An Ode To… Habitas

The humble broad bean has been elevated to dizzy gastronomic heights by the Spanish. As a child, gluts of them from my Dad’s garden would blight my summer, served the size of a large thumb with a thick, chewy outer, and bitter in the middle, with every single damn meal. Not in Spain, though. Here…

Barcelo La Bobadilla

The Eat Andalucia team take our eating very seriously indeed. Very seriously. So, when two of our number decide to tie the knot, the hunt for the perfect honeymoon spot was seen as a challenge by the rest of the team. One hotel that kept being mentioned by people we love and respect was La…

Abastos & Viandas, Marbella

We love how the Spanish have held onto their food markets, and brought them bang up-to-date to ensure a younger clientele use them frequently. Some new-style markets, like Málaga’s Mercado Merced, have added food stalls to the existing, more traditional vendors – such as greengrocers, fishmongers and butchers – while, over in Marbella, there’s a…

An Ode To… Flan

Each and every time I order a ‘flan de la casa’ – allegedly a homemade flan, which is a kind of baked custard-y, crème caramel-style pudding – I look out for the giveaway sign that it’s been bought in, from outside the premises: no holes. If it’s perfect and smooth, this more-ish little pud has,…

Parador de Granada

Visiting the Alhambra de Granada in mid-July isn’t quite as stupid as visiting it in August, but it’s getting there – temperatures often tip over the 40 degrees Celsius mark. What is stupid is when you decide to spurn the cheap local taxis from the centre of the old Albaicín neighbourhood, and walk up the hills…

An Ode To… The menu del día

As the Pound throws itself, lemming-like, off the Brexit cliff, bagging a bargain when you’re travelling in the Eurozone is more essential than ever. Thank goodness for Spain’s wonderful tradition of the Menu Del Día – menu of the day. It is what it says it is. Simple, right? From roadside ventas to even more…

NOBU Marbella

It’s so odd, when you think about it, that chains like the Four Seasons or Ritz-Carlton don’t exist in the luxury-magnets of Marbella and Puerto Banús. Perhaps it’s because of the strong loyalty to the historic enclaves of the Puente Romano and the Marbella Club Hotel – both of which, surely, put this stretch of…

Los Espigones, Puerto Banús

This is a tricky one for us on a number of levels. First up, one of our Editors has been visiting the chiringuito (beach restaurant), Los Espigones, near the flash and splash of Puerto Banús for decades. It’s her family’s regular Sunday haunt when the sun gets warm. A table of 15, sometimes more, gets…