I first visited Restaurante el Cañuelo in November 2000 and found it such a fantastically enjoyable place that I’ve been going back very regularly since. It’s the sort of place in the midst of olive trees, you go to with friends or just to be alone and enjoy the ambiance of the place.
Sit quietly on the terrace with a glass of red wine and enjoy the view all the way across the Mediterranean to the African coast. You actually can see the Riff Mountains. Listen to the goat bells tinkling in the ‘campo’ as the herders take them on their daily forage for food.
Better still, start with a large glass of gin and tonic and then go on to wine. Or it’s the sort of place to have a riotous fun-filled lunch or dinner with friends. Or celebrate a special occasion such as your 25th wedding anniversary, on the large terrace with its purpose-built bar and barbecue area by the pool.
Don’t come to El Cañuelo for haute cuisine. There’s a place not far away which tries to provide that and fails miserably. Come to el Cañuelo for honest, freshly cooked Andalucian fare and the second to none welcome from the host Manolo. Be prepared to relax and enjoy yourself and once you have experienced this place, you will realise that I really do know what I’m talking about.
David Ritchie, November 2015
Open for lunch and dinner 6 days a week. Monday closed. Closed November-December-January-February-March.
how to get to el Canuelo from Periana – Google Map
Transport needed. There is no public transport available. Taxi from Periana