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“Perfect food”
Review of The Mayflower

The Mayflower
Ranked #5 of 29 Restaurants in Getaria
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed October 28, 2013

We have been eating at this restaurant every time we come to the area. The quality and freshness of the fish is, for us, unbeatable. This is not grand food, but simple food, beautifully and simply cooked. I don't understand the reviews that talk about the main courses not having vegetable accompaniment, That is how it is done in this part of Spain. You can order french fries or salad if you want, of course. Also, for us, the service is marvellous; always delightful young waiter and waitresses and a patron who always remembers us from year to year. My culinary year would be much poorer if I don't visit the Mayflower at least twice a year!!

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Thank David P
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Reviewed October 5, 2013

We visited Getaria from San Sebastián by bus for the day with the intention of having lunch at one of the seafood restaurants. We picked the Mayflower in passing as it has a great outlook to the harbour and the smell of fish cooking on the coals drew us in. We chose monkfish (rape in Spanish and aka the poor man's lobster) on the recommendation of the waiter and it was delicious. The fish was cooked to perfection over coals with garlic and seasoning. We also chose a mixed salad which was very good with lettuce, tomato, fish, egg, asparagus, and olives. Our only criticism is the service was indifferent initially but improved as the lunch progressed. This early lack of attention was at their cost as we were keen to order another beer before our meal arrived but could not easily attract the waiter's attention! Notwithstanding the service, we would recommend this restaurant for the fish alone.

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Thank Karen W
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

But that was because the weather was wonderful and we wanted to eat outside at night and this was the only restaurant open for evening service and we knew it was good having had some calamares for a snack at lunchtime!
Simply cooked fresh fish cooked on a huge charcoal grill with the best fries in a month!!! Service was good if a little cool. Try the hake, it was amazing! Food prices just for food and does not include any veg/salad Wines ok but a little expensive. Lovely elevated position overlooking the sea and harbour.

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Thank travellingal_13
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

We visited Getaria to see the Balenciaga museum. We were unable to get into Elkano which is a fish restaurant with a fantastic reputation due to booking late. Instead we ate in Mayflower which looks over the fishing port of Getaria. The fish, as at most places in this town is cooked over charcoal and was the freshest I have eaten anywhere in the world. It is busy with mostly locals the day we were there. I would recommend it.

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Thank ATY_58
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

After a mistake in the order which we requested politely to be corrected we were subjected to a tirade of abuse that left my wife in tears and the children upset. If this is n example of Basque hospitality then they can keep it. Avoid at all costs.

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4  Thank Maxwell126
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