We had scheduled a lot of errands today and wanted to finish them all before lunch – among them was to visit donate old clothes, baby stuff and toys to this charity shop on Marbella’s Avenida del Mar. The shop is run by CUDECA – (Cuidados del Cancer) a cancer care hospice based in Malaga that provides free care for terminally ill patients. The ladies who volunteer at the store were grateful for what we brought to the shop and immediately placed the baby car seat and stroller in their window display. We also had an appointment to drop by a boutique, in the nearby Casco Antiguo, to see the wonderful designs of Antonio Seijo.
On our way home, we stopped in Guadalmina to have a quick lunch and went to one of the places we usually frequent filled with locals who live nearby – Asador Guadalmina. Here you can have a quick lunch from the many different Basque-style pintxos and tapas they have laid out on the bar. Today, we had a tortilla de patatas (potato omelette), chistorra (semi-cured sausage), jamon iberico (ham from Iberian black-hoofed pigs), morcilla (blood sausage), tartaleta de pisto (Spanish-style ratatouille tart with a fried quails’ egg) and a plate of the ubiquitous green olives given to all those who order a drink. The Asador Guadalmina is usually packed for dinner by those who go to have large pieces of beef cooked on their charcoal grill. The prices are reasonable, the service friendly and the place unpretentious.
Urb Guadalmina Alta. C.C.Guadalmina, local 3
29670 San Pedro Alcántara
Tel.: + 34 952 883 003
**** Food (Sit at one of the counter tables in the bar area and order several tapas)
*** Service (Courteous and efficient though a bit old-style at times)
*** Atmopshere (Simple with lots of wood but they need to lose the muzak)