Almuñécar Nightlife

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    Taberna Flamenca " EL QUEJÍO": Genuine flamenco bar/restaurant

    by amapola66 Updated Sep 6, 2010

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    *Sadly, when we visted August 2010, this bar was closed. I'm not sure if that's permenant or not*

    This is a authentic flamenco bar which used to be run by Ricardo who is a very talented flamenco guitarist from a gypsy family, although I don't think he is the owner of this place now. This was probably be your only chance to see real flamenco performed in a relaxed setting rather than an overpriced tourist show along the coast or in Granada and I hope Ricardo has found a nw venue for this summer.

    You can have a meal and then listen to some live music and if lucky, see some very high quality flamenco dance.

    Often the show doesn't start until midnight (or sometimes later), but if you want the real thing, go to this place.

    This is a large bar and running costs are high, I know the owners work extremely hard to keep this place open; so go and have a meal there and be assured it is towards the very good cause of keeping flamenco music live in Almunecar. I for one, do not want to see this bar dissappear off the flamenco radar.

    *Aug 08 - Met the new owner who seems to have the bar ticking along nicely, although somewhat lacking in the spirit I was rather fond of. Would like to know where Ricardo and co are now though!

    Dress Code: As you come

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    Venta Luciano: Barbecue and flamenco cabaret

    by amapola66 Updated Jun 18, 2010
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    A short and reasonably priced taxi ride took us out to a local flamenco restaurant /cabaret spot.

    I wouldn't say it was really flamenco at all the night we went, rather flamenco cabaret, but it is a great family night out, with a LOT of food in the way of an outside barbecue, some mexican style cabaret singers around the table, followed by some dance school, show-type flamenco and a bout of good natured rumba/disco dancing afterwards. All for around a very reasonable 25 euros or so.

    If you like meat , you're laughing, with sausages on giant sticks (swords possibly?) which you can barbecue yourself, hundreds of chickens roasting away etc. Not so much for semi vegetarians, but enough to keep 'the wolf from the door.' Tapas included olives and tortilla and mushrooms were good, if you ask for more, they happily bring more. Salads, breads and dips with main courses were also good and made from locally grown produce. Pity they couldn't wack a few fish on the grill though. Also you can have as much wine as you like and soft drinks for the small people.

    The well organised staff keep things moving along nicely The small people loved the show (although I'm glad we didn't go the night before, as it were featured students from my old London flamenco school!). All in all, a great family night out to suit all ages.

    Dress Code: Being Spain, as you like...although people do seem to dress up a bit here, which is nice.

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    Plaza Kelibia: Rosca y cerveza

    by amapola66 Updated May 16, 2009

    As in most of (rather civilised) Spain, certain bars are visited at certain times; usually, the later the bar, the further away from residential areas it is....

    Almunecar is no different. You may start in the old town for a bite to eat, then move down further towards the sea front at Plaza Kelibia for a late night tipple, then onto the paseo below the statue for the later and higher volume music bars...and if you have the stamina (I don't!) you then head out up the road a bit to the Aquapark at Velillia, which doubles as a late night disco until the sun rises.

    Another great Spanish tradtition is of course tapas and in Granada your tapa is still free with an alchoholic drink. They are most insistant that you eat with your drink - how very sensible! Roscas are always a good option - Filled with tuna and cheese and salad in the middle, they totally soak up the beers! Essential and very tasty. Great bar food (why on earth don't we do them in the uk?! - People might stay more upright and smiling if we had some cheap yet decent bar food in the late night bars.) After ordering the rosca, we still got our free tapa with our drinks!

    Plaza Kelibia is a little outdoors square with bars all around and wicker and cane seating in the middle. A noisily happy atmosphere full of people of all ages prevails.

    Dress Code: Ball gown or shorts.

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    Parque El Majuelo: Experience local flamenco

    by amapola66 Updated Jul 29, 2008

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    There is flamenco for those who wish to find it.

    The type of flamenco varies; from cabaret style, light hearted shows, right through to authentic gypsy flamenco (more tips on that soon). The park “El Majuelo” hosts very reasonably priced shows . The week we were there, there was a concert featuring dancers, singers and guitarists from the local 'pena' (flamenco club). Tickets were easily obtained on the night at the entrance to the park (5 euros) and as often is the case in Spain, children go free. It's a lovely setting at night, with the castle lit up as a backdrop and the tropical plantlife. There is a bar for the grownups and being a park, the kids can run around at the back of the seating without distracting the audience.

    There was very good singer and some of the older dancers were good. The small people with me loved the kids perfromances and the costumes. The style was mostly modern and rather jazzy. A very pleasant evening actiity for all the family.

    The parque also hosts a highly respected international jazz festival once a year.

    Dress Code: As you come.

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    all around: The tapa hop

    by amapola66 Updated Jul 29, 2008

    Amazingly, tapas are still free in the Granada region. A tapa (lid) of food is served with each drink you have. This can varey enormously and you can get to know which your favourite bar is for the best tapas. You can eat a very reasonably priced 3 course lunch (menu del dia) and then just bar hop in the evening, eating continuously and never pay for a meal - very handy if you have small people in tow (and children are very welcome in the bars of Almunecar).

    A typical tapa may be a slice of bread with a small fish (boquerones), or a pice of cheese (manchego) and an olive (aceitunas), sometimes you will get a delicious mini pizza or a slice of local jamon, nuts, garlic prawns (gambas), a sausage (chorizzo), tuna/Russian salad, and the classic tortilla (potato omelett) etc there is a great variety.

    I am told, the longer you stay in a bar, each tapa gets better. I have never stayed anywhere long enough, but it makes me wonder what you would end up with if you stayed in one place all night ? (a lobster?!)

    See the link below for some recommended tapas bars.

    Dress Code: As you come, dressed up or down.

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