Restaurante Ca Nano

Address: Ctra Barranc del Monyo 140, Dénia, 03700, Spain
Telephone: +34 966 430 905

- Expensive

4.3

One of the most wonderful settings to dine.

Even if you don’t eat at Ca Nano it’s worth the ride to the end of the road at Las Rotas just to take a drink on the terrace and watch the waves crashing on the rocks in front of you. Pedro Montalba, chef and owner of La Masia de la Sal in Javea, who introduced me to Ca Nano, remembers diving off the rocks to collect sea urchins there as a lad, totally prohibited now, as they are a protected species, but you can try their salty flavour in the restaurant during the season. Ca Nano has what is possibly one of the loveliest positions in the area, and even though there are a few buildings behind the outward view is of the Mediterranean, and the white, white, white, décor gives it a splendid feel of the Med.

Food and drink
4.3
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Service
4.2
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Food and drink
4.3
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Value for money
4.2
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Ambience
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Location
4.4
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Food and drink

Inevitably, the menu is fish and seafood based, with a small selection of chops and stakes for omnivores. Fortunately both the meat and fish are simply cooked either in the pan or on a hot plate, (basic green pepper and roquefort sauces are offered with the meat,) and there are an assortment of rice dishes, including a selection for vegetarians. As the weather was particularly lovely last time I was there I shared an excellent salad that include, amongst other things, marinated salmon, dried plums, and almonds, and a selection from the tapas menu. The Chardonnay from Bodegas Mendoza, one of the regions best young producers, was an excellent accompaniment.

Ambience

Light and airy, in keeping with its Mediterranean setting.

Service

Not fast, but it’s the sort of place you can just sit and relax.

Location

Beautifully set above rocks and the splashing sea at the end of Las Rotas.

Price advice

A lunch time menu offers tapas, salad, a rice dish, desert and coffee for 18euros.

Recommended for

  • Foodies
  • No fuss

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