Food and drink
Kod Jose specialises in local seafood, so you can expect classics such as salata od hobotnice (octopus salad), crni rižot (black risotto made from cuttlefish ink), rižot frutta di mare (seafood risotto) and dagnje na buzaru (mussels cooked in garlic and white wine). They also do great fresh fish, which changes daily depending on the previous night’s catch - ask your waiter what’s on offer that day. Decent house wine is served by the carafe.
My favourites here are the octopus salad, followed by the frigane lignje (fried squid) served with blitva sa krumpirom (Swiss chard and potatoes with olive oil and garlic) as a side dish.
The traditional konoba stone interior, with a flagstone floor, heavy wooden tables and candlelight, is especially cosy and romantic on a chilly winter evening. In summer, there is also outside seating on a small raised terrace with potted plants.
The staff are welcoming and friendly, but discreet.
Kod Jose lies in a narrow side alley just outside the north-facing palace walls, a five-minute walk from the Zlatna Vrata (Golden Gate).
Prices here are geared up to locals rather than tourists, so you’ll be paying 350-500 kuna for a two-course meal for two people, with wine.
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