Eating in San Fernando

Eating in San Fernando

San Fernando, the beautiful island of the Lion, is a city located in the Bay of Cádiz. Perhaps, the best-known character of the town is Camarón de la Isla, to whom a monument has been dedicated. It is essential to visit the spectacular Camposoto Beach in which there is also a natural bird reserve. When eating in San Fernando, keep in mind that the popular name is ‘cañailla’, so it is obvious that this mollusk will be very present at the tables.

Eating in San Fernando is a fundamental experience in any visit to the Bay of Cádiz. The city offers its visitors seafood and fish from the coast of Cadiz cooked in different ways to get the most out of each product. Among the most outstanding dishes of the municipality you can enjoy the famous bienmesabe (marinated dogfish), noodles with mackerel, stewed potatoes with yellow eel, tomato soup or salt bream. As it could not be otherwise, in this town you will also find the famous shrimp omelette made with flour, parsley, onion and, of course, its main ingredient, shrimp. In addition to this you will find in the restaurants of the zone numerous dishes in which they will be protagonists fish like eels, soles, morrajas or slippers; and seafood such as cañaíllas, crabs, clams or coquinas. It is very likely that many of these maritime products you find in the form of tapas, a way of tasting different island dishes in small portions. To accompany these gastronomic delicacies you should taste some of the delicious regional wines, both white and red, existing in the municipality.

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One of the most recommended places for eating in San Fernando is El Bartolo, located on the small Playa de la Casería. It is perfect for ordering rations and tasting fish from the bay. Recommended sardines, chocos, shrimp tortillitas …

Another option to eat in San Fernando is DeJavier, located on Calle Real is presented as tapería and offers a carefully ordered letter in first, second and desserts in which innovation and good culinary skills prevail.

Also in the center of the city, in the same street, La Xanta stands out for traditional tapas and, finally, Kuko Tapas where you can eat in San Fernando at an affordable price and a wide variety of tapas.

On the other hand, if you want to eat a lot and very cheap Sancho Panza sandwiches are the solution. It is one of the most famous places among the cañaillas, especially among young people due to its low prices.

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Kuko Tapas
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El Bartolo

The options for eating in San Fernando are always based on products from the land, mostly from the waters of the bay or from local farms. La Isla Grill is one of the star places to eat in San Fernando; It has a letter based on local recipes and has a reserved for small meetings.

In El Patio de Benítez, traditional cuisine is fused with other innovative techniques to offer a good quality service.

Venta los Tarantos is another pillar of local cuisine, a place where you can enjoy the best quality price.

If what you want is to enjoy the best seafood, La Mar de Fresquita and 3 × 5 are two of the main specialized establishments of San Fernando.

In San Fernando there are also good places of great capacity where, besides celebrating all kinds of events, it is almost impossible not to find a table. Some of the most outstanding are D’Mariana, Yeyo Celebrations and Salina San Vicente, the latter located within the framework of the saltworks of the town.

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Restaurante Venta los Tarantos
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Restaurante El Patio de Benítez
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Restaurante Salina San Vicente

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