Going out for Tapas in Ronda is one of the perfect culinary options for visitors who come to the city on the Tajo with the idea of trying different dishes and touring its streets from one mouthful to another. So, in the centre of Ronda, you can find a plethora of all types of tapas bars where you can enjoy some tapas with a drink and organise a short route along different establishments to see what they can offer.
However, there are also some venues a little further out from the centre that have a very typical tapas offer and are located away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist centre. To reach this monumental town in the heart of the Serranía de Ronda, visitors will be able to hire a car without excess insurance in Malaga so they can travel around this white town and its surroundings, discovering its delicious gastronomy in some of the best tapas bars Ronda has to offer.
Tapas in Ronda centre
Ronda’s historic quarter is an essential place for any visitor, from its bull ring to the Roman Bridge (Puente Romano), not forgetting its narrow pedestrianised streets full of light and life. Here you can find some bars with a pure Andalusian essence.
Toro Tapas | Taste of Spain
Centrally located, Toro Tapas offers visitors an extensive menu with highlights being our country’s most traditional products, including patatas bravas, ham, croquettes or gazpacho soup. With good value for money, Toro has a large menu of tapas priced at an average of 2.50 that can be made into a larger portion (ración) to share among more guests, in addition to a range of tapas so you can try various dishes.
The venue is spread over three floors, with a photography exhibition on the second floor. Guests can visit at Carrera Espinel, 7, just a few metres from the bull ring (Plaza de Toros).
Siempre Igual | Traditional tapas
Near to Toro, is Siempre Igual, a bar with years of experience in homemade tapas following the typical culinary tradition of Malaga. Its menu has almost twenty flavoursome tapas, such as sirloin croquettes with Pedro Ximénez, ‘grandma’s black pudding or fried cheese with jam. This restaurant is ideal for those wanting to try the best tapas in Ronda near to the town centre, but without choosing the more touristy bars.
At an average price which, in many cases, is less than two euros per tapa, this is an ideal option in terms of value for money that guests can visit in Calle San José, 2.
Bar Antonio | Tapas for €1
Situated next to Siempre Igual, Bar Antonio is one of the options to eat cheaply in Ronda with a selection of basic tapas for 1 euro which include some classics like Russian potato salad (ensaladilla rusa), prawns or small open sandwiches (montaditos). Its menu also contains its own spin on the montadito open sandwiches priced at less than two euros, as well as gourmet mini burgers, toasts and salads. This, together with the service offered by the waiters, makes this an essential place to enjoy tapas in Ronda.
Visitors can find this bar in Calle San José, 4.
Taberna El Almacén | Creative tapas and craft beer
In the heart of Ronda, Taberna el Almacén offers a range of creative and high quality tapas accompanied by the best beer in Ronda. This tavern, with a large exterior terrace, boasts an interior with a charming industrial design. Its menu features an extensive offer of tapas from €1.50, with highlights including the potato parmentier with octopus and paprika, anchovies stuffed with ham and piquillo peppers and the homemade mini burger.
In its venue at Calle Virgen de los Remedios, 7, El Almacén also has craft beers, ciders and liqueurs to offer a complete experience.
La Abacería | Tapas with an Andalusian essence
La Abacería is a tavern with a pure Andalusian style with a friendly team and plenty of live music and art. This tavern offers cold tapas and toasted bread, but stands out for its buns in particular, small open sandwiches (montaditos) which are typical of the area and include loin in butter, ‘pringá’ stewed pork or pork crackling with cured cheese. Its cheese boards and Iberian meat boards are also popular, as a board or tapa. Simple dishes full of flavour and the essence of Ronda.
People who want to enjoy the experience of La Abacería will find this venue situated in Calle Virgen de los Remedios, 26.
Bifana Bar | Simple tapas and wines from Ronda
The tapas at Bifana Bar are divided into ‘abre boca’s (finger food) ‘papelones’ (paper-wrapped) and ‘entrepanes’ (small sandwiches) and they have a lot to offer. This tapas bar in the heart of Ronda offers traditional tapas, including ‘matrimonio’ or white and dark anchovy on toast, ‘porra’ or thick cold tomato soup, and ajoblanco chilled garlic and almond soup. It also puts a twist on its small sandwich snacks with bao buns and mini burgers. Additionally, it also offers portions (raciones) to share and vegan options to cater everyone. Its menu features some of the best wines from Ronda to pair its dishes with the region’s best wine.
Visitors can enjoy its sunny terrace on the lively street of Calle Comandante Salvador Carrasco and end the evening with a premium drink.
Tapas in other areas of Ronda
Further out from the centre, there are some of Ronda’s tapas bars with years of tradition behind them and which are possibly the most popular among locals, away from the tourism and with market produce.
Camelot | Chalk and blackboard tradition
If anything characterises Andalusian taverns, it is their hand-written blackboards that reveal the dishes of the day. Camelot is a bar that preserves that essence and gives its own twist to the cuisine to offer renewed dishes with traditional roots. With more than 15 different tapas priced at no more than three euros, its most popular options include the avocado salad, surimi and smoked fish, tuna tataki or fried ribs. Camelot is always full, so we recommend you get there early.
This gastrobar is situated in the area of the Bus Station, specifically in Calle Comandante Salvador Carrasco, 2. The map attached at the end shows the location.
La Niña Adela | Flavoursome portions (raciones) to share
La Niña Adelais a bar which is more focussed on larger portions (raciones) with friends, although it does also have a small variety of cold and hot tapas such as the tuna-filled salmon roll, delicacies of the sea and honey (delicias de mar y miel) or the sirloin on toasted bread with foie gras and truffle. Its speciality, however, is the oil cake with charcoal-grilled sirloin (torta de aceite con solomillo a la brasa), cream of Payoyo cheese and fig confit. Its dishes are full of flavour and exquisitely presented.
Visitors will be able to find this restaurant in the area of the sports centre and enjoy its comfortable outdoor terrace on Avenida Ricardo Navarrete, 9.
El Semáforo | Tapas to choose from one euro
El Semáforo bar is one of those options with years of tradition that may not have striking dishes of creative cuisine, but it does have a wide selection of traditional tapas, from Russian salad (ensaladilla rusa) and potatoes with aioli, to a wide selection of fish tapas, including squid, anchovies, or Spanish omelette with prawns. In addition, everything has an average price of less than two euros.
El semáforo is the best option to eat cheap tapas in Ronda and is situated in Avenida de Málaga, 20.
Tapas routes in Ronda
After all of these recommendations, the best thing to do to orientate yourself is to see them on a map. Travellers will be able to find each of the bars mentioned above on this map of Ronda. Bon appetit!