In 1898, Pedro Garcia and Andrea Echaurren decided to remodel their old coach house that served as a refueling stop for carriages. The imminent arrival of the railroad forced to anticipate the future, to refocus its business and where previously housed the stables and carriages, they decide to install a dining hall taking advantage of the culinary virtues of his wife, Aunt Andrea. It started with them, this proud culinary tradition and hospitality that has endured for five generations.
Marisa and Felix, the fourth generation of the family, got top honors for their restaurant, including the National Gastronomy Award for Best Chef
Now their sons Francis and Joseph Felix, fifth generation of the family, have successfully made the transition to the twenty-first century, widening the culinary and experiential settlement offer, which includes, besides the recently renovated hotel and restaurant Echaurren, a bistro, el Comilón, a gastrobar, e-tapas and a creative cuisine restaurant, El Portal, that was the first restaurant to get a Michelin star in the history of the community of La Rioja and since November 2013 added a second star, which places it among the best gastronomic restaurants in Spain.