EL PORT, DENIA Tel 965784973
Sole, but lacking soul…
The aptly named El Port is to be found amongst a row of restaurants and bars looking onto the harbour of Denia at Explanada Bellavista. Because it was a wet November day, we sat outside the main restaurant in an area with plastic walls and an umbrella heater that we had turned off, that would otherwise have been an al fresco experience in summer.
The menu del dia was priced at €11.95. We started with crepes de langostinos & setas which were acceptable but not exciting, or a very substantial serving of calamares which we all shared. For the main course there was a dish of mixed fish, which was declared as excellent, also sole fillets also pronounced excellent, fillet of pork, which was good but not special and monkfish a la marinera which turned out to be two tired strips of monkfish swimming in a sad tomato soup.
For desserts most of us went for the profiteroles, but others for crème catalan or chocolate mousse.
We started with the white house wine which was from Navarra but we switched to Cantosan Verdejo from Rueda and a Rioja Crianza called Pergamino.
Maybe our experience would have been better on a sunny day.
Price p.p. €20.24.
El Port, Bellavista, 12, 03700 Denia