I've been lucky enough to travel to many far flung places that offer very high standards of seafood but Abordo last night beat off even the best of the competition. We arrived at 8pm and from start to finish were treated to the best hospitality and food I have experienced in a long time.
The restaraunt is set just off the square with terraced seating available to the front, with options of both indoor and additional seating along the side of the restaraunt which is covered by awnings making it ideal during lunch in the hot midday sun. The waiters are very attentive and courteous in there manner providing a service that has been lost in many Restaraunt's of the modern age.
To start with we had some cava sangria and took the recommendation of grilled squid and garlic prawns which were both amazing, again the serving of the sangria and the food just completely enhanced the experience. The little touches such as the ceremony of pouring the sangria to the laying of the table in a manner to allow the food to be shared.
For mains we were invited to the fish counter to view the vast array of fresh fish caught that day and asked to choose what fish we would like. We explained the type of fish we like, as in the texture of the meat and the waiter kindly assisted in providing a recommendation based on our descriptions. When mains was presented it arrived on a large silver serving plate dressed in garlic, cherry tomato's and citrus fruits accompanied on the side by Canarian potatoes. IT WAS AMAZING. The fish was cooked to perfection and the flavour running through it was divine while the Canarian potatoes were cooked perfectly with just the right amount of seasoning. We had a bottle of Albarino also chilled to perfection and yet again the waiters enhanced the experience with the attention to detail in the pouring of the wine and the associated ceremony.
To finish we had some amaretto icecream and coffee. It was a wonderful experience in an amazing restaraunt which still provides an old world service. Thank you so much Abordo.
It has been commented in some posts about the restaraunt being pricey and I have to completely disagree. My total bill was €101 with wine and pre dinner drinks making up 50% of the cost of the meal. I would have expected to pay at least twice that at home in a similar restaraunt were the food nor service would have been able to compete with Abordo Restaraunt.
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