Castro Urdiales is a small and charming little town located on Spain’s northern coast, between Santander and Bilbao. It may be small, but it has some great dining options, particularly for fresh seafood, Cantabrian classics and pintxos. Here’s our pick of the best restaurants in town.
Located right by the port, Asador El Puerto offers beautiful views over the sea and the mountains from the upstairs outdoor terrace. The restaurant specialises in traditional Cantabrian cuisine and seafood, although it also offers delicious rice dishes, such as paellas, too. Dishes include clams from Galicia, fish soup, prawns from Huelva and steamed mussels. There is also a special three course menu for €39.50 (USD$49) per person.
Set on a lovely sunny square, right opposite the Paseo Maritime, Marisqueria Alfredo is a cosy and casual bar, and a great spot for pintxos and seafood. Sit outside on the terrace and you’ll be able to enjoy charming views of the boats in the port while you eat. The bar is lined with pintxos which you can just help yourself to, while the seafood can be ordered from the menu. Try the octopus salad, squid rings and baked scallops.
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