14 Oct 2019

Zahara de Los Atúnes is a fishing village and also a summer tourist resort with a fantastic, Atlantic facing beach. The village is appropriately named after the fish because of the local and traditional seasonal La Almadraba (an age-old Phoenician technique for trapping and catching Atlantic bluefin tuna in elaborate nets. This technique was introduced by the Moors and takes place every May and June around which there are many fiestas). 

In a land that so honours the pig, Zahara’s red tuna is granted the title "The Ibérico of the sea".

As ever in Spain, it can leave the dedicated vegetarian feeling hungry, even the pl...

12 Oct 2019

Barbate

This rather scruffy fishing village of Barbate along the southern coast of Spain near Cádiz, has been fishing bluefin tuna using the same methods for well over 3,000 years. This traditional tuna fishing method, known as almadraba, is famous throughout Spain for catching the country’s most popular tuna.

The almadraba season is in May and June. Small fishing boats attached to giant round nets float in an ever-widening circle in the narrow Gibraltar strait between Africa and Europe. As the circle widens, the nets become taught, drawing the tuna closer and closer to the surface. When silvery fins start flashi...

26 Apr 2016

RESTAURANTE TXIKOTE

This very good restaurant, set up near the old town of Conil de la Fronera, is Basque in origin and has a wine bar restaurant appeal with solid wood tables and chairs.

There is a bar in the centre of the room, serving various excellent  wines that you can drink by the glass in very pleasant rustic yet modern décor in a light and lively setting.

The are also outside tables where you can enjoy the nearly always ever present sunshine.

The menu is large with many tapas and regular size dishes to choose from, which range from fish (tuna of course)

Almejas en una salsa picante con queso cremoso.
Clams in...

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