Food in Wakana

March 20, 2018 by quino


Mediterranean-Style kitchen with local products of the season, eating healthfully together among family and friends.


  • Dinner: Barbecue!!! We will taste the products of the area: Retinto meat, vegetables, Almadraba Tuna, fresh salads and our king GAZPACHO.


Everyone has heard of the famous Spanish jamón (even though they muddle Ibérico with Serrano) but few seem to have heard of the wonderful Retinto beef.

It comes from a breed of cattle of that name which lives mostly in Andalucía and is named after the dark colour of its hide. An important number of these magnificent beasts are reared in the beautiful dehesas (pastureland) in the sierras and forests of Cádiz, where they live freely and form a part of the ecosystem, feeding on a diet of grass, acorns, shrubs and branches. Feed is rarely needed here.


Tuna in Cadiz is a culinary heritage. Tuna fishing is ancient . What is a tuna trap or “almadraba”? The word “almadraba” comes from Arabic and means where it is hit or fight. Tuna fishing in almadraba is an art used by the Phoenicians on the coast of Cadiz and was later used by the Romans. Consisted in installing a maze of networks over the tuna, which is usually close to the coast, the Atlantic to the Mediterranean during the months of April to June. It is a respectful artisanal fisheries, not aggressive with the species and the environment.


Wakana is very committed to organic products, therefore all vegetables come from our personal organic green garden.


  • Breakfast: It will be available a 24h bar with coffee, tea and homemade cakes.
  • Lunch: PAELLA, Patatas con Choco, BBQ (Retinto meat, vegetables, Almadraba Tuna) fresh salads and our king GAZPACHO
  • Dinner: BBQ (Retinto meat, vegetables, Almadraba Tuna) fresh salads and Consome


Spanish food historian Lourdes March notes that the dish “symbolizes the union and heritage of two important cultures, the Roman, which gives us the utensil and the Arab which brought us the basic food of humanity for centuries.”

Moors in Muslim Spain began rice cultivation around the 10th century. Consequently, Spanish often made casseroles of rice, fish, and spices for family gatherings and religious feasts, thus establishing the custom of eating rice in Spain. This led to rice becoming a staple by the 15th century. Afterwards, it became customary for cooks to combine rice with vegetables, beans, and dry cod, providing an acceptable meal for Lent. Along Spain’s eastern coast, rice was predominantly eaten with fish.


  • Brunch: Scrambled Eggs, avocado, bread, sausages, fruit … 🙂

** Important note: If you prefer other type of food the nearest town (€ 5 taxi) Benalup Casas Viejas has different types of restaurants where you can taste all kind of food.

You’ll also find:

24h sweet corner

Coffee, tea, smoothies and homemade cakes will be served all day and all night. We’ve thought about everyone so there’ll also be vegan, gluten and dairy free options.

24H Family Kitchen

Products 100% homemade, from the dough to the backed pizza, in a wood-fired oven that built for the occasion. Healthy, delicious pizzas, for vegetarians and vegans too.

“A Movement That Feeds On Pizza” + info