On our way this morning to the Friday market to pick up some sweet paprika and fresh saffron, and we’re hungry. Yesterday we fasted. We had toast and tomato with a coffee for breakfast and then had green tea and darjeeling tea the rest of the day. We walked the two and a half kilometers into town, stopped at the bank to get some cash for the market and now it’s time to break the fast.
Most of the time when we are in town early enough for breakfast we will go to La Italiana. It’s our favorite coffee, toast, cheese, ham, etc. Today we decided to head the opposite direction from the bank to check out La Jarana. I’m not hungry, surprised. But still, it’s more than 24 hours since we’ve eaten.
Was it good?
It wasn’t too bad, but…
Well, the waiter comes over and says, “hola.” He’s probably late 20’s and he hasn’t much time as his body language is trying express to me. I’m trying to speak in Spanish whenever I get the chance and even though I speak in what likely seems to the people from Spain to be a snail’s pace, I’m saying it my way. “Quierimos cafe con leche. Dos, por favor. Y tosta. Tosta media?” I asked him. He nods affirmatively. I continue, “vale. Por mi, marmalade y mantequilla. Para mi esposa, tambien tosta, media, pero con tomate. por favor.” He repeats the order back to me and I am so happy because I spoke well enough for him to get what I was saying.
The coffee was a bit on the mellow side. For us this gets a 6 on a scale of 1 to 10. The toast was well toasted, warm when it came to the table, and fresh, but it wasn’t a whole grain delicious bread that is found in most good restaurants throughout Spain. The tomato puree was also a 6 on our 1 to 10 scale as it was just ok. The tomato didn’t have the garlic and dash of olive oil that could have set it apart.
The final straw was the price. He charged us five euros. Normally when we have this same meal in Velilla we pay 4.40 euros. And at several other restaurants in town we generally pay 4 to 4.40. Too expensive at La Jarana!
How to get there
Here’s some more fun for my science friends! In this restaurant review, I’m going to share both the GPS coordinates for the science and engineer minds as well as the street map. I’ve used the GEO Coordinates as provided by Rayo Innovations.
According to Einstein and his laws of space-time, the closer to the center of gravity we are, the slower time moves and the faster we move, the slower time moves. There’s an APP for the calculation. The space-time continuum calculation is not too difficult but let’s let the app do the calculation. Look for the letter I wrote about living longer by enjoying alcohol at the right place and time! At Al Jarana you are aging faster by the rate of .05 picoseconds every 3 minutes. This is slightly more than average for Almunecar.
That’s all there is to say about La Jarana in Almunecar.
All my Love,