Further to Brian's comments on the costs increasing around us. A prime example, last night we would have loved to have gone out and had a good steak and a bottle of wine locally to round off the week. When we worked out that a steak is Euros 18 each, plus wine, etc. we decided that a trip to the local supermarket instead was better and bought two rib eye for Euros 12. I am afraid that evening meals out are now a luxury even over here, although we do still have the value menu del dia's around I know.
I am almost ashamed to say, we have friends staying over and they wanted to make their own way to a good Spanish restaurant in Mazarron, serving typical spanish cuisine. I couldnt think of one, not one. I have been regularly let down and end up at a Chinese or an Indian, how bad is that. Can anyone recommend one to us?
Last night we paid a visit to this golf club, we haven't been near for many months but I have been reading about the various events they are now holding and we decided to give it a go. It was buy one beer get one free so my other half was happy. The atmosphere was lovely, great to see so many people using it for a change. Alas everything we fancied on the menu we couldnt have because the ovens were not working. Can you believe that, August, peak season, the ovens were not working. However, tonight they were having a BBQ for €12 per head, no ovens required.
I would like to recommend Les Enfants Terribles, traditional French cuisine. We ate their yesterday evening and it was really lovely. I had the duck with honey. The mussels with Roquefort cheese, well words fail me. They also do a menu of the day for €11 three courses plus coffee.
If you like great value for money Fish and Chips are served at the Market Tavern in the Port on Tuesdays with a price of 6euros for Fish chips and pease and a free drink if 4 or more of you dine. 6 euros is for the Seniors . 9e for regular. Other food available great value. booking advisable.
Yesterday I ventured over to La Manga strip. Excellent day, one side like a mill pond, ideal for the kiddies and the other great waves, too dangerous to swim but what a noise and what a view. We chilled out at Surfing which is right next to the Sirena Apartments, good food and great cocktails. Strolling along we came across one of the few English bars Paddywacks, all the tables reserved for evening meals so obviously very popular.