A Celebration in Canillas de Albaida

For 3 months now Lars and I have been trying to visit Competa, a picturesque wine town about 10 kilometres to the north of Torrox (where we live, in case you forgot…). However, we always have difficulties getting rid of our car, but with the number of tourists decreasing lately, we will soon give it another try.

Since we had something to celebrate at the beginning of July, we chose nearby Canillas de Albaida, often described as a mini version of Competa. Located about 50 kilometres to the east of Malaga – and 2,5 kilometres to the north of Competa -, it has about 800 inhabitants, including a large number of expats. Apart from tourism, the main industry here is agriculture, with crops such as olives, grapes, raisins and avocado.

Lars and I arrived in Canillas de Albaida around lunchtime and quickly found a restaurant called Cerezo, boasting local cuisine and a big terrace. Our first impression was very positive, especially because of the polite and friendly staff, the menu and the spacious terrace.

The view from the terrace was magnificent!

What about the food? Nothing to complain about either. I went for the rabbit with garlic sauce and Lars chose the grilled baby goat. In my opinion, the goat looked quite fatty, but my companion didn’t seem to mind this at all. Anyway, we still had some room left for a plate of profiteroles and concluded the meal with a very nice and also very strong brandy. Simply perfect! And not expensive!

After a last look at Canillas de Albaida, Lars and I were back on the road…

Restaurante Cerezo
C/ Estacion 5
Canillas de Albaida



  • unclerave September 23, 2018 at 11:59 pm

    That dessert looks delicious!!! — YUR

    • Ingrid D. September 25, 2018 at 4:40 pm

      And it was indeed delicious 🙂


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