Kaia Kaipe, a ‘sister’ restaurant of Restaurante Elkano, is a place for grilled turbot and seafood. A big fight spit the family into two although both are still running restaurant that features similar stuff. In fact Kaia Kaipe is just few mintues walk from Elkano.
When both places are featuring traditional Spanish seafood, it’s hard not to compare the two. In all honesty, both restaurants serve amazing grilled turbot. Even though I visited two restaurants in one trip, the size of the turbot I had in the two restaurants were different. So I find it unfair to say who did a better job. But I do have a personal preference for the smaller turbot in Elkano – texture was slightly smoother and firmer. Yet, I will be equally happy to pay another visit to both restaurants again.
Highlights of the meal was the langoustine – simple and flavorful. And they do better spider crab than Elkano for sure. A little let down was the cheese ice cream, the texture was not smooth and creamy enough – Elkano on the other hand did a better job in this dessert.
Having said that, the owner of Kaia Kaipe was a very friendly person. He showed us his amazing wine library and was kind enough to drive us back to San Sebastian after the meal as we couldn’t catch a cab.
Address: General Arnao 4 – 20808 Getaria, Spain
Tel: +34 943 14 05 00
Visited on: 20 Sept 2014
Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 1pm-4pm; Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 8pm-11pm