Restaurants, Plaza de Andalucia
Restaurants in Ojén
On the main road in Ojén, but especially around the church and the Plaza de Andalucía be found. Many restaurants Mainly specializing in tapas and raciones. Nice to try all portions to share together. In the hotel we have a map of the city showing the most bars and restaurants indicated.
Plaza de Andalucia
El Calabazo: opposite the church. Lunch in the sun and also open in the evenings but small capacity inside. El Calabazo is also open at around 19:00 when all the other restaurants are closed. Nice varied Spanish cuisine, specially raciones (portions) and tapas. If something is not on the menu or on big boards, just ask Paqui. Closed on Thursdays.
Just behind El Calabazo is the Vikingo restaurant. The Danish owner, Nikolai has started an Argentinian restaurant with his wife (Argentinian). For a nice piece of meat from the grill, this is an absolute must. The salads are well stocked and the pastas are fresh. Closed on Tuesdays
El Portero is situated next to the fountain. Nice terrace, simple but tasteful food. Outside television, popular during sports-events. Try the gamba’s Pil Pil. On Thursdays it´s closed.
Next to the church is Bar Diego. It is always open and if in the evening, you find the door closed, just push and you will find Carmen within. There is no menu but she will serve some good Spanish food. It doesn’t have a big capacity inside but it has a fabulous terrace.
Next to El Portero is El Fuente, popular because of the morning sun. Coffee and sandwiches with cheese, garlic, tomato and olive-oil.
When you follow the Calle mesones to the right, you’ll find at the end, at your left hand side Antico Mulino. Owner Massimo offers delicious pizza’s and Italian icecream. You can sit inside as well as outside. Closed on wednesdays.
When you follow Calle Mesones till the end, and there 50 meters uphill to the left, you will arrive in El Tunel. The owner, Rado, speaks good English and he will be happy to serve you his best dishes. He has pizzas, charcoal dishes and Spanish specialties. Possibilities inside and outside. Closed on Tuesdays
Next to the Farmacia is the Panadería. Fresh coffee on the terrace, with or without a sandwich. Also sandwiches “to take”.
In the adjacent restaurant is Asador Daki. He has delicious chickens on the spit, but the Italian cook also makes fresh daily specials. Ask if he prepares a tapas platter.
Calle Carretera (main upper road)
If you follow the narrow street up, just opposite the hotel you will came to the main road. Just opposite this little alley we can recommend Gau Txori. Bar/Restaurant with fine steaks
If you walk a little to the left, you will find Castillo Solis on the other side of the street. This is a restaurant where a the villagers come. Perhaps the restaurant with the tastiest local dishes. Order half portions of everything and, do it the Spanish way: share!
The restaurant at the pool, Fogon de Flore, on the sports centre, has a good reputation.
On the square, you will find Bar Ojén, that´s where the whole village meets.
Going for a late-night drink? Bar Santos is opened till the early hours. Big screen TV for football (always) and cool drinks.
Pinchos y Chocolate
Veerle and Richard, who have been with us at the hotel for several years, have taken over the Tetería on the corner since October 2018. The Tetería was known for its delicious crepes, but nowadays they also offer homemade cakes and cookies, perfect with a cup of coffee or one of the many fresh tea varieties. But they serve also very tasty daily specials and others small bites. Sjonnie the house cat keeps an eye on everything.
The Pinchos are prepared with local products and are a little different from the colleagues that can be found on the square. In addition, you will also find a variety of well-filled salads, sandwiches and poké bowls (a traditional dish from Hawaii, where fresh fish in cubes and vegetables are central)
The terrace is a great spot to relax with an ice cold beer, a good glass of wine or a tasty Gin Tonic, surrounded by de locals from the village.
Due to the collaboration with the hotel, they also offer a daily special several times a week. For more information about the “daily specials” you can inquire at the reception.
Monday to Sunday 16.00 – 00.00
Marbella has a lot of restaurants, We can advise you where to go, depending on the desire to go into the city, to the beach or into the mountains.