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

Asahi Japanese restaurant, Almeria

Sushi! Is there any better two tone rallying cry? Sadly, sushi is difficult to obtain even in Garrucha. Plus the Spanish government, in a nasty move, made it illegal to sell raw fish – it has to be deep frozen for at least 24 hours before serving. Which does change the taste a tad. But I love it. So, sometimes, when in Almería, we pop into Asahi Japanese Restaurant, which is just a bit further Continue reading Asahi Japanese restaurant, Almeria

Tito Paco (Turre) refusing to pay the rent – landlord claims he “is ruined”

According to a prime time TV exposé, Tito Paco restaurant in Turre is refusing to pay any rent or bills, and is accumulating such a debt that the landlord claims to be “ruined”, as these bills are being sent on to her and she is now being sued for late payment. For them what speaks Spanish, see the whole interview on “España Directo” here. The owners of Tito Paco’s are, as I am given to Continue reading Tito Paco (Turre) refusing to pay the rent – landlord claims he “is ruined”

Money saving tips for restaurants during the crisis

Espana Directo (the TV show) has a recipe segment daily, where they go to restaurants around Spain and the chef shows you how to cook a local specialty. Today was Carabineros con Setas, from a restaurant somewhere in Seville, and looked quite nice. Little pile of food in the middle of the plate with a prawn sticking out of it. And the pile was built by stuffing the food into a bit of standard PVC Continue reading Money saving tips for restaurants during the crisis

La Cabana Argentine Restaurant, Mojacar

Update: 4th August 2008. It’s now moved, according to the normally reliable Lenox Napier (I never venture down Mojacar Playa this time of year unless driven). It’s now in Pueblo Diana, in front of El Levante. The landlord has reopened keeping it almost the same. —————————————————————————————— La Cabana Argentine Restaurant, Parrilla Argentina, is a restaurant in which I only ever seem to go to when I’m with a large group of people who are always determined Continue reading La Cabana Argentine Restaurant, Mojacar

Hotel Restaurante La Brasa, Vera

 After a recent hard morning in Vera, it was decided that lunch would be a good idea. Feeling hungry, we decided upon visiting Hotel Restaurante “La Brasa”, just next to the Galasa offices, acting upon a recommendation from Mr J. After a hard afternoons band practice, Mr J and friends enjoy stuffing their faces there. So, off we went. It’s a nice new building, smart entrance and, of course, lots of car parking. In case Continue reading Hotel Restaurante La Brasa, Vera

Meson Verfran

  Casting around for something to add to my new look blog, I was stuck until called up by a Spanish friend for a beer at midday. Time being pressing, we popped along for a few tapas at Meson Verfran in Los Gallardos, a place I find I haven’t reviewed since 2006, despite frequently popping in for a snack. I find it strange how these Spanish mesóns can carry along without a glitch for year Continue reading Meson Verfran

Hostal El Pago

Posted: 06:22@15.07.07 Hostal El Pago Hostal El Pago is small family run Hostal (the Spanish equivalent of a better class B&B) in Turre. Now, as I live just nearby, I´ve never actually stayed there, but I have convinced Jose to show me round some of the rooms, and my, they certainly were spotless! Comfortable looking beds, spacious rooms and as many extra blankets and towels as you can stuff in a suitcase. Jose & Maria Continue reading Hostal El Pago

Rodriguez Restaurant, Turre

Posted: 14:35@16.07.06 (Note: This review is now depreciated, and is only available as a historical note.) This used to be a mediocre restaurant and bar, until a couple of years ago it was taken over by some Russians, who opened Turres first Russian / Lithuanian / Peruvian bar. I was there late last year, for a Larios and tonic (why do they never have Gordons? I hate Larios!), and they had 3 TVs on, in Continue reading Rodriguez Restaurant, Turre