Verdejo Restaurant is situated along a less-crowded stretch of the Salobreña seaside and it's an excellent choice to try out the local seafood. While the joint is known for its mariscadas (platters of grilled seafood), we opted for the menu and weren't disappointed!
We started with some shrimp boiled in seawater which were perfectly juicy and salty, and had rounds of breaded and fried monkfish chunks with garlic aioli, and Andalusia's famous aubergines with sugarcane honey, which were to die for. The main course was delicate codfish loins with a reduction of the famous Motril Pale Rum, a local spirit which is renowned for its smoothness and natural hint of vanilla.
Dessert, however, was an exercise is decadence: a pyramid of white chocolate which spurted forth whipped cream and berries when broken, local Moorish-inspired treats of dates and honey, brownies, and crème with beet-sugar crisps. Needless to say we left stuffed! I'd 100% recommend El Verdejo for foodies looking for an authentic taste of the Costa Tropical.
The site is very good, it's busy, but you get a table fast. For every drink you get tapas which are pretty good and at quite an affordable price. In the summer it is busy and it took a while but it is worth the wait.
The restaurant is the best place where you can eat a meter from the beach (la Orilla de la Playa) eat fish, paellas and nothing is expensive. Pearl night is a luxury dinner there very romantic and with a very attentive waitress.