Jamon Serrano is NOT Pata Negra
Cured ham is called jamón serrano, or mountain-cured ham.
It can be very good. But, Huelva has some special pigs. These are a native breed called iberico, a small brown pig which thrives on the acorns from scrub oaks and cork trees. From the iberico comes the most superb cured ham.
EL PATO (cartaya): the good spanish cook
this is the best restaurant i tried in the whole area. it s better that you booked in summer months, coz u can have problems to find a table here to have dinner. i think the key point is the superb quality of the raw materials. the "iberic" pork, olive oil, fresh fish, teh vegetables ... join this to some local wines and breads and a good cook, and you won t be dissapointed.
Favorite Dish: "presa a la brasa con salsa de mostaza y pimienta" "roasted iberic pork with pepper and mustard sauce". this part of the pork is better than the "solomillo2 and is very difficult to find out of huelva, so dont miss the opprtunity
also tried the garlic mushrooms, or the filled little squids