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Candela: new, stylish affordable restaurant finds space in Marbella’s casco historico

IT’S a brave move opening a restaurant in Marbella, the culinary capital of the Costa del Sol, and even more so in the heart of the Old Town. But Candela has not only done it with style, it has done it with taste…Primarily the tastes...
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48 Hours in Tarifa

The town of Tarifa, at the southeastern end of the Costa de la Luz has a history reaching back to the Phoenicians. It's also the place for great food, beaches, shopping and night life.
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RESTAURANT REVIEW: El Oceano, Mijas. A touch of class overlooking the Mediterranean

DINERS searching for a touch of class on the Costa del Sol will be delighted that El Oceano isnow open for the 2023 season. This family owned and operated oasis of laidback luxury is more than ready to welcome you at their fabulous seafront location. El...
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FOOD: The 10 cities in Spain with the best free tapas

The tradition of free tapas are not only a long-standing tradition in Granada—find out where else with the Olive Press’ Tapas guide
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Travel Spain: How the pandemic saw Madrid transform into a luxury tourism destination

As travel reawakens in the post-lockdown world, Spain’s capital has repositioned itself to attract the big spenders
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Where to eat in Spain’s Ibiza

MINIMUM spend lunches at €250-a-head, €700-a-week hire cars, Michael Gove on the dancefloor. Yikes! Is it any wonder Ibiza’s been a little quieter this summer. Ask any regular visitors or business owners and they’ll tell you the same thing; the White Island is anything but...
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Ten of the most desirable (and expensive) delicacies produced in Spain

WE ALL know Spain has good food. But look beyond the paella and tapas and you can discover some of the most expensive culinary delicacies the world has to offer, made right here in Spain. From an ethical foie gras produced without cruelty in...
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RANKED: Spain’s 10 most popular tapas dishes

To mark World Tapas Day on June 16, here's one from the Olive Press archive celebrating Spain's favourite dishes.
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The 10 must-see tourist sites in Spain’s Sevilla (and how to see them all...

With thousands of Rangers fans descending on Sevilla for the Europa League Final against Eintracht Frankfurt, here's a look at the must-see sites in the Andalucian capital.
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More than a football match: The Olive Press Guide to visiting Sevilla

With thousands of Rangers fans descending on Sevilla this week for the Europa League Final against Eintracht Frankfurt, here's a quick guide to the sites.
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Two tables: Review of Deessa, Quique Dacosta’s new Michelin starred restaurant at Madrid’s Ritz...

IT must be easily the most elegant restaurant in the capital. A true sense of grandeur awaits the lucky diners who get to try out Deessa, the hippest new Michelin-star restaurant of Quique Dacosta at the Ritz Hotel. Spain’s chef of the moment had to be...
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REVIEW: Creative, evolving BonAmb is the place to eat well on the Costa Blanca

THEIR ladders were carefully pinned to the vertical cliff walls of the Marina Alta area or hung down using ropes. An ancient, thousand-year-old fishing method, the locals clambered down risking their lives particularly on days when it was too rough to go out on boats. Then...
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Top 20 roadside ventas you NEED to visit in Spain’s Andalucia

THEY are as much a part of Andalucia as fish and chip shops in Britain or bistros in Paris. The roadside ventas lining the highways of Spain’s largest region have been providing sustenance to the weary traveller for centuries. Take any main motorway or winding A-road...
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New pastures: 12 of Spain’s most exciting restaurants to try in 2022

The Olive Press’s chief foodie Jon Clarke selects a wishlist of exciting places to graze around Spain now the pandemic is easing
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Valencia’s HUNDRED wins best hamburger in Spain for 2nd year running

A VALENCIAN restaurant has won the title of Spain's best hamburger for the second year running. The chain of two restaurants in Valencia city only started up during the COVID pandemic, but won a sensational following with its home deliveries. Now at premises on Micer Masco...
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Where bandits once trod: A riding adventure through the stunning Sierra Morena in Spain’s...

Jon Clarke heads on a riding adventure into the Andalucian outback of the Sierra Morena near Sevilla
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REVIEW: Style and substance after stunning overhaul of Madrid hotel Rosewood Villa Magna

Big team effort behind five-star relaunch in Madrid's upmarket Barrio Salamanca, writes Jon Clarke
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Piste to plate! The best places to dine in Spain’s Sierra Nevada

No uphill battle to find good places to eat in the Sierra Nevada, writes Jon Clarke
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Mallorca restaurant awarded two-Michelin stars as Spain’s Balearic Islands gain ground as foodie destination

MALLORCA once again has a two-Michelin starred restaurant, putting the island firmly on the haute-cuisine map. Voro, the restaurant run by chef Alvaro Salazar at the Cap Vermell Gran Hotel, near Canyamel on the island’s eastern coast, was awarded the coveted two-stars in a ceremony...
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INTERVIEW: Meet Quique Dacosta, the chef behind Deessa restaurant at Madrid’s Mandarin Oriental Ritz...

The culinary genius is bringing his exquisite dishes to Madrid from Valencia, and has just won a Michelin star for his restaurant at the Ritz.
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SubliMotion: Ibiza restaurant crowned most expensive dining experience in the world

DINERS with exceptionally deep pockets should head to SubliMotion in Ibiza which has been recognised as the most expensive tasting menu in the world.  The restaurant located at the Hard Rock Hotel on Playa d’en Bossa is only open during the summer season from June...
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WHERE TO EAT: Enjoy the amazing local produce in Spain’s Guadalhorce Valley

A longtime agricultural hub, it is no surprise you can eat well in the Guadalhorce Valley, writes Jon Clarke
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Discover one of Spain’s best kept secrets: The Guadalhorce Valley, Andalucia’s answer to the...

There’s a secret world of lakes, white villages and rocky mountain highs in the Guadalhorce hills behind the Costa del Sol, writes Jon Clarke
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Ten tasty regional specialities to discover in Spain’s Murcia 

TYPICALLY overshadowed by its more touristy neighbours Valencia and Andalucia, visitors to Murcia may be surprised to discover the wealth of regional gastronomic delights that can be found along this fertile stretch of Mediterranean coastline. In fact for the second year in a row, Murcia...
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Meet the two friends behind the first gluten-free bakery in Ronda

THE idea had been slowly warming up for years. But when it came, it was a masterstroke for Ronda: the first gluten-free baker! Piquito Bakery, set up by friends Javier Criado and Juan Antonio Rosado, is the perfect place to buy bread, pastries and biscuits for...

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