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The Best Restaurants (and tapas) in Ronda
While we are in ronda with our guests, we are always asked where they can eat lunch (tapas and spanish specialities), so I have decided to compile a list of my favourite restaurants in Ronda. There are many other that are not in this list, but all the restaurants in this list have our seal of approval :), so lets go with the list of the best restaurants (and tapas) in Ronda.
This is one of our favourites restaurants in Ronda and we highly recommend it to all of our customers. Restaurant Albacara Ronda is a popular restaurant located in Ronda, Spain. It is known for serving traditional Spanish cuisine with a modern twist. The restaurant offers a variety of dishes made with locally sourced ingredients, including fresh seafood, grilled meats, and seasonal vegetables.
The interior of Albacara Ronda is stylish and elegant, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere for diners. The restaurant also has an outdoor terrace with stunning views of the Ronda countryside, making it a perfect spot for al fresco dining.
Some of the must-try dishes at Albacara Ronda include their Iberian pork tenderloin with mushroom sauce, grilled octopus with roasted vegetables, and homemade desserts like the caramelized banana cheesecake.
In addition to the delicious food, Albacara Ronda also has an extensive wine list featuring a selection of local and international wines to complement your meal.
Overall, Restaurant Albacara Ronda offers a delightful dining experience with its delectable food, beautiful setting, and excellent service. Reservations needed!
C. Tenorio, 8, 29400 Ronda, www.hotelmontelirio.com/en/restaurant/
Restaurante Las Maravillas
Bardal received its inaugural Michelin star in November 2017, confirming what was already widely known in the gastronomic community: Ronda had established itself as a top culinary destination in southern Spain. Led by Benito Gomez, the talented chef known for his successful establishment Tragata, the recognition was hardly unexpected. Since its opening in July 2016, Bardal has greatly impressed the critics.
Guests have the option of selecting between two tasting menus, one shorter and one longer. The dishes showcase a fusion of robust ingredients such as veal head, venison, and black pudding, alongside refined interpretations of local stews and soups like gazpachuelo, skillfully combining artistic innovation and culinary expertise while still honoring the traditional flavors of Ronda. Paired with selections from a wine collection boasting nearly 200 bottles, the entire dining experience is truly remarkable from beginning to end.
Address: Calle José Aparicio 1, 29400 Ronda; Tel. 951 48 98 28; Restaurantebardal.com.
Restaurante Bodega San Francisco
No matter what your culinary aspirations may be, it is essential to visit a traditional and humble restaurant during your stay in Andalucia. While there are certainly rougher establishments where you can still expect a satisfying meal, Bodega San Francisco goes above and beyond in meeting this expectation.
The restaurant encompasses all the essential elements, such as wooden beams and polished terracotta floors, along with legs of ham hanging above the meticulously maintained wooden bar. The cuisine itself may not be fancy, but whether you choose to indulge in green peppers ‘al padron’ (fried, salted, and slightly charred) or opt for fried fish, spicy prawns, or seasonal snails, you will be fully immersed in an authentic Andalucian gastronomic experience.
During the evenings, the outdoor terrace, which overlooks a lively square adorned with chirping plane trees, becomes one of the most welcoming places in town to enjoy a refreshing drink and a light snack.
Address: Plaza Ruedo Alameda 32, 29400 Ronda; Tel. 952 87 81 62; Bodegasanfrancisco.com.
Let’s start with the drawbacks: Entre Vinos is situated on a rather dull residential street in the northern part of the old town. Nonetheless, the advantages of this place outweigh its slightly unimpressive location. This cozy wine bar in the neighborhood offers a vibrant atmosphere and an impressive variety of locally produced Ronda wines.
Moving on to the positive aspects, their food menu offers all the traditional favorites including jamon, morcilla, presa, and flavorful mushrooms, as well as a selection of exquisite cheeses and pates. However, our top recommendation is definitely the squid cooked in its own ink and served with noodles.
Address: Calle Pozo 2, 29400 Ronda; Tel. 658 58 29 76; Facebook page.
Tragata has been one of the top establishments in Ronda for a considerable amount of time. This is not surprising considering that the person in charge, Benito Gomez, who is also the owner and chef of the recently Michelin-starred restaurant Bardal, gained experience at renowned places such as La Alqueria at Hacienda Benazuza under Ferran Adria, as well as in the kitchens of Jean Luc Figueras and Dani Garcia.
As for the cuisine, it combines influences from Asia and Andalucia. Dishes such as squid sandwiches, Russian salad, and eggs “a la flamenca” can be found alongside prawn tempura, beef tataki, and noodle and Thai-style seabass. Not only is the food of high quality, but it also offers a delightful alternative to the more traditional dishes that are commonly found on typical southern Spanish menus.
Address: Calle Nueva 4, 29400 Ronda; Tel. 952 87 72 09; Tragata.com.
Locos de Tapas
Locos de Tapas is an absolute must but be warned that the place is quite small and a reservation is pretty much obligatory. A true corner for innovation and culinary astonishment. Tapas made with the classic ingrdients in the most avant-garde way. The designer tapas this restaurant offers will leave you speechless. Awesome.
la Niña Adela
A cozy bar that hides a great gastronomy, tapas with a lot of imagination and very good presentation. The service was very attentive and friendly, most of the times you will be served by the owner, a pleasure.
Carmen de la Ronda
This is a superb restaurant with an impressive wine selection and house made dishes with local products. Located in the Plaza de Parcent the place looks quite small from the outside but has a large dining room upstairs. The house paté is exceptional as is the Iberian ham for starters and the selection of meats is impressive. If you are vegetarian then just tell the waiter and the chef will prepare you something quite special.
Pedro Romero Restaurant in Ronda, Spain is a popular dining spot known for its traditional Spanish cuisine and stunning views of the surrounding countryside. The restaurant takes its name from the famous bullfighter Pedro Romero, who was born in Ronda.
The menu at Pedro Romero offers a wide range of dishes, with a focus on Andalusian specialties. Some of their popular dishes include tapas, paella, Iberian ham, and fresh seafood. They also have a selection of fine wines from the region to complement the meals.
The restaurant itself is located in a charming historic building and features a spacious terrace where guests can enjoy their meal while taking in the beautiful panoramic views of the Ronda landscape. The interior of the restaurant is decorated in a traditional Spanish style with rustic furnishings and warm colors.
Pedro Romero Restaurant is known for its friendly and attentive service, creating a welcoming atmosphere for guests. Whether you are looking for a relaxing dinner with friends or celebrating a special occasion, Pedro Romero is a highly recommended dining option in Ronda.
Address:C. Virgen de la Paz, 18, Ronda; Tel. 952 87 11 10. www.rpedroromero.com/
Tropicana has more to offer than initially meets the eye. Located on a typical Spanish block of flats, hidden away from the usual tourist path, this tapas joint has proven itself to be one of the top tapas bars in Ronda, as evidenced by the consistently outstanding dishes that emerge from its kitchen.
So, what’s the standout feature? The menu is extensive and diverse, but it’s the meat dishes that truly shine. Starting off with the crispy oxtail tapas is highly recommended, and the house specialty gourmet burgers are impressive towers of delicious meat. However, the real winners are the barbecued entrecote and T-bone steaks. These mouthwatering cuts boast an exquisite marbling pattern, a lightly charred exterior, and a tender, succulent interior.
And let’s not forget about their exceptional gin and tonic offerings as well.
Address: Avenida Malaga & Calle Acinipo, s/n, 29400 Ronda; Tel. 952 87 89 85; Tabernatropicana.com.
Abades Ronda Restaurante
Abades Ronda is another restaurant that firmly belongs to the category labeled ‘special’. Outstanding dishes range from the exquisite – imagine foie gras with local goat’s cheese and apple that has been caramelized, to the incredibly delicious, a sirloin made from Iberico pork that, according to our opinion, would be worth attempting to climb the gorge for.
And speaking of the gorge… it is right there, like an additional dining companion, providing views that extend across the sunlit fields and olive groves to the misty Serrania de Ronda in the distance. Enchanting.
Address: Paseo Blas Infante, 1, 29400 Ronda; Tel. 952 87 13 67; Abadesronda.com.