There’s no denying La Herradura is a special village, but also worthy of a mention is La Herradura’s beach. Not only because this horseshoe shaped bay, dotted with swaying palm trees, gives you a real feeling of protection, but also because you’ll always be sure of a warm welcome at any of the beach bars spread out along the seafront.
La Sardina is one of them and also the first of the beach bars to finish its renovation to comply with the new Law for premises on the beach.
This popular beach bar has been a much loved feature of the La Herradura beach since it was opened by the Cabrera de Haro family in 1974. The family still runs the bar and has made sure, over the years, to maintain its traditions including its most special dishes.
There are lots of goodies on the menu but why not try the amazing taste of ‘satayed’, barbecued sardines, succulent squid, shrimps from Motril or indeed take your pick of any of the freshly caught seafood and fish that come from this part of the Mediterranean. Also highly recommend are traditional rice dishes, such as a ‘wet’ rice dish known as arroz caldoso or, of course, the paella. And you really must try La Sardina’s star dish – – Migas with green peppers. Migas are dried, fried bread crumbs, which might sound a bit odd but don’t let that put you off – this is a true delight and it’s available all year round.
Also worth mentioning is La Sardina’s comprehensive wine list which features a selection of outstanding wines from the region. And, of course, one of the reasons this beach bar has always been so popular is its ambience. Paco, La Sardina’s manager, proudly explains that they have used the same format of running their business for more than ten years, something which is greatly appreciated by both their regular and new customers, who all enjoy that sense of feeling welcome.
La Sardina’s well cared for and elegant appearance makes this a wonderful place to enjoy one of La Herradura’s magical sunsets. Be sure to take a seat on their beach terrace whilst enjoying an excellent glass of wine and a few ‘espetitos’ (freshly barbecued sardines). You’ll see…this simple, yet luxurious, moment will make you realise how lucky you are!
Chiringuito La Sardina