No more hunched shoulders, but still observing the 3 M’s masks, hands (manos) and metres, Sotogrande has swung back into action. On Friday 12th February 2021 the Junta de Andalusia announced that San Roque and most of the Campo de Gibraltar except Castellar, has been given the green light to open restaurants, bars and businesses considered non-essential.
To be reviewed in 7 days, those at Level 4 Grade 1 can imbibe coffee on terraces and eat at restaurants instead of just doing take-aways. Yes, they close at 6 pm. Yes, remember to buy any alcoholic drinks in supermarkets before 6 pm which is the curfew for their purchases. Yes, we are returning to normality.
There are some wonderful restaurants in Sotogrande to choose. We provided a list of places that did takeaways and deliveries here. Now let us add the places to eat in on terraces or inside. Let’s start with Torreguadiaro – a short walk from the port of Sotogrande.
Never forget La Verandah where for less than 20€ you can savour the luxury of table linen and enjoy a 3-course meal that will leave you full for days. Or if you prefer, opt for the tapas and informal dining. They have a sheltered terraced area and seating indoors. Closed Mondays.
Or cross the road by the roundabout there and enjoy taps or something a bit more special at Trasmallo fish restaurant. Walking back towards the port, there’s a Filipino restaurant with very modest prices before you get to places like The Dubliners, Pura Tapa and other select tapas bars.
If you are captivated by the rugged coastline and want to head east past a beautiful boutique hotel which also offers fine food, Milla de Plata, you will find a delightful cove – Cala Sardina and its blue flag beach, Playa El Cabrero.
Ah. Sotogrande. A breath of fresh air.