Bar Plaza, Vera

Posted: 29.10.07 Bar Plaza, Vera Tapas, for those of you who don´t know, are a time honoured Andalucian tradition, consisting of a small portion of food served with your drink. The idea´s been grabbed by fashionable Madrileños, who have refined it and exported it world wide, but I still don´t think it´s a proper tapa unless it fulfills it´s original function of keeping the flies out of your drink. And the idea of being charged Continue reading Bar Plaza, Vera

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

Hostal Tikar

Posted: 10:45@21.03.07 Restaurant Azul Hotel Tikar, Garrucha What to get a sister in law for her birthday? For Christmas she got a smoothie maker – for her birthday, she got lunch. Being a generous sort of chap, I also splashed out for the little bro, and for a friend to come along as well. I even let her choose the venue. The kid stayed at home with a baby sitter. Vicky plumped for the Hotel Continue reading Hostal Tikar

Meson del Pobre

Posted: 09:16@04.02.07 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 Continue reading Meson del Pobre

Meson Verfran

Posted: 08:40@16.12.06 (Note: This review is now depreciated, and is only available as a historical note.) Meson Verfran, Los Gallardos I grew up in Los Gallardos, in a small old house round the back of the bakery, among other places. So, as we gutter snipes played in the potholes and abandoned cortijos, our elders sat out in the dingy bars, sipping coffee and brandy and bemoaning the lack of a decent restaurant in Los Gallardos. Continue reading Meson Verfran

Millindurrio, Antas

Posted: 09:19@10.07.06 500m off the Antas/Vera crossroads (assuming it´s still open, with all the current roadworks) towards Antas, just before Ramblizo on the left, is Millindurrio, a small Spanish family run restaurant that I´ve been visiting on and off over the last few years. It´s one of those strange beasts that, despite relative success and longevity, hasn´t actually lost quality. And it does a damn fine menu del dia for only 10E. When the food Continue reading Millindurrio, Antas