LOS CAIRELES ARRIATE
Los Caireles opened its doors in 1956. The old –timers knew it as the bar with the movies, because, apart from the bar, the first cinema in the village was here “Cine Ideal”. You could eat some tapas here, watch a movie, and finish your evening with some wine in the bodega. When they showed a popular picture in those days, people even brought their own chairs to sit behind the last row seats.
Local bussinesses showed their commercials with slides projected at the beginning of each movie. Frequently, the enthusiastic spectators sang along with the songs during the films.
In 1988, they decided to convert the cinema into a tablao de flamenco, and they started organising all kinds of flamenco concerts and evenings where all of the villagers could sing, act, or just improvise. At the start of the nineties, they closed the big hall and turned part of it into a cosy, clubby bar. With a more diverse program , you can now experience a DJ session as well as traditional Cuban show or flamenco gig.
Many bands have passed by, such as Color Humano, Buscemi, and many more. In the afternoon, they serve all kinds of teas and coffees, the Arab mint tea being one of their classics.
Los caireles is situated in Arriate, 6 km from Ronda. This pleasant village has very few tourists, which gives it a quite and more authentic feeling. Two brothers, Manolo and Roberto run Los Caireles, and they litterally know the whole village. Young and old come and go here.