I am trying to fit in a few extra meet ups with my friend before she goes off to spend several months with her new grandson. Today we met by the Sunday Market and walked along the seafront at Los Cristianos. We chatted to Joe the PR outside of the Persian Restaurant (yeah that’s its name but the food is not all Persian but a good mix of International), Then we spoke to the French lady who used to be cook in Nancy Spain’s restaurant. The food they were offering all looked delicious but we were looking for something cheap but tasty that we could linger a couple of hours over.
We gazed with admiration at the sand sculptures, and then continued to the Olive Garden. You are always assured great food but the portions are huge so you need to be hungry when eating here and as usually it was full which would have meant we would have been sitting right next to the pavement.
We finally settled on a new place, well it is new to us as we had not eaten there before but I had passed it a few times since the beginning of this year and it has always looked nice and clean. Sol y Luna (The Sun and the Moon).
Although inside the restaurant was empty the outside terrace was full and we were given a table close to the entrance. We were quickly welcomed, given the menu and our drinks order taken. We were then told what the special was for the day. Either Chicken with salad and a drink at €4.99 or the Sirloin steak, chips, salad and garlic bread for €7.95. We both opted for the latter and when it arrived it looked very good.
The only complaint we had and we both said this was that the salad although fresh was very boring, inoffensive but drearily dull like most Canarian salads. It could have done with a bit of coleslaw, maybe another slice of tomato or even a bit of dressing to zizz it up a bit. Other than that the garlic bread was hot and crispy, the chips nice and the steak was excellent value for the price and very succulent. The portion was large enough that neither friend or myself could eat it all, so my dogs were pleased when I arrived home with my doggy bag.
We had a couple of drinks each – friend said the house white was more than drinkable and my Cola was a good year! Before leaving, I inspected the ladies room, very clean however a little girl was stuck in the toilet directly as you walked in, she couldn´t open the door and her mum thought she would have to climb over the top. Fortunately, for me there is another cubicle but that didn´t have a lock. While I held the door shut with one hand I could hear Mum banging the adjoining door which eventually gave and the little one was freed (not sure what happened to the lock !)
Other than that, this is a really nice restaurant where you can get a good value lunch for a relatively small amount of money. I would be happy to visit again next time we are in town.