Merendero Jose Jimenez
Merenderos and Chiringuitos are an important part of Spanish coastal heritage. These bars and restaurants that sit on the edge of the beach may look modest, but they are often the best places to eat, especially if you enjoy fresh fish and seafood. The menus will always offer a wide variety of seafood, plus options for meat lovers, vegetarians and of course children who may be a little reluctant to try the local produce and cuisine. Because Merendero’s enjoy a close proximity to the beach (and in many cases they are actually on the beach itself) it means that when you are spending a day relaxing or playing on the beach and hunger strikes, you will not have to leave the warm sands of the beach to re-fuel, ready for some further strenuous sun bathing, sleeping, reading and relaxing.
One such example of a great merendero is Merendero Jose Jimenez in Torrox. Established in it’s present location for over 25 years, diners can enjoy the fabulous outdoor terraces or the large interior dining room, both with direct access to the incredible views of the beautiful sandy beach and Mediterranean sea. All of the staff are extremely friendly. The atmosphere is relaxed and the service is prompt. The friendly waiters are knowledgeable and are happy to help you no matter what language you speak.
A lot of the food offered here is ‘off-menu’ depending on what fish and seafood has been purchased in the morning for the day ahead. The fresh cold cabinet will always have a selection for you to choose from with prices to suit every budget. Whether you’re after a coffee, a drink and a snack, a big plate of satisfying comfort food, or the wonderful fresh fish, Merendero Jose Jimenez is a great place for you to while away the hours in a beautiful beachside setting. If you are in Torrox on holiday you may well find the welcoming staff, great food and friendly atmosphere could see you coming back for your beachside lunch and dinner every day of your stay here in Spain.