In the cuisine of Puerto de Santa María, as in any good fishing village, the sea products prevail and are the main figures of its dishes. Fishes and shellfishes are the essential ingredients in some of its most traditional recipes.
If you stay in an accommodation in Puerto de Santa María, you cannot miss the opportunity of tasting some of its most traditional dishes and going on a tour through the flavours of the cuisine of Cádiz.
That typical sea flavour of Puerta de Santa María could be appreciated in traditional dishes such as caldillo de perro, a sea soup of fishes, onion, garlic and bitter orange.
Equally appetising are the other dishes such as Raya al pan frito or Fideos con lenguado.
And, naturally, we cannot miss the chance of tasting the pescaito frito, the shellfish or tortillitas de camarones, so typical in Andalusia.
Many restaurants and hotels close to the historic quarter of Puerto de Santa María offer a varied culinary offer which combines the traditional cuisine of this area with the most innovative proposals. Now, the sea products keep being the main figures.
Likewise, the entire locality has a good offer of establishments that serve tapas.
Actually, one of the cuisine customs in Puerto de Santa María is precisely to go for a few tapas to the numerous establishments that offer this so typical food in Andalusia.
Some restaurants and hotels in Puerto de Santa María also offer detailed lists of regional wines. This is hardly surprising because in this locality we find wine cellars famous for their wine production, standing out the dry sherry, muscatel and Pedro Ximénez.