Snacking Galician Style at Atlántico Casa de Petiscos

It is posts like this that keep Valencia on my short list for an extended stay in Spain next year! Fresh and boundary-pushing takes on traditional Galician dishes! We love spicy food so this one is intriguing. Gorgeous photography, Julia! Let’s do this!

Julia Eats

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Few things make me happier than finding a new place to enjoy fresh, creative seafood. That’s why I’m so thrilled that Michelin-starred Chef Pepe Solla has selected Valencia for his latest venture, a beautifully designed restaurant showcasing Galician cuisine. When we saw Atlántico Casa de Petiscos opening in Valencia this February, I rushed to read about it and was immediately excited to give it a try.

Pepe Solla grew up in his family’s restaurant Casa Solla in Pontevedra, Galicia. One of the oldest restaurants in Spain, Casa Solla has maintained a Michelin star since 1980. Pepe Solla eventually took over the kitchen at Casa Solla. Just a few years ago, Solla opened two casual restaurants under the name Atlántico in Madrid. Atlántico Casa de Comidas first opened in 2015 serving traditional Galician food. Atlántico Casa de Petiscos opened a year later in Madrid.

Atlantico Case de Petiscos Valencia Spain

Petiscos means “snacks” and the concept is perfect for…

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Visit Ljubljana – You Won’t Be Disappointed!

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I’ll be honest-I hadn’t heard of Ljubljana until I started researching our Croatia trip and decided to start it in Slovenia, but I’m so glad we spent a few days here soaking in the atmosphere and enjoying the city.


It seems like the cafes along the river through Ljubljana are always full and you’re really spoilt for choice with bars, cafes and ice cream stands with seats overlooking the water on either side. Our hotel was right by the river and we enjoyed sitting outside with a drink and doing a bit of people watching. We also enjoyed people watching from above, as our hotelm Vander Urbani Resort, had a rooftop infinity pool. (It was a bit of a birthday treat).

We toured Ljubljana castle as well, which involves taking a funicular up to scenic views of the city. Though the castle is more for public functions and restaurants, you can…

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Exploring Sedona: Red Rocks & Mysticism

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A Gothic Masterpiece: Heavenly Light, Hellish Queues

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At Knossos: The Oldest Road in Europe

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London: Finally Back… with an Agenda

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Exploring Sedona: Red Rocks & Mysticism

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Julian Hard Cider: The Taste That Bites Back

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Anza-Borrego: Mine Wash

  This post is Part 3 in a series Part 1: Anza-Borrego Visitor Center Part 2: Anza-Borrego: The Slot Having stopped at the visitor center to gather the latest wildflower information and get our bearings, and having hiked The Slot, we were eager to accomplish the original goal of our day trip to the desert: …