Thursday, 10 November 2011

La Parata - Parata Hills above the Playa

Venue:- La Parata bar/restaurante

Location :- La Parata

Along Mojacar to the stables roundabout then head up the hill towards Parata - the

restaurant is about 1.5k up the hill on the left.

The Parata is a lovely restaurant in a delightful setting, the outdoor patio area looks down onto a swimming pool whereas the view across the Parata is of the several nice villas spread out across the hillside. The restaurant caters for both lunch and evening and has a menu del dia - we opted for the a la carte.

Starters. Avocado with prawns (6.50) in a Marie rose sauce, the avocado was perfectly ripe the prawns delicious with a tasty sauce. Duck Spring rolls (5.50) five (or was it six!) small filo pastry duck rolls with a sweet chilli sauce and small side salad. The rolls were very nice and had some sort of creamy sauce in them, I expected just duck and maybe some bean sprouts or something similar. For me the sauce in the rolls did not go with the chilli - no problem! I ate the rolls separately and dunked my salad into the chilli sauce - very nice, chilli sauce with a lingering after bite.

Mains. Green pea and chilli risotto (8.00), quite fancied a rice dish today and this fitted the bill perfectly , nice creamy risotto with just the right amount of peas and chilli - maybe I would ask for extra chilli in the future, but then I do like chillies! The other main was also a risotto, this time porcini (8.75) - various mushrooms in an even more creamy rice. Very nice.

Desserts. Brownie and ice cream (4.00) warm, choc lately brownie which contained a few nuts (we think) with a nice vanilla ice cream drizzled in chocolate sauce - yummy. Crepes (4.00) - two fresh crepes drizzled with chocolate sauce and ice cream accompaniment, again very nice.

Café solo (1.00) Con Leche (1.20) Pint (2.90) 1/3 mineral water (1.00)

Total cost of meal 45.75.

This is a very nice restaurant run to high standards, we have been several times before and never been disappointed. This is the first write up as we have visited so many eateries that I haven’t been able to keep up! Give this place a try, you will not be disappointed.

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