Rincon de la sala

Rincon de la Sala. El mejor rincon de San Pedro

Nov 29, 2012 No Comments by

The Costa del Sol has a new venue. Like its big sister in Puerto Banus, el Rincón de la Sala is destined for serious success. Small but perfectly formed, this San Pedro site offers dining, drinks, light bites for the after-work brigade, breakfasts and a family-friendly lounge.

We started with a selection from their tapas menu, all attractively presented on warm grey slates. Smoked salmon with capers, marinated soy tuna cubes and boquerones fritos with ali oli were all mouthwatering as well as  pleasing to the eye. The chef and his team work in a glass-fronted kitchen and their industrious professionalism is a pleasure to watch. The chef’s table is a  great concept, allowing diners to be up close and personal with the kitchen, making you feel an integrated part of the action. It reflects the concept of El Rincón as a whole; a multi sensory experience and a lifestyle choice that allows its guests to relax and enjoy the ride.

On to main courses next and we enjoyed a mix of traditional Spanish dishes fused with some modern European touches. The Iberian pork, such a staple dish of the region, had been cooked slowly leaving it beautifully tender. Coated in a tangy marinade, the dish was attractively presented in small portions and perfect for sharing. The highlight for most of us was the sea bass; baked attached to its crispy skin and served with a creamy risotto, which was stunningly enhanced with a subtle touch of goats cheese and accompanied by crunchy asparagus tips. We tried the rabo de toro, or oxtail stew, one of his specialities, and one of the most emblematic dishes of Andalucian cuisine. Using a recipe passed down through the Chef´s family, the stew was earthy and rich with the meat falling off the bone after probable hours of slow cooking.

To finish off, we couldn’t resist trying the brownie which was heavenly, really moist and not too rich. To make ourselves feel slightly less guilty, we also tried the fruit carpaccio which was palate cleansing and fresh. The full menu is redolent of the ever popular and unmodish brasserie style that works so well in other countries and it is a breath of fresh air to see something so classic and modern in such a traditional area.

El Rincón is a venue that is staged to perfection and feels like a real investment in the up and coming future of San Pedro, a charming town which deserves to be put on the map.


El Rincon de la Sala

Calle Marques del Duero
ES-29680 San Pedro de Alcantara, Marbella, Malaga

0034 951 506 249 | reservations@lasalasanpedro.com

About the reviewer, Gabriel

Gabriel was born in Granada and based in Marbella since 1982. He started in the media business and lifestyle publications 5 years ago. Working as a freelance sales executive and editor, he collaborates with a wide range of magazines and publications along the coast and Granada area.
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