Puesto 43 was born of the fish tradition of a family that in 1904 began its wholesale adventure, a pioneer in the city at that time, with the number 43 in the central market of San Agustín. Sergio Sánchez, Blanca Sánchez and Miguel Peregrina opened its doors in the summer of 2012 with a culinary offer based on the fresh product of proximity.
We are welcomed by a cozy terrace that in the warmer months invites you to stop and spend time there. Further down the street they have created a space to enjoy a quiet pace at the seafood restaurant. The protagonist is the sea and they tell stories stories of the sea in this extension of the Lonja Granada that greets the Virgen de Gracia in the square. The same Miguel goes daily to Motril Port to select the best products that Blanca treats with affection as a dedicated cook.
The staff exceeds that shameless freshness that’s required when one speaks of the best seafood and fish. The product deserves the seriousness in the plate and the confidence in the eyes of the one who serves it, and Miguel and Blanca have understood this metaphor to perfection. They invite friends, relatives and new people to their homes, and they all stay.
The menu offers whatever was in the sea that morning, but there are some selections that are almost obligatory: cod au gratin, sea bass turban or the prawn salad from Blanca, divine in its simplicity.
The freshness is the insignia of this house, and proof of this is in the good maritime offer, which adds a brief but effective sample of the flavours of the area: crispy artichoke hearts, or grenadine salad, which is followed to a point.
In the grandstand, the protagonists. The shellfish is cooked to that magical point where it crunches and floods the palate, but also lends itself masterfully to the plate, back and of course, fried as they send the canons of the freiduras. In this respect, you cannot skip the baby squid with peppers from the orchard.
This optimistic couple put the essence of the Granada coast into their house, for this reason and many more, are bearers of the soul of Granada and want to record it by convincing the world that the Shrimp of Motril, “your pretty girl”, a crustacean of spectacular taste, upright whiskers and intense blue roe, unique to our waters, deserve it. The organise in their name a few annual Gastronomic Days to defend their denomination of protected origin, and pay homage to the Obsequiándola shrimp and to the guests in their best versions: cooked in salt, hidden in a flux croquette or in a delicious rice stew.
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday noon to midnight
Average price: 10 euros with tapas, 18-20 euros with main dishes
Text: Ángela Ruíz
Photos: Laura Carmona