18th Annual Almunecar Gastro Fair
They say some people eat to live, while others live to eat.
And one of the best things about Almuñécar is that it’s pretty well impossible to get a bad meal from the traditional local restaurants.
And one of the even better things, is that every spring there’s a brilliant opportunity to sample some of the best local dishes in the annual Feria Gastronómica, or Gastro Fair!
Held every spring in Majuelo Park – this year Fri 10 to Sun 12 June – this is the best opportunity you’ll get to sample key, signature, dishes in tasting menu sized portions without breaking the bank, as there’s a maximum price of €6 for a dish. Each participating restaurant must offer at least 5 dishes, which should also be usually be on offer on their normal menus, so no “special deals just for the fair!”. Alongside their menus they can also offer wines and drinks to compliment the menu options. All other beers, tinto verano, spirits, soft drinks etc are available at the large public bar which will be constructed.
Held over the southern end of the park in front of the stage (where the annual Jazz en la Costa is held) the usual set up is a perimeter of local restaurants and tapas bars set up in small booths, surrounding a larger communal pool of tables and chairs with a large bar to the side.
Simply cruise along the booths which will all have the day’s offerings displayed on menu boards, or simply point and shoot at whatever takes your fancy. If it takes a while to cook you’ll be told so, so take the opportunity to bag a free table, choose a wine or beer to accompany your choice and await your freshly cooked dish while soaking up the ambience. There are usually also a series of stage shows to help things along, as well as local music.
Feria Gastronómica 2016 Hours
Opening hours for this year are at present:
Friday 10 June 13.00 to 00.00h
Saturday 11 June 12.00h to 00.00
Sunday 12 June 12.00 to 18.00
Participating Bars & Restaurants
- Heladería Café Daniel
- Mesón Mari y Miguel
- Restaurante Calabré
- Bar Bikini
- Restaurante Aura
- Bar La Choza
- El Puchero de Helena
- Cortadores Jamón Almuñécar
- Bodega Francisco I
- Distribuciones Gomezcor
- La Despensa de la Abuela
- La Bodega Sexitana
- De la Flor Gastrobar
- Freiduría Lute y Jesús
- Restaurante La Parra.