Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Dinner

I'm normally careful when recommending restaurants to people. There is always the chance that they will visit on the day that the chef is on holiday or the restaurant is short staffed. In any case what is one man's meat is another man's poison.

Two  exceptions are the Restaurant Portico Mar at Urb. Campomer near Guadamar del Segura and La Finca de Eduardos at Urb. Campoamar, Orihuela Costa. Neither are particularly cheap, especially if you eat a la carte. However, both offer a "menu del dia" and a "menu del noche" which represent better value for money.

We've eaten at both restaurants several times and thoroughly enjoyed each occasion.

In our opinion the daytime menu at Portico Mar is better value than that at La Finca de Eduardos. For an evening meal though,  the menu at Eduardos is more varied and the ambience when you eat outside in Summer cannot be beaten.  It's a close call, both are very good day and night.

Last night we chose to go for the seven course Christmas Day special at  Portico Mar . Actually we were lucky to get a table. They were booked up for lunchtime by September and only just managed to squeeze us in for the evening. We were glad they did though.

The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. We'd award them 5 stars.Us at Portico Mar

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