Conil de la Frontera

The Tuna Fish Route at Conil de la Frontera is back from 10th May to 10th June 2014

Tuna fish is caught at Conil de la Frontera (Cadiz, Andalucia) in May when the first tuna fish come to the Mediterranean coast to lay eggs.

This is when its meat is the tastiest and most appreciated; a true delicacy that is fished using the same technique as two thousand years ago: tunny nets—a traditional and spectacular art of fishing.

A large part of the economies of Zahara de los Atunes, Barbate and Conil de la Frontera are based on fishing this fish and they celebrate the arrival of the wild tuna fish, the most delicious, most versatile and, of course, tastiest with fairs and festivals.

One hundred ways to prepare tuna fish in the most indigenous way

Each year, from 10th May to 10th June, the popular “Tuna Fish Route” is held, in which different restaurants, tapas bars and hotels in Conil participate, including the Hotel Fuerte Conil – Costa Luz.

What culinary creations await us this year?

Some of the dishes presented in 2013, according to Cristóbal Guzmán, Chef of the Beach El Fuerte Restaurant (at the Hotel Conil – Costa Luz) were:

1. Creamy rice with tomato, preserved peppers and crispy seaweed

2. Tuna belly with a vegetable millefeuille, black olive sauce and fresh coriander

3. Tuna loin with duck foie gras on a soybean Pedro Ximénez coulis

The winning recipes of the last edition were “tuna in tomato” (the traditional dish) by the Blanco y Verde Restaurant, and the Roqueo El Mirador Restaurant won the modern dish category.

See for yourselves. Come and try the tastiest tuna in the world! 

ruta del atun

Tuna Fish Route


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