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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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Top five dining spots in Sevilla: Where to eat and soak up the Spanish...

BEING the capital city of Andalucia, the dining scene in Sevilla is unsurprisingly diverse. Famous for its central tapas bars, where locals typically tapear at up to five or six different bars in a session, it also has a bustling restaurant community that is as...
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New stars are born, and only one lost, as the celebrated Michelin foody bible...

IT must have been one of the hardest years in the food bible’s hundred-year history. But somehow the Michelin guide - which launched in 1910 in Spain - has managed to wheedle out a few new stars for Spain for 2021. A total of 22 new...

Starry nights: Marbella is the Michelin star capital of Andalucia

IT’S no coincidence that Marbella has nearly half a dozen Michelin stars within its modest borderies… this is, after all, the playground of the super-rich. The line of fabulous eateries gets better by the year and includes plenty of great new spots not even found...
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Calling all adventurers: ‘Zarajos’ and ‘entresijos’ – tried the weird Spanish food from Madrid?

Jon Clarke tests his tastebuds with a few of the culinary oddities of Madrid
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What to see, drink and eat at the Mercado de Triana in Spain’s Sevilla

IT may appear small from its unassuming entrance to the right of the end of Isabel II bridge, but the Mercado de Triana is packed with gastronomic and cultural offerings.  From fresh fruit to jamon, oysters, tapas, flamenco and more, below are the best places...
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IN BOCA: Alberts is the stand out resturant on the Costa del Sol

It has been an institution on the coast for years. Now Alberts is coming into its own, writes Jon Clarke
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The best Ibiza restaurants to eat at whatever your budget

Editor Jon Clarke serves up the ultimate insider guide for eating around the island
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REVIEW: Kava, the hottest new restaurant in Marbella on Spain’s Costa del Sol

THERE is almost nothing routine about Kava. The cooks also serve as waiters, the head chef taught himself at home and everything on the wine list can be served by the glass. And one thing it is very big on is precision. Precision in its presentation,...
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San Pedro is becoming one of the Costa del Sol restaurant hotspots

While Marbella's got the stars, San Pedro de Alcantara's definitely got the talent, writes Jon Clarke
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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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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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Alameda: A guide to Sevilla’s trendiest district

THE Alameda neighbourhood is the area surrounding and including the Alameda de Hercules, a long mall accompanied by bars, cafes and restaurants on either side.  Lying in the northern part of the city’s old town, the Alameda was once a meeting point for the elites...
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Sunset Beach Club is on a wave!

With a huge range of facilities, activities and shows, it is no surprise that Sunset Beach Club is one of the Costa del Sol’s most successful hotels, writes Jon Clarke
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REVIEW: We track down the true home of the Andalucian vernacular, where vegetables are...

Jon Clarke tracks down the hidden gem of Meson Sabor Andaluz in the heart of inland Cadiz an hour inland from the Costa Del Sol
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Sotogrande’s secret places to dine

Sotogrande and its nearby coastline has a wealth of secret places to eat, writes Dining Secrets of Andalucia editor Jon Clarke
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Garden of Eden: The young team at Marbella’s Cascada are carving out an exciting,...

YOU would be hard pressed to find a more alluring location for a restaurant. Sitting beside a bubbling brook in an almost tropical valley above Marbella, Cascada is one special place to eat. A true garden of Eden, Cascada (meaning ‘waterfall’) is hidden up a track...
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Sevilla: Where to eat in Santa Cruz

WHILE Santa Cruz can be without a doubt a tourist trap, there are still some fantastic restaurants for a bite to eat - if you know where to look! You will want to avoid inflated prices which can dupe unsuspecting tourists while also getting a...
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REVIEW: Madrid’s three star DiverXo exceeds expectations for the tastebuds and the wallet

With news that Dabiz Muñoz has just been named the world's best chef, check out the review by Olive Press editor Jon Clarke of DiverXo restaurant in Madrid.
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The ultimate bar crawl and guide to tapas in Granada

WHEN in Rome they say you should do as the Roman's do. And in Granada, I was equally happy to follow suit. Here the locals are known for the free tapas, stunning scenery and vibrant nightlife. I couldn't wait to take a bite out...
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Sevilla: Where to eat in the Triana neighbourhood

SEVILLA really is a foodie’s paradise, and the ancient Triana does not let the side down.  It may have its own distinct personality, but this fiesty barrio’s restaurants deliver knockout Andalucian cuisine.  From humble tapas haunts to fine dining, below are the hottest eating spots in...
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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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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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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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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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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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