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In this area, the local 'venta's' often seen in villages or at side of motorways, during the week, offer the 'Menu of the Day'. This is 3 courses (choice of 5+ dishes each course) usually with a bottle of wine and water/lemonade. It costs anything between 5-8 euros and is where most the the local workers will lunch. The hoards arrive from 2 onwards so aim to get there 15mins or so before.

Often, as a foreigner, you will automatically be handed the standard menu so you need to ask 'Que hay de menu? ('hay' pronounced 'eye'), the only downside being they are likely to respond in Spanish, quickly! so you need to have learnt your foodstuffs at the very least.

Quality of food served varies a great deal, so it really is trial and error.

Favorite Dish: The dishes most likely to occur on the 'menu' that you may not know are the following;

Porra: A thick puree of tomatoes and olive oil with chopped ham and boiled eggs on top - great for dipping huge chucks of bread in.
Revuelto: A light version of scrambled eggs with seasonal ingredients added eg. asparagus, baby garlics, mushrooms, prawns......
Fritura: A platter of battered seafood & fish
Sopa de Picadillo: A chicken broth with ham and boiled egg
Lentejas: Lentils in a broth with ham

There's nearly always grilled meat, fish or rice dishes.

Price Comparison: least expensive
Price: less than US$10
Rating: 4
Theme: Local

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 1, 2006
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