This is our first season renting our apartment at La Mata – we hope you find it as comfortable and convenient as we do. We love the fact that there is a superb swimming pool — plus the beach is just minutes away. We like that there are cafes and bars within walking distance and that we’re in a quieter area of town. We’ve used the apartment – so hopefully you will find it well furnished with all sorts of bits and pieces, to make it convenient to eat “in”, as well as a great base for going out and exploring.
Here are a couple of places to eat. Turn right towards Mojacar.
BOABAB – on the corner. We’ve always received a warm and friendly welcome from the young owners (Anna & Roberto). Music is often 80’s or a mix of jazz – I think depending on the time of day. The food menu isn’t extensive – but you can see it is cooked to order. A great place to start or finish the evening … or indeed to make an evening of it!
IMPERIAL – the pizza restaurant. Prices are good if you eat at lunchtime, and I’ve enjoyed both pizza and pasta from the menu. Service has been a bit indifferent – but it’s local and a popular spot with locals and tourists alike.
MEME – not to be confused with MIMI which is slightly closer to the apartment. MEME is set back opposite LA COMIDA. It’s a quiet green courtyard – and really the outside sign does her no favours – but we’ve found it a delight. The owner (Meme?) makes her own icecream. I’ve only sampled the almond icecream and can recommend it! I’ve also had a surprisingly good pasta dish, whilst Angus was very impressed with her squid,
LA COMIDA – mainly a fish restaurant set on the beach.
A great steak place is La Estancia in the Centrum (the next major roundabout – a 20 – 30 minute walk or 5 mins in the car – there’s a few shops / supermarket / cafe etc)
There are a number of other restaurants as you walk to (and past) Centrum – but I don’t have personal experience of them. Enjoy exploring!
If it’s an English Bar you crave, then much further along the Playa (beach) is Scotty’s … it’s set back behind De Lima (a removal company), has great views of the sea and you can be assured of a great British welcome by Peter the proprietor.
If as you get out of our apartment on to the main road and turn left – over the bridge is a hotel complex (and golf course) – we’ve been told that the ethnic (?) restaurant there is very good.
Further along is the port of Garrucha which specialises in red prawns. I’ve never had them, I could mention the (dutch?) apple cake shop – there are just a couple of seats outside almost in the bus stop (and an extensive seating area inside). It’s opposite the car-park to the port – but it’s really no good for the waist line, so I won’t mention it here!!!
My parents tend to have breakfast at a bar along the front called KOI – just the other side of the roundabout from Centrum / La ESTANCIA. It’s set back a bit with parking in the front. It tends to open earlier than the tourist cafes, and hence you will see “locals” stopping for their cafe con leche and tostada’s before work. It caters to both English and Spanish – and the service is normally excellent. Clean loos, and good baby changing facilities ….