CASA PUGA, the oldest tapas bar in Almeria City, is to close after 106 years of uninterrupted business.
This tapas bar is in the famous ‘cuatro calles’ area and is considered an institution in Almeria. It is mentioned in every tourist guide and is visited by tourists from all over the world, all year round, looking for a taste of old Spain. Its traditional décor of hams hanging from the ceiling and bottles of wine, flamenco and bull fighting memorabilia dating back to its early years, will be sorely missed.
New laws allow commercial landlords to now dictate the rental terms for all premises and the protection that was once there for tenants has been removed. As a consequence it is understood that the tenants of Casa Puga felt they could no longer plan their future. Their tenancy expires in December 2015, but due to the uncertainty and turmoil, the owners have decided to close the iconic tapas bar on March 28.