We felt lucky to get a table at this Hondarribia restaurant, it was crowded with locals having lunch. This is considered to be one of the best fish restaurants in the area.
We had three starters which were:
, perfectly acceptable jamón but nothing special. There was quite a lot of it.
Artichokes with jamón pieces in a lemon-butter sauce,
which was very rich and nicely meaty.
Palourdes clams a la plancha
, were perfectly grilled being not at all over-done. Very fresh and tasty.
Our dining companion had
hake alla Romana (in an egg batter) with green peppers and chips
. It was perfectly cooked and the egg batter made it light and delicious.
The two of us shared a
fairly large turbot that had been grilled with garlic, white wine and parsley
. This was filleted at the table by a surly waitress with expert skill and precision using only two spoons. This was probably the best grilled fish either of us has had. Plump and meaty.
Daniel finished off with
arroz con leche (cold rice pudding)
, which was creamy and nice, and what he claimed was the best coffee in the world.
This was an excellent restaurant, in our opinion this ranks above Elkano in Getaria as the best seafood restaurant in Gipuzkoa. The restaurant itself is quite rustic, as it is an old fisherman’s house, but the ambiance is most engaging. Hondarribia is well worth a visit; the old town on the hill is very pretty.
Daniel and David.