Meson del Pobre

Meson del Pobre

I´ve been coming here ever since it opened, under the sometimes erratic management of Diego, and his somewhat surly bar staff.

Diego, in true showmanship style, has managed to create an authentic meson, and has succeeded in dragging in the local expats – but how many Spaniards do you see actually eating there?

meson del pobre turre almeria restaurant bar

The quality of the food here tends to vary tremendously. I´ve had decent food, and I´ve had bad food, and am even tempted to blame a nasty bout of food poisoning last year on a dodgy prawn I ate there. Other people have noticed the same thing, which is why you notice the cognoscenti peering avidly at the tapa dishes before ordering.

meson del pobre turre almeria restaurant bar

Tapas wise it´s quite good, and if you catch Diego in a good mood (ie the wife is out!) he´s a nice enough chap, although once during an afterhours lock in he did insist upon showing me his pictures of when he was in the Spanish Legion, posted in Africa back in Francos time, ´when men were men and Moros were shot on sight´.

He does, however, employ a number of staff whose attitude can best be described as ´surly´. While fast and efficient enough (once they deign to catch your eye), a smile seems to be beyond their capabilities.

meson del pobre turre almeria restaurant bar

meson del pobre turre almeria restaurant bar

By all means pop in and try it. If you like it, tell your friends. If you don´t, stay away. If you can´t make up your mind, just use it as a drinking joint like I do. But do let me know what you think!

Where is it?
Meson del Pobre,
Turre.
Coming into Turre over the old bridge, on your right as you enter Turre.

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Pam & Rod Evason (pam_evason@hotmail.com)said (14:34:40 @ ’01-May-07):

We agree with your comments and think he should change his menu now and again and have a few specials, every time we come to Turre its the same old thing time and time again. However we are fond of Diego and love his tapas especially after we’ve been on the market on a Friday!

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4 Replies to “Meson del Pobre”

  1. We have been going to Meson del Pobre and have nothing but praise for Diego and his staff. They make everyone welcome and are very helpful. It is a typical restaurant where Spanish families go to eat. We have seen the restaurant full to bursting with Spanish families especially at weekends when the whole family is there. We do not know when your other correspondent went there but it must have been early in the week. Diego maybe a little eccentric at times but isn`t that what you need in a bar to liven it up and have a happy visit?

    The food is also typically Spanish and of very good quality. If you are there for a morning drink you will see the fresh fish and produce being delivered.

    This is a restaurant and bar not to be missed but you need to go there 2 or 3 times before you can fully appreciate it.

    We are going to Spain for Christmas and are staying in Turre especially to be close to this restaurant.

  2. It’s not a typical Spanish bar – it;s a “typically Spanish” bar. 😉

    And Diego is a lot more astute then he looks. I enjoy it, and a chat with him.

  3. IN TURRE THE BEST FOOD!!!!!!
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    CASA ADELINA
    LA ESTANCIA ARGENTINA
    PIZZA DA MARCO
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