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Address: Plaza Ingenio sn, 29788 Frigiliana, Spain
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Looking for some tranquility after an overdose of tourist shopping in Nerja and Frigiliana this bar/cafe was a real treasure. Simple surroundings, a smiling welcome and shade a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 January 2017
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Somerset
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Cafe is really situated in the perfect place, elevated position so you can see over the centre of the village, it might not be a bistro cafe but the coffee is good, also the cheapest I found in Frigiliana. we went several times during our stay

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Somerset
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Looking for some tranquility after an overdose of tourist shopping in Nerja and Frigiliana this bar/cafe was a real treasure. Simple surroundings, a smiling welcome and shade a wonderful spot for a glass of wine, a fresh sandwich or coffee at a reasonable price while you enjoy the view down the gorge. I shall definitely be returning.

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South West England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This is really just to view from the outside but an important part of the local history. You can't miss it, as it is right in the centre of old and new parts. They do sell the sugar cane locally and it is used in quite a lot of the local dishes.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

El Engenio is the old sugar cane factory which is at the entrance to the old village of Frigiliana we took a few photos but you cant go inside.Nice little area to sit and have a drink close by and looking up at the factory a little tourist shop selling mainly ceramics also.

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Preston
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

The main supermarket is not the cheapest but is still one of the best in the area. Other than that there are some clothes boutiques, some eating places, a decent Worten, a Dunnes Stores, bargain shoes, petware and a few more.

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Roquetas de Mar, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

The Palacio de los Condes de Frigiliana used to be a 16th century renaissance-style palace which belonged to the Count and Countess of Frigiliana, the Manrique de Lara family. Nowadays it tends to be known as El Ingenio and is believed to be the last remaining sugar cane honey factory in Europe. Just around the corner, Bar el Ingenio is... More 

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Frigiliana, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

We go here often for breakfast, a snack or just a coffee or beer. Superb coffee, the cheapest in Frigiliana but closed in the evening. Lovely staff (husband & wife I think) good simple food & tapas, amazing views down the deep valley towards Nerja, complete shade or sun - the choice is yours! Dogs welcome as ours always accompanies... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

The building itself is very nice if you appreciate old industrial architecture, but the best part is the view from the garden. It ofres an amazing view of the gorge running by Frigiliana.

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

This is part of the backdrop rather than a place you can visit; it's a handsome former 17th century mansion (of the counts of Frigiliana) that became a sugar factory -- now just used for final refining and bottling the local molasses ('sugar cane honey'). Try the charming open air bar round the side (Bar el Ingenio)

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Huddersfield
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

Strictly speaking it is an imposing large building with some associated history, but..you can't go inside so you are restricted to saying it's a big building by the bus stop. It does produce black honey, or honey of the sugar cane, I suspect that the processing is best left as a mystery.

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