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La Fructuosa

Gaucin, Andalucia, Spain

Press Reviews

The best place to stay and dine is La Fructuosa in the center of Gaucin. Its bedrooms are simply but comfortably furnished, each with a tiled bathroom with tub and shower. The hotel restaurant, serving meals for 18€, is open only Wednesday to Saturday 8 to 10pm. The style of cooking is typically Andalusian, and portions are generous.

Conde Nast Traveller
"La Fructuosa... decorated in a distinctive mix of Spanish retro and modernism and with roomy balconies offering views across to Africa."

Los Angeles Times
"At night, as we dined, a swirl of stars rose over the mountains behind Gaucin. I ate a first course of oranges, olives and red cabbage drenched in a local olive oil so green, it seemed to have been pressed that afternoon; next came a delicious fresh goat cheese grilled with rosemary. The squid entree was too chewy, but the dessert, a surprisingly fruity avocado mousse, was divine. And so was the view down the steep valley, so clear I could see the 22 miles to the coast."

Guest Ratings


Guest Reviews

Reviews are only from people who have stayed there and booked through i-escape.

  • “Amazing accommodation there. A particular advice for clients is do not miss an afternoon at their restaurant.”
    Antonio, Romania (23.05.15)

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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i-escape gift

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