Oil and wine play an important role in the local cuisine, a legacy of Phoenician and Moorish cooking methods, with many delicious, original dishes.


Fish is the main ingredient of the Velez gastronomy. This area is also knowned by its broths, stews , ajoblanco and ajobacalao.

Another typical dish is the chambao which ingredients are chopped tomato, peppers, onions, and cucumber, drizzled with oil. Since this is a tropical fruit growing area meals are usually finished off with mango, custard apple or pawpaw.