Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Coín For Food

Upon on our arrival in Coín Monday (see yesterday's post), we parked the car under Plaza Mercado and headed to the street for lunch.

San Geraldo was leading the way and suggested we stop at the very first place we passed. It looked charming and popular.

The first letter in the logotype was impossible for us to decipher; we couldn't figure out the name of the place. But we headed inside.

We were greeted warmly and the interior was surprisingly cool and trendy. The theme was American (mostly) music. Vinyl discs amid photos of famous rock & rollers adorned the walls.

I was pleased to see the menu was all Spanish with some very unique (and delicious) tapas. It turned out to be a brilliant choice.

After careful study, we decided the name of the restaurant was (a) Bommara.


Or (b) Pommara.

Or maybe (c) Rommara.

So I Googled it while we ate.

We should have included (d) Other...

Welcome to Jommara.

OPEN THE BREADBASKET.
THE AROMA OF FRESH BREAD WAS EXQUISITE.
PATATAS BRAVAS, AN EXCEPTIONAL VERSION OF A LOCAL TRADITION.
I CAN'T REEMEMBER WHAT THIS WAS CALLED.
HOJALDRE CON ESPINACA
(PUFF PASTRY WITH SPINACH)
THE BOSS AND THE KING.
OUTSIDE AFTER OUR WALK.
WE WERE THE LAST CUSTOMERS OF THE DAY.

This was playing when we walked in...

16 comments:

  1. What a lovely place. I love the concept of that bread basket, and who had me with the second picture of food. My mouth is watering dear. I always love your excursions.

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    1. mistress maddie:
      I saw the closed bread basket on another table and thought maybe it was a teabag assortment. The aroma was brilliant well we opened ours. Freshly baked and piping hot, too. And so neatly aligned. The best part for OCD me! I'd go back to this place in a heartbeat!

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  2. You both have a talent for finding the best restaurants.

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    1. Stephen:
      We really have had some major hits. But I don't share the disappointments with you. Who needs to read about crap food and service?!?

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  3. Oh my... patatas bravas looks like heaven... and how is it made... I mean you must have asked?????

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    1. Willym:
      You do realize you're asking ME a cooking question! Anyway, there are plenty of recipes for preparing the potatoes. I think they're quite often fried in olive oil. Some are first parboiled and then fried or roasted in the oven -- lots of salt. My favorite is when the potatoes are soft inside and crisp outside. Those pictured were perfect. But the sauce is really important. This one was a slightly spicy tomato aioli (exceptional). There are lots of variations but I think the sauce is supposed to have at least some kick to it. I've seen and had Patatas Bravas served with not much more than ketchup or ketchup with mayonnaise. Definitely not the same thing! And, I can't believe I was able to answer this cooking question!!!

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  4. By the looks of that delicious looking food, Mitch, I can only imagine how it made you feel!! For me presentation is 50%....at least.....and this all looks pretty appetizing.
    And Jommara means?....anything special?

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    1. Jim:
      I have no idea where the name Jommara comes from. I can't find the word anywhere except on listings for this restaurant. The restaurant was another great find and we will definitely go back.

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  5. that's a J? nope, looks like a P to me. but the food looks yummy!

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    1. anne marie:
      They really need to do something about that logo type. The food and service and atmosphere were excellent!

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  6. OK - I thought that it was an "S". The food looks great. It was fun to watch Michael. He was actually a genius of dance and music and performing. Too bad he didn't have an anchor and drifted off into a real neverland.

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    1. Wilma:
      I've seen this so many times. If you can't read the lettering, it's not serving your purpose. And it's a shame because the restaurant is wonderful. I'll forgive them and will go back anyway! You're so right about Michael Jackson. What genius.

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  7. I would have guessed "Dommara." Oh well. Perhaps you should call it "The Restaurant Formerly Known as Jommara."

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    1. Walt the Fourth:
      Or [Unrecognizable}-ommara. They really should fix it. But I'll forgive them. A really great discovery even if they decided to write the first letter in Etruscan.

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  8. Everything you eat looks so marvelous and appetizing; it is so unlike the food here which is seen as fuel and not worth looking at - even for taste.

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    1. Spo:
      I've really learned to appreciate the art of eating since we moved to Spain. Delicious and social and relaxing. It would be rare (unheard of) to be rushed from your table as is so often the case in busy places in the US.

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