One approaches El Sarmiento by pulling off the Carretera down a little road towards an attendant/security guard [he is not a valet] and car park. There is an interesting wooden fence made up of many-angled planks. Then one walks down a wooden plank toward the sea. I was there in the evening and it is a rather dark and mysterious walk, with the pounding sound of the surf. The front door of the restaurant is a bit difficult to find---you have to cross an odd gravel area to reach it. The interior is just a plain glass box, which is not at all attractive in the evening, since it is pitch black all around---you can't see a thing and it creates a cold atmosphere. I would imagine it would be pleasant during the day. I had seen the Kumamoto oysters with a pink mignonette sauce on the restautant's web site. I like the small Kumomoto oyster---I don't care for the big ones at all, yet I was served large oysters here. Where were the Kumamotos? The French fries were tiny matchsticks arranged like a bird's nest, and they were crisp, non-greasy and delicious. There was only one other table occupied in the black glass box on a winter Saturday night.
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