11 Jul 2020

The coastline in and around Ribadesella is a mixture of large sandy beaches and small coves.

Playa de Vega is a very unspoiled spot just outside this sidra obsessed picturesque town.

A café bar and snack kiosk, provide drinks and ice cream.

For a special lunch there, try this superb fish restaurant.

All the staples are there,

Almejas (clams)

Gambas (prawns)

Sardinas (sardines)

Cetollu (spider crab)

Pulpo a feria (octopus in the style of the fair)

Calamares a la plancha (grilled squid)

Lenguado (sole)

Bonito (tuna)

Rodaballo (turbot)

Murluza (hake)

Dorada (gilthead bream)

Cola de Pixín (various baked or grilled fish)

The restaurant i...

11 Jun 2018

Two Michelin Stars

Casa Marcial

The drive to the restaurant, which is situated in the heart of the mountains is accessed via a narrow road in the beautiful Asturian countryside and the views are amazing.

Beware of the narrow winding roads where you'll have to be careful of grazing cows and sheep.

The restaurant itself has a modest façade which provides a contrast to its elegant stone interior and exposed wooden beams and a few contemporary decorative details.

 There is an attractive bar area.

Two Michelin starred chef Nacho Manzano, prepares creative regional cuisine using only the finest top quality ingredients. The che...

16 Jun 2017


This restaurant, which has one Michelin star in the 2017 rating, is sat right at the end of this stunning little surfers beach in the seaside town of Salinas on the Asturian coast.

The restaurant has been in this town for three generations, since 1916. It was previously situated in the middle of town before moving to its panoramic location at the end of the the beach. The restaurant has around 120 covers spread over a couple of rooms, including one looking out towards the beach and ocean

Chef Isaac Loya dishes up Asturian classics as well as his original and invigorating twists on...

6 Oct 2016

EL CORRAL DEL INDIANU          1 Michelin Star

The entrance to this excellent restaurant is on the very unassuming main street of the small town of Arriondas which is 12 km inland from the coastal town of Ribadesella. You walk in to find a contemporary, rustic style dining room and a glass-fronted conservatory situated at the back.

Chef José Campoviejo serves a innovative tasting menu inspired by traditional Asturian cuisine (like Cabrales cheese, anchovies and fabada (Asturian bean stew) as well as a concise á la carte.

A friendly priced tasting menu (€77) would be something like this:

Tortu co...

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