Monday, February 15, 2016

All In The Familia

Meson Salvador has been in our neighbourhood, Los Boliches, since 1969. The owner Jose (his father was Salvador) is a welcoming, kind, generous, and gifted host.

We happened to have lunch at the restaurant when we were here looking for a place to live (more than three years ago) having no idea we had stumbled upon one of the best places in Los Boliches.

Each and every member of the staff is exceptional at what they do, charming, kind, and funny. And the minute you walk through the door, you're called familia.

The welcome we receive every time we visit (which is often) makes any day better. Exceptional food. Huge portions. Excellent prices. Jubilant atmosphere. Professional, and sincerely kind, service.

If I only had one opportunity for a meal in Fuengirola, this is where I would go.

And I'll shut up now. You've got a lot of food to get through.

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SOME NIGHTS I START WITH VINO MÁLAGA (LOCAL SWEET SHERRY),
AND ALWAYS  SPANISH OLIVES.
PARRILLADA (MIXED GRILL) FOR TWO.
(I'M SURE IT COULD FEED FOUR — IF WE WEREN'T THERE.)
SPANISH TORTILLA TAPA (LIKE A POTATO PIE).
(OBVIOUSLY, NOTHING LIKE A MEXICAN TORTILLA.)
ABANÍCO IBÉRICO.
(PORK. ABANÍCO MEANS FAN.)
SURTIDO DE CROQUETAS Y VERDURAS A LA PLANCHA.
(CROQUETTE ASSORTMENT AND GRILLED VEGETABLES.)
CORDERO (LEG OF LAMB).
ALBÓNDIGAS (SPANISH MEATBALLS)
IN A TRADITIONAL ALMOND SAUCE.
COFFEE WITH LOVE.
NORMALLY, THE NIGHT ENDS WITH A COMPLEMENTARY PIONONO,
(CLICK HERE TO LEARN ABOUT PIONONO.)
ABOVE WITH THE ADDITION OF WHISKEY AND WHIPPED CREAM.

30 comments:

  1. I'm getting hungry ....
    Carlos makes a mean Spanish Tortilla and I have become an expert on Sopa de Albondigas, one of my favorite soups!

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    1. Bob:
      I love albondigas and Meson Salvador's are exceptional. So are their potato and onion tortillas. Jerry hasn't made either of those. Carlos is a keeper (well, for other reasons, as well)!

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  2. Now that is a family after my own heart! Not to mention my stomach. You are a lucky guy, Mitchell.

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    1. Wilma:
      We were there again last night and received hugs from everyone and the warmest welcome and treatment. We always leave there feeling loved -- and so well-fed.

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  3. the best is coffee with love

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    1. Gosia:
      One of the servers, Sergio, worked really hard on that just for us.

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  4. Is all that food one meal? (but for two?).... I thought my Valentine's meal was very nice, but yours is fantastic! Makes me hungry....

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    1. Sharon:
      Oh, lord, no. Those photos were taken over several visits! Even we couldn't do all that in one evening.

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  5. All looks great, especially that leg of lamb.

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    1. Stephen:
      I haven't had the leg of lamb (all that work to eat it reminds me of cooking). But Jerry loves it and has had it a number of times already.

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  6. Mitchell! I can't believe the food variety there! All looks delicious. How fortunate you both are to have walked through those doors 3 years ago! Bon appetit!

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    1. Jim:
      And there's so much more. I didn't even show any of the seafood dishes (you name it). Last night, we were given a bowl of mussels as an appetizer.

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  7. I gained weight just from reading this and looking at the photos!

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    1. Cranky:
      We burn it all off with our walk there and back (all 3 minutes)!

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  8. I am continually amazed 'how well' is your food . What we eat here in the USA is rubbish.

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  9. Wow, that looks like everything I want to try when we go to Spain. I love pork so am looking forward to the 8 zillion ways the Spaniards prepare it.

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    1. Cheapchick:
      And I haven't said anything about the bacalao!

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  10. I would love this restaurant.

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  11. That all looks delicious!!! And you know how I feel about piononos!!

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    1. Brittany:
      Meson Salvador is a local treasure. I still haven't had the pastry "pionono." So sad to have to make due with only the liquor! (I'm suffering.)

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  12. Because who needs a coffee with love when you can have a pionono with whiskey? It all looks divine, Mitchell.

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    1. Robyn:
      And a little chocolate chip mini muffin to go with the coffee. It's rough.

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  13. What are you doing to us Mitch!?!

    No wonder you keep coming back ~~ any leftovers just ship over the ocean to us ~~ OK?!!

    WINKS!

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    1. Ron:
      I think you guys need to simply take a little trip here.

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  14. I can't tell you how much I am looking foward to our trip to Spain! Your food photos are always amazing.

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    1. Knatolee:
      You would (WILL????) love Meson Salvador's and the entire "familia" will love you.

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  15. Wow! That all looks so great! And, they certainly ask for a better review that your words :)

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    1. Judy:
      The food is always incredible. If you want a good meal at a reasonable price and if you want to go home feeling sincerely loved, this is the place.

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