30 Jul 2020


A Covid time return, to this great spot in July 2020.

We have been coming to this great little restaurant in the pine forest of Santa Agnés for many years now and always receive a great welcome and good Ibicencan food and wine at decent prices.

On this occasion, we had,

Ensalada payesa (local Salad)

Nido calamar (squid nest)

Rotja (scorpion fish)

Followed by fideuà,

similar to seafood paella but made with pasta noodles instead of rice.

On this occasion, washed down, by an excellent bottle of Mocen Verdejo 2019 D.O. Rueda, which I had not tried before.

We had the usu...

1 Aug 2017


This is one spot that you don’t read about everywhere, which makes it all the more special. Head for the Pacha owned Restaurant Sa Punta in Cala Talamanca, and when you reach it, keep going past over the rocks.

Soon you will see the tangle of umbrella canopies, wooden tables and plastic chairs.

A simple, typically Spanish chiringuito, perched on the rocks over looking the bay towards ibiza Town (Eivissa) and the Dalt Vila which has been run by the same family since 1979. 

This places serves up delightfully simple fish dishes like:

Dorada (gilthead bream)

Lubina (sea bass)Sardines (sardines)


1 Aug 2016

Sanlúcar de Barrameda (or simply Sanlúcar) is a city in the north-west of Cádiz province, part of the autonomous community of Andalucía in southern Spain. Sanlúcar is located on the left bank at the mouth of the Guadalquivir Riveropposite the Doñana National Park.

Sanlúcar de Barrameda is one of Spain's three better-known sherry-producing towns. (The other two are Jerez de la Frontera, for which sherry is named, and El Puerto de Santa María.)

Although a seaside town, Sanlúcar de Barrameda is also home to the oldest horse races in Spain and some of the oldest inEurope. The races take place just before sunset along the...

12 Jul 2016


There are many great things about Málaga. The big blue skies, 300 days of sunshine a year, the beaches and the food.

Málaga has some of Andalucía's best Chiringuitos. These are beachfront bars and restaurants, that specialise in tapas, salads and above all else, lots of fish. You will find skewers of freshly caught and salted Mediterranean sardines, dorada (gilthead bream), lubina (sea bass), salmonete (red mullet)  and other locally caught fish.

There is normally meat available, but it’s fish and seafood tapas, hot and cold, that these places are renowned for. The menu is basically a list of...

22 Mar 2016

A very traditional Madrileño shrimp tapas bar, founded in 1906 in the heart of the city. Nobody  would think that over 100 years have passed since then, especially since nothing has changed. This is because it has passed through four generations of the same family who have kept it traditions and its authenticity.

They only serve all type of gambas and  Langostinos.

 A pinch of salt finishes the sizzling gambas al ajillo at La Casa del Abuelo tapas bar (Photo © Laura Green)

Gambas al ajillo (sizzling garlic prawns) You can see these being cooked by the door entrance. They are served with good bread to soak up the d...

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