Some of the most typical dishes of Rota are roasted peppers, the “arranque roteño” (made of tomatoes, bread, peppers and garlic mashed all together and dressed with olive oil and a pinch of salt), the “berza roteña” (a type of stew made with white beans, chickpeas and chards), the tomato soup and last but not least, the “urta a la roteña” (a typical fish of this region cooked with some vegetables in the oven).
Urta a la Roteña
The Urta a la Roteña is a typical dish of our town. Although you know the recipe, this delicious dish will not taste the same as if you try it in Rota. It is made of local products and it is a mixed of sea flavours and vegetables (tomatoes, onions, green peppers, garlic, olive oil, bay leaves, peppercorns, Fino wine and salt). Do not resist the temptation and come to try it! You will not regret it!
Rota and some of its local companies are members of the wine and brandy route in Jerez. As all of its members, Rota has its own specialty: the “Tintilla”. This sweet and delicious wine is extracted from dark red grapes. Its elaboration process is very slow and expensive. It is highly recommended to have it as an appetizer or as a dessert.
TAPAS AND DRINKS
There is a wide variety of possibilities for those people who want to try delicious and traditional local dishes. A lot of restaurants and local bars situated in the centre or in the outskirts of the town offer their customers really delightful dishes. In summer you can find nice and lively pubs near the port.