Breakfast is served on the patio or around the communal dining table. The emphasis is on good quality local and home made produce, and typically includes fresh fruit, local bread, serrano ham, cheeses and eggs.
There’s a rich local culinary tradition in this region and dishes include Porra Archidonesa – a delicious tomato based dish – porrilla de setas – mixed wild mushrooms – or mini papanduas de bacalao – cod balls dressed in sugar cane honey. Molletes, hand made bread rolls, drizzled in olive oil are perfect for breakfast and for an afternoon snack the local convent sell homemade biscuits and cakes.
Archidona has a good selection of traditional Spanish eateries and an evening out is on the door step. Remember, the Spanish way of life sees people eating a lot later than some other countries, so where possible it’s always advisable to eat after 9.30pm to get the best experience!
Some of the options in Archidona are listed below:
Bar Central – the oldest bar in town, more traditional than this is hard to find. A well balanced tapas menu with specials every week. Try the berenjas con miel – deep fried aubergines drizzled in cane honey or Lomo al Sal, Cured por loin on fresh bread.
Arxiduna – housed in ancient caves forming part of Plaza Ochavada, Arxiduna has a more modern, innovative menu offering a modern take on local cuisine.
KIKO – In the Plaza Ochavada this simple eatery offers local tapas and nice cold beers.
Restaurante Escua – on the edge of town with lovely views across the sierra, beautiful at sunset. Traditional raciones and good steaks
Picasso – with an Italian twist, Picasso serves Pizzas alongside Spanish favourites
Mesón Restaurante San Isidro – San Isidro offers a wide variety of local dishes on al a carte and menu del dia
Local Wines – Andalucía is famous for its wide variety of sherries, but lesser known, great quality red and white wines are also produced locally. Mollina and Montilla are both only a 30 minute drive and have several wineries which offer tours and tastings and the option to buy wine and olive oil direct from the bodega. Tours of the vineyard at nearby Bodegas Gross in Antequera with lunch can be arranged. (Minimum 4 people)