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...

24 Jul 2020

RESTAURANTE CAN PUJOL

This restaurant is next to the sea, in Cala de Bou, on a stretch of rocky coastline, at the far end of the bay of Sant Antoni de Portmany (San Antonio Abad) but is in the jurisdiction of Sant Josep de sa Talaia (San José).

It started, as a small snack bar over thirty years ago. 

It is nan,a no-frills restaurant, serving superb seafood.

With an open kitchen you can see all the chefs at work.

There is a live tank, where you can choose your lobster if you wish.

You must try El Bullit de Peix con Arroz a Banda de Can Pujol, which is the house classic.

The dish comes in two courses:  A soup-like, firs...

9 Jul 2020

Mundaka is a Basque Country town and municipality located in the province of Biscay.

On the coast, Mundaka, is a working port and is internationally renowned for its surfing scene.

The port is in the centre point of the town, from there, the old part of the town grew.

All the houses are medieval with fishermen's houses, always looking out to sea.

 The port has many small boats.

Mundaka is well renowned world wide for its quality of surf. Huge swells roll in from the Bay of Biscay and slam into the rocky coastline of the Basque Countryside. The estuary at Mundaka has created a perfect sandbar which forms hollow...

7 Jul 2020

This is a review from 2015, the restaurant has moved to new premises and has now, Three Michelin Stars. 

APONIENTE

Calle Francisco Cossi Ochoa, 11500 El Puerto de Sta María, Cádiz

+34 956 85 18 70

www.aponiente.com

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

LA TABERNA DEL CHEF DEL MAR

Calle Puerto Escondido, 6,...

18 Jun 2020

A few days in Málaga after COVID-19 lockdown easing.

After ten plus weeks in lockdown, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the prospect of a few days in Málaga was something to look forward to with relish. We normally tend to stay at   

Atarazanas Málaga Boutique Hotel
Calle Atarazanas 19, 29005 Malaga
+34 952 12 19 10
www.atarazanamalaga.com

This is a nice, basic hotel, centrally placed next to the Mercado Central de Atarazanas (Málaga’s daily food market) and also near the oldest bar in Málaga, the Bodega Antiqua Casa de Guardia.

On leaving the hotel our first visit here is always to, 

Mercado Central de Atara...

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...

17 Oct 2019

APONIENTE

Three Michelin Stars

A return visit to the Angel Leóns restaurant (famous for his cuisine of the sea and only from the sea).

We had previously visited the restaurant in its old guise in the centre of El Puerto de Santa Maria, which is now their up-market tapas bar/restaurant. The new one is just outside of town.

The new, far more glamorous place is just outside of town in what was an old flour mill, originally built in 1815. A small river/stream flows under the current building and the energy generated was used to grind the wheat into flour. 

There are two tasting menus, which the army of chefs were preparing

Ca...

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...

13 Oct 2019

Pristine sand and dunes with a few good restaurants await you at playa de Bolonia.

It is a surfers beach all year round, backed by the remains of a Roman settlement (The ruins of Baleo Claudia 380BC). 

The town, for the next three centuries, had a huge theatre with temples dedicated to Juno, Jupiter, Minerva and the Egyptian Goddess Isis, the Romans being equal-opportunity believers.

On the shore were the circular stone vats used to salt the tuna. 

Restaurante Las Rejas

At one end of the stunning beach, you will find this characterful family-run restaurant, serving fresh fish and seafood.

On this visit in October 2019 we...

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