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Taberna Marinera El Machichaco

Hallo all,

just back from Santander, a quick stop before next travel to South Italy. I have to make a comment about the best discovery in Santander: the “taberna marinera El Machi”. If you plan to visit Santander, don’t miss it. Going often to restaurants, it happens to me rarely to eat a lot, to eat a lot of very good fish and then have no trouble at all with digestion. The cusine from El Machi is very tasty and at the same time very light. Our hotel’s owner suggest it to us and we went there 2 times in 4 days!

Service is perfect and friendly and the dishes are very good. It is right on the long Harbour of Santander, so also the view of the sea is nice.

The first evening (at midnight!) we eat rice with crab and it was fresh and very good. The second time we go for a paella with mix fish plus a mix of local cheeses for dessert. Perfect.

Dont’miss it if you can.

Buona giornata



Hostal Jardin Secreto – Santander

Nice place to spend few days in the center of Santander. yesterday we spent all day at Playa del Carmel, then we profit of Pincho.. several booths all around the city… 2.5 euro, one pincho+glass of wine… each booth from one of Santander’s restaurants… each one eith its own recipes.. fish pincho, meat pincho… and several music groups playing in the streets.
we stop at several booths! then it takes more than two hours to go back from beach to the hotel, after mutliple pinchos and glass of wines. the best was pincho of roasted poultry with curry served with baked potatoes.