Casa Rosita, Jesús Pobre 965756404
Normally our group mark restaurants within a few points of each other but in the case of Casa Rosita the span was from 1 star to 5 stars. Fortunately these two mavericks were brought into line by the rest of us who awarded Rosita 3 stars.
Casa Rosita is to be found at 3 Calle Major in the centre of the delightful village of Jesús Pobre. The restaurant looks quite modest from the outside but once inside it develops into several dining areas including a patio at the rear which is where we had our lunch.
The menu del día is priced at a very competitive €10 for three courses, including a glass of wine. Our host selected a Rueda Verdejo called Gran Cardiel and for red Nuviana Tinto, both priced at €13 and enjoyable.
In fact it is possible to interchange dishes from the first course selection with those from the main courses, so some of our group had bacon and eggs as a starter and others as a main course. Most of us had Favada for our starter, a class of a soup with beans, basic but good.
The main courses selected were chicken with mushroom sauce, cod croquettes, lomo a la plancha, and kidneys cooked Jerez style. Whilst the food was simple, it was wholesome and tasty.
The service was a bit erratic and we were ushered out of Casa Rosita at just 15.45.
Together with desserts and/or coffees and brandies our visit to Jesús Pobre cost €18.25 p.p.