Mealtimes

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. 

Tip

 

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

RESTAURANTS AROUND

Canillas de Albaida

Posada La Plaza

Plaza Ntra Sra Del Rosario, 29755 Canillas de Albaida 

http://posada-laplaza.com/

 

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.

 

Competa

El Pilón

Beautiful place and views, good atmosphere!

Calle Laberinto 1, 29754 Competa

http://www.restaurantelpilon.com/

 

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

http://www.tabernadeoscar.es/

 

El Recreo

Calle Parras 27 | Plaza Del Ayuntamiento, 29754 Competa

http://www.mesonelrecreo.com/es/

 

Restaurante El Pámpano

My favourite fish restaurant!

Avenida Nerja 52 | 52 Plaza la Vendimia, 29754 Competa

http://www.restauranteelpampanocompeta.com/es/

 

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.

LINK

 

Pavo Real (off Competa)

https://www.facebook.com/pavorealrestaurant/

Archez

Venta el Curro (Argentine meat restaurant)

Ctra. Corumbela, 29753 - Árchez

http://ventaelcurro.es/menu/nuestra-carta/

 

Meson de Mujedar

Vegetarian!

Calle Alamos, 6, 29753 Árchez

https://www.mesonmudejar.com/

 

Frigiliana

The Garden Restaurant

Dinner with fantastic views!

Calle Santo Cristo s/n, 29788 Frigiliana

http://thegardenfrigiliana.com/

 

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

https://casamiguel.webnode.es/

 

El Acebuchal

Bar Restaurante El Acebuchal

Very popular lunch on Sundays!

http://www.elacebuchal.net/nuestro-bar.html?utm_source=tripadvisor&utm_medium=referral

 

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

http://www.restaurantelabarraca.es/es/

 

Casa Linnea, Canillas de Albaida, Spain

Pia Inkeroinen, tel +46 70 242 88 98, email: pia.inkeroinen@hotmail.com

Johan Kjell, tel +46 73 36 653 70, email: johan.kjell@gmail.com

 www.casalinnea.net

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