Chef de Mar Ángel León Gonzales now, has his third Michelin star in this ultra modern restaurant, which he has recently moved into. It is, a converted 18th century flour mill, overlooking the estuary and most appropriately looks out to sea, by the banks of the Guadalete River.
The old restaurant is now an up-market tapas bar/restaurant and is called
This review contains three different trips to Es Boldado
When driving from Sant Josep to Cala d’Hort, before you get there, take the last right turn to Cala Truja, after abour 3 km you will see the sign for Es Boldado on your left.
Turn into this road and drive down the dusty camino (dirt track) for around 1.5km and you will come upon the best view in Ibiza. If you are looking for a restaurant with a view, this is the one for you.
Restaurante Es Boldado is situated on a precipitous cliff, facing the mystical Islets of Es Vedrá (supposedly the third most magnetic place on earth!) and...
Heading east along the coast road from Mundaka, you will find this lovely restaurant,
which is situated on a beautiful little surfers beach.
It is a fair sized stone restaurant/bar, with one wall of glass looking out onto the beach with a fantastic view, it is a great spot for a nice relaxing lunch, trying a few delicious pintxos at the bar, or having a more leisurely meal in the evening.
There is a very good menu del dia for €20, which consists of 2 starters, 2 mains, dessert, bread and wine.
Estofado de chorizo y frijoles (chorizo & bean stew)
In Decemebr 2019 we returned to the fishing port of Getaria and the excellent Restaurante Kaia-Kaipe.
Getaria is the typical picture postcard Basque Country fishing village.
The village was home to Plácido Domingo’s mother and the famous fashion designer Cristóbal Balenciaga
You can now visit the Cristóbal Balenciaga Museoa (€7 entry fee)
Cristóbal Balenciaga Museoa
It was also home to the explorer, navigator, and mariner Juan Sebastián Elkano, who became the first man to circumnavigate the globe (Also spelt Juan Sebastián del Cano, de Elcano and Elcano (1476 - 1526)
Once you have parked your car in the carpark in the bay...
The beach at Caños de Meca curves inland from the Faro de Trafalgar in the Cabo de Trafalgar.
This is where Nelson defeated Napoleon at The Battle of Trafalgar, which took place just here, in October 1805, which is something to think about as you enjoy your lunch!. Things have chilled out since then. The beachfront is still wonderfully Underdeveloped, save for most of the dreamlike Chiringuito’s around the corner at Pago de Zahora.
Here you will find some of Andalusia's iconic beach bars. The chiringuitos here tend to batten down the hatches mid-September, but this one was still open in early October and is part...
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...