Juan Moreno restaurant review, Vera

Hudson Stubbs tells me of his latest visit to the fantastic Juan Moreno restaurant in Vera: We went here last Monday for my 60th birthday – our first visit. As newbies we opted for the Menu ejecutivo at €31 for 5 courses. The food was just sensational – easily the best I’ve had here or anywhere else for that matter. The dishes were wonderfully presented – the tastes, textures and flavours just sublime and the Continue reading

Berja has erotic tapa route this weekend

Berja (other side of Almeria city) is celebrating Valentines Day by organising an erotic tapa route. apparently it’s the second one – people were bored with the usual tapas route, so they changed the date to the weekend nearest the 14th and called it sexy tapas. It’s your usual townhall sponsored tapa route, with all the bars competing to come up with the best tapa, and a little guide, but with a sexy twist. Cue many Continue reading

Blue Lagoon in Mojacar closes

The Blue Lagoon was a reference for Mojacar throughout the recession years. It became famous when la crisis started for its “credit crunch lunch”, its innovative marketing techniques, and, possibly, for helping to kick off a price war between Mojacars beachside expat food bars. It always seemed busy and always seemed to be a reference for people up and down the coast. But yesterday came the news that it would be the last day, an Continue reading

Almeria now has two Michelin starred restaurants

Michelin 2014 is out and Almería has added a second Michelin restaurant to the provinces gastronomical lineup. Alejandro (Roquetas de Mar, Almería) gets its first Michelin, and La Costa in El Ejido keeps the one it had last year. Well done both. Now, how about one this side of the mountains?

La Bodeguita de Alfaix

Long term reader and occasional restaurant informant Hudson Stubbs writes to tell me that: As residents of Los Rodriguez we were delighted last night to try out La Bodeguita de Alfaix a delightful bar and restaurant recently opened in the village of Alfaix (just outside Los Gallardos). We shared a tasty pizza for starter followed by Chicken Pedro Ximenes for my partner while I had an excellent John Dory. The vegetables were perfectly cooked and Continue reading

Taj Indian restaurant, Turre

Maria has sent me her readers review of the Taj Indian restaurant in Turre, Almería, a restaurant that has been around for quite a while now and has a loyal following. Sounds delicious! As a Spaniard from Madrid who has lived and worked around the world, including Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore and tasted authentic indian food at some the world’s best restaurants and even indian friends’ homes, I rate the Taj Indian Restaurant highly and Continue reading

Turre tapas run 2012

Turre has announced that it is organising a Tapas run over the weekend of the 28/29 of July and 4/5 of August. Here’s the programme and the participating bars in the village, along with their specialist tapa (click the image to make it bigger) and here’ s the map of the village showing you where everything is: (again, click to make bigger) Usual rules apply, get your “passport” stamped at every establishment and hand it Continue reading

Cowboy Cocina, Mojacar Playa

The following is a review submitted by Britt Arenander who is my spy on the Playa! But I fully agree with his opinions here! As I´m not into steaks and hamburgers I had never been to Cowboy Cocina on Mojácar playa, but it so happened that I ended up there with a visiting friend and was happily surprised. The menu is extensive and even includes a couple of vegetarian dishes, all reasonably priced. We shared Continue reading

Huercal Overa tapas route starts tomorrow

Yummy! The restaurants of Huércal Overa are competing to see who can come up with the scrummiest tapas. The first annual Huércal Overa tapas route starts tomorrow, with a printed routemap being available from any of the participating restaurants. Get your routemap, get it stamped by at least five establishments, and enter a contest! I don’t know what you can win, the press release didn’t say. For a full list of participating restaurants, see the Continue reading