Restaurante El Mirador de Álora
This traditional, rustic, restaurant is only a 12 minute drive from Finca Gran Cerros. It has a fantastic view over Álora and, at night, the illuminated Arabic Castle.
The food is traditionally Andalusian; much of the menu is cooked over open coals. The service is always friendly and attentive, and the food tasty.
Casa Abelio (Álora Old Town)
One of our favourites, in the picturesque old town in Álora. Casa Abelio is behind Veracruz Church in the former Bishop’s Residence, which dates back to 1870. It has an elegant dining room and a wonderful menu.
The chef takes great care with the ever-changing menu choices and follows the seasonality of local produce. His pride shows in each plate.
Asador de Don Joaquin (Carratera de Álora, km 2.5)
Specialising in the cuisine of Northern Spain’s Castilla y León region, Asador Don Joaquin, is renowned for the quality of is wood-cooked meat dishes, and more surprisingly, its wide choice of fish dishes.
Open 7 days a week, it’s a spacious, contemporary restaurant with parking outside.
Santiago’s Kitchen Restaurant (Alhurin el Grande)
A little further afield, around 40 minutes away, Santiago’s Kitchen is a great choice for a special dinner or celebration. The modern menu offers unusual takes on classic Spanish and international cuisine.
There’s a sophisticated dining room and the tree-lined, whitewashed, courtyard is festooned with lights at night giving it a very special atmosphere. Well worth the drive.