Ansje's Favourites

Hidden Gems

After the heartbreaking loss of my husband in 2015 I decided to start a new chapter of my life in Spain. Moving from the Netherlands to Spain was the change I needed and it was driven by my love for the sun and a desire to create a sense of belonging. 

Having spent a considerable amount of time in this beautiful country, I’ve had the privilege of uncovering some hidden gems that I’m excited to share with you.

Spanish Dishes

Gambas al Pil Pil

This Spanish dish is a seafood lover's delight. Juicy prawns are cooked in a sizzling blend of olive oil, garlic, and chili, creating a flavourful and aromatic experience. The dish showcases the simplicity and excellence of traditional Spanish cooking.


A vibrant seafood medley, Zarzuela is a Spanish delight rich in flavours. This traditional stew combines various fish and shellfish, simmered in a savory broth of tomatoes, wine, garlic, and aromatic herbs. Each spoonful captures the essence of Spain's coastal culinary heritage.


These savory Spanish meatballs are a culinary classic. Crafted from a blend of ground meat, herbs, and spices, they are simmered in a rich tomato-based sauce. Albóndigas offer a comforting taste of home-cooked goodness, reflecting the heartiness and warmth of Spanish cuisine.


A Spanish culinary masterpiece, paella is a saffron-infused rice dish cooked with a delightful mix of seafood, meats, and vegetables. Each bite captures the essence of Spain's rich flavors.

Calamares a la Plancha

This Spanish dish features tender squid, simply grilled to perfection. Served with a drizzle of olive oil, garlic, and a touch of lemon, it highlights the natural flavors of the sea. It's a delightful and light option, showcasing Spain's love for fresh seafood.

Tortilla de Patatas

A Spanish omelette, this iconic dish features thinly sliced potatoes and onions bound together with eggs. Cooked to golden perfection, it's a delicious marriage of textures and flavors. Served warm or at room temperature, it's a versatile and beloved Spanish comfort food.



My favourite restaurant where Barry (the owner) prepares delicious dishes for sharing. They offer a "dining to share" concept and some amazing spareribs.

Santiago's Kitchen

Enjoy a lovely dinner in their beautiful garden.

SamSam Bistro

Another excellent option for shared dining with delightful dishes.


Offers a romantic dining experience under the trees with live music.

Casa Paco

A great choice for seafood lovers.