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“A real surprise”

Salgadoiro Gastroteca
Ranked #29 of 172 Restaurants in Sanxenxo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $39
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dublin, Ireland
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“A real surprise”
Reviewed September 11, 2012

We discovered this by accident on the last night of our trip to Portonovo - the fact that it is listed here as Sanxenxo, when it is actually in nearby Portonovo, meant we hadn't spotted it on Tripadvisor. And the fact that it is up a back street on the way out of town meant that despite its proximity to our accommodation (the excellent Esperanza Del Mar apartments) we had never thought to go up and have a look at it.

When we did visit, though, we were very glad we had done so. From the outside the place is pretty undistinguished, and looks like an average roadside bar - and this impression is not dispelled by a slightly "canteen-y" atmosphere, with bright lighting and modern decor. However the food is very good, and offers a great break from the more traditional tapas and seafood cuisine found around the rest of town.

Having eaten a meal earlier we limited ourselves to a few tasters, which included beautifully tender squid with a black ink sauce; a small piece of rare steak with wild mushrooms; a pigeon breast wrap; and some nicely executed montaditos (various cheese and salamis mounted on bread). The wine list was good, and the presence of a number of very large groups indicates that this is a popular local venue.

If we visit Portonovo again we will definitely go back and try more options - perhaps for Sunday lunch, when the garden area would presumably be open (and while it's a bit early for the Spanish, I think the west facing terrace would be nice for a sunset drink and snack).

  • Visited August 2012
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  • Portuguese first
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