Original Chiringuitos are an important part of Spanish coastal heritage. These small shack-style bars and restaurants that sit on the edge of the beach may look modest, but they are often one of the best places to sample local fish that is fresh off the boat.
Chiringuito Tropy in Caleta de Velez is a perfect example of this. The menu offers a wide variety of seafood, plus options for any meat lovers or vegetarians in the group. If you are spending a day lounging on the beach, when hunger strikes, you will not even have to leave the warm sands of the beach to re-fuel for some further strenuous sun bathing.
The beauty of eating at an authentic Chiringuito like Tropy is that the beach itself is often all the décor you will need. Diners can enjoy the shade of the bamboo roof, whilst the walls to the bar and restaurant are open, allowing you to take in the beautiful views of the beach and the sea. As with all great Chiringuitos, a great deal of the food offered is ‘off-menu’, allowing you to choose from the cold display exactly the fish and seafood that you want. You will find the team at Chiringuito Tropy very helpful and understanding if you are unfamiliar with the selection on offer.
Chiringuito Tropy is now open all year round (weather permitting) and the restaurant has been winterised to accommodate for this.
Whether you’re after a coffee, a snack, a family meal or just a drink from the bar, Chiringuito Tropy is a great place to while away the hours in a fabulous beachside setting with the sand in your toes…just as it should be!
We offer fresh fish directly from the fishing port at Caleta de Velez!