ANDALUCÍA - ALMERÍA - CORTIJO GRANDE - FINCA LISTONERO
Reborn after the terrible raging wildfire that swept across the Sierra Cabrera and into the valley at Cortijo Grande and destroyed the previous fabulous incarnation in 2009.
Finca Listonero is back and is just as fabulous and now run by Ian and Sandra.
They are very welcoming hosts and serve up excellent food.
It is a boutique guest house and restaurant, hidden away amongst the mountains surrounding the beautiful valley of Cortijo Grande, near Mojácar in stunning rural Andalucía.
The dining room has large windows overlooking the valley.
From where you can view wonderful sunsets each evening.
The menu is fairly short but you can be assured of fresh, quality local produce cooked by Sandra’s brother Malcolm.
We had this to eat on our evening there.
Pan casero con alioli y salsa de tomate (homemade bread with aioli and tomato dip)
Pulpo con patatas hervidas y pimentón (octopus with boiled potatoes and pimenton)
Conejo de ajo (garlic rabbit)
Besugo con alcaparras (sea bream with capers)
Filete de cerdo ibérico en salsa de romero (Ibérico pork fillet in rosemary sauce)
All mains were served with baked potatoes.
Tallo de jengibre y helado de regaliz (stem ginger and liquorice ice cream)
Brownie de chocolate con frutas de verano (chocolate brownie with summer fruits)
For drinks we had two beers and two GinTonic‘s at the bar.
And two bottles of Barón de Ley Gran Reserva Viña Imas 2013.
The bill for 4 people came to €225.
Booking is a must, to be sure of getting a table. If you have any special dietary requirements or are a vegan, please let them know when you book and they will be only too happy to make sure you have an interesting and delicious evening.
The property has 9 differently decorated rooms if you don’t want to drive home after your meal with views into the Cabrera and out across the desert, it is a true hidden gem of Andalucía.
The rooms can be booked on booking.com
There is also a nice outdoor swimming pool to relax in the next day to help your recovery!
Summer opening times for the restaurant:
Tuesday to Sunday in July and August
Dinner 7:30pm until 10:30pm
From September the restaurant opening times will include both lunchtime and evening dinner services.
The Finca is a perfect venue for anniversaries and weddings .
Service was very efficient and friendly throughout our visit.
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