If you enjoy the Mediterranean diet then fish is part of your menu. The best fish shop in Sitges is “Pescaderia Rubi” (Fish shop Rubi). This shop has been around since 1985. Over the last 12 years Ignaci has been working at Rubi’s and will be there to serve you.
The window shopping is amazing! The fish is always super fresh as it comes from nearby Villanova i la Getru and from Galicia. The owner of the shop, Señor Rubí, is a fisherman himself and this provides an extra guarantee for the product freshness.
Among the products standing out there are the red shrimps from Villanova, a real delicacy and yet affordable. Sardines are a classic in Catalan cuisine and they are always available and so are squids, sea breams, tuna, mussels, clams, calamari, mullets, etc.
I had a chat with Ignaci to understand who would typically buy in the shop. People from Sitges are among his main customers. In summer he sells to foreigners who have a holiday home in Sitges and also to tourists.
If you are up for a holiday in Sitges, you have a barbecue in your holiday home and you like fish, then you must shop at Rubí’s. If you want to live like a local you should shop like a local. In Spain the fish is on display as a whole contrary to certain Countries which show only the filet part of the fish. Don’t be afraid to buy the whole things, especially in Spain. The fish shop vendors are extremely skilled at preparing the fish the way you like it. They usually use a huge and super sharp knife with which they will transform your fish in beautiful clean and ready to cook portions.
Rubi’s address is carrer Jesus 44.
Working hours: October thru March: Monday – Saturday 9:00-14:00 17:00-21:00
April thru September: also open on Sunday from 10:00 to 14:00