My wife and I chose to eat at Albacara on the back of the very good reviews on Trip Advisor and made a reservation for a table on the terrace. The table was excellent with views over the new bridge and gorge accompanied by a wonderful sunset (it is worthwhile timing the booking for this).
We received a very warm welcome on our arrival and the service overall was friendly. A slight downside is that, due to nature of the stunning views, it is a photo taking bonanza so around sunset many people are moving around but this doesn’t last for long. There was an interesting mixture of people and nationalities at the restaurant from a small group celebrating a birthday party to a couple who had just got engaged, so it made for a lovely atmosphere.
As a starter I order the Tuna Tataki with Wasabi Ice Cream and my wife ordered the Iberian Ham. The tuna was superb being fresh and beautifully seared and the wasabi ice cream was delicious. The size of the Tuna was almost a main course in itself.
For a main, my wife and I had ordered the Dorado cooked in salt, which duly arrived on a trolley with the waiter expertly removing the salt and carving the fish. This seemed to become entertainment for the other diners and the waiter received a round of applause (deservedly given the extra pressure he was under). The fish was beautifully cooked, delicate and moist, as it should be.
For pudding I had the sorbet with Cava and my wife the figs and ice cream. To be honest I think the pudding options are far more disappointing then the starters and mains, which had ‘set the bar high’.
We ordered espresso’s and were given some complimentary Cava’s. With 3 courses, a bottle of white wine and a couple of glasses of Cava + Coffees the meal came to around €120.
I have seen a few quite negative reviews on TripAdvisor which surprised me as I thought that the setting, quality of the food and friendliness and attentiveness of the staff was really top notch. Recommended.
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