|Almunecar is a not-overly developed
resort about 90km from the Brit n' Chips scum-centre of Malaga.
A toddlin' town with just enough enclave-action to keep us diverted
through the Yuletide break, it's settled on a pleasant part of
the Southern Spanish coast, has a sub-tropical climate and lies
at the foot of the magnificent Sierra Nevada mountains. These
pictures - taken in Winter 2001 - show Al Quiros (Paseo del Altillo,
1, Almuñécar 18690) a European coffee-lounge in
the classic mould: plain, dark veneered interiors; a '50s flourish
on the outside awnings; old style swivel seats lining the bar
area; swish contemporary-designed seating inside and a nifty
covered section outside with orange stripped sun-guard. Al Quino's
serves up good croissants, sandwiches, fast food and beers through
the day, closing at 4.00pm. This is a really tucked-away local
dive, right on the seafront but nestled in the faceless base
of some municipal block near the big banks on the promenade.
We especially like the contrast between the jolly orange coloured
outside section and the relaxing, chocolate interior.