Sorry folks, and thank you Morerosado for pushing me into completing my profile.
So glad the changed name didn't change the review. Los dos Mars (as we know it in the family) are popular but we have never had to book, not even on New Year Day. Anyone got a real translation?
Other restaurants consistently good in the area, Noreen, in our own opinion are:
The chiringuito on the beach at Palomares just before the Repsol Garage. This one is particularly good, although we've yet to find a bad one in the summer anywhere.
Fanny's at the top of Mojacar Pueblo
Argentinian in Garrucha though it is 'English' expensive and the steaks at Fanny's are as good but half the price.
And there is a great restaurant by the roundabout in San Juan de los Terreros whose name is escaping me at the moment, but is something like Casa Pepe.
Sorry, work stress getting the better of my Spanish brain!
All the best you lucky people out there permanently. Roll on the kids completing their exams in the UK!!