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About us

About us

Opened in April 2013 in front of the beach of Cala de Mijas is the creation of Salvador Gallardo and his son Mario, who supervise personally enjoy a great lunch with friends, a romantic dinner or any event with a attentive staff in a relaxed atmosphere on the best views of La Cala de Mijas.

Staff

Our principles: Cleanliness, Quality and Service.

Our Chef Isaac Montiel had been working for numerous restaurants in the last 20 years and has a great deal of experience under his belt.

Eric Zinser, our Maître, and his team ensure that a warm welcome awaits you and that you enjoy a prompt, friendly and good service.

Staff

Our principles: Cleanliness, Quality and Service.

Our Chef Isaac Montiel had been working for numerous restaurants in the last 20 years and has a great deal of experience under his belt.

Eric Zinser, our Maître, and his team ensure that a warm welcome awaits you and that you enjoy a prompt, friendly and good service.

Our winery

The beautiful designed bodege (by Felix Juan from Decotema) with it’s selection of 40 differents wines, choosen by Mario Gallardo, caters to wide range of testes and is another selection of El Torreón.

Restaurante El Torreón - Bodega

History

El Torreón La Cala - Historia

BATTERY WATCHTOWER OF LA CALA DE MIJAS (SIGLO XVIII)

This watchtower is part of an old communication system along the Mediterranean, south of Europe and north of Africa called “Torres Almenara”, that means “beacon towers”, based on the signals, smoke and light. Their use was to warm about pirates and contraband. There are four watchtowers in Mijas, west to east – The watchtower of Calahorra (Calahonda)(XVI), the watchtower of Torrenueva (XVI), the watchtower of La Cala (XVIII), the watchtower of Calaburra (XVI). The construction of the tower, in about 1760, is made with masonery and designed with two floors and a terrace rooftop. The entry “hole” was six metres above the ground with a rope ladder located on the right hand side. The main camber (first floor) is iluminated by two lateral windows, and on the north side there is a stair leading to the basement, a spiral staircase to the terrace rooftop, a big chimney to make smokes signals and for warmth, a circular hole in the floor to smaller there are any windows and is divided in two small rooms one the east side to store gunpowder, and a supply of straw and inflammable materials.

There were three guards, one of them should always stay on the terrace to look out the sea, another one had to go daily to Calahorra (Calahonda), and the third one had to go daily to Calahorra coming back in the morning to La Cala. This watchtower was taken out of service in 1860.

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