A guide to the best restaurants in Ojen

You’ll find tapas, paella and all the favourites served with a smile and the option of an accompanying glass of local wine or the famous local spirit, Aguardiente de Ojen. In order to make the most of your mealtimes in Ojen, and of holiday resorts in Costa del Sol, start your evening meal later than normal and continue eating, drinking and conversing until it’s time for bed. Here are the 10 best restaurants in Ojen, including a few gems that aren’t in the town itself but are close enough to get to very easily. If you’ve got a late deal to Costa del Sol, this quick guide saves you some time researching what food and drink you’ll enjoy while out there.

Churro heaven at Churreria 'Er Mojaito'

Churros are fried choux pastry based snacks, and probably one of the most delicious things you can find on the menu. If you’re looking for the best way to start you day in Ojen, why not head to Churreria and load up on some sweet treats with some of their incredible chocolate churros.

A well-placed refuge at El Refugio de Juanar

This wonderful place is hidden among the mountains that begin to emerge just north of Ojen. Many people stumble across it by accident after an enjoyable day’s walking and are happy to discover its cosy atmosphere and large selection of homely, excellent-value Andalusian dishes.

Cheap and cheerful at Restaurante Castillo de Solis

You might have to brush up on some essential Spanish phrases before heading to Restaurante Castillo de Solis as the staff here don’t speak very good English. If you do decide to go though you’ll be treated to some of the most honest, simple and traditional dishes in town and you’ll be shocked at how low the bill is compared to how full you are at the end.

Coffee and pancakes at Donde'l Hada

If you’re spending a day wandering the beautiful village of Ojen you’re going to want to stop at some point and refresh yourself. There are few better ways to do this than coffee and pancakes, and Donde’l Hada is the place to go for some caffeine and a sweet or savoury snack before continuing on your day of exploration.

The best fish stew in town at Meson Lorente

A proper Andalusian fish stew, using the best of local fish and shellfish, is one of the area’s culinary high points, and the fish stew at Meson Lorente is often what people talk about after going there. However the menu is large, the portions generous and the prices excellent, and all together these factors make Meson Lorente a true Ojen favourite.

Exceptional views at El Fogon de Flore

El Fogon de Flore is a little bit of an uphill walk to the west of Ojen, but once you get there you’ll be treated to stunning views over the valley and the town of Ojen itself. There’s also a swimming pool on-site, and the food is a simple mix of Spanish and European, with excellent options for pasta and pizza.

A warm welcome at Terraza Bar Maria

English isn’t the favoured language at Terraza Bar Maria but you’ll still be treated to a warm welcome and service that’s attentive without being intrusive. They take pride in local ingredients at Terraza Bar Maria and even with such strong competition, it’s hard to find a better value meal in Ojen.

The Spanish greasy spoon at Venta Pula

Venta Pula is essentially a lorry drivers’ cafe, Ojen-style, serving the drivers and workmen from the nearby quarry. This means big portions of hearty Andalusian food, and a feeling of authenticity that’s difficult to beat, all at a price you won’t believe.