We came across this little bar & restaurant late one night in February and just about everywhere was closed except Meson de Teja on the Paseo Maritimo in Salobrena.
It is run by a fabulous couple, Jose and Nines, who make you feel like you have come to visit them in their own home. The food is very good and although the menu isn't extensive and is mainly simple food, it is all well priced. The atmosphere is simple and friendly and Jose and Nines are warm and welcoming hosts. We don't speak much Spanish and they don't speak much English but we had no problem communicating, with lots of laughs and optimism on both sides!
If you ask in advance Jose will cook a great paella which is his speciality. They serve a very good house red wine called Ribera de something (just ask for ribera) its much better than rioja. They also do frighteningly large Baileys - which is great if youre an addict like us!
If you get the chance, go and see Jose and Nines and tell them Dan & Miranda sent you.
PS they close on Thursdays
Favorite Dish: The paella cooked by Jose is very good, tasty and full of nice things! The cafe con leche is also good because they add the milk at the table so you can say how much you want.
great steaks that you cook yourself at your table on stone slabs. The stones are baked in the oven and you cut your steak in thin strips and place them on the stones and remove when done to your taste. you can have pork or chicken alternatives to steak.
Great meal but not for vegetarians.
Favorite Dish: er ...let me see...steak
If you are staying in the old town on the rock as we were, a visit to Bar Peseta is a must. Recommended to us by the owners of our house.
We found our way (through the tunnel, but that's another story) there one evening. If the small people have a siesta in the afternoon, you can take them out quite late without them being tired, and they are welcome nearly everywhere in Spain.
Bar Peseta combines a traditional bar downstairs (cheap, with free tapas) with more elegant dining upstairs and on the roof terrace (more expensive), the latter offering panoramic views of the town.
Favorite Dish: Great Gazpacho Soup.
Good tapas in the downstairs bar.
The best of the beach chiriguitos was El Penon. It is right by the rock El Penon and has the freshest seafood and fabulous plates of fresh fruit.
We were recommended to this restaurant by the owners of our house and it was a great recommendation.
The views of the coastline and surrounding mountains from the terrace bar are fantastic too.
In the evening, they barbecue fresh octopus in a little boat, the flames making a great atmosphere as the sun sets.
There are many little restaurants at the seaside (I mean, on the sand); all of them have delicious seafood. I visited Salobreña during winter, and it was a pleasure to have lunch under the sun, close to the sea.
Hay muchos pequeños restaurantes en la playa (literalmente sobre la arena); todos ellos tienen exquisitos mariscos. Visité Salobreña en invierno, y fue un verdadero placer almorzar al sol, cerquita del mar.
Favorite Dish: Pescaíto!!!