29 Sep '14, 10am
My review of seafood restaurant Kaia Kaipe in Getaria, near San Sebastian.
Kaia Kaipe was founded in 1962, specialising in seafood dishes as befits its coastal location. It is located in Getaria, a little fishing port 25km west of San Sebastian. Indeed the name itself reflects the two-storey location: “kaia” means “port” and “kaipe” means “below the port”, the restaurant looking out over the harbour. Kaia Kaipe is, by two years, the older sister of nearby Elkano , The entrance is in a narrow, pedestrianised alley just below the main street of the town. It is noted for its turbot in particular, as indeed is Elkano. The large upstairs dining room was well lit, with a tiled floor and generously spaced tables. The large charcoal grills for the fish were in the open air down by the beach. Both restaurants are owned by Igor Arregi, the grandson of the founders of the restaurant. Kaia Kape has a very extensive wine list, with no less than 40,000 bottles...