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Offline TamaraEnLaPlaya

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Tindaya - Bar Gonzales
« on: December 04, 2016, 02:10:51 am »
Right in the centre of the village, just past the Cultural Centre and the church. This is a great Spanish bar serving traditional food (and chips!) at very good prices. They have recently extended their menu which can vary from day to day. There is a lovely inside area with tables (and a fantastic view of Montana Tindaya) for those who prefer not to eat at the bar. Drinks are the cheapest I have found anywhere on the island. No draught beer.
TV showing Spanish football, and English matches if available on a second screen. Pool table. The locals love their dominoes and cards and their sometimes heated exchanges are a great way to learn some new Spanish words!
Opens at 7am (Arehucas on the way to work!) and stays open until late/the last person leaves, food seems to be served all day including takeaway. This is a bar serving good, basic food, not a restaurant so don't expect steak on the menu.
Today's menu included Ropa Vieja (beef and chickpea stew), homemade empanadas, pulpo, carne de cocino, patatas bravas, pescado en salsa cebolla (a fish in onion sauce), carne de cabra and various bocadillos made to order.
Well worth a visit if you are out this way.

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Re: Tindaya - Bar Gonzales
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2018, 00:33:18 am »
Just a quick update to say the menu is more extensive now. Steak is normally on the menu and often, salmon. They also do a tasty liver dish. A lot of the menu has a Colombian influence which can be quite interesting - Google doesn't always find an appropriate translation!
Like KFC? Try the bar's 'pollo a la broster'. Unless you have an enormous appetite a half portion is more than adequate, or share a full portion. Order chips as an extra if required. Leftovers? Ask to takeaway - ready made supper!
For people who prefer to stick with what they know you can order English breakfast by specifying individual items you want (in Spanish!). We have introduced them to Heinz beans and fried bread. They also do nice toasties if you want a quick snack.
The main dishes/menu are best ordered after 2pm when the proper cook is on shift. The morning bar staff are fine for the snack stuff/bocadillos.
Anything can be ordered as takeaway.