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Gastronomy in Cuevas del Almanzora

The gastronomy of Cuevas del Almanzora is characterized by strong flavours, with personality, and by the preparation of dishes based on products from the sea, the garden and pork derivatives. In this sense, it must be said that its geographical location has an essential influence on the table in this corner of the Almeria coast.
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Indeed, the flavours and aromas of Cuevas del Almanzora represent an identity stamp that the traveller will be able to know and taste from the first bite.

Thus, we can divide its rich gastronomic proposal into savoury dishes, fresher and more summery dishes and peculiar pastries.

The flavours are a mix between tradition and modern gastronomy.

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Among the savoury dishes are the pot of wheat, whose most substantial element comes from pork and its derivatives; “ajo colorao”, with a base of fish, meat and vegetables; a stew of “pelotas”, which has a combination of products derived from cereal and slaughter products; “gurullos” with rabbit, a stew based on flour and various vegetables; and inherited dishes such as “ajo verde”, “empedrao” and the Holy Week pottage.
In addition, Cuevas del Almanzora has a rich offering of homemade sausages derived from pork such as “chorizo”, black pudding, “longaniza”, “butifarras”, sausages and marinated bacon, among others.

These are delicately arranged on trays to offer the diner the possibility of trying them in combination with the characteristic olive oil and the most delicious fresh wines.
In addition to this salty proposal, the visitor can opt for a wide variety of fresh salads that are very convenient for the summer. These, in general, are accompanied by seafood such as various fish and tuna.

The gastronomy of Cuevas del Almanzora is enjoyed not only in local homes, but also in the various establishments where gastronomic tourism unfolds. There are several places where you can try these delicious dishes, especially on the famous Tapa Route.


As for sweets, we must highlight the delicious aniseed “rosquillos”, Easter “roscos” and almond “alfajores”, among many others. All these delicacies are available during popular festivals and the most important local celebrations such as Carnival, the day of the “vieja”, Holy Week and the patron saint festivities.

What awaits visitors in Cuevas del Almanzora is an unparalleled mix of flavours, very typical of the Levante Almeriense gastronomy.