28 Jul 2020

RESTAURANTE CA'S MILÁ

This is a stunning restaurant, high up and overlooking the great beach of Cala Tarida, it has a fabulous terrace area, facing the sea in the sunshine.

The restaurant opened in 1987 and today, it is run by the second generation of the Milà family. 

We had,

Tartar de atún rojo con aguacate (red tuna tartar with avocado)

Carpaccio de carabinero (thinly sliced carabinero prawn)

Ensalada curada de pato y mango (cured duck and mango salad)

Ensalada sardina y sobrasada (sardine and sobrasada salad)

Un dentón común muy grande con papas en rodajas al horno

A very large common dentex with sliced potatoes, baked i...

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...

20 Jun 2020

Restaurante Es Boldado

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...

29 Jan 2020

To find a nice lunch in the sun, with a view to the sea, head east, along the coastal road from Málaga for about 6 km and you will arrive in Pedregalejo. It's a pleasent walk a or short taxi ride from Málaga centre.

 Looking back towards Málaga City 

Just before you get to Pedregalejo you will see Baños del Carmen, a summer seaside resort that was opened for the rich and famous in 1918. The still beautiful building and its ruined gardens are now a restaurant and bar looking out to sea and is a great spot for a drink to watch the sunset.

The still, very traditional village of Pedregalejo has kept its local characte...

27 Dec 2019

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...

31 Oct 2019

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...

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...

2 Aug 2019

RESTAURANTE LA SAL

Las Negras is a Spanish seaside town in the province of Almería, belonging to the municipality of Níjar. It is located within the Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata-Níjar about 50 km from the provincial capital, Almeria and is a great base for exploring the area.

It was very busy and lively when we visited in July 2019 and was virtually 100% Spanish tourists. Most of the waiters in the restaurants did not speak any English. 

La Sal is a restaurant with a good product and cooking with certain pretensions, a wine list above the average for the area and fantastic views overlooking the beach (which has darki...

27 Jun 2019

RESTAURANTE ELKANO           1 Michelin Star 

Getaria is the picture postcard Basque Country fishing village, that produced designer Cristóbal Balenciaga, Plácido Domingo’s mother and Juan Sebastián Elcano (who was the first mariner to circumnavigate the globe).

Getaria fishing port.

 You can wander down the old streets to the harbour.

 Walking past various shops selling their wares.

There are a couple of nice beaches in and around the town.

Set on a crossroads above the harbour, Restaurante Elkano is currently rated as number 30 in the Best fifty restaurants in the world 2019 list.

See h...

6 Apr 2019

RESTAURANT SA CALETA

In March 2019, during a spring trip to Ibiza we returned to old favourite, Restaurant Sa Caleta.

On this occasion we had lunch, which included,

Almejas Marinera (clams in a fisherman's style)

Endivias queso azul roquefort, miel y nueces (Endives, Roquefort blue cheese, honey & walnuts).

 Fideruada  (a seafood paella with pasta instead of rice)

 Combination tres tartas

 We had a refreshing bottle of Belondrade y Lurton (Rueda) 2016 to drink @ €38

To finish we had the usual fiery café caleta. 

The spring weather was changeable with sunshine, rain and wind, but a very pleasant 20°C

T...

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