Jan 312014
 

EL CORRAL DEL PATO,    GATA DE GORGOS   965756834

 ★★★☆☆ 

The Ostrich and Duck are off, some Foal perhaps??

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 Corral del Pato is a landmark restaurant on the edge of Gata de Gorgos on the road to Llíber. It has a pleasant outdoor area with a substantial Carob tree and although it was sunny we decided it would be too cold, so we found a table inside the atmospheric dining room.DSC00217DSC00216

 

There is no menu del día, which rather went against our rules, however we examined the substantial menu with interest.

It turned out that a number of the items were “off” including Ostrich and curiously, given the name of the restaurant, Duck. None of us was brave enough to enquire about the Foal on the menu.

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The rustic bread was delicious and baked on the premises, but cost a hefty €0.95 a slice. Our starters ranged in price from €1 for a rather bland spinach filled coca to €7.95 for Mojama, slices of salted tuna drenched with olive oil. Other starters included pulpo or octopus rings treated the same way as the Mojama and a pumpkin soup.

We enjoyed a Verdejo from Rueda called Marques de Irún (€16) and for red we selected a more modestly priced Alicante wine called Beryna (€12).DSC00206

 Our choices of main course were grilled entrecote and grilled lamb cutlets both served with a baked potato but without any other vegetables or salad.DSC00212

 

The desserts selected were all homemade and included tasty fig tart, apple tart and a slice of Chocolata. Together with coffees our somewhat quirky experience cost €38.26 p.p. and true to Spanish custom there were guests still arriving for lunch at 3.45pm.  

 

RH 71

            8 C de P rev (2)            8 C de P rev (1)

       

 

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