Churros with hot chocolate is a very popular drink/snack combination in Spain. We tried it a cafe in Ronda. Actually we just tried the Churros - I tried it with coffee and Ruth went for orange juice.
Churros is difficult to describe. It's like a fried battered donut, similar to the dough used in a Hungarian langos. Normally it's served with hot chocolate, into which you dip the churros. It's very filling - I think if you had this every morning you'd have no difficulty skipping breakfast and you'd quickly put on the pounds.
We read a feature on this restaurant in the local English language newspaper, and liking what we read, we decided to give it a try. The article suggested the owner was very friendly and it turned out to be true. He is clearly a Gaudi fan as there were pictures of the Sagrada Familia on the walls and the bar had designs reminiscent of Parc Guell in Barcelona.
We went for the 10 Euro menu. Three courses, bread and a drink for 10 Euro was an excellent deal especially as we got to try the house special - Porra - and local speciality Gazpacho. Both are soups served cold, which sounded a little strange to me at first, though it was delicious. Our main courses were equally good and the wine they gave us was lovely.
Service was fine at the start though we had to wait a long time for dessert when the place got very busy. Most of the customers were locals which is always a good sign.
As breakfast wasn't included at our hotel, we went to a bar to grab something to eat. We found Cafeteria Cristina in a quiet street near Plaza del Socorro. Quite a few of the locals were already starting on the beer but all we wanted was breakfast. We got a nice breakfast of coffee and croissants for 2 Euro each.
This place is next to other restaurants that are cheap, so it's easy to overlook it. It was never busy when we were there, although I have no idea why. The food is AWESOME! The waiters were so professional and caring -- and they got to know us since we ate there 4 nights in a row! There are tables outside, and many tables inside. It's very pleasant to sit outside and eat that hot delicious food!
Favorite Dish: I had three different dishes. Bombay Aloo -- boiled potatoes in curry sauce; chicken curry; vegetable curry. Ask for the rice -- it's heavenly, seasoned with cloves and saffron. We had every kind of nan, here, too -- garlic, onion, cheese, and coconut-almond-sugar. They're absolutely wonderful.
We also had Navarra red wine, which the waiter suggested we try with lemon Fanta (basically lemon soda) and ice. This was delicious!
In the Plaza Duquesa de Parcent besides such lovely historical buildings there are also a couple of gift shops and a couple of cafes. We stopped at a cafe by by the Church of Saint Isabel of the Angels. a very tiny place, only a handful of seats inside, but tables and chairs outside, where we didnt eat just had a glass of ice cold beer. They did serve food as well.
For those who relish a more relaxing and traditional meal than McDonalds, there is a very nice outdoor café along Calle Jose Aparicio (street) which is an alleyway that runs parallel to Calle Virgen de la Paz and provides a connection between the Plaza de Espana and the Bullring.
I did not eat here but I sure enjoyed its ambiance.
For those of you who occasionally need a shot of American-style fast food, you will be happy to know that there is at least one McDonalds, located in Ronda. It can be found in one corner of the Plaza de Espana just over the Puente Nuevo Bridge!
Parador restuarant food tends to be quite samey.
this restaurant didn't offer anything very exciting
the maitre d couldn't cope with the number of guests in the restaurant and we had to wait over an hour for our starters
We just p[opped in here for a 'fix' before Carmen and Stacy frightened us half to death with the views (to follow), The name 'Colon' is like the English 'Colombus'
Just a cup of coffee each, at about 1.50 Euros.
'Churros' can be found in many Bars and Cafes and are normally served in the mornings as a breakfast or snack.
You can find them in Cafe's all over Spain especially in the south.
Favorite Dish: A typical Spanish breakfast, 'Churros con Chocolate'. Churros are a deep fried dough not totally disimilar to a doughnut, they are normally dipped in a hot chocolate drink or even coffee. I also enjoy them with a sprinkling of sugar.
The cost would be just a couple of Euros with chocolate or coffee and they are very filling.
What a great experience. The staff were extgremely friendly and went out of their way to be of assistance. We had great food and some very nice Spanish wines
A typical sidewalk restaurant. And typical price of 10 - 15 Euros including wine for a three-course meal.
Right in the foot of Ronda's most attractive viaduct, this place serves good cafe as well as fresh orange juice and various biscuits. A lovely place to take a break in your walk.
We had a snack here. It is a nice place but not brilliant, to stop and have something to eat. The revuelto was nice
Don't just sit there, under the tall pine trees, take a look over the wall! But don't stand too close, or look down, haha.