Andújar, Andalusia: situated in the Sierra de Andújar Natural Park, one of the main sactuaries for Iberian Lynx and other low mountain species like Spanish Imperial Eagle and Eurasian Black Vulture. Excellent quality/ price ratio. This restaurant is right by the main road to the various hotspots in Andújar. There are daily menus and á la carte, [or you can just have atapas or two at the bar. The bocadillos (baguettes) of embutido Iberico (made with conserved meat from pigs fed with acorns) are the real thing and the game (for example Fallow Deer escalopes) are delicious.Home-made desserts and fine wines.
There is a shop selling local produce (olive oil, cheese, embutidos).
Opening time (8am) is not especially early, so at times of the year when daybreak is earlier it’s advisable to leave breakfast until after your Lynx search. Meeting with hunters, especially during the hunting season, is unavoidable but they show maximum respect to visiting naturalists. The area has become a mecca for anyone interested in getting close to “the cat” and so for that reason the local population values highly the extra income generated.