Tucked in one of the many bends on the road from Estepona, Arroyo Hondo is a favorite with local expats and tourists. The rustic interior, in ocher tones with a log fire, make for cozy meals, and the terrace and poolside tables are perfect for alfresco dining with panoramic vistas. Food is a fusion of Mediterranean, Japanese, and Thai cuisines. Start with chicken karaage (deep fried, Japanese-style) or ruby fig salad with Roquefort, Serrano ham and arugula, then follow with five-spice duck with pumpkin curry or beef with porcini and truffle butter. Vegetarian options include a truffle-scented mushroom tart. The three-course set menu is a sound option. Reservations are advised in the summer and on weekends.
Ctra. de Casares, Km 10, Casares, 29690, Spain