Descartes said it best, go to the essentials: there's nothing like your mom's tortilla de patata, of course, but give them a chance to cook at Bar La Fuente in Castro Urdiales. It's juicy, flavorful food in a friendly atmosphere. You'll notice a picture of the owners with Arzak and Ferrá Adria, all of them are happy (and Santiago Segura, but that's another story). They also throw together a tapas tasting every two weeks here that's very recommendable.
On Sunday February 12, 2012, we spent the day in Castro Urdiales. Come lunchtime we had to ask the locals for a place where you can go to eat well, but also economically. The answer was the Escala Restaurant. It was a hit, the Sunday set menu cost us 14 euros including drinks, we had 6 first plates, and as many desserts. The portions were very generous, and it was a fantastic deal. It's not worth ordering a la carte here. The next time we're passing through we'll definitely have lunch or dinner here again. The only question is whether the cost of the weekday menu will be the same, or cheaper, because the locals didn't mention that it was 10 euros, in case you call them and ask about it. I highly recommend it.
The most exquisite traditional Spanish cuisine in Las Rocas Restaurant and it offers the most delicious dishes made with fresh and high quality ingredients. Hotel visitors can't leave without trying the delicious grilled fish, which is the house specialty. Moreover, the location has a glass wall that lets you can admire the sea. It's ideal for lovers.
The El Segoviano Restaurant is in Castro Urdiales and they specialize in classic Cantabrian and Castilian roasts like lamb and suckling pig, served in generous portions. El Segoviano also makes rock fish. They also have an extensive wine list. They make all their own cakes and they're located on Calle La Correria, 19.
This is a typical restaurant in the area, it has a bar with tapas and appetizers, which are ideal for enjoying with friends. Great food and quality, accompanied by a great atmosphere, and friendly, helpful service that makes you feel very comfortable. Artisan desserts are on the day's agenda. Friendly atmosphere, entertaining, and very hospitable.
The restaurant Ardigales (Castro Urdiales) offers traditional cuisine and specialties "cántabra". The owners of the restaurant are active in the restaurant and oversee both the preparation of dishes in the kitchen and the service in the dining room.The room is small but cozy, has AC, and is decorated with a modern and pleasant touch.
This restaurant is in one of the best areas of the city and run by its owners, who are very attentive to every detail both of the dining room and of the kitchen, in order to ensure a pleasant visit. The small dining atmosphere and cozy yet modern, it becomes one of the main attractions.
The La Marina is located in Castro Urdiales Cantabria in Spain. It is a nice place to enjoy and taste the excellent cuisine with pleasure. The waiter is very friendly and attentive, with a proactive approach to customer needs. The atmosphere is very nice.
The hotel restaurant "The Rocks" is an unrivalled experience of complexity enjoyed in a calm environment. The menu is perfect. Traditional northern food, where grilled fish are a must. Certainly one of its strengths is a wonderful wall of windows with ocean views located in the banquet room.
The El Ruso Restaurant is in Castro Urdiales, in the Allendelagua neighborhood, outside of the Camino de Santiago. The restaurant offers high quality Cantabrian cuisine and seafood specialties. Their specialties are fish and meats with beautiful baked presentations, goat stew, and shellfish.