Oct 16, 2009, 3:10 PM
Post #8 of 54
Tashby asks if TABARKA serves its tuna steaks the new fangled way all rare inside and the answer is, yes indeed. Rare and cool inside and charred on the outside with excellent seasoning. Delicious, moist and succulent. They also, the last time we were there, presented us with a free appetizer that was a small spicy tuna burger as good - actually better - than just about any burger you ever enjoyed anywhere. More about this fabulous restaurant featuring the cuisine of the Spanish Mediterranean just south of Barcelona later.
By the way, the chef here has amazing talents when it comes to salads which change with what is available from figs and bitter greens with candied almonds to pomegranate seeds with bitter greens and an oil and vinegar dressing you will not soon forget.
Picture a restaurant in Ajijic featuring fresh bread and gatlicky homemade aioli and sauces to accompany your fish order typical of the Spanish Mediterranean.
Now that I have started I can´t stop.
Let me remind the reader that this restaurant, which is a branch of a successful Guadalajara enterprise, is only open from Wednesday through Sunday and fresh seafood is brought in from the Sea of Cortez on Wednesdays and Fridays via the Zapopan Mercado del Mar and the times we have been there they have featured fresh tuna, grouper, sailfish, monkfish, scallops, shrimp and on and on and the seafood is fresh and reminiscent of what you would be served in a seafront restaurant on the Mediterranean in Spain or France and I love this place.
As I´ve stated before, this is not only a restaurant but a fish market so if you wish to cook at home, buy your fresh seafood here and do it yourself in your own kitchen.
Sorry, Tashby, I get carried away since when my wife and I first got here ln 2001 and for years after that a seafood restaurant in the Mediterrranean style such as this was only a dream, Now we not only have the climate for great al fresco dining at places like Tabarka but food that compares favorably with that one could expect in Barcelona or Marseilles.
(This post was edited by Hound Dog on Oct 16, 2009, 3:15 PM)