The Blue Lagoon – under newish management, I’m told – is a large, long, fairly typical bar, restaurant and quasi chiringuito on Mojacar Playa. Chef is, the adverts assure us, one Dean Hill. Just past the Hotel Indalo. Large blue awning.
Now, I’ve never eaten there, or even tarried for long, but I did have my curiosity piqued by their now infamous “Credit Crunch Lunch”. Adverts in all good decent local press. From 10am – 3pm every Monday – Saturday you can have a starter for €1, a main course for €3 and a pud for a further €1.
Now, I’ll be frank and say that it doesn’t look the most upmarket of places, and normally I would only enter a place like that to ask for directions. Bit too Benidormy family friendly open air Sky TV and beer bellied tattoos for my liking, if you know what I mean.
Still, the younger bro seems to like it. And I must say that I’ve been hearing good things about it. True, if you only pay €3 for a main course then you don’t have a right to complain, but people seem to think that it’s bloody good value. Why, only yesterday I got an email (from a respected and impartial source, unless I’m thinking of someone else) telling me that “they’ve tried the Credit Crunch Lunch four times now and it is consistently bloody good value. Best of luck to them”.
And my own dear sister & brother in law, who have a large brood, reckon it’s the best place in town to fill the little buggers up.
So there we have. Cheap food, cheap surroundings, but if you want a cheap cheerful lunch, watch the footie, sink a few pints, fill up the kids and generally have a good old fashioned Spanish afternoon, you could do worse. Feel free to agree or disagree in the discussion thread.
The Blue Lagoon,
See it on Google Maps.