Chiringuitos, are small bars or stands that can be seen the length of the Spanish coast, usually on the beachfront they open up during the busier holiday times and are much more affordable. There are different types, some selling cold beverages and others that are much more elaborate and may serve meals. Some of the most typical treats on offer are paella and sardines, although the variety depends on the place . last summer we frequented .gurugu , just past la chanca restaurant – a vibrant pop up restaurant/bar, serving more modern food – not too pricey, the food was quite good, especially the noodles with vegetables, this only pops up during the summer months. at the other end a very good value restaurant is el Cortijiyo – great grilled sardines and this is a more permanent shack. another fun vibrant chiringuita is tangana on valdequeros beach – very close to the dunes just outside of tarifa. we now have pop up vans and trucks which is the english equivalent to the chiringuita.