What To Eat

Food Posada de Alájar

In less than a 5 minute walk from La Posada de Alájar you can find a delicious breakfast at La Posada de San Marcos for just 10€ per person.
Freshly ground coffee or a great pot of tea just as you like it will be served in a flash!
We know that we have got our breakfasts right – our guests have told us so. Simplicity is of the essence along with good quality ingredients. Lucy has really cracked her mother in law’s recipe for the liver paste we serve – a traditional recipe handed down through the generations from the province of Badajoz, where Angel’s family originate.
The Iberian pork liver pate, another recipe from Victoria, Angel’s mother, is another hit. Extra virgin cold pressed olive oil is Angel’s speciality. We have a wide selection of oils for you to try, from Andalucia and Extremadura, including 2 from our natural park. Ángel is happy to guide you through the oils during your breakfast but if you would like more information about the tastes, aroma and shades of oils we offer, book a session with him!. If you get as passionate as Angel then there’s plenty more oils in the back for you to try! For the sweeter tooth we always have a homemade jam on the go, usually strawberry as Lucy can’t make enough of it, but we always try to make apricot if we don’t miss the short season and quince which is bountiful in Alájar late autumn. Now the lemon tree has begun to produce fruit on a larger scale Lucy will also be experimenting with marmalades!
We buy our honey from Julián who produces his own from a few hives in a mainly cork and holm oak area. The best thing about his honey is that he doesn’t remove the pollen, making it even better for you.
Our walnuts are from Ana who has a number of organic trees in El Calabacino which is where our wholemeal bread comes from, produced in an old Arabian wood fired oven by Uli.
Our white bread is the typical village bread also produced in a wood fired oven. Fresh orange juice is available when in season (usually from December through to April) and fresh grated tomato in the summer months. Seasonal fruit and cereal are also available for you to help yourself to.
Dinner
We have always produced tasty healthy meals and everyone that has eaten at  Posadas Alájar can vouch for that. Home cooked food made on the day especially for you is our speciality, using as much local and organic produce as the seasons permit. Our range of dishes is based on traditional family meals that are hard to find in other restaurants but we like to add a slight twist too!
The restaurant is based at San Marcos were we offer al fresco dining, weather permitting.
Our menu will change with the seasons to be able to incorporate the best of each season and once our organic vegetable garden is up and running we will be using as much produce from there as possible.
Dinner: 25€ per person for a 3 course set menu.
We have a small wine list available.
Picnics
Homemade and just the right quantity! We, ourselves, are walkers and we couldn’t cope with the traditional Spanish lunch during a walk. There is sometimes a lack of open bars in the area so, with the plentiful beauty spots to stop and eat lunch in this glorious countryside, we always take a picnic with us. Our picnics consist of a main bite, cheese and salami tapas, a small salad, bread, a homemade cake, juice and a piece of fruit. You won’t repeat the same picnic unless you specifically request to!
Picnics €10 per person