This restaurant is Chef Dani Carnero’s new venture. Kaleja is a gastronomic restaurant located in the heart of the old Jewish quarter and based on reinterpretations of the traditional Málaga recipe book and enhancement of humble ingredients that have sometimes disappeared from large restaurants, such as beans, lentils etc.
There are two different dining areas in the restaurant, where three menus are offered. “it is a kitchen for everyone” says Dani , who continues to run his other restaurant La Cosmopolita, also located in the historic centre of Málaga.
One table is set in the kitchen and has a capacity for a t...
This restaurant is situated away from the main tourist area of Barcelona. Once you step into the restaurant you really feel like you are taking centre stage. The initial contact with the staff is very warming.
The restaurant is small at the front but opens up at the back. There is a large kitchen in the middle.
This restaurant is a hidden gem. From its very discreet tiny entrance you would hardly guess that this could be, a fantastic culinary trip. But then again as we know, great food comes in small portions.
We arrived early on a Monday night for a 9 pm booking and the place looked like it was closed, so we went for a drink around the corner. On our return there was still only one other diner, we were suspecting a quiet night.
Within half an hour the place was full, including ex Barcelona footballer and TV pundit Gary Lineker. He obviously had local knowledge.
This is the second restaurant we were taken to by our friend Howard Goldsmith, who lives in the area. It is a completely different experience to the first one, which was very traditional, but both are very good in their own way.
Titas gastrobar is in the old historic centre of Villena and serves tasty and well presented food whether you are vegan, vegetarian or carnivore.
There's a real buzz about the place with lots of locals sharing tapas at the bar. This gastrobar has a typical trendy modern bar layout, bright, busy and noisy and would not seem out of place in Soho, London.
With entrances on the Passeig de Vara de Rey and Carrer des Caló d’en Reial, this is a new, clean, interesting, lively and comfortable tapas bar.
They serve up an inventive menu, try
Croquetas (served in a visually stunning chandelier like structure, which holds each croqueta and their corresponding sauce in small glass bowls on different levels as though they were expensive jewellery)
Caesar salad (Their own our version of this classic that was invented in Mexico)
Squid with dried fish (films of dried fish flickering curiously, due to their reaction with moisture)