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La Fructuosa

Gaucin, Andalucia, Spain


La Fructuosa enjoys a good reputation for no-nonsense Spanish and Mediterranean food. In cooler months, diners eat in the converted wine cellar restaurant with its intimate alcoves, vases filled with arum lilies and walls adorned with copius works of art by local artists. In summer, the terrace, under pergolas laden with jasmine and honeysuckle, has magical views of the surrounding mountains and the Mediterranean coast on the distant horizon.

The magic of Luis's cooking has made La Fructuosa one of the best restaurants in Gaucin. But if you do decide to sample other local fare, Martins has been recommended - it also has a roof terrace and the food, cocktails and friendly service are getting top marks.

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Save to favouritesPrintMailLa FructuosaGaucin residents know that for great food and a convivial atmosphere Restaurant La Fructuosa is the place to go. Since it opened, it's become a firm favourite with locals for long lazy Sunday lunches and romantic starlight dinners on its beautiful terrace. The cuisine is authentic Spanish and Mediterranean; the views of the distant coast are fabulous. Jesus Balsa and Luis Ruiberriz, the owners, created this wonderful restaurant and small hotel from an old ramshackle village house. The old wine cellar was transformed into a cosy restaurant where paintings and sculptures by local artists adorn the walls, and the original chestnut beams and wine press remain as prominent features. Then they added 5 imaginatively-decorated [r:SP010:bedrooms], most with Jacuzzi bathtubs. It makes an ideal destination for relaxing, walking in the mountains and exploring Andalucia's "pueblos blancos" (the white hilltop towns).

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a bottle of red or white Rioja when they have dinner in the restaurant (one occasion)