Food and drink
Fish and seafood is the thing here and it really is fresh. As we ate, we could see one of the chefs on the rocky shore gutting fish that had just been brought in. Three of us shared a plate of excellent fish croquettes and baby squid to start. My father and I went for the recommended whole cherne, which is a bit like halibut, and weren't disappointed. The tender white flesh was beautifully browned on the outside, yet very moist. Our friend, Jules, had the mussels in a tomato, wine and garlic sauce, which was good, although it tasted a little floury. That evening neither my father or I could eat dinner, a pretty unheard of occurrence for either of us.
Ask for the daily specials, which some of the waiters may be able to translate for you.
This beachfront location on the wilds of the best coast provides all the atmosphere that anyone could want.
Although it was busy, both waiters were smiling and efficient, helping with recommendations and translations. Our waitress gently suggested a different bottle of wine from the one we had chosen, which turned out to be both delicious and better value.
It's at the entrance to El Golfo, on the left before you come to a string of other fish restaurants, that are all pretty good, although don't have the special setting of Casa Azul.
Our two starters and three mains with a small bottle of wine came to 82 euros, which we thought pretty good value.
Tables to book
There are several rows of tables on the outdoor terrace (it would be a shame to sit inside, unless the weather was really bad). Try to get a table right next to the beach – which is possible if you get there early (normally before 1pm), or book.
- Families with teenagers
- Mature travellers
- Sporty types
- Great views / scenery
- Special occasions
- Chilling out