The 20 best tapas bars and restaurants in Ronda
Going out for tapas in Ronda is a pleasure, since you will discover the taste of Andalucia. Because the most traditional Andalusian gastronomy has a presence here at each bar or restaurant. Whatever your budget, the tapas route Ronda offers a wide range of establishments, whether they are aimed at tourists or frequented by locals. This route that takes in the best tapas bars in Ronda will encourage you to savour a cuisine that unites the best of Arabic cuisine with the best of Castillian cuisine, and all made with local produce, such as the Genal chestnut orthe traditional game dinners, which we can of course pair with some of the best wines on the entire Iberian Peninsula, since in Ronda you can also enjoy spectacular wines.
We offer you a fabulous culinary tour of Ronda for you to discover those little corners full of flavour that we so enjoy in the south.
Where to eat the best tapas in Ronda
1. Gastrobar Camelot
Gastrobar Camelot is an establishment that any good cuisine lover must visit, especially if you like, tapas in the city of Ronda. Located in one of the most popular areas of the city, its success is based on the variety and quality of its tapas, combining traditional and Andalusian cuisine but with innovative touches.
Some of its specialties include mini burgers and grilled pork which is cooked in an open plan kitchen. But to these dishes we must add others, such as the best shellfish in Huelva, different types of meat, migas, Jerez kidneys, etc., many of them for just a euro per tapa.
Tapas bar located on a busy pedestrian street. It features a terrace and an actual assembly line, with several slate boards informing the guests about offers and menus. Elaborated with traditional but updated ingredients.
3. Quinto Tramo
Its location on the long pedestrian street of La Bola turns it into an excellent stop to enjoy a meal while doing some shopping. From the menu you’ll be able to enjoy a great variety of cold and hot tapas, Jerez sausages and grilled tomato sauce, carrillada sandwich with cheese and more…not to be missed!
4. De Locos
On the edge of the ancient Arab wall, next to the Puerta de Almocábar and Espíritu Santo Church, we find this elegant two storey bar that is run by Basques with lots of innovative ideas. When the weather is good they open the terrace which tends to be quite crowded. The tapas are served on a piece of natural slate.
5. Toro Tapas
Located on Espinel Street, popularly known as La Bola Street, we find the Toro Tapas bar. The Toro Tapas is a space where you can taste delicious tapas made with the best Spanish products. At the end of the street and in the shopping area of Ronda, Toro Tapas tourists who are visiting, but also the local and cosmopolitan customer who enjoys the city centre is headed and wants to take a break to regain strength.
At Toro Tapas you can taste the wines of Osborne (D.O of Jerez, Rioja, Ribera del Duero or Tierra de Castilla), the best Iberian 100% acorn products from the brand Cinco Jotas and a wide range of spirits from del Toro in a modern urban environment.
6. La Niña Adela
La Niña Adela is a second generation bar, where you will discover moments filled with aromas and flavours. Here your senses will be awakened with different dishes from the orchard. Let yourself fall in love with its top quality meats, not for nothing are we in the hills, so no te hagas de rogar and order its solomillo de vacuno, a true delicacy. Let’s not forget that we are in wine country, so its extensive wine menú to pair with its gastronomic proposals will make it difficult to choose which wine we want to taste.
7. Casa Mateos
Having tapas at Casa Mateos means enjoying the cuisine of Ronda, tasting elaborated dishes with season ingredients from Serranía de Ronda, orchard vegetables, goat cheese, pork, local calf from Serranía de Ronda, cold soup tapas, salads and marinated home-made dishes, creamy croquettes, Iberian red meat and of course a variety of wines including the local ones…
8. Bar Antonio
Bar Antonio combines three important concepts: good, pretty and cheap. We have always said that more expensive does not mean better, and at this restaurant that premise is perfectly fulfilled, since at a price of €1.5 per tapa and with amazing quality, Bar Antonio will make you want to try each and every one of the propositions it has for you.
9. Bar La Giralda
This typical tapas bar can be found on Nueva Street, a very popular street. Bar la Giralda, where the presentation of its tapas cannot be improved, offers pinchitos, pastries, salmon rolls, prawn brochette, fry-ups, and aubergine with molasses… and don’t forget the best, its wide variety of tapas, the whitebait served with fried eggs and an excellent oxtail.
Bar La Giralda is a place frequented by the locals, at the centre of the city. Good service and value for money.
10. Taberna Café Tropicana
At Taberna Café Tropicana you will find a comfortable and modern space to experience an unforgettable visit. It offers a kind and personalised service, featuring an exceptional urban menu with contemporary touches, where the tapas and the meat are the protagonists.
11. Bar Patatin Patatan
Patatin Patatan is a deceiving place, as it lacks any special appeal at first sight; but once you leave all aesthetic prejudice at the door, you’ll enjoy a warm welcome and a vast variety of tasty tapas at a very good price (one euro). We guarantee you’ll leave this place with a full belly and a wide smile.
12. La Taberna
You’ll find La Taberna at the very centre of Ronda, on Plaza del Socorro. This bar has excellent tapas, such as curry prawns, lamb skewers, white garlic, spinach flamenquín, goat cheese with caramelized onions, etc. They are all delicious and at an unbeatable price.
13. Casa Clemente
At Casa Bar San Clemente, you’ll find, in addition to a place where to eat marvellously, a site where they’ll treat you as if you were at home, so allow yourself to be advised. That is how you’ll be able to enjoy tapas and a menu from which every dish will amaze you more than the last.
At this bar, you will mingle with tourists and locals. But when you leave, you’ll all have one thing in common, your faces will boast a great smile.
14. El Lechuguita
El lechuguita is a tiny bar on a corner of Ronda, although an essential stop for its friendly ambiance and vast array of tapas, we suggest you enjoy both the callos and the stuffed peppers. It’s also important to keep in mind you must arrive early, otherwise, you’ll be left out and wanting because, as we said, this place is tiny.
15. Carmen la de Ronda
Located on the Town Hall Square, this tapas bar is a splendid place where to enjoy an ‘always’ dish with an innovative twist, all garnished with extremely friendly service. Keep in mind that, as El Lechuguita, this place is also tiny, holding only 9 tables; so, despite providing an intimate and cosy space, you must arrive early.
16. Bodega El Socorro
La Bodega El Socorro is a classic Ronda tapas bar and, for many visitors as well as locals, its tapas are some of the best in Ronda, highly recommended are the liver skewers which, despite being quite simple, are delicious.
17. Los caracoles
This place is more than a tapas bar, it’s a gathering joint where you’ll enjoy some of the specialties that make you think of homemade. We guarantee that once you set foot in this bar, it shall become your favourite. In addition to the spectacular tapas, they also have great wines, including Pedro Ximenez, Amontillado, Oloroso, and many more for you to spend a joyful night with good friends.
18. Cervecería 0 grados
This is one of the most famous breweries in Ronda. If you feel like tasting the delicatessen options Andalucía offers by enjoying a nice cold beer, this is the perfect place. Its menu tends to change with the seasonal market, but they nearly always have an enormous variety of fish and seafood tapas for quite an affordable price.
19. Bodeguita San Francisco
This cute cellar is located in one the neighbourhoods of Ronda with the most history, Barrio San Francisco. Also, to the delight of diners, it is located near three important natural parks, Grazalema, los Alcornocales and Sierra de la Nieves.
Its menu is primarily based on the area’s traditional cuisine, obviously very influenced by the Mediterranean, so it can offer its customers an extensive range of delicious and also healthy dishes in which they always use the highest quality and local produce. Also, its wine cellar is very spacious, though as with its cuisine, the locally produced wines have special importance.
20. Bar Bahia
La Bahía is more than a bar, it’s a Ronda institution, since though it is located in new Ronda, next to the Palace of Justice, it is quite the revered bar in the area. Here you can try a range of offerings from home-made dishes with meats to fresh seafood and fish, via delicious rice dishes.
WHERE TO STAY
Another option to finish the day in Ronda is to stay at Fuerte Grazalema hotel and admire the beautiful sunsets facing Grazalema Natural Park from your pool and Jacuzzi. This hotel, one of the most recommended places in the area for its quality, tradition and service, has become a place to stay in at least once in your lifetime. It also has a small farm, spacious rooms, a restaurant with a unique view and a cuisine based on local products. Pets are also allowed.