At the very south of one of Spain's most popular regions, Cadiz surprises visitors not only because of its marvelous and unique beaches, but because of its rich cultural background, history, architecture and bustling nightlife. So you can enjoy a day in the beach, visit one of its museums in the afternoon, walk the riviera in the evening and go for a few drinks at night. One of the things that people most enjoy in Cadiz is it's unique gastronomy where fish and shellfish are the starts. Below our own selection of some of the best and most popular restaurants in this wonderful city.
El Telescopio - La Tabla
Where: Calle Ciudad de Santander 2, 11007
Prices: 10€ to 25€ per person
Reservations:+34 956 253 231
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El Telescopio is a family restaurant in Cadiz with typical Andalusi gastronomy, using top quality products to produce delicious handmade traditional dishes that highlight the Cadiz flavor but that also have innovative touches that will surprise and delight most palates. Located in avenida de Cadiz, steps away from Victoria beach, you can sit in the indoor halls to escape from the sun or choose the terrace and enjoy the marine breeze. We recommend the clam and shrimp in their own sauce, the ham and mushrooms scramble and rice pudding for dessert.
Ventorrillo del Chato
Where: Vía Augusta Julia, S/N. Ctra San Fernando .
Prices: 50€ to 75€ a la carte and 35€ to 50€ for closed menu per person
Reservations: +34 956 250 025
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This Cadiz restaurant exists since 1780, when it opened to give relief to pilgrims and walkers. There can't be a restaurant with better surroudings; the bay at one side, the ocean on the other and the back setting, the city of Cadiz. Not only is Ventorrillo del Chato's wine cellar ample and complete, but its gastronomy is deeply rooted in the region's culinary traditions and meat, fish, shellfish and vegetables are carefully selected in markets to become the stars of the table. We recommend the warm potato and octopus salad dressed with whole-grain mustard, the red tuna tartare dressed in soy sauce, wasabi and olive oil, the squid-ink rice with cuttlefish and the almond rolls stuffed with white and dark chocolate and served with an orange sauce.
Where: San Félix 15, 11002.
Prices: 30€ to 60€ per person
Reservations: +34 956 211 068, +34 956 225 858
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Located at the heart of old Town Cadiz, surrounded by the La Viña Quarter, an old fishermen's neighborhood with a special marine character which the sea inspired cuisine of this restaurant in Cadiz inherited. El Faro's aim is to recover Cadiz cooking, selecting the choiciest products and transforming them into traditional dishes typical from the region enjoyed by all palates. There's also a tapas bar where you can wait for your table or in case you don't want an entire meal and the wine cellar has some pretty good selections. We recommend the smoked sturgeon salad served with nuts and couscous, the salmon rolls stuffed with ceviche and cold celery homemade sauce, the stewed bull tail Chef Style and rice pudding mousse with cinnamon for dessert.
One of the main references of Cadiz gastronomy, Balandro opened its doors more than two decades ago and they work hard at pleaseing the guests, not only with wonderful food but with great service, an excellent wine cellar and a friendly atmosphere where you can feel at ease and enjoy the views of the bay and the peace of the surrounding Alameda Apodaca gardens. We recommed the salmon salad with melon and avocado, the fillet of duck breast on apple compote flavoured with a reduction of Pedro Ximénez wine and the fried custard squares with “turrón” ice-cream and orange juice flambé with anisette for dessert.
This Cadiz restaurant is the best of both worlds, modern and traditional, rustic and urban at the same time, its culinary art is also a combination of tradition and innovation. Specialized in Cadiz Market gastonomy were different textures, aromas and flavors mix so the guests can taste the best of the sea and the earth. We recommend the leak and asparagus pate with vinaigrett, the cod millefeuille with potatoes, prawn and garlic sauce and the hot chocolate tart for dessert.