Where to eat in Antequera?
The visitor center of El Torcal itself has a restaurant where you can enjoy some of the most typical dishes of Antequera, such as porra antequerana. A cold dish made with bread, extra virgin olive oil and tomato, which is traditionally paired with diced ham, boiled egg and tuna.
Another great place to enjoy this delicatessen is Arte de Cozina, an establishment run by chef Charo Carmona. There, in addition to the traditional porra, they offer two other versions: one with oranges and another without the use of tomato, emulating the original recipe from dozens of years ago.
The restaurant, the only one with a Sol Repsol in the whole city, is perfect for enjoying the gastronomy of the land, since its menu is always based on seasonal and local products. Ajoblanco, gazpacho, patatas bravas, fried aubergines or rabbit chops are some of the snacks that can be tasted both in one of the tables in its dining room and in the bar to try some tapas.
And, beyond that, Antequera is a good place to enjoy tapas in places like the tavern El Rincón de Lola, Mesón Ibérico or El Escribano, located next to the Real Colegiata de Santa María, a building erected in the early sixteenth century.
For inexpensive tapas, La Cantina or Las Hazuelas in the Plaza del Coso Viejo are an excellent choice.
The café-bar A la fuerza is also one of the most recommended places, not only for its excellent cuisine, but also because it is the perfect place for breakfast. There you can try the authentic molletes de Antequera (a very tasty type of bread) that can be accompanied with Iberian ham, tomato and oil, but also the best churros in town.
On the outskirts, it is highly recommended to visit the restaurant Caserío San Benito, included in the Michelin Guide as Bib Gourmand and the best place to try homemade dishes such as rice with partridge or classic dishes like migas, which here are served with carrots and pomegranate, as well as chorizo, eggs and fried peppers.
Olla de Castañas Arte de Cozina
Caserío de San Benito © Nacho Sánchez