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“When in Atunes you must have tuna”

La Esquina de Catalina
Cuisines: Spanish
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

Pushed the boat out here and had a full fine dinning meal. Tuna carpaccio to start with, excellent and as it was October and a cooler evening , decided to have a tuna stew with lentils , again excellent. Had a half bottle of Lopez Christobal, dessert was figs in a sugary sauce, a long with a very cold pudding wine. They didn't have what I asked for but brought the Spanish equivalent ...no complaints. Total € 65.

Date of visit: October 2017
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Thank jonathan h
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Reviewed 30 April 2017

Stopped in for coffees in the morning, reviewed the menu, and decided to take a walk around the town and return for a lunch of tuna. We were in one of the tuna towns, after all. So glad we did! When we returned we chose to eat outside on the terrace and the waiters whipped out white tablecloths and napkins and set up a table for us. The tuna plate we shared was absolutely delicious and perfectly cooked. Good service and good food. Very little English spoken but we muddled through.

Date of visit: January 2017
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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Very expensive for what you get compared to other restaurants in the area. Red wine was not good, tuna badly cooked. Would not eat there again.

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank Danny H
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

As Zahara de los Atunes was the 16thC tuna capitol of Spain it is good to see there is still good tuna to be had. The restaurant is part of the Casa Grande Hotel, and we sat on the terrace looking out at the wall of the ancient tuna processing area - very appropriate. Also, as far as we could tell it was the only decent restaurant open - well it was January in a beach town! It was Fish Soup and Garlic Soup to start, both really good, though mine could have been hotter, We then shared the Mixed Tuna Plate which was 4 cuts of tuna served with boiled potatoes and seaweed - excellent - and for once the tuna was not over cooked. It was quite busy and around us we had tables of French, Dutch, and Germans, while the locals all drank at the stand-up tables! Great fun - good lunch.

Date of visit: January 2017
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Thank A R H
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Reviewed 27 September 2015

nice place, traditional-style (white tablecloths and waiting staff), but not cozy, a little cold I'd say.
Nice staff, attentive, but again, very professional but cold.
It is a place my parents would have liked, a place as many others I went to when I was a kid, so probably it is just that now we are so used to more 'odd' or 'unique' or 'cozy' places, that these more traditional ones look old or cold.
however, we sort of did not get a feeling from it. We chose tuna, the charred belly was lovely and expensive but worth it, the other tuna not so special, and not special the postres as well, but we found out in Spain postres are generally not as those you might be used to if you came, let's say, from France or eastern Europe.
Place and food ok, not cheap, and therefore probably a little too expensive for what we got. Next time I would look around a little more, the pueblo is crowded with places to eat. But the charred tuna belly WAS delicious, and that's what brings to 3 the star rating I give.

Date of visit: September 2015
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