El Palmito, a restaurant near the beach at La Almadraba de Monteleva, puts on a flamenco show every Saturday evening during the summer. We decided to go last night as they advertised Flamenco dancing as well as the usual guitar playing and singing of the Cante Jondo.
We booked a table for 2130, which we were told was advisable, and the show started 2330. Entrance is 5 euros which includes a drink. The restaurant menu offers mainly fresh local fish simply served, but well cooked.
A solo guitarist started the show. The moonlight reflected on the sea and the lapping of the waves on the shore contrived to make it the most romantic of settings.
The guitarist was then joined by a striking gypsy singer who sang his Cante Jondo Andalucian folk songs with passion and virility. This enlivened the audience who were all Spanish apart from us.
The two dancers then performed on the rather cramped little wooden platform which did duty as a stage.
After some more singing, the female dancer, Lunares, returned in a different costume of midnight blue to close the show.
We hope these photos capture the atmosphere. With the small stage and crowded diners it was difficult to get clear shots of the dancers. I used flash for some photos and took others without.