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

Ajobacalao

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.