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DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Andalucia & Costa Del Sol by DK Publishing

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Eating and Drinking Tips

1. Eating Out

Both lunch and dinner hours tend to be late in Spain. Lunchtime is no earlier than 1:30pm, and even 3pm is perfectly normal. Dinner is usually no earlier than 9pm, and sitting down at a table as late as 11pm is not unheard of. A reservation is never a bad idea, and smart-casual dress is perfectly fine at most establishments.

2. Breakfast

Breakfast in Andalucía is generally coffee and tostada (toast); the latter may be drizzled with olive oil and can also be topped with crushed tomatoes, ham or manteca colorá (pork lard with paprika). Only foreign-run venues offer a full English or American breakfast. Many hotels cater to international taste with a buffet spread.

3. Tapas and Raciones

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