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“Great chef excellent service”

Restaurante El Retiro
Ranked #21 of 179 Restaurants in Llanes
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed September 24, 2013

You must be advice otherwise you don't find this restaurant when you come from the Netherlands. And we got this good advice. When you enter the door you think you come into the village bar but after the next door is the restaurant. The stone walls are original and the tables are modern. We took the menu degustación and it was Michelin worthy. At every new dish there was also different kitchenware. We got the menu written in English. Everything was excellent, the oyster with pumpkin, prawns yoghurt, cauliflower cockles, the veal and the hake and of course the deserts. We loved it so much that we come the other night again but had dinner from the menu card. Thanks for two good evenings and the friendly service.

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Reviewed July 2, 2013

In Llanes on a very foggy day without much to do or see, we decided to go the gourmet way. Having heard of El Retiro decided to give it a try. What a good decision! We selected the chef gourmet menu at 55 euros. Small dishes very well presented and delicious kept coming. A variety of flavours from the sea and the mountains. All cooked with great detail. Strong flavours like the oysters with orange sauce, the shrimps with tomato and watermelon, the clams with creamy sauces, combined with vegetable flavours to give it a final well balanced result of sweet, salty and sauer. The small cocido dish was delicious, the meat melting in the mouth and the broth extraordinary. It is clear that the chef can do both traditional and innovative cuisine. Merluza also good, although less spectacular, and the pigeon excellent. I am not very fond of deserts but they were good although for me one too many. In brief a place to go and enjoy a quiet meal. I would like one day to go again and try a more traditional local meal which I am sure will be superb. Presentation of dishes was very nice. The place is comfortable as you can eat international standard dishes without a stiff atmosphere.

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Reviewed June 14, 2013

El Retiro can be found in the middle of the village of Pancar, a short walk along the river path from Llanes. The food is of Michelin star quality, blending creative cuisine with local ingredients and traditions. Diners are treated to delicious 'amuse bouche' after which they can choose from a variety of starters. We shared corn pancakes with fresh tuna and a pepper salsa before moing on to main dishes of distinction: sea bass with delicate vegetables and herbs and suckling pig perfectly roasted. Deserts included summer fuits with chocolate among which nestled lozenges of intensely flavoured sorbet as well as creme brulee with chocolate ice. With coffee came an array of petits fours. Altogether a wonderful meal.

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