L´ALMACERA, TEULADA 965741214
L´Almacera is in an attractive old rustic building that originally housed the Oil Press for the town of Teulada. The restaurant is set back from the roundabout at the bottom of the main street at Cami Benarrix and has parking directly in front.
Inside, the restaurant is full of nooks and crannies and is decorated with ancient farm implements.
The menu del dia is priced at €8.95 for a two course meal or €11.95 for three and includes a glass of house wine with the former and a half bottle with the latter. The Club last dined here almost five years ago and the dishes offered on the menu were virtually unchanged. Our server was friendly and referred to our somewhat startled host as “Honey”.
We started with seafood crepes and two of us had deep fried brie with red berry sauce prompting our friendly server to comment “2 bries or not 2 bries”. Our host decided not to risk the house white and so we had El Coto Rioja white (€15) because there was no Verdejo Rueda in stock.
For our main course we had rib eye steak with mushroom or pepper sauce and tough dry pork loin with black pudding.
The vegetables were colourful but almost certainly from the frozen section of a nearby British supermarket.
In fact the whole experience in L´Almacera was British and our lunch was dominated by a nearby table where about a dozen very entertaining diners, who could have been from the set of EastEnders, discussed a wide range of topics and current affairs.
For dessert we had chocolate mousse and sherry trifle.
Our intrepid host provided us with Altos de Tamaron, a Pagos del Rey Ribero del Duero (€15) and along with coffees and Brandy our noisy lunch cost €27.25 p.p.