To start off the day, Spaniards will have a cafe con leche, with toast with cheese or jam on it. They eat breakfast around 10:00 A.M. and it is the smallest meal of the day. Tapas (snack-like meals), is eaten after breakfast, but before lunch. Lunch is the biggest meal of the day. Lunch is usually eaten between 1:30 and 3:30. La Merienda is a snack eaten after lunch since dinner is not for another 5 to 6 hours. La Cena (Dinner) is not eaten until around 9 P.M. 



It is still polite to leave a small tip in most cases. Waiters in Spain are paid low monthly salaries (generally between €900 and €1200 a month for full-time work), and will always appreciate your gratuity.

That majority of the time, that means rounding up to the nearest euro. For example, if your bill is €15.60, leave €16. If you’re having a more expensive meal, one in which the price per person is more than about €15, it’s common to leave a euro or two as a tip. For fancier restaurants or excellent service, up to 10% is not uncommon.

That being said, you don’t have to leave a tip in every instance.

Cases when no tip is necessary (but of course is still appreciated):

  • You only ordered a drink (whether it be a soda, beer, wine)

  • At a cocktail bar or while drinking mixed drinks (no need to tip your bartender!)

  • After eating a lunch menu del día, or menu of the day

  • At breakfast or after ordering coffee

  • If you feel the service was exceptionally bad


Canillas de Albaida

Posada La Plaza

Plaza Ntra Sra Del Rosario, 29755 Canillas de Albaida


Bar Cerezo

Calle de la Estación, 5, Canillas de Albaida

Closed on Mondays


El Paso

Avenida de Competa, Canillas de Albaida


Las Esperillas

Best three course lunch - 8 euro!

Ask for Special!

Carretera de Competa, Canillas de Albaida

Las Esperillas serves good 3 course lunch - 8 euro.

Open Mondays too.



El Pilón

Beautiful place and views, good atmosphere!

Calle Laberinto 1, 29754 Competa


La Carpinteria Bar

Avenida Constructión, 14, 29754 Cómpeta

+34 657 32 44 91


La Taberna de Oscar 

Maroccon inspired restaurant, many vegetarian options!

Plaza Pantaleon Romero 2, 29754 Competa


El Recreo

Calle Parras 27 | Plaza Del Ayuntamiento, 29754 Competa


Restaurante El Pámpano

My favourite fish restaurant!

Avenida Nerja 52 | 52 Plaza la Vendimia, 29754 Competa


El Cortijo

My favourite dinner restaurant - good value for money, a big menu including many vegetarian meals!

Avd Canillas 6, Competa

Tel: +34663602193


Casa Paco Taberna y Restaurante

Plaza Almijara, Competa


La Gelateria (Italian Icecream)

Av. de la Constitucion, 29754, 29754 Cómpeta

Best Ice creams! You can even buy a ready-made mix for you cocktails such as Mojito.



Pavo Real (off Competa)


Venta el Curro (Argentine meat restaurant)

Ctra. Corumbela, 29753 - Árchez


Meson de Mujedar


Calle Alamos, 6, 29753 Árchez



The Garden Restaurant

Dinner with fantastic views!

Calle Santo Cristo s/n, 29788 Frigiliana


El Casino

Gourmet and best rooftop dining!

Calle Real 95, Frigiliana


Torre Del Mar 

Merendero Casa Miguel (chiringuito = beach restaurant)

Best sarnides!

Paseo Maritimo, 29740 Torre del Mar


El Acebuchal

Bar Restaurante El Acebuchal

Very popular lunch on Sundays!


Playa Cantarrijan

Book your table for lunch as soon as you arrive at the beach!  Best gourmet and atmosphere!


La Bola Marina Restaurante

Playa Cantarrijan, s/n 18697 La Herradura

Tel: +34 958349299


La Barraca

Playa Cantarrijan, s/n 18697 La Herradura


Casa Linnea, Canillas de Albaida, Spain

Pia Inkeroinen, tel +46 70 242 88 98, email:

Johan Kjell, tel +46 73 36 653 70, email:

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