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?
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.
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.
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,
Coming into Turre over the old bridge, on your right as you enter Turre.
Original comments copied from original website:
Pam & Rod Evason (firstname.lastname@example.org)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!