BAR REFUGIO VISTA BERNIA, BERNIA 666528345
Authentic mountain fare
Refugio, as it is known, is a long established family restaurant located in a stunning setting in the mountains on the AV 1424 between Pinos and Jalon. The Sierra Bernia mountain range looms above the restaurant and Refugio has glorious views over the countryside down to the coast below.
On entering the restaurant one notices an open fire at the back of the room where pieces of rabbit, lamb and chicken are being grilled. This is simple authentic mountain fare.
There is also an option of paella which is also cooked on the open fire.
We chose the selection of meats, which together with tapas and salad for starters, and including the local carafe wine was priced at €13.
Three tapas of smoked tuna, mushrooms and lastly pork dishes got us off to a good start. They were followed by a substantial fresh salad that was slightly salty, probably because of the vinegar dressing.
For our main course we had the selection of grilled chicken, rabbit and lamb and they were delicious.
The house red wine was deceptively smooth and together with coffees our enjoyable excursion in the mountains cost just over €18 p.p.