Friday, September 30, 2005
Bar Meson Paco
One of my favorite restaurants in the world. This is a very tiny place in a very tiny town, in the mountains between Torre de la Horadada and Murcia. I've been there for lunch on my three trips to the area, and it's always a real treat. The tiny town is called Cabeza de la Plata, and the bar - as far as I can tell it's called Bar Meson Paco. You get there by driving from San Javier to Sucina, and right out Sucina you turn left (or rather straight ahead, the road curves sharply to the right) into what looks (and feels) like a field. Then it's straight ahead for quite a while, and the trip includes some very beautiful scenery. When you get to the town, turn right and.. you're there. If you're in the area - this is well worth a visit.
We asked for food, and food we were given. We started with a lovely tuna salad. Normally I shy away from tuna, but this was delicious. Firm, white, flakey - it bore no resemblance to the stuff I usually find here. (And which the kitties love.) Then we got Paco's amazing lamb chops. They melt in your mouth, and are just SO good.
We finished with my very favorite, the Tarta de Almendras... And then we were ready to roll out of there, back to the beach. I already look forward to my next visit.