We have been to this bar twice, mainly for the good food, the service (very much improved) and the fact that it's near our hotel. The food is good, depending on what you order but the truth is that service should improve a bit .....however, it's a good place!
I recommend this place to anyone who enjoys real home cooking at very reasonable prices. If you do not want to go to one of the more well known and expensive restaurants, this is possibly the best option. It offers traditional homemade food at reasonable prices, including delicious grilled sardines, grilled squid and a very good daily menu. The service is good and there is also a terrace outside.
The restaurant El Pirata is located just in front of the parking lot for Sobrellano Palace. The restaurant was very clean and all very orderly. Daily menus available for a price of € 14.00 and you can choose from a first and second course and dessert. It also has a varied menu with an emphasis on fish and seafood from the Cantabrian Sea. Upon entering the bar, you'll see that the first floor dining room is decorated in rustic way.
We went to the restaurant to eat and we didn´t leave happy. We were unhappy with quality of the food and service. We ordered the menu of the day , and the mountain stew was not bad , pretty bad mixed starters and grilled sardines and squid in its ink in both cases did not like anything. We found it expensive for what we were served.
The restaurant is not very big but all the food is homemade and incredibly rich. I recommend the octopus over mashed potatoes, fish balls and fried calamari. Anything from the menu is also good. Also the fish are very tasty because they are fresh, and desserts ... speechless ... definitely the best restaurant in town.
It is worthwhile, not only for the food, which is important but also for the views of Comillas and its beach. The food is simple but good and cheap, the calamari, breads that are the specialty of the house made of eggs and potatoes and then each takes 1 or 2 added ingredients, grilled veggies but I especially recommend the beef croquettes ........ a bite of the gods, of the best I've tried. Highly recommended.
Two weekends ago I was spending a day in Comillas which, although it is close by, I had never been there before. At lunchtime, we were looking for a restaurant. In the center, we saw the Cafeteria Brown, which was packed with people and had a set menu for € 11.50, so we decided to eat there. The place is quite large and has two terraces. The inside area was full, so we had to eat on the terrace on the top floor. Not a good idea, because it was really cold and we had to eat with our coats on. Since it was packed with people, we had to be like 45 minutes waiting for them to come and take our order. To eat we chose 4 starters and 4 seconds. The food was good and some of the desserts were homemade. For the price it cost the menu was not bad. I guess a day with less people you would feel more at home and be seated faster. I think I will not go bsck, but it does not seem a bad place to eat, if you go earlier and when it is less crowded.
In the launch building on the pier in the small port of Comillas there is a terrace-restaurant that overlooks the sea. We tried this restaurant on the recommendation of a guy who suggested squid dumplings, which were delicious, and a grilled fish for two, which was endless, a bottle of Rueda and coffee for less than € 60. Very good value. Definitely going back. There is a photo of the grill they have on their Facebook page.
I never go to Comillas without eating some ice creams at El Artico. The owners have been making ice cream for over 40 years. The ice creamery also functions as a bakery, but the one on the Paseo Estrada only sells trinkets, cold drinks, and ice cream obviously, but they do not sell cakes or pastries. The downside of being so famous is that it’s usually crowded, but as service is quick, you usually get your ice cream in minutes. Besides the ice cream, the prices are great; you have a small ice cream for €1.60 or € 1.90 if you want a chocolate-covered cone.
The restaurant Café Torremar, is one of the restaurants on the other side of the the seafront at the Playa de Comillas. It is a simple place that offers a big menu, plus a cheap daily menu for just 12.00 euros on weekends. We ate on the outdoor terracesince we were asking for the 4 day menu. The biggest drawback is that on hot days in Comillas it is difficult be treated quickly. Among the dishes we tried were the first: Paella, mixed salad and marmitaco, and second ask: Chicken with potatoes, pork with potatoes and sardines. All dishes were simple and prepared in a very traditional home. For dessert there was nothing special, we chose: Tub of ice cream and rice pudding.