Fish and Chips in Fuengirola
Fish and Chips? Being an expat is fine, I love it. There are though, things that you do miss. Its only natural that you will yearn for something from your old way of life.
For some, its laces, others its faces and, for people like me, its fish ad chips and other food. I don’t crave fish and chips, its not something that bothers me to the extent that I lay awake at night thinking about fried fish and red hot chips with mushy peas and a slice of bread and butter. Well, not all of the time.
Our friend from further up the mountain, John, was taking his wife to Fuengirola for fish and chips and asked if we would like to come as well. Of course we would! So, off we went.
Fuengirola Fish and Chips and other things
From our location near to Villanueva del Trabuco, Fuegirola, on the Costa del Sol, is about a 40 minute drive. The roads are good and the traffic was OK as well. We got there without any delay or hassle. The first thing we did was head for the beachfront.
If you have never been to Fuengirola then you are in for a treat. The beach front is lined with bars, restaurants, hotels and of course, “looky-looky” men. These are men from the African continent who are trying to sell you absolutely anything and everything.
“You want a Rolex watch? very cheap!” that’s the line you get. And, as Spike Milligan wrote in one of his books “Its the type of watch a mean millionaire would buy for his blind son.” Big, bright, heavy and complete rubbish. But, they are pleasant enough and often, a polite “no thanks” is enough to send them away.
Anyway, I digress; the fish and chip shop is at the west end of the seafront of Fuengirola. There is plenty of parking in the off season but its at a premium in the height of the summer, the same as anywhere else, I suppose.
Entering the fish and chip restaurant, for that is what it is, the pleasant odour brings the fond memories flooding back.
Fish, Mushy Peas and Chips, bread, 2 glasses of wine, Coke and water plus a desert of Spotted Dick, Pie and Custard and 2 bowls of Ice Cream, 53€ for the lot. That my friends is not a bad price for the food we had.
So, if you are going to Fuengirola, take a look into Crispy Cod, you will love it.