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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. 

In high season it is good to reserve a table for the dinner. Use messenger/What's up for communication.



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


Sierra Almi-Jara

Avenida de Competa, Canillas de Albaida


Las Esperillas

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.

Restaurante bar piscina (Oscar)

(pool restaurant)

Camino San Antonio, Canillas de Albaida

tel +34634355083



El Pilón

Beautiful place and views, good atmosphere!

Calle Laberinto 1, 29754 Competa

Restaurante y Taberna Hierbabuena

Av. de la Constitución, 33, 29754 Cómpeta

+34 630 91 65 53


La Carpinteria Bar (Music bar)

Avenida Constructión, 14, 29754 Cómpeta

+34 657 32 44 91


Siddharta on the Rock

Calle Aguacate, 2, 29754 Cómpeta, Málaga, Spanien

+34 952 516 748

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


Cortijo Paco

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

Avd Canillas 6, Competa

Tel: +34 657 32 44 91


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)


When you are longing for a nice beef...

Venta el Curro (Argentine meat restaurant)

Ctra. Corumbela, 29753 - Árchez


Bar La Peña

Calle Paseo Del Rio Turvilla 5

+34 951 55 04 66


Trattopizza L'Italia en la Mesa

Calle del Matagallar, 17, 29753 Canillas de Albaida, Málaga

+34 951 55 15 10


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

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