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EL BOJITO
« on: April 01, 2008 »
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  • Did I read recently on this board that Borris y Dorris had eaten on he new bar El Bojito as I haven't yet seen a review (Dolly I'm sure you had said they had been in a previous post) - I went recenly and thoroughly enjoyed it, the staff are great and the place actually has an 'atmosphere' - I will definately go back.

    Offline Dolly Diver

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  • Yes, that one should be ready now.  I'll remind Borris.

    Offline janey

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  • where is this one?

    tlc

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  • It's opp the beach in Playa Arena and it's the BEST tapas I've had in yonks - I loved the food, the atmosphere, the staff - just what the place needs. Not wanting to sound too much like Borris n Dorris, there were 2 of us and we opted for 6 tapas (which we were assured was enough for 2 greedy people), we had muscles, sizzling prawns, black pudding with fried onions (which was 'deelish' and I'm not a black pudding fan), squid in spicy sauce chilli sauce, fried chicken with garlic, meatballs  and it was served with lovely chunky brown bread. All washed down with wine for me, beer for him, 2 grappas and 2 coffees - bill was about 45 euros, worth every penny in my book as the place had a lovely 'feel' about it. You can also just go along and sit at the bar and have a nice drink or sit outside without ordering any food.

    tlc

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  • sorry just noticed my spelling error - we actually had MUSSELS not MUSCLES !!!

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  • it sounds great - will def. try it this summer - we often go to the one above pancho's - it is the owners son and thats excellent too, i presume el bojito is across the road  :-[ or are we talking about the same place........ 

    grockle

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  • The one above or near to Panchos is / was Tapas y mas tapas. So perhaps we are being spoilt for choice for tapas bars locally ?
    There is also Chez Leon up in the back streets of Vigilia and Bar Dorta does a range of cheap tapas. Plenty to choose from without straying too far.

    orange

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  • ?37? Sounds expensive to me - amunette  where are you?

    tlc

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  • well if it sounds expensive - DON'T GO !!! and please lets not get on the subject of 'cheap' v 'expensive' - it's been extensively covered in previous posts.

    Message to Janey - I think you will find the new place even better than Tapas y Tapas and it is just across the road from there, along from Highland Paddys, please report back after you have been.

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  •  ;) will do tlc!!

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  • Am I the only one who has ever been to the mainland and realizes what tapas are supposed to be? They are small ( sometimes not so small) snacks which cost between 1 & 2 euros (free in Ja?n & Granada). People pop in for a beer & a tapa all the time  and leave 1 -  3 euros poorer.I am sorry that tlc doesn't want to discuss prices and value for money, but perhaps the reason that that people do not return to this area  is that it seems that many business's have made a conscious decision to relieve each customer of all their money each time they walk in the door.

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  • cartman - who pays the rent on the premises?.......  it isnt free you know!

    you get what you pay for in this life, if you pay for nothing, you get nothing!  ie, free food = crap bars!  think about it and  maybe you should move down to the tenements in santa cruz!

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  • Actually the tradition of tapas was a lid and it was served free with a drink but it may be 1 meatball per drink etc.It has noe progressed to what the greeks would call mezedes, which is a nice way to eat if you dont want a big meal and variety.

    tlc

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  • Cartman don't insult our intelligence about the mainland, my partner lived there for years - some bars give out free nibbles/tapas - whatever you wish to call them, they are little snacks, some places you get 'free' peanuts, popcorn, in my home town our locals give out free roast potaoes, yorkshire puds with sausages etc etc on match days or whenever he OWNER feels like it - so that is NO different to your 'free' tapa on the MAINLAND !!!

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  •   tlc, It would be impossible to insult your intelligence. I can only tell you that among the tapas I have received included  with 0.2 litre of lager that costs anywhere between 90 eurocents and ?1.20 are a small plate of prawns, half a ham & cheese toastie, a piece of roll with  jamon Serrano and a quails egg., marinated pork kebabs (pinchos morunos) etc. And of course it is all worked into the price. The difference is that these bars actually do volume, they are not relying on a half a dozen customers to make a living. You will often encounter a Tapas bar that has two people working in the kitchen to provide the tapas that they include with their drinks.
     
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    tanemera

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  • TLC, what you describe for 45 euros at El Bojito in Playa Arena sounds excellent value to me.  It would cost about the same in Guia de Isora in a "locals" tapas bar.  Must try it.  Thanks!