Taberna La Gaonera, is a restaurant adorned with bullfighting heritage. They combine history, art, and tradition in their cuisine, offering an immersive dining experience.
Taberna La Gaonera situated in the heart of Fuengirola is a traditional Spanish Restaurant.
La Gaonera is how the Spanish bullfighters describe a stylish move during a bullfight when the cape is held behind the bullfighter’s back while he calls the bull to charge him and then passes the bull through one side of the cape preserves tradition in the heart of Fuengirola. Although bullfighting’s prominence has diminished, La Gaonera ensures the legacy of savouring well-loved Spanish taberna dishes endures.
Over the fifteen years since its inception by Jose and Carmen, the restaurant has become a culinary landmark in Fuengirola, specialising in traditional meat roasting. Gaonera roast pork is a celebrated delicacy, embodying the essence of Spanish culinary heritage.
Starters at La Gaonera are a delightful prelude, featuring candied artichokes with clams and ham, and gratin aubergines with cane honey and tomato sherry jam. The Gaonera salad, a popular choice, combines mango, avocado, goat cheese, and anchovies in a harmonious medley.
Among the culinary gems offered, the beef tenderloin with foie gras and muscatel reduction stands out. Other meat delights include shoulder of lamb, shoulder of suckling pig from Segovia, and the renowned veal steak Gaonera. They have a huge selection of wines, which includes top Rioja wines Roda I Reserva and 200 MongesReserva.
Sauces can elevate the dining experience, with options like Oloroso (sweet) or dry PX Sherry, Pedro Jimenez Sherry, Pepper Sauce, and Roquefort Blue Cheese Sauce.
For seafood enthusiasts, La Gaonera presents enticing options such as hake with clams and pil-pil prawns, and cod Bilbao-style with saffron cream sauce. Traditional favourites like grilled squid and anchovies fried in lemon also grace the menu.
As a family-friendly establishment, La Gaonera provides a wonderful opportunity to introduce the family to diverse styles of traditional Spanish cuisine, with a particular emphasis on the art of roasting. With each dish, La Gaonera captures the spirit of Spain’s culinary legacy, ensuring a memorable dining experience for all who step into its warm and inviting ambiance.
Calle El Troncon 20, Fuengirola, 29640