Spain is the most popular foreign destination for British tourists so finding places to eat here is possibly more important than anywhere else! These tips and suggestions should really help you when you visit the country.
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Zugarramurdi, Navarre View On Map
In Zugarramurdi, we had a fantastic, big Basque lunch at the Altzatenea Restaurante. The staff spoke Spanish, Basque, French and English and the food was delicious and almost all naturally gluten free. Plus, the staff understood about gluten free. For example, they knew to tell us right away that the oil was only used for cooking french fries. Meats, seafood, and vegetables were all mainly grilled and simply seasoned. For dessert, the adults had a lovely plate of cheese, walnuts and quince paste and the kids had ice cream (all gluten free).
Recommended By: @GFKidsTravel / glutenfreekidstravel.com On: 2011-11-09
This is according to the Spanish celiac website "Infoceliaquía." The website is entirely in Spanish, but click through to an English translation here, which also includes the original press release from McDonald's. Importantly, this introduction of gf bread is being carried out in collaboration with the well-respected Spanish Federation of Celiac Associations (FACE).
The availability of gluten free bread in several big fast food chains in Scandinavia was already a boon to celiacs. Now celiacs in Spain can also be assured of a quick meal on the fly. It may not be healthy, but this is a real win opening up many options for those traveling with young gluten free kids.
The food was absolutely fantastic and all freshly cooked - no packets here!! We ate here 4 times and the food was, without doubt, the best I have eaten since I was diagnosed. Most importantly I had no bad reaction afterwards so feel confident in recommending this restaurant to other coeliacs or those with a special dietary requirement. The restaurant is clean and modern and the atmosphere is very relaxed. We never felt we had to rush off after our meal so stayed and had brandy & coffees for the rest of the evening. Thanks to Mo and his team we had a really enjoyable holiday and will certainly try to return to Los Cristianos & Rubina's.
The proprietor, Louise is Coeliac herself, so you have nothing to worry about when it comes to safe and tasty gluten free food.
We had burger and fab home made chips (yes, the chips are safe!!), prawns with garlic and pimiento, mussels with home made pesto, and amazing flambeed bananas for dessert.
They also have gluten free beer (!!), gf pasta, can make you sandwiches with gf bread etc etc, so much choice. A veritable haven for Coeliacs, and we were made to feel very welcome!
Eating out can be a bit stressful sometimes, and this wee place helped us to have a relaxing and fab holiday!
I didn't stay there for dinner - but check it out on the dining bit of their website - they mention the gluten free food they provide. I like!
When I asked if the scampi on top of the paella had any flour on it he said "Are you a coeliac?". I nearly missed it - it was my companion that heard him say it - me being so unused to hearing such a thing. He came back and said that it was gluten free, and asked if I would like some gluten free bread. It was soft and warm and fantastic. I may have eaten a bit to much of it before receiving the massive, freshly prepared and scrupmtious squid and scampi paella, but what they hey, it's so rare!