Azul Marino: "Try the Baby Eels...." Top 5 Page for this destination Puerto Banus Restaurant Tip by SabrinaSummerville
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I came to Puerto Banus armed with restaurant tips from friends, but on a couple of nights we decided to find some places we could call our own and recommend to others. This was one such restaurant.
We were drawn inside by the mouth watering display of fresh seafood at the entrance, the lobsters in their tanks, and oysters in yet more tanks. I figured this place certainly meant what it dsaid about the seafood being fresh.
They wanted us to have wine. Indeed, a bottle of house recommended white wine sat at each table and many others sat already open on a side serving table - I didn't like that; different if it had been red. We didn't want wine that night and ordered G&T's. They took forever to come, and when we ordered another it took even longer. It seemed that the only person who could serve us drink was one waitress, and the others would stand doing nothing if she was busy.
In fairness, that was the only downside to this place and anyone who ordered wine was well catered for (speedily).
The Manager welcomed us and spent some time at our table, speaking to us in Irish (Gaelic). We were impressed.
Favorite Dish: The menu was lovely, with lots of fresh fish.
I ordered prawns pil pil with Gulars and asked the waitress what Gulars are. She replied "white fish" and I was happy, thinking of lovely chunks of white fish and prawns in my spicy sizzling garlic oil. A short time later a waiter arrived with my food "Who is for the baby eels?" he asked, and I replied that it must be a mistake. "No, no" he replied "Baby eels, gulars, for this table." I looked with disgust at what to me appeared to be little white worms swimming in a bowl of garlic prawns. After a moment's rumination I decided to be adventurous and indeed they were tasty. However, I still can't get the thought of liottle worms out of my head. It turns out that they are good value here - I paid €22 whereas I subsequently saw them priced at €90 in another seafood establishment.
I followed this with a tempura of mixed fish and shellfish - very tasty indeed and served with home made tartare sauce.
Yes, I'd recommend this place.
Address: Marina, Puerto Banus
Comparison: about average
Directions: Right in the centre of the marina strip in Puerto Banus.
Phone: 952 811044
Price: US$41 and up
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