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Religious (12, donativo) Los Esclavos de Maria y los Pobres, in a monastery on the main road on your left before the town, visible from the Camino. Grim. Run by very old-school volunteer hospitaleros. Tel 661 256 990 Open 13:00

Hostal Los Olivos, is 1.3km off the Camino before Alcuéscar, beside a big Repsol petrol station. Café / restaurant. Private rooms from 15€. It looks like a bypassed truck stop, which is what it is. The rooms smell funny and on no account should you drink the tapwater, but it's cheap and the food is surprisingly good. To get back to the Camino, go right and then right again to follow the old N-630 for 100m, then turn right on to an unpaved road. From here you can continue straight to Alcuéscar in 3km, or follow a Camino waymarking left along an old Camino route. Tel 661 256 990

On Avenida Constitución (passing café Alta Cuesta on your left) on the right there's a Chinese shop with long opening hours which sells basic groceries. Further up turning left on to Calle Virgin del Rosario is a pharmacy, and further again turning right on to Calle Hernandez Pacheco, there's a Dia supermarket and a bank.

Restaurant / café Alta Cuesta does food and they open early.

Restaurant / café El Cortijo has also been recommended. It's on Calle Almeida Corrales, left off Avenida Constitución.

Continue up Calle Hernandez Pacheco and turn right on to Calle Real to Churrería Maria which opens early.

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