EL GUARDUCHA on the outskirts of Albox is worth a visit any day of the week, but the extensive Sunday lunch menu is definitely good value and very tasty.
To start we had a magnificent salad to share between us, which for me was a pleasure to be able to enjoy a fresh salad without it just being covered with canned items and instead we had nice crisp lettuce with additions such as avocado and hard boiled eggs as well as various other ingredients. To follow the salad I had the baked aubergine which was half an aubergine stuffed with mince and covered in a bechamel sauce and cheese.
My companions had the lasagne, the cannelloni and the moussaka and from their comments they agreed with me the quality was very good.
My companion who had the cannelloni was especially impressed as he, just like the chef, was born and raised in Barcelona and the cannelloni was typical of how it is cooked in Barcelona leading him to sing its praises the whole way through.
For the main course I ordered the sirloin steak which was cooked over natural firewood and along with the good quality of the meat gave it a very special flavour; although there is a small extra charge for the steak it is, in my opinion, more than worth every penny. My companions ordered the roast lamb shank, the hake and the sole, recom-mended by the chef. All the way through our meal we were attentively served by Pedro, who as well as his friendliness and excellent skills as a waiter, impressed us all by being able to speak five different languages!
For dessert, the only course where two of our diners chose the same dish, we had profiteroles, tiramisu and crème catalan. For me it was a pleasure to have a home-made dessert and my companions who had the tiramisu said, although it wasn’t a traditional tiramisu, with the influence of Barcelona being seen, it was fantastic.
We all agreed we would love to return but you need to be very hungry!
Tel: 698 369 075