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Marisqueria Xaco

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Marisqueria Xaco
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Time Out says

One of the most popular shellfish restaurants in the area

This is one of the most famous shellfish restaurants ('marisqueries') in the area. The history of the Marisqueria Xaco started in 1988, when the eponymous Xaco opened a fishmonger's which, a short time later, was turned into a restaurant. The premises have been redesigned and the business remodelled on various occasions, but there's one thing that hasn't changed: the cooking. The key at Xaco continues to be the ingredients - they're high quality and locally sourced. In the dining-room itself there's a fish and shellfish stall, which is replenished twice a day, and the clients get to choose which they want to eat. They generally have line-caught fish, trawled fish, shellfish from rocks, from the beach and some specimens from the seabed, such as small monkfish. Their other specialities are grilled fish and seafood dishes such as rice in broth and fish stews like 'suquet' and 'sarsuela'. Another recommendation is the sea cucumbers ('espardenya'), and it's worth mentioning that they have a great wine selection. 



Address: Av. del Cavall Bernat, 112
Platja d'Aro
Opening hours: Mon 7.30pm-11.30pm; Tue-Sun 1pm-4pm, 7.30pm-11.30pm

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