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“An explosion of flavors!”
Review of Akelarre

Akelarre
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$220 - US$220
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed 5 March 2012

We had one of the fixed menus which has about 6 to 7 dishes including dessert. I had one which included suckling pig. I have no words to describe the taste in every bite in every dish, just spectacular. The service impeccable and even the chef came to hear our opinion about the meal. It is quite expensive (at least 150 to 200 euros per person depending on how much wine you order) but definitely worth it. If you have the chance go for it. To get there we took a cab from the city center it costed about 15-17 euros. Reservation mandatory.

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Reviewed 1 March 2012

This restaurant sits high on the cliff side with amazing views of the ocean. The food was excellent. I ordered a streak that was wrapped in gold, the color gold, potatoes and sitting in lentils puree. Despite the fact that the first time it came out with a hair on it (they immediately sent out a fresh one) it was the best dish I ate in Spain.

1  Thank Kymbolde
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Reviewed 13 January 2012

We booked Sunday lunch at Akelare for the 18th December months in advance.

The GPS took us on a winding road past very unimpressed donkeys and so when the restaurant came into view it was a relief to see the modern architectural masterpiece that it offered.

The experience was wonderful. The service impeccable and room modern and inviting. A perfect setting looking over the ocean on a cold and stormy winter's day for a Sunday lunch.

Playful dishes and interesting tastes abounded. I love a plate that not only tastes fabulous, but has a sense of whimsy. See the photo of the dessert with a chocolate Akelare sheet over the top. The net of the most miniscule school prawns I have ever seen was not only fascinating, but tasted so divine that it was almost wicked and I am still dreaming about the whipped (like an aero bar) coconut ice-cream. Dreamy.

Plus, I am a true foodie tragic, so meeting the chef was interesting and fun!

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Thank Tania_Chris
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Reviewed 4 January 2012

There are two tasting menus - A and B. We had both of them - they were both amazing. Every part of your tongue is happy to taste and sense such sensation in your mouth. Definitely book a table by the window. Staff were all friendly and happy to answer to your questions. What I liked the most about the restaurant was the fact we did not get tired or felt intimidated - they create such a relaxing atmosphere and you will have the most pleasant meal experience.

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Thank travellingpen
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Reviewed 28 December 2011

On a rainy late December night, Akelare feels like in the middle of nowhere. On entering the restaurant, this feeling is reinforced, because of the large windows that without doubt offer a fabulous seaview during daylight, but are like big reflecting, black holes at night. The bright and non-flattering lighting is comparable to a fastfood restaurant and the grey carpet is the average-airport-terminal-type-of-floor, so the food had to do the convincing part here. Service is attentive and helpful, the tasting menu's are attractively described and the English translation that they bring to your table for reference during the dinner is a nice touch. We did enjoy at least half of the courses and some were really great. Fortunately the great dishes are in the second half of the dinner, so the experience is not too bad for the hefty bill that follows the visit.
Recommended red wine that is affordable and very reasonable priced: Chateau de Fonsalette 2006 (2nd wine of Chateau Rayas) and almost pinot noir, Burgundy like style with fruity, fresh and utterly enjoyable taste!).

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