Unlike having bicycles, apartments, and guard dogs, having many small plates can be just as effective as one big one. Munch on multiple options with today's Groupon: for $50, you get a four-course Spanish dinner for two people at Pepe’s Turnagain House in Indian (a $121 value). The dinner includes:
- Plate with four to five types of chef’s selection tapas (a $15 value)
- Two dinner salads (a $14 value)
- Seafood paella for two (a $60 value)
- Two servings of flan (a $16 value)
- Two glasses of sangria (a $16 value)
At Pepe’s Turnagain House, aromas of saffron waft through the air as diners pluck savory tapas off plates, plunge forks into steaming bowls of spanish paella, and sip from glasses of sweet sangria. Dining duos can harmonize flavors while sampling from spreads featuring four to five tapas—a rotating selection chosen daily by the chef—ranging from mussels vinaigrette and marinated artichoke to spanish omelets, tapenade, and herbed rustic bread. Fresh shrimp, local fish, clams, mussels, and scallops run amok in heaping, family-style bowls of seafood paella. Wash down savories and fulfill daily servings of boozy produce with sips of fruity sangria, before rounding out meals with spoonfuls of sweet spanish flan.
Pepe’s Turnagain House
Owners Pepe and Kay Cebrian, the hosts at Pepe’s Turnagain House, serve up a blend of Spanish, Mediterranean, and American flavors accompanied by sweeping views of Turnagain Arm and the surrounding peaks. A profile of the artistically inclined Pepe by the Turnagain Times reveals he was born in Madrid, Spain, and learned much of his culinary know-how there. “I consider myself a painter,” he said, “but people tell me I’m a very good cook,” just as Einstein considered himself a pinochle player while others called him an eminent scientist. Exotic spices blend with Alaskan seafood and other fresh ingredients on this upscale restaurant's menu, whereas the wood-paneled walls and rustic decor envelop diners in coziness.
Mile 103 Seward Hwy.
Indian, Alaska 99540