An important part of visiting a new destination is trying the local food. However, a meal out is more than just the quality of the food; it’s the occasion, the atmosphere, and the people. Here we’ve put together a list of the places that we are sure offer the whole experience making them the best restaurants in Ronda, Spain. Give these places a try and let us know what you think in the comments down below!
Only a short distance from Ronda itself, this unique restaurant is situated in the old station of Arriate. The personable and increasingly renowned owner, Frank, will enthusiastically guide you through the varied menu, able to recommend dishes to your tastes with vegetarian, fish and meat dishes available. This place offers a range of homemade Spanish tapas, all produced with local ingredients. In summer, Frank invites you to sit on the terrace and take in the surrounding views whilst you enjoy your meal. In winter, El Muelle de Arriate welcomes you in with a cosy fire, prepared for your arrival. Open Tuesday-Saturday with lunch from 13.30-16.00 and dinner from 19.30-22.00. On a Sunday the restaurant is openly open during the lunchtime hours.
Estación de Arriate s/n, 29350 Arriate
+34 952 166 370
Bordering the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, this quaint restaurant offers a taste of something different. This place is known for its great range of craft beers, artisanal burgers and live music concerts. The specialty burgers are created with an international flare as each one is named after a country, from which the chefs create a burger that epitomises typical food from that country. For example, the ‘English Burger’ consists of a typical beef patty with added bacon, and then lots of cheese is added and even Heinz Baked Beans to really conjure that English flavour. This internationally focused menu is particularly unique and this only heightens its popularity. It may be best to call ahead to book on +34 606 692 753 to check availability and also check the website for opening hours which are slightly irregular.
Plaza San Roque s/n, 29392 Estación, Jimera de Libar
+34 606 692 753
Another option for an unforgettable meal is La Casa Grande. A little further afield, this hotel boasts a distinctive restaurant transformed from the stables of the original building into a characterful dining hall. Maintaining its stone walls and iconic vaulted ceilings, this is a truly different place to feast in the heart of southern Spain. The menu is a mixture of traditional and modern, offering a variety of hearty meals whether they be vegetarian or meat dishes, something to please everyone. For an intimate restaurant in a small village the food has been commended for its high quality. And with especially homemade desserts, really it’d be rude not to!
C/Barranco 76, 29460 Alpandeire
+34 629 564 784
If you’re searching for a meal out with a difference, why not take a trip out to the countryside and make your meal an entire experience. At Secret Paradise in Montejaque, you are taken on a walk through a cork forest, you can get up close with the host’s animals including a deer, dogs and even ferrets, before watching the hosts prepare an authentic paella. All the ingredients are locally sourced and are of high quality. The taste isn’t the only important thing you get out of this experience, as you are also immersed in the Spanish culture of the countryside. You couldn’t ask more of these particularly hospitable hosts. In the summer months they will even offer the use of their jacuzzi! Since this is an escape into the countryside and held on the host’s property you will need to book ahead of time, you can either give them a call or send an email. More information is available on their Facebook page.
Finca Rabita Alta s/n, 29369 Montejaque
+34 628 386 903
One of our Spanish classes here at Entrelenguas took a group trip to Secret Paradise, here’s what Harry thought about the experience: “Secret Paradise is one of those really hidden gems in the area. The views are brilliant, the hosts wonderfully entertaining and if you’re lucky you’ll meet Celine, the house deer who’ll steal your napkins and eat your bread.”
Opened by Martín Abramzon in 2019, Kütral is one of the newest restaurants to make it’s mark on Ronda. Originally from Argentina, Abramzon travelled to Spain to cultivate his skills with positions in restaurants across the country. Now in Ronda, he brings us the best cuts of meat, prepared with classic Argentinian techniques to offer a flavour that’s different to anything else found in Ronda. These luxury cuts are accompanied by really fresh ingredients to ensure that the whole meal is high quality making it one of the best restaurants in Ronda, Spain. On the slightly pricier side (worth every penny for the quality), going to Kütral is the perfect treat for travellers and Rondeños alike! Open Wednesday to Sunday, with lunch hours between 13.30-15.30 and dinner 20.00-22.30.
C/Guadalimar 33, 29400 Ronda
+34 638 28 02 36