I consider it an honor to have been born in Ezcaray and to have had a very happy childhood in this town of La Rioja. At the moment I no longer live in it but there are many times that I go to Ezcaray throughout the year for different reasons. On many of those occasions I have eaten at the Echaurren hotel and I have been able to enjoy its old and modern cuisine, modern and modernized by both Marisa Sánchez and her son Francis Paniego. I liked their tasty caparrones and their ham and egg croquettes. I have been surprised by the black pudding brik and the shrimp brik. I stay with the cooking point that they have known how to give to each of their dishes, with the texture of the lamb roasted at low temperature, with some of the wines that I discovered eating in their restaurant, the white Verdejo Marqués de Riscal, so aromatic.
In short, you can eat in Ezcaray very well in many places but without a doubt one of its best restaurants is the Echaurren hotel.
If you eat in Ezcaray what you can not do is leave again, so suddenly, you have to walk your food, rest it in some of the many gardens that you will find on your way, on any bench of any square. You can climb up to the elderberry and contemplate from the road the majesty of the mountains of the Sierra de La Demanda, such as the San Lorenzo that will appear among several other mountains, you have to go down the river, stop, listen to the suve descent of its waters, see tenorio, maybe there is someone playing in the pediment, there is always someone giving the ball, with the hand, as God commands. I tell you this because I don't want you to think that eating in Ezcaray is just eating. In Ezcaray things have their time, their rhythm and if you enter that rhythm you will enjoy more than you ever imagined.