Our food has received many compliments – an example from a recent reviewer said “the food was to die for..lovely lovely..I would give her a Michelin star ..or two”
This is high praise but I would not want you to get the wrong idea. Please don’t come here expecting Michelin-style plates and tiny portions. My food is fresh and local, simple and nutritious. And creative, I believe. Many of my guests are energetic people and a couple of forkfuls of something covered in foam would not fuel their hikes!
I love to cook for my guests and we serve dinner most evenings but only to order. So let us know at breakfast if you would like to dine that evening. Our culinary focus is Western Mediterranean, Spanish and Moroccan flavours, using local produce. We charge 28 euros per person for a 3-course meal with appetisers and coffee. Vegans and vegetarians very welcome – I have embraced both at different times of my life but consider myself now a plant-preferring omnivore!
Cartajima has three bars. Simple, traditional places, of course, but good. Our walking map of the village will show you the way to sample local specialities.
Food for Thought? is a guest from Houston’s interesting take on his dining experience in Cartajima.
Further afield in other Alto Genal villages, there are dining delights to be discovered. Farajan, for example, has a bar serving tasty Moroccan fare; Alpandeire has a restaurant we save for special occasions. John says their beef is unequalled and I adore the carpaccio de langostinos.
Ronda is a busy tourist destination and has much to offer, good and bad and even ugly. We can tell you what to avoid and where the best secret places are, known only to the locals. But please ask us. I hate it when guests return saying what a bad food experience they had in Ronda. It is a touristy town because it is so beautiful and interesting – but the downside can be a here today, gone tomorrow attitude.