Posted - 12/08/2008 : 09:57:56
| So to give a balance to the reviews we remembered we had not posted on our only (and last) visit , one very rainy day in September.
This long established restaurant is on the same road as other restaurants such as L`Adjustada,Tapas6`9 and La Paella.
From a small entrance it opens out to a large L shaped seating area which can handle about 70 covers. There is a small open courtyard with four tables.There is a busy and popular bar opposite ,to which diners move onto after eating.
Not a place for "fine dining"-the main attraction is the great value Menu Dia with a choice of 6 or 8 starters and main courses, mostly for Northern European tastes - very few Spanish dishes.
Giant salads,enormous bowls of soup,smoked fish as starters and then plates piled high with meat and two veg are the order of the day and it attracts many regulars , mostly from Germany,Holland Belgium and GB.
Desserts are limited as most don't have space after the main meal-real trencherman food.
Service from the staff is efficient but the owner Rosa and her son stay mainly by the bar chatting to the regulars.
There is a large and impressive oil painting of Rosa on the wall - all very grand although I think we blotted our copybook by commenting to her son "that it was a good likeness of his wife".!!!!
Many smokers and only a small non smoking area ,and on a couple of occasions we have had to suffer continuous chain smoking throughout a meal.
Seems to have regular fans but we will not be returning.