Located on the main square (Plaza España) tucked away in the corner, this little bar doesn’t get as much recognition as it should. Run by Claudio from Italy the home made paninis and pizzas couldn’t be better (After all they are been made by an Italian 🙂 ) There is a large selection of teas from all over the world and this is a great place for a light lunch or afternoon snack on the terrace under the shade. Give it a try, it’s well worth it.
Plaza España – Grazalema
Located in the small square “Plaza Andalucia” or Calle de Agua, at first glance this bar looks like a burger bar, and it is! More like a pub, this place is very popular with the locals and younger people. Burgers, hot dogs and toasted sandwiches are on the menu but this is also one of the best places for tapas. Try the “lagartitos”, strips of fried pork or the fried squid “chipirones”. Watch the people go by and soak up the atmosphere of a modern Spanish Tapas bar. Bar Kiboca is also one of the oldest in Grazalema. Started by three friends in 1979, Quiñones, Borrego y Caballero hence the name “Ki – Bo – Ca”
Calle Agua, 26, 11610 Grazalema, Málaga
687 55 42 21
Located 5 kilometres from Grazalema opposite the excellent hotel Fuerte (if you are staying in this hotel then be sure to have an evening meal or lunch at Meson Alamillos. There is a large terrace outside and a dining area inside the bar. In winter with the log fire burning it is a pleasure to while away the afternoon sampling dishes such as venison in red wine stew, grilled wild boar or roasted lamb. there is an excellent choice of wine plus fresh salads and vegetables such as grilled asparagus.
Ctra. Arcos-Ronda Km. 52,5 – Grazalema.
Teléfono: 675513909 – 600065206
Located halfway up the village (and the only restaurant not in the main village square area) La Maroma is the perfect choice for anyone needing a gluten free diet. A lot of the food on the menu is gluten free. If you visit here to eat just say “Sin Gluten” and your needs will be met. Excellent tapas and good fresh salads, well worth a visit.
This bar is run by keen supporters of bullfighting and the Grazalema tradition of running the bulls through the streets called “Lunes de Toro de Cuerda”. the bull is on a long rope of a hundred metres or so and the part tied to the horns is called the “Maroma”, hence the name of the restaurant. Inside the walls are adorned with photos of previous bull running and there are tables outside with shade.
Calle Santa Clara
Tel: 617 54 37 56
Quite a lot of towns and villages in Spain have a club where the locals pay a yearly amount to be members. This gives them access to the games room upstairs and discounted drinks and food. Most of the members are older and it is where they go to chat and read the newspaper.
Located on the main square opposite bar Plaza, The Circulo (or Casino) is also open to the public. The tables outside are good place to sit and relax whilst sampling the tapas selection and enjoying a nice glass of wine.
Plaza Espana 22
Located on the main village square with tables on what is known as the “Alameda” the Grazalema Plaza is a great place to sit and watch the world go by. With an excellent selection of Tapas and homemade soups, croquettes, stews and meats. Interestingly it also boasts quite a large collection of bottled beers making it different from most other bars in Grazalema that normally just stock Cruz Campo or San Miguel
Plaza Espana 3
Under new ownership since July 2015 bar Lacidulia looks like it will still be a great place to eat for a long lunch or evening meal. Located in the Plaza Andalucia the menu is pretty much standard Spanish cuisine with mixed plates of grilled meats and chips. Not so much for the vegetarian… Time will tell…
Calle Agua (Plaza Andalucía)
Zulema II is located in the small square known as Plaza Andalucia (which is pretty much the food centre of Grazalema as there are five bars & restaurants to choose from.) Serving very good tapas and traditional food it is well worth eating here (If you can find a table free). Very busy on weekends especially with locals and Spanish visitors. The specialty home made dish, “callos” made with tripe and a rich sauce and chick peas, is delicious.
Calle Agua 44 (Plaza Andalucía)
Teléfono 956 13 24 14
Located in the small square with other bars and restaurants, the bar “la Posadilla” serves traditional Spanish food on the terrace and also has a dining room. This is a typical Spanish bar frequented by locals and visitors alike especially for the tapas. It is a popular place especially on weekends and has been running under the same ownership for 20 odd years.
C/ Agua 19 (Plaza Andalucía)
The first real restaurant established in Grazalema (20 years ago), Cadiz el Chico with its Michelin rating should really be on your bucket list of where to dine in Grazalema. Located in the main square, the entrance by the church, it looks unpretentious from the outside but as you walk in you will see that it is a beautiful restaurant and a great place to while away an afternoon or evening sampling their extensive menu. Roasted meats, fresh salads and a fantastic wine collection make this place somewhat special.
if you don’t want a sit down meal (not many people know this but heck, now I have gone and published the best kept secret of Grazalema), you can sit/stand at the bar and eat the best tapas in the area. (Tapas are normally not served at the tables.) Chicken fillet rolled with ham and cheese and a spicy sauce, grilled pork with Roquefort cheese and pork fillet with roasted green pepper all washed down with a glass or two of red wine… The tapas menu will take a while to sample so take your time and enjoy!
Plaza de España, Grazalema
Teléfono: 956 13 20 67