The location is terrific
The village of Rio Frio is just 2 minutes off the Seville - Granada motorway, and just 3 km from the Malaga - Cordoba motorway. It’s a delightful village with just 300 inhabitants. Home to one of the earliest certified organic fishfarms in Europe, Rio Frio prides itself on being the only known source of the Southern European Sturgeon.
The moment we entered the restaurant we were made to feel really welcome in way that is quite rare in Andalucia. The atmosphere was …. well just happy. No tourists, just Spanish families. We went on a busy Friday lunchtime, but the service was unflustered and quietly efficient, The crew are knowledgeable and yes, really welcoming, and most seem to speak English. Don Francisco, the boss, is a real charmer who clearly keeps a controlling eye on everything.
And the food? The menu is not wildly adventurous, but there’s a much wider choice of more interesting dishes than you would find nearer Granada. We shared the smoked sturgeon as a starter and it was delicate and delicious. The lubina and poached salmon were both perfectly cooked. The wine list was good with interesting Duero wines, and the whole meal was very affordable.
It’s a lovey day out to drive there and eat and drink really well and and be looked after beautifully.
It is going to become a regular for us,
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