We are owners on Al Andalus Thalassa just up the road from you.
As you have only just joined the forum you will not be able to access PMs just yet so the only way I can give you information is by a very long post on the forum - apologies to everyone else
You should also join the Veranda Forum & meet some of your neighbours - http://www.eyeonspain.com/Secure/MsgBrdsThreads.aspx?dev=A199&name=Al%20Andalus%20Veranda%20Agua
My computer crashed a couple of weeks ago & I lost a lot of my information taht I had put together so I will start you off with the restaurants & I will see if I can find the Shopping list for you as well. I might have it attached to an email somewhere.
Good Luck with your completion.
La Cabana – Paseo del Mediterraneo, Mojacar Excellent Argentinian Steak House at the far end of Mojacar seafront. The Steaks are incredible but they have very little else on the menu. Absolutely ESSENTIAL to book – Tel 950 61 51 79
The Shamrock – Paseo del Mediterraneo, Mojacar Extensive Fish menu, Speciality Lamb, Argentinian Steaks. Excellent Food & the staff are superb. Recommend booking – Tel 950 472 664
Da Vinci, Paseo del Mediterraneo, Mojacar Italian restaurant with extensive range of pasta dishes. Excellent food, nice surroundings & pleasant staff. Haven’t needed to book but the first few times we drove past, we thought it was closed but it wasn’t – so make sure you stop & check. Booking not usually required – Tel 950 475 127
From the point where you join the Paseo del Mediterraneo at Garrucha, it is approximately 7.5km along the seafront before you reach the Shamrock & Da Vinci on the left & La Cabana on the right.
El Birra – Paseo del Mediterraneo, Garrucha Fish, Fish & more Fish. A fabulous display of the days catch from which you can choose your meal. The Paella is excellent. This is where the Spaniards eat. Can be very busy after in the high season
Pizzeria Tito Paco, Avda Almeria, Turre So much more than a Pizzeria. Excellent food, reasonably priced & great staff Recommend booking – Tel 950 618 957
La Capilla, Carretera Garrucha, Turre - This is a former Monastery situated on the main road from Vera Playa towards Mojacar & Los Gallardos. It is on the left hand side just after the petrol station. Slightly more expensive than others but very good food – watch out for the whole shoulder of lamb!!! The setting here is fabulous & would be ideal for a special meal for a birthday or anniversary. Booking ESSENTIAL – Tel 950 479 305
Wok Buffet, Centro Comercial Hispania, Vera Playa (Above Consum) All you can eat Chinese Buffet for 9.50 euros. This is good value but the best part is where you pick your meat, fish, vegetables & take them to the chef to cook in the sauce of your choice. Can get very busy & is very much frequented by English people rather than locals. Recommend booking for larger groups – Tel 950 467 839
El Mar, La Mar, Villaricos - This restaurant is on the main road towards Villaricos, on the left hand side, just past the “tower” on the right. It is a real gem. The food is fantastic & the setting is wonderful. The staff are very attentive & the prices are very reasonable. Extensive menu covering English & Spanish dishes, with many fish options as well. Of all the restaurants that we have visited, this one is probably the best. Recommend booking – Tel 950 467 030
The Irish Rover (sister restaurant to The Shamrock) situated on the walkway below the Shamrock. Very busy restaurant with Irish entertainment in high season. Sunday Carvery
The Beachcomber (next door to the Irish Rover) Very busy café/bar. Excellent full English breakfast & extensive menu. Childrens menu. Can be busy & food not available after
Casa Adelina, Turre Traditional Spanish food. Very busy
El Balconcito, Villaricos - This small café/bar offers superb value menu del dia, tapas & paella. Carmen the owner is a real character. Look out for special themed events, jazz nights, quiz nights etc. The kitchen is open from , open 7 days a week. From Thalassa, go to the bottom roundabout & turn left, take the next turn on the right (signposted “camping”) & you will find El Balconcito on the right hand side in a small parade of bars & cafes. Tel - 635 589 909