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 Cowboy Cocina, Mojacar Playa

Restaurant Albir / Hotel Albarico opens

Renata and Juan, who years ago had the Albir restaurant, and more recently had Delfos over the winter, have now moved over to their new premises on Mojacar Playa. Renata tells me that: Our “circus life” has come to an end and we have settled in a beautiful place: a restaurant close to the beach but in a quieter side street; inside the size of our old ALBÍR plus a lovely big green garden (but Continue reading Restaurant Albir / Hotel Albarico opens

Maharaja Indian restaurant, Mojacar Playa

This is a guest post by Britt Arenander, my spy on the coast: At last, a decent Indian restaurant has opened on the playa. Maharaja, opposite the Red Cross, replaces the hamburger bar Poco loco. When I first spotted it I went inside and asked if I could have a look at the menu – which turned out to be cleverly presented: groups of dishes are headlined, with brief descriptions of what kind of sauces Continue reading Maharaja Indian restaurant, Mojacar Playa

Mojo Picon Italian restaurant on Mojacar Playa

This is a Readers Review submitted by Britt Arenander on the Mojo Picón Italian restaurant on Mojácar Playa. I have discovered a little pearl of an Italian restaurant on Mojácar playa, unpretentious and cosy, situated on the Casa Egea stretch, more or less opposite Tito´s. It´s still called Mojo Picón, as when the chicken with mojo picón was the main attraction. Now it´s run by a friendly young Italian couple who serve really good homemade Continue reading Mojo Picon Italian restaurant on Mojacar Playa

Cowboy Cocina, Mojacar Playa

Alas, the perils of living in a culinary wasteland. Food options in Mojacar are, sadly, limited. Even while living in Brittas Bay (Co Wicklow) I had the option of Dublin just up the road. And no visit to the family’s UK base of operations is complete without a trip to the Thai Emerald, Cirencester (one of the best in the UK, to my mind). But recently, my taste buds have been neglected. Spanish or Italian Continue reading Cowboy Cocina, Mojacar Playa

Neptuno beach restaurant, Mojacar Beach

Mojacar’s beach bars are an institution with which I have a love hate relationship. On the one hand, I love visiting them, eating there, having a few drinks, maybe bopping to the live music and in general having a great afternoon. On the other, it’s a long way to get there (from Turre) when the traffic is heavy, there is always a large police presence making their greasy little fingers felt on your wallet (via Continue reading Neptuno beach restaurant, Mojacar Beach

100 evacuated in Mojacar fires

A forest fire which raged last night on Mojacar Playa (behind the Indalo at the end of the strip) forced the evacuation of around 100 people. The fire was declared safe by emergency services by early this morning, and they remain on scene to make sure it doesn’t come up again. Europa Press does not report any human of infrastructure costs. It is still not known how much land was burnt.

Ottocento restaurant, Mojacar Playa

Ottocento is a restaurant that I’ve never been to. It used to be called “Arcano” until it changed its’ name earlier this year. It can be found next to Asuntxu tapa beer pull restaurant on the Playa. Here’s a photo: Hudson Stubbs tells me that: “We went there for a meal tonight and I cannot praise it too highly. Nice restrained modern decor – excellent service and very reasonable prices. We both had starters – Continue reading Ottocento restaurant, Mojacar Playa

La Fantasia, Mojácar Playa

Many, many, many years ago, Finca La Parata was the benchmark for expat food in the area. John in the kitchen serving up exquisite delights, Anne out front with the family making you feel at home. This all changed when they left for pastures new. Then they came back, and I wrote about their triumphal return here. And then they left again. To open up the old Agora, next to Lua on the beachfront, as Continue reading La Fantasia, Mojácar Playa

El rincón de Lola, Mojácar Playa

Today I went to a German restaurant. A German restaurant? Called “El rincón de Lola?” Has the sun finally addled the lad? I hear you ask. Well, actually, it was 7ºC and raining (almost sleeting), so no, the sun has not addled the lad. Nor has the wine, since the police crackdown. Ric P. bullied me into lunch (unfair, really, to insinuate that, as he paid) and we met in Turre. Turre had a two Continue reading El rincón de Lola, Mojácar Playa