Frigiliana Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Frigiliana

August 9, 2017 Myesha Cogley

Frigiliana is a town and municipality in the province of Málaga, part of the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. The municipality is situated approximately 71 kilometers east of Málaga, the provincial capital, and approximately 6 kilometers north of Nerja. It is located in the comarca of La Axarquía, the easternmost region of the province, and integrated into the judicial district of Torrox.
Things to do in Frigiliana

1. The Garden Restaurant

Calle Santo Cristo s/n, 29788 Frigiliana, Spain Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night +34 952 53 31 85
Excellent
64%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 624 reviews

The Garden Restaurant

Reviewed By gill009 - Liverpool, United Kingdom

After nearly 12 months i have only just remembered the name of this gorgeous restaurant the food the views and the wine was all amazing with lovely friendly staff can't wait to go back next time we visit frigliana

2. Restaurante El Mirador

Calle Santo Cristo 29, 29788 Frigiliana, Spain Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards Spanish, Mediterranean, European, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$47 - HK$251 +34 952 53 32 91
Excellent
53%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
5%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 376 reviews

Restaurante El Mirador

We are closed from November1 th till December 22 th, 2017<br><br>We are on Holidays<br><br>We open again on 22th December, 2017<br>We are on Facebook: RestauranteElMiradorFrigiliana

Reviewed By ProfessorClements - Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

We visit Nerja almost every New Year and we also go to the El Mirador several times on each trip. This has become our favourite restaurant for several reasons.
The El Mirador is probably one of the best located restaurants in the world. It is high up above Frigiliana and from the open-air tables on a Terrace (we only eat there in the afternoon) you get a fantastic view of Frigiliana and across the land to Nerja in the distance. There probably isn't a more romantic restaurant anywhere.
All the staff are wonderful and Rafael and his wife Rosemarie both speak very good English and are very well-travelled and highly-educated people. Over the years, they have become good friends.
The food at the El Mirador is excellent. At lunch we had several lovely dishes; for example, aubergine-stuffed ravioli in a creamy sauce, and a goat's cheese salad with caramelized onion that is truly out-of-this-world, and a warm Thai chicken salad.
Unusually, we had a couple of cocktails with lunch. More often than not, I find cocktails a bit of a disappointment ...all too often they are sweet drinks with minimal alcohol costing a lot of money. Not at the El Mirador. My wife had two exotic cocktails that were truly lovely. I had caipirinhas on both occasions, and they were authentic and not too expensive.
So, for food quality and ambience, you can't beat the El Mirador. Every time we come here, we end up loving Spain just a little more.

3. Nueva Tahona

Plaza de las Tres Culturas 6, 29788 Frigiliana, Spain Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks HK$31 - HK$173 +34 651 35 86 24
Excellent
63%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 247 reviews

Nueva Tahona

We close during winter month and are back in March 2017.

Reviewed By John K - Frigiliana

I'm a regular here but I haven't actually reviewed it on Tripadvisor before. Time to change that.....
I LOVE these pizzas.
Simple.
My favourite is the DIRK... lots of meats, its always filled to the very edge of the pizza so no big crusty edges.
Love these pizzas.

4. Restaurante Al Fuente

Calle Real 32, 29788 Frigiliana, Spain Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, European, Spanish, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Dinner, Lunch HK$55 - HK$94 +34 660 77 77 44
Excellent
67%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 282 reviews

Restaurante Al Fuente

Reviewed By LiamWatkinson - Thirsk, United Kingdom

After many good reviews about this place we waited till our last night to try it.
Being served by a young boy (maybe 12?) meant there was no explanation of the menu. The sound of ping ping coming from the kitchen was the giveaway sign, food was bland and the noodles were straight out a bachelor super noodle packet. The vegetarian platter was nicely presented and looked superb, but it lacked any decent flavour.

5. La Taberna del Sacristan

Plaza Iglesia 3 | Frigiliana, 29788 Frigiliana, Spain Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi International, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +34 952 53 30 09
Excellent
58%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 567 reviews

La Taberna del Sacristan

Reviewed By pebe - Norway

We had both lunch and dinner here several times during our visit to Frigiliana. Very good food. Both meat and fish dishes were excellent. Nice to sit outside on the church square, but also fine tables inside. Friendly and helpful service.muchas Gracias y hasta pronto

6. Las Chinas

Calle San Sebastian | plaza Doña Amparo Guerrero, 29788 Frigiliana, Spain Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +34 636 40 16 64
Excellent
66%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 308 reviews

Las Chinas

Reviewed By compo23 - Holmfirth

Been visiting this area and Las China's for over 15 years ,never not enjoyed the food at this restaurant.The service is excellent and friendly.On Sebastian,s recommendation my wife went for favourite starter when eating in Spain which is pil pil and declared it ranked with the best , as does the fish soup ,can also recommend the fillet steak ,and the monk (rape) fish is fantastic . You always get good food at a fair price ,the drink are also good and generous without rip off prices .If it's good food good value good service ,then this is the place.

7. El Adarve

Calle Alta 3, 29788 Frigiliana, Spain Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available Mediterranean, European, Spanish, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +34 952 53 34 97
Excellent
52%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 195 reviews

El Adarve

Reviewed By Blackmore-Writer - Ottawa, Canada

Frigiliana is beautiful; this restaurant takes advantage of the town's great asset--the view. Worth it for that. You can see the Mountains of Africa on clear days.
The wild boar in chestnut sauce was amazing. It's sweet but was not over-the-top or cloying. The Harira soup feels like it would cure you of any cold or flu. Wonderful, flavorful, something your grandmother would prepare for you.
And while wine is always a great bet in Spain, this restaurant had a fine selection of craft beers. Hoppy, higher alcohol, and alternate flavors. Sit out on the Terrace and try them all.
And--our server was fantastic. Friendly in a way that makes you feel you're a regular. Overall, great experience in keeping with the sense of the town. Recommended.

8. El Casino

Calle Real 95, 29788 Frigiliana, Spain Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +34(0)952533023
Excellent
61%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 347 reviews

El Casino

Reviewed By Sunnyhouse15 - Costa Calma, Spain

Strolled through Frigiliana and came across this restaurant. We were so lucky that the table at the front of the top Terrace had just become available. Food was outstanding and the view was amazing. The service was excellent with the waiters speaking many languages as they moved from table to table. If you are in Frigiliana, a meal here will certainly not disappoint.

9. Sal Y Pimienta

Plaza Tres Cultures, Frigiliana, Spain Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Polish, European, Eastern European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night +34 666 61 82 06
Excellent
59%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 214 reviews

Sal Y Pimienta

Reviewed By gapdreamer - Lincoln, United Kingdom

Ate delicious tapas with a Polish twist...meatballs were especially superb, goulash was very good....and enjoyed the hustle and bustle of the market, it being Wednesday lunchtime when we visited. The proprietor was very busy and rushed round like a whirlwind, cheerfully taking orders, clearing tables, and bringing food to the waiting diners as quickly as possible. Definitely recommended.

10. La Tienda

Callejon Iglesia 7, 29788 Frigiliana, Spain Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Waitstaff Cafe, International, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$16 - HK$78 +34 952 53 43 89
Excellent
79%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 320 reviews

La Tienda

Cafe. Delicious homemade cakes, light lunches and tasty snacks. Fresh fruits with Greek style yoghurt with honey. Savoury toasted sandwiches including goat&apos;s cheese and honey, tuna and cheese, cheese and chorizo, cheese and ham, cheese and onion, cheese and tomato, tuna and mayo, ham and tomato. Taste of Spain platter with Oveja cheese, sliced chorizo and examples of local produce with crusty bread. Some gluten free options. Wide range of speciality teas and coffees including iced coffee. Beer and house wines. Open Monday-Friday 10.30 to 15.00 Saturday&apos;s & Sunday&apos;s closed.

Reviewed By Susan F - Cardiff, United Kingdom

My husband and I were staying in Nerja for the second time this year and visited Frigiliana four times during our two weeks holiday, we love the place. We found this little cafe/restaurant quite by chance. We visited the beautiful Church in Frigiliana and spotted this menu board, all perfectly written in English and just had to have a look. La Tienda, as it is called is a small cafe which is run by a husband and wife. The food is amazing. I fancied the Ploughmans, my husband had a toastie. My ploughmans came on a platter. There were 3 large, thick slices of Cheddar cheese, a pot of Branston pickle, a pot of grainy mustard, crisps, 3 slices of ham, a bowl of sliced tomatoes and onions and in a separate basket, half a loaf of gorgeous bread with real butter. I was in heaven. This was by far the finest Ploughmans I'd ever tasted, home or abroad. My husband ordered the fresh fruit bowl which came filled with various fresh fruits with a topping of greek yoghurt and Frigiliana honey. Absolutely gorgeous. The couple on the next table had the Spanish platter and they were over the moon with their choice. There aren't many tables outside but there are more inside. I would definitely recommend La Tienda and this will be our favourite eating place when we go to Frigiliana again next year.

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