The second part of the Pinocchio restaurant, a sort of annex I suppose, is located below the California restaurant on calle Cristo. It was used as a substitute restaurant when the original Pinocchio underwent a total renovation and, I assume, it became so popular that they decided to keep two premises.
Paco Mari is a very popular restaurant located on calle Gloria in the centre of Nerja and boasts a very nice Andalucian patio.
Calle El Barrio 48, Nerja, (in the alley towards the Avda Castilla Perez end of the street) has been home to countless bars and restaurants over the years, none lasting very long. The latest incarnation, after a refurbishment, is the Sahara Lounge Moroccan Restaurant.
Saturday was my first trip to a TGI Fridays eatery, this one in Park Gate, Hampshire, England. It was packed but, being a large group, we had the foresight to book a table which meant we went straight in past all those patiently waiting in the reception area.
Over the years I have always recommended Meson de Antonio in calle Diputación, Nerja, as being one of the top half a dozen establishments in general terms and one of the top two or three when it comes to a good steak. Having not been there for many moons, I thought it high time to make sure that it was still up there with the best in readiness for the next ‘where can I get a good steak?’.
I fancied a slice of cheesecake so popped into Ortiz on the corner of calle Diputación and avenida Castilla Perez.
El Pulguilla is a very popular tapas bar and eatery on calle Cristo, invariably packed inside (air conditioned) and outside on the huge terrace. The tapas are excellent. This time, though, it was time to have a meal out on the terrace.
It is almost a foregone conclusion that putting something like this on display when I am out wandering will have only one outcome. It was delicious.
I suppose the logical solution would be to use a ‘proper’ camera to get a shot of the burning chorizo, but not as much fun as keep returning and persevering with the phone until the flames show up!
The chorizo al infierno was popularised by Rafa at Los Barriles and he still does a great one – but more and more tapas bars offer a similar dish these days. This one was at El Redondo – The Round Bar – in calle Gloria. For some reason, though, my camera phone failed to show the huge flames as my sausage sizzled away.