Feel the Forge

Mar 16, 2012 No Comments by

Take a trip up the Casares Road to Finca El Forjador, known locally as The Forge, and you’ll discver one of the coast’s hiden gems. The perfect place to while away a lazy Sunday afternoon, it’s been a popular spot for locals for nearly 20 years. The setting is as perfect as you would imagine a country restaurant to be. Wind chimes sway on the terrace and smooth jazz plays in the background as you enjoy pre-lunch drinks in the cozy bar.


The restaurant, as you would expect for a country venue, is a carnivore’s paradise. Dishes that caught the eye were Devils on Horseback (chicken livers wrapped in bacon) and Kleffico, a traditional dish for shepherds using stolen lamb. The lamb would be placed under stones that heated up as the day wore on. Delicious. The Durban Madras Lamb Curry came with a wide selection of sauces and, this being the Spanish countryside, Wild Boar and Grilled Salmon both featured on the menu.


Service was friendly and it’s obvious that many of the diners are regulars. Sunday lunchtimes are something of an institution so booking is highly recommended as many Marbella locals make the 30 minute drive. Take it easy on the red wine though – the road back as plenty of hairpin bends to catch out the unwary!


Finca El Forjador

Ctra de Casares km 10
ES-29601 Marbella,

0034 952 895 120 |

About the reviewer, Giles Brown

Based in Marbella since the mid 80s, Giles has been involved in all forms of the media for over 20 years, and as a magazine editor for national business and lifestyle publications his work has appeared in The Times, Daily Mail, Sunday Times Travel Magazine and City Player Magazine. With an unrivalled reputation as a professional lunch guest, Giles is an inevitable fixture on Marbella's social scene...
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