Ronda is situated inland in the province of Malaga, dominating the region from a plateau. The town of Ronda doesn’t just stand out for its views or monuments, but also for its cuisine. Here we list the best restaurants in Ronda ordered by type of food.
At the end of the article is a map summary of the locations of the restaurants in Ronda that are listed below, created by CarGest rent a car, where you can hire a car to visit all of these places.
Ronda Michelin Star Restaurants
This is a traditional inland town of the province, however, this doesn’t stop there from being several Michelin Star restaurants in Ronda.
Restaurante Bardal (Ronda)
With two Michelin stars, restaurante Bardal is symbolic of Ronda, and reason enough to visit the town. Under the command of Benito Gómez, it focusses on conveying the essence of the Ronda region in its dishes, using its own sustainable agriculture, and working with local growers.
The venue conveys the feeling of being at home, warm, cosy, traditional, marked by wood and warm colours like beige, for example. It is situated in a key spot, between the Maestranza bull ring and the Mirador de Ronda viewing point, and the infamous Tajo de Ronda gorge, all essential places that you have to see in Ronda.
The first restaurant of the same chef, restaurante-bar Tragatá is orientated towards local tapas like Spanish potato salad (ensaladilla rusa), mollete bread rolls, salmorejo soup or croquettes (croquetas), but with some less traditional touches like tatakis or ceviche.
Despite not having a Michelin star, the fact it is under the command of the Catalan chef is an unquestionable indication of its outstanding quality. This approach, which combines premium quality food with the concept of tapas, makes this one of the best tapas bars in Ronda.
Despite the increasingly rapid growth of restaurants with a modern feel, there are still many typical restaurants, bars and taverns in Ronda, both for tapas and meals, in a town that combines tradition and the present day.
Classic historic tavern which has adapted its menu to current consumption trends, and nowadays offers a wide variety of different tapas. Casa Mateos in Ronda is the perfect place to visit during the Ronda Fair (Feria de Ronda), since it gives people the option for a quick bite to eat, something tasty and different, with a cool drink to hydrate themselves during a great day at the fair.
Located in a former village house, Casa María in Ronda could easily go unnoticed from the outside. Once inside, the décor is very traditional and simple, without being very showy. However, its food is what wins customers over. Without being pretentious and with typical, well thought out food with a touch of originality, it manages to amaze everyone that comes to this small and charming establishment.
Affordable typical tapas in a traditional venue in Plaza del Socorro, next to the historic Bull ring of Ronda. It features a terrace in the square itself to enjoy a beer or wine along with a delicious traditional tapas.
On the menu at Ronda’s La Taberna, the “Spanish” sushi stands out, using the Japanese rice as a base, but with typical Spanish ingredients. In addition, customers highlight the region’s tomato prepared in the local way with oxtail.
Other restaurants in Ronda
Last, but not least, you can find a variety of restaurants orientated towards different types of cuisine and constituting an excellent option for somewhere to eat in Ronda, beyond tradition and the cutting edge.
With a profound expertise in the produce, focussing on quality meat, fish and seafood, at restaurante Tropicana Ronda, you can find variety and flavour. The excellent workmanship of these products stands out on the menu, with original and unusual creations.
Situated in the heart of Ronda, the interior beauty of this venue is striking, decorated with softly lit stone walls, giving a very cosy cave feeling. The flower-decorated sofas and blue colours with wooden tables contrast perfectly with the stone walls.
It guarantees exceptional views from the top of the plateau, since it is situated next to one of the town’s cliffs, where it boasts a terrace surrounded by palm trees that light up at night with a series of lamps to provide subtle lighting, creating a fantastic atmosphere to spend an enjoyable evening.
In terms of its menu, at Ronda’s restaurante Azahar, you will find both typical and innovative dishes, all wonderfully presented and very colourful. The customer service is highly scored by its customers, in addition to the other aspects mentioned above.
Kutral restaurant in Ronda is an authentic temple of meat, where it is handled with great delicacy and care, starting from the basis of a sublime selection of the best cuts.
The venue stands out for being located in a typical warehouse on an industrial estate which has been renovated and turned into a space where the protagonists are metal and fire, combining perfectly with the touchstone of its kitchen: fire and the classic Argentine barbecue.