When it comes to eating fish in Cádiz, one particular fish stands out. Among the many marine delights found in the Bay of Cádiz, "caballa caletera" (Cádiz-style mackerel) stands out for its tradition in Gaditanian households.

What is a Caletera Mackerel?

Mackerel caletera is a type of blue fish found in the coasts of Cádiz, especially in the Gulf of Cádiz and the Strait of Gibraltar. It is known for its distinctive flavor and juicy, omega-3-rich flesh. This fish is highly appreciated by local fishermen and food enthusiasts for its quality and freshness. In Cádiz, it is prepared in various ways, whether grilled, baked, or marinated, to highlight its delicious taste.

Caletera mackerel in Gaditanian gastronomy

Caletera mackerel is a star ingredient in Gaditanian cuisine. Its versatility allows it to be prepared in various ways, whether grilled, marinated, or even smoked. Each of these preparations enhances the natural flavors of the mackerel and offers a unique culinary experience. In Cádiz, it is common to find it as the main element in typical dishes such as "caballa con piriñaca" in many local establishments. In fact, one of the summer traditions of the people of Cádiz is to go out and enjoy a "caballita" with the family.

Eating fish in Cádiz: a unique experience

Cádiz, surrounded by the sea and with a deep-rooted fishing tradition, is the perfect place to enjoy fresh fish in all its forms. Eating fish in Cádiz is a unique experience that will immerse you in the flavors and aromas of the sea. Mackerel is just one of the many options you will find in the restaurants and bars of the area.

At Bar El Merodio, we recommend our mackerel with "piriñaca" acquired from the local fish market. Plaza de Abastos of Cádiz

Remember that you can check all our fresh products, including mackerel, in the section Menu in our website