Eating in Ardales

Eating in Ardales

Ardales is a beautiful town in Malaga from which the history of Spain was about to change. It is surrounded by beautiful natural environments and very important archaeological sites. It is worth getting close to the famous Caminito del Rey route and for that there is nothing better than eating in Ardales and recovering strength

Ardales tradition and rich cuisine will make you want to return to this wonderful place. You can start with some of the stews that are prepared with great success in restaurants in the town, ideal for low winter temperatures. They emphasize the stew of kid and the lamb to the shepherd, perfect to eat in Ardales when the cold arrives. If, on the other hand, you travel during the summer season, you can taste the rich gazpacho or porra antequerana (dish similar to salmorejo) to alleviate the heat. You will find a common denominator in the dishes of the region, olive oil and the Aloreñas olives from Malaga with D.O.P, products from the province that give a personal touch and matchless to the recipe book. This type of olive is picked in the state of maturity, then split and sweetened in brine by natural fermentation and then seasoned with spices that leave a characteristic flavor. This process is based on ancestral customs that have been passed from generation to generation until today. It should also be noted at the time of eating in Ardales the presence of sausages from the slaughter of the pig, which will be frequent in many tapas and dishes. For the most appetizing palates, Ardales offers delicious almond cookies, oil cakes and wine rolls.

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Next to Caminito del Rey is Kontiki, an establishment where you can eat in Ardales an exquisite meal at an affordable price. It has a lot of fame among locals and tourists alike.

Also, next to the north shore of the reservoir, the El Oasis restaurant (located in the Posada del Conde hotel) is a cozy establishment that offers its customers good traditional cuisine based on fresh products, as well as the opportunity to have tapas in its bar.

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Restaurante Kontiki
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Restaurante El Oasis

There are numerous option for eating in Ardales, a locality that counts on a priviledged natural environment around which there are some of its betterknown restaurants. The restaurant El Kiosko is located at the foot of the El Chorro reservoir. Its food is based on the tradition and elaborated with high quality raw materials while following the traditional steps. It has several independent rooms so it is easy to find a table or to organise an special event.

Also on the shores of the lake, El Mirador is another classic restaurant to eat in Ardales; both for its traditional cuisine and for the spectacular views that the place offers to the natural environment where it sits.

At the entrance of the town is El Cruce restaurant where you can eat in Ardales, an establishment with a rural essence and cuisine based on the Andalusian culinary tradition and the interior of Malaga.

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Restaurante El Kiosko
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Restaurante El Mirador

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