Fodor's Expert Review La Encina

$$$ Almeria Spanish

This justly popular restaurant is housed in an 1860s building that also incorporates an 11th-century Moorish well. Time may have stood still with the setting, but the cuisine reflects a modern twist on traditional dishes, including seafood mains like bacalao con cebolla, miel y pasas con crujiente de espinacas (cod with onion, honey, and raisins) or rabo de novillo con almendras (oxtail stew with almonds). Desserts such as the milhojas de manzana (apple mille-feuille) are also good, and the wine and gin lists are among the best in the city. The restaurant is fronted by a popular terrace and tapas bar (first tapa free) that is generally filled with a boisterous business crowd.

Spanish Lively Lunch Dinner Quick Bite $$$

Quick Facts

Calle Marín 3
Almería, Andalusia  04007, Spain


Known For:
  • Creative tapas
  • Wine list
  • Bacalao
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon.

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