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Spain Restaurants - Sample Menu

Sue Eatock

At the venta "El Tropezon 111", a roadside restuarant in Andalucia, there is a restaurant area. A sign on the doors separating the restaurant from the cafe reads: Pidan mesa en la barra antes de pasar - Ask for a table at the bar before entering. These are the items and prices on their menu.

Restaurant Menu (Carta)

Starters

  • Consome - clear soup (2.50 euro)
  • Sopa de picadillo - boiled egg and ham in a clear soup (4.00 euro)
  • Sopa de marisco - seafood soup (4.00 euro)
  • Sopa de esparragos - asparagus soup (4.00 euro)
  • Callos - tripe (4.00 euro)
  • Gazpacho con huevo y jamon - cold tomato soup with egg/ham (4.00 euro)
  • Ensalada mixta (por persona) - mixed salad (per person) (3.00 euro)
  • Ensalada de la casa - house salad (more variation) (4.00 euro)
  • Aguacate con gambas - avocado and prawns (6.50 euro)
  • Coctel de gambas - prawn cocktail (6.50 euro)
  • Esparragos con mayonesa - asparagus and mayonnaise (6.50 euro)
  • Revuelto con patatas - scrambled egg and chips (3.00 euro)
  • Tortilla Francesa - plain omelet (3.00 euro)
  • Tortilla de gambas - prawns omelet (4.00 euro)
  • Tortilla de jamon - ham omelet (4.00 euro)
  • Tortilla de patatas - Spanish deep potato omelet (4.00 euro)
  • Combinado de huevo, patatas, filete y chorizo - a combination of fried egg, potato, pork fillet and spicy cured sausage (9.00 euro)
  • Lomo, huevo y patatas - pork loin, fried egg, and chips (8.00 euro)
  • Revuelto de esparragos - scrambled egg with asparagus (8.00 euro)
  • Revuelto de champiñones - scrambled egg with mushrooms (8.00 euro)

Carnes - Meats

  • Pechuga de pollo - chicken breast (8.00 euro)
  • Carne con tomate - pork chunks in tomato sauce (8.00 euro)
  • Filetitos - pork fillet, (+itos - small) (8.00 euro)
  • Alitas - chicken wings (8.00 euro)
  • Codornices a la plancha - grilled quails (3.00 euro each)
  • Codornices ajillo - grilled quails in garlic (4.00 euro each)
  • Solomillo a la plancha - grilled sirloin steak (pork/beef) (10.00 euro)
  • Solomillo pimienta - sirloin steak in spiced pepper (12.00 euro)
  • Entrecot a la plancha - grilled rib steak (12.00 euro)
  • Entrecot pimienta - rib steak in spicy pepper (13.00 euro)
  • Filete ternera - veal steak (10.00 euro)
  • Chuleta de cordero - lamb chops (10.00 euro)
  • Cordero a la caldereta - lamb stew (10.00 euro)

Pescados - Fish

  • Puntillitas - baby squids (8.00 euro)
  • Calamares a la plancha - grilled squids (8.00 euro)
  • Calamares fritos - ried squids (8.00 euro)
  • Rosada - red hake (8.00 euro)
  • Boquerones - fried anchovies (8.00 euro)
  • Jurelitos - horse mackerel (8.00 euro)
  • Pez espada - swordfish (10.00 euro)
  • Lenguado - sole (10.00 euro)
  • Langostinos (plancha/cocidos) - prawns (grilled/boiled) (10.00 euro)
  • Fritura (1 persona) - fried fish platter (1 person) (8.00 euro)
  • Fritura (2 persona) - fried fish platter (2 person) (16.00 euro)
  • Fritura (3 persona) - fried fish platter (3 person) (24.00 euro)

Postres - Dessert

  • Arroz con leche casero - homemade rice pudding, chilled (1.50 euro)
  • Natillas caseras - homemade egg custard, served chilled (1.50 euro)
  • Tarta al whisky - whiskey cake (2.50 euro)
  • Nata con nueces - cream with walnuts (3.50 euro)
  • Crema Catalana - similar to crème brûlée (3.50 euro)
  • Flan - crème caramel (1.50 euro)
  • Tocino de cielo - egg yolk/syrup dessert (2.00 euro)
  • Tocino de cielo con nata - egg yolk/syrup dessert with cream (2.50 euro)
  • Flan con nata - crème caramel with cream (2.50 euro)
  • Fruta del tiempo - fruit of the season (1.00 euro)
  • Piña en almibar - pineapple in syrup (1.50 euro)
  • Melocoton en almibar - peaches in syrup (1.50 euro)
  • Fresas - strawberries (2.50 euro)
  • Fresas con nata - strawberries with cream (3.50 euro)
  • Helados - ice-cream (1.50/2.10/2.50 euro)
  • Tarta de pasteleria - sweet pastries (1.50/2.00 euro)
  • Pijama - chocolate covered ice-cream (5.00 euro)
  • Nata - cream, this is normally a large mound of spray cream

The freezer will contain a mix of commercial, individually wrapped ice-creams, cones and frozen goodies. They may also have 3 basic flavours, chocolate, vanilla and strawberry sold by the scoop.

Terms

  • Frita - fried
  • A la plancha - cooked on a traditional thick iron plate, heated from underneath
  • Al horno - baked
  • Asado - roasted
  • Parrilla - flame grilled (broiled)
  • Rebozado - battered
  • Muy hecho - well cooked
  • Poco hecho - rare

Miscellaneous

Oil, vinegar and salt make up the condiment set. Mayonnaise, tomato sauce and perhaps mustard are available if you ask. They may be in large plastic bottles or individual sachets. I have not seen pepper in the average venta.

Toothpicks will be on the bar top. (Make sure they are individually packaged or in a dispenser. Ok so I'm only 99.9% behind recycling!)

Resources

Slow Travel Photos - Spain - Restaurants, Cafes: Larger version of photos used on this page.

Slow Travel Google Map - Spain, Andalusia, Sierra de Grazalema: Clive, August 2006. Clive and Sue show the sites in their corner of Southern Spain.

Slow Travel Google Map - Andalusia, Spain: DavidX, October 2006: The Andalucia region in southern Spain.


Clive Muir and Sue Eatock run guided nature holidays in the Sierra de Grazalema in southern Spain (www.natural-images.co.uk). They also run www.wildsideholidays.com, a listing site for holiday businesses specialising in active environmentally friendly holidays in Spain.

© Sue Eatock, 2006

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