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Ultracomida this fantastic little delicatessen and  a tapas bar, was discovered for us, by I think Anthony, my wife’s brother, some time last year. Ever since then when we travel down to the Welsh coast to spend the odd day or two in the family caravan  near Abereron we always try to time our trip so that we can be in Aberystwyth in time for lunch.

The name Ultracomida is Spanish in origin, ultramarina meaning delicatessen and comida meaning food.

Spanish and Welsh food might at first seem to be an eccentric combination but when you realise that  Ultracomida is the brainchild of Shumana Palit daughter of consultant paediatrician (Ret) for Pembrokeshire, Dr Arabinda Palit OBE  who arrived in Britain from Bengal 40 years ago, and that the deli also stocks a good array of French cheeses you begin to see the eclectic possibilities.

The tiny shop is brilliantly staffed by a very knowledgeable extremely efficient and incredibly friendly team, who not only serve in the shop but offer tapas dishes, wines beers, coffees and if you are in the mood an incredible thick chocolate drink,  in a small  at the back.

The whole place is redolent with an international flare for genuine quality and is an absolute must visit, you will not be disappointed.

31 Pier Street SY23 2LN Aberystwyth
Contact: Palit Shumita
Telephone: 01970 630686

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