Venta Garcia – Casares, Spain

Venta Garcia

Ctra. MA 546, Casares, Spain

+34 952 89 41 91

Set on the main road up towards the town of Casares, Venta Garcia is situated on the site of an old venta but has been modernised to provide a stunning contemporary restaurant in a beautiful location.

This family run business has had several additions since my last visit. The front terrace is now fully enclosed with glass curtain windows that are presumably opened up in the hotter months and there is a smart shaded area outside. The main interior dining room offers stunning views during the daytime and an intimate atmosphere at night. [Read more…]


Chiringuito Andres & Maria – Castillo de la Duquesa, Manilva, Spain

Chiringuito Andres & Maria

Castillo de la Duquesa, Manilva

+34 952 113305


Situated on the beach at Castillo de la Duquesa, behind and to the left of the Castle, this chiringuito serves typical Spanish food offering a range of tapas, fresh fish and meat. Always busy at holiday times, frequented by locals and Spanish on holiday, it offers good value for money in an informal setting.

The paella might be a 40 minute wait, but for a well-cooked fresh dish this is normal, and it is well worth it! We ordered our paella for 3 people, and it was more than enough to feed 4. Start off with some boquerones fritos (deep fried anchovies) or calamares (deep fried squid rings), enjoy a jarra de Sangria (jug of Sangria) and before you know it your steaming hot dish of paella will have arrived.

Family friendly

Good value

JWW Rating 4/5

(August 2011)



Restaurante Alfredo – San Pedro, Spain

Restaurante Alfredo

Calle Andalucía, Local 8, San Pedro de Alcantara, Spain

(+34) 952 786 165

Situated in the old town of San Pedro, Alfredos is a long standing restaurant that serves typically Spanish cuisine specialising in meat and fish, including authentic dishes from Andalucía.

Known for their half kilo of lamb chops, Chuletas Corderos, they have an extensive menu and there are always ‘specials of the day’ on offer.  Every table is given a complementary ‘amuse bouche’ of meatballs, albondigas, and there is quite often a ‘drink on the house’ at the end of the meal.

Extremely popular during July and August, it is better to reserve if you don’t want to wait – especially if you want a table outside. Patience is needed at this time of year as it is often difficult to get the attention of a waiter when they are rushing around.

A great restaurant with a warm atmosphere, it is also a good place to come to out of season on those cooler evenings when you want to sit inside the large interior.

Family friendly

Good value

House Wine: Faustino V (white)

JWW Rating: 4/5





(August 2011)