Fixed Price Menu From:  15EUR

La Mesa Redonda, Calle Manuel de la Quintana 3
With just eight tables, this tiny restaurant feels more like a private home. Classic Andalusian recipes are prepared with great care and the wine list is impressive.
Phone:  956.34.00.69
Hours:  Monday through Saturday 1PM to 4PM and 9PM to midnight
Credit cards accepted:  AE, DC, MC, V
Fixed Price Menu From:  21EUR

Malaga (Costa del Sol)
Café de Paris, Velez Malaga 8
Located near the bull ring, Café de Paris is arguably Malaga's best restaurant. As the name suggest, the recipes and preparations are French in origin, but with the freshest local ingredients. Wonderful desserts.
Phone:  952.22.50.43
Hours:  Monday through Saturday 1PM to 4PM and 8:30PM to midnight; Closed the first two weeks of July
Credit cards accepted:  AE, DC, MC, V
Main Courses From:   17EUR
Fixed Price Menu From:  12EUR

El Chinitas, Moreno Monroy 4
Packed with locals, this lively spot is good for seafood or tapas.
Phone:  952.21.09.72
Hours:  Daily 1PM to 4PM and 8PM to midnight
Credit cards accepted:  AE, DC, MC, V
Main Courses From:   11.15EUR

Parador del Golf, Carretta de Malaga, Apartado 324
Dine inside or on the patio that opens onto the pool area.
Phone:  952.38.12.55
Hours:  Daily 1:30PM to 4PM and 8:30PM to 11PM
Credit cards accepted:  AE, DC, MC, V
Main Courses From:   10.80EUR
Fixed Price Menu From:  21EUR

Parador Gibralfaro, Monte Gibralfaro
If the weather's nice, dine on one of the two terraces. Order hors d'oeuvres and you'll receive dozens of tiny treats. Good service and nice views.
Phone:  952.22.19.02
Hours:  Daily 1PM to 4PM and 8:30PM to 11PM
Credit cards accepted:  AE, DC, MC, V
Main Courses From:   10.80EUR
Fixed Price Menu From:  21EUR

Marbella (Costa del Sol)
El Portalon, Carretera de Cadiz, km 178
Just about a mile west of town near the entrance to the Marbella Club, this stylish, sophisticated restaurant is one of Marbella's best. Something for every taste from the diet-busting suckling pig to California spa cuisine.
Phone:  952.82.78.80
Hours:  Daily 1PM to 1:30AM
Credit cards accepted:  AE, DC, MC, V
Main Courses From:   10.80EUR

La Hacienda, Urbanizacion Hacienda Las Chapas, Ctra. Cadiz km. 193
The food is as impressive as the sea views from this lovely villa. Andalusian specialties with a French touch.
Phone:  95.283.12.67
Hours:  September though June. Wednesday through Sunday 1PM to 3:30PM and 8PM to 11:30PM; July and August, 8:30PM to midnight daily; closed mid-November through mid-December
Credit cards accepted:  AE, DC, MC, V
Main Courses From:   13.25EUR
Fixed Price Menu From:  42EUR

Santiago, Paseo Maritimo 5
Perhaps the best seafood restaurant on the Costa del Sol. Choose between 40 and 50 fresh seafood dishes or try the suckling pig or baby lamb. The cellar has 12,000 bottles of wine and the dining area opens onto the beach.
Phone:  95.277.43.39 Reservations required.
Hours:  1PM to 5PM and 7PM to 1AM daily; closed in November. Reservations required.
Credit cards accepted:  AE, DC, MC, V
Main Courses From:   11.45EUR

Toni Dalli, El Oasis, Ctra. Cadiz, km. 176
Italian specialies in a white-washed palace set right on the beach.
Phone:  95.277.00.35
Hours:  8PM to 1AM daily
Credit cards accepted:  AE, DC, MC, V
Main Courses From:   18EUR

Nerja
Casa Luque, Plaza Cavana 2
With its lovely courtyard and terrace overlooking the sea, this restaurant feels like a private villa. Andalusian specialties here with as much meat as seafood.
Phone:  952.52.10.04
Hours:  Daily 1PM to 4PM and 7:30PM to 11:30PM. Reservations required.
Credit cards accepted:  AE, DC, MC, V
Main Courses From:   9EUR
Fixed Price Menu From:  16.25EUR

Parador de Nerja, Calle Almunecar 8, Playa de Buriana-Tablazo
The views across the garden to the sea below are the big draw here. Fresh seafood and good gazpacho.
Phone:  952.52.00.50
Credit cards accepted:  AE, DC, MC, V
Fixed Price Menu From:  24EUR

Ronda de la Frontera
Don Miguel, Plaza de Espana 3
Overlooking Ronda's upper gorge, the terrace here is a spectacular spot for dinner. It seats 300 so you can usually get in without reservations. And the food and service are very good for the money.
Phone:  952. 87.10.90
Hours:  Daily 12:30PM to 4PM and 8PM to 11PM
Credit cards accepted:  AE, DC, MC, V
Main Courses From:   6EUR

Pedro Romero, Virgen de la Paz 18
Named for the famous bullfighter, this restaurant is decorated with lots of bullfighting memorabilia. Hearty Andalusian cooking including braised bulls' tail.
Phone:  95.277.11.10 Reservations required on bull fight days
Hours:  12:30PM to 4PM and 8PM to 11PM daily. Reservations required on bull fight days.
Credit cards accepted:  AE, DC, MC, V
Main Courses From:   9EUR

Seville
Cerveceria Giralda, calle Mateos Gago 1
Just east of the Cathedral, this tapas spot is great for a quick pick me up.
Phone:  95.422.74.35
Hours:  Daily 9Am to midnight
Credit cards accepted:  
Tapas: From   1.35EUR
Combination plates: From  4.80EUR

Corral del Agua, Callejon del Agua 6
The main attraction here is the lovely bougainvillea draped courtyard in the Barrio Santa Cruz, next to the Realas Alcazares gardens. Local specialities.
Phone:  95.422.48.41
Hours:  Monday through Saturday noon to 4PM and 8PM to midnight
Credit cards accepted:  AE, DC, MC, V

Egana Oriza, Calle San Fernando 41
Seville's most expensive ? and one of its most highly praised ? restaurants. Nestled next to the Alcazar gardens, its specialty is hake in green sauce.
Phone:  95.422.72.11
Hours:  Monday through Friday 1:30PM to 3:30PM and 9PM to 11:30PM; Saturdays 9PM to 11:30PM
Credit cards accepted:  AE, DC, MC, V
Main Courses From:   16.25EUR
Fixed Price Menu From:  31.25EUR

El Rincon de Pepe, Gloria 6
In an alleyway right off Dona Elvira Square, this restaurant offers dining inside or along the walkway. Good gazpacho and killer garlic chicken.
Phone:  95.456.29.75
Hours:  Daily 11:30Am to midnight
Credit cards accepted:  

El Rinconcillo, Gerona 40
One of the oldest – possibly the oldest – tapas bars in Seville. Great 1930s ambience and a wonderful selection of cheeses. Near the Barrio Santa Cruz.
Phone:  95.422.31.83
Hours:  Thursday through Tuesday from 1PM to 2AM
Credit cards accepted:  

Enrique Becarra, Calle Gamazo 2
Well-prepared and inventive food served in a very atmospheric old house near the main square. Try the salmon or the lamb stuffed with spinach and pine nuts. Request a table downstairs. Reservations highly recommended.
Phone:  95.421.30.49
Hours:  Monday through Saturday 1PM to 5PM and 8PM to midnight
Credit cards accepted:  AE, DC MC, V
Main Courses From:   11.45EUR

Hosteria del Laurel, Plaza de los Venerables 5
Enjoy the beautiful courtyard on one of the Jewish Quarter's most attractive squares. Good Andalusian cooking.
Phone:  95.422.02.95
Hours:  Noon to 4PM and 7:30PM to midnight daily
Credit cards accepted:  AE, DC, MC, V
Main Courses From:   5.10EUR
Fixed Price Menu From:  16.55EUR

La Albahaca, Plaza de Santa Cruz 12
This restaurant ? one of Seville's prettiest ? is popular with locals and tourists alike. It's location in a 1920s house on one of the Barrio Santa Cruz's main squares is wonderful and the food is excellent.
Phone:  95.422.07.14
Hours:  Monday through Saturday noon to 4PM and 8PM to midnight
Credit cards accepted:  AE, DC, MC, V
Main Courses From:   15.75EUR
Fixed Price Menu From:  27EUR

La Taberna del Alabardero, Calle Zaragoza 20
This restaurant, in the hotel and hospitality school of the same name, has hosted the king and queen of Spain, the country's president and countless other dignitaries. Andalusian cooking does not get more refined than this and the dining rooms are perfectly decorated with antiques.
Phone:  95.256.06.37
Hours:  Daily 1PM to 3:30PM and 8PM to midnight. Closed August
Credit cards accepted:  AE, DC, MC, V
Main Courses From:   9.65EUR

Rio Grande, Calle Betis s/n
The huge terrace right on the Guadalquivir River is the main reason to dine here. At sunset, the light reflected off the Torre del Oro is beautiful. Gazpacho and braised bull's tail (rabo de toro) are specialties here.
Phone:  95.427.39.56
Hours:  1PM to 5PM and 8PM to 1AM daily
Credit cards accepted:  AE, DC, MC, V
Main Courses From:   9.65EUR
Fixed Price Menu From:  16.55EUR

San Marco, Calle Betis 68
There are several San Marcos in Seville. We like the one along the river on Calle Betis. Everything here is wonderfully fresh, so even basics like insalata caprese are sublime. The spaghetti carbonara is as good as that dish gets. End the evening with a great tiramisu.
Phone:  95.428.03.10
Credit cards accepted:  AE,MC,V