Journey of Flavors: Culinary Route through the Montes de Málaga

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With an array of stews, mixed plates, and meats, traditional cuisine is a major tourist attraction of the Montes de Málaga. Within the entirety of the Natural Park, there are over a dozen inns serving the most iconic recipes from the region.

Here, we highlight a few for you to enjoy a premier culinary journey.

Continue reading to learn more!

Touring the Culinary Delights of the Montes de Málaga

The inns of the Montes de Málaga are renowned for their specialty, the 'Montes dish', consisting of pork loin in red lard and an assortment of fried items including potatoes, chorizo, egg, black pudding, and peppers.

These inns offer a unique mix of quantity, quality, and appealing prices, thereby defining the culinary offerings of this region on the Costa del Sol.

With the arrival of spring, the perfect season to visit them unfolds, offering the opportunity to enjoy the magnificent landscapes of the Montes de Málaga Natural Park. Ready to venture? If so, here are some inns we recommend you try.

Venta El Túnel

Essential for culinary enthusiasts, Venta El Túnel's signature dish is Brothy rice, but it also offers other delights like the Montes dish and migas.

Boasting more than 60 years of history, this inn is noted for its large event hosting capabilities and vibrant atmosphere.

A must-visit!

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Venta Galwey

Situated at the end of Puerto del León, at the intersection with the road leading to Comares and Olías, Venta Galwey stands as the most ancient of the inns still in operation within the Montes de Málaga.

More than just serving food, it acts as a genuine ethnographic museum and offers guests an extraordinary panoramic view. The restaurant is renowned for its traditional menu, featuring a range of typical dishes from migas to exquisite game meats such as wild boar in almond sauce or venison.

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Venta Los Montes

With over 25 years of tradition, Venta Los Montes is a gastronomic landmark of this destination.

Located at the heart of the Montes de Málaga Natural Park, this inn provides a warm, family-friendly experience.

Beyond its famed Montes dish, you can indulge in other specialties like migas and pork loin in lard. Be sure to explore the surrounding nature before or after dining.

Ventorrillo de Santa Clara

Meanwhile, Ventorrillo de Santa Clara emerges as an emblem of the Montes de Málaga, blending traditional inn charm with a modern atmosphere, making it an essential stop for discerning diners.

From classic migas to unique dishes like eggplants with cane syrup, this place promises an unforgettable culinary journey.

It's wise to book ahead, especially on weekends, due to its popularity and high demand.

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Venta el Pinar

At the road's end lies Venta El Pinar, known for its hearty spoon dishes and specialties like kid goat, wild boar, migas, rabbit, rice, and baby goat, alongside other home-cooked meals and desserts.

Despite offering very comfortable amenities, Venta El Pinar retains its traditional essence, decorated in the style of old farmhouses of the Montes de Málaga.

Definitely worth a stop!

The Ultimate Itinerary for Savoring the Gastronomy of the Montes de Málaga

In conclusion, the Montes de Málaga not only boast breathtaking landscapes but also a vibrant culinary tradition awaiting exploration. Whether savoring the Montes dish at Ventorrillo Santa Clara or enjoying migas at Venta Los Montes, each establishment promises a unique dining experience that will take you to the heart of this splendid Natural Park of the Costa del Sol.

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