When the sun goes down and the temperature decreases, most of us search an open place where air can flow. In Campo de Criptana, the terrace of Cueva la Martina is the place.
This is where you really can enjoy a Spanish summer night: With a gentle and refreshing breeze, breathtaking views to the windmills and a delicious dinner.
With Don Quixote’s “giants” in the background and Spain’s most universal novel in mind, it results almost natural to taste one of La Mancha’s most traditional dishes, such as:
Pisto Manchego (La Mancha style Ratatouille), Migas (pastoral dish made of breadcrumbs, garlic, olive oil, sausages, bacon), Gachas (dish made of flour, water, olive oil, garlic, served with butchery meat), Asadillo (Roasted red peppers) or Duelos y Quebrantos (scrambled eggs with bacon and chorizo-sausage).
But perhaps you are more of a ‘fish-person’? In that case we recommend:
Grilled Calamari, Calamari Rings, Marinated and fried Dogfish, Steamed Mussels, Grilled Octopus…
Maybe something fresh and ideal for a summer night, like:
Mixed salad, Mojete (peeled and smashed tomatoes with olives, onion, tuna, olive oil, vinegar), Goats Cheese Log with Pineapple, a Toast with salmon, anchovy or Sobrassada and goats cheese…
Or a grilled meat?
Suckling Lamb Chops, Marinated Pork Ribs, Grilled Beefsteak…
Whatever you prefer, the Cueva La Martina Terrace is the ideal place to enjoy a relaxing moment with your family and/or friends, while rejoicing in the spectacular sunset over the La Mancha plain.