CLUB NAUTICO, JAVEA. (+34) 96 646 0614
Fish and ships…
It is hard to surpass the combined enjoyment of looking at luxury yachts and fishing boats whilst sipping cold drinks with friends on the terrace of the Club Nautico in the harbour of Javea, prior to ordering lunch. The menu del dia was priced at €12 & included a drink, but not the standard ½ bottle of wine.
We all selected the same starter, a salad of avocado and prawns.
However it was the main course that revealed the strengths and weaknesses of this restaurant. The dishes that were acclaimed included Arroz abanda, Ox tail and the fish of the day called Corbina. The Fritura de Pescado was not up to scratch. It was dry & chewy and was unaccompanied by vegetables or even chips to make the dish more palatable.
For dessert we selected a variety of bought in ice creams. The wines were a pleasant Ruedo called Sauron (€10.95) & a Rioja crianza called Hacienda Lopez de Haro (€12). The setting was wonderful, the service friendly and attentive, but the food did not quite match up. Cost p.p. was €17.74.