Along Malaga’s waterfront, Muello Uno or Pier One, are several restaurants offering a variety of cuisines. One of the larger places, was a 3 in 1 restaurant, Amigos Grill, offering Indian, Mexican, and Greek menus.
As it was still relatively quiet, we were shown to a table for four, and we sat side by side so we could look out across the harbour. The food menu was large and rather unwieldy with several pages, most with photographs. So it was rather a surprise to find that the drinks’ menu had to be downloaded via a QR code on the table, and despite playing the ‘I’m old and not very good with technology’ card, there was no alternative.
We both decided to have Indian and from the extensive range of the usual favourites, I chose chicken madras and, having had the option of it ‘soft, medium or spicy’, chose the latter. This was served with complimentary rice or naan, and I chose rice but opted for an additional garlic naan. Wanting something light, Roy chose chicken tikka which he hoped would be simply served, but what arrived was six absolutely huge chunks of spicy chicken served on a bed of fried, sliced green peppers. However, the food was excellent and very authentic, and there wasn’t much left by the time I’d helped out. With a bottle of white wine at a reasonable €14.95, and sparkling water, the bill came to €48.50.
Having enjoyed the Indian menu so much we revisited at lunch time to try the Mexican section. Being aware of portion sizes, we simply shared a pulled pork quesadilla for €15.95. Our chosen wine was unavailable, and neither was the second on the list, so the manager who had innocently asked if everything was ok, brought a bottle of Anares Terranova Sauvignon Blanc, saying we could have it for the same price of the first bottle. With water, the bill came to €33.50. Having finished what was a delicious dish and plenty for both of us, we watched as other customers over ordered and then exclaimed at the massive portions. A young couple on the next table shared Mexican tacos and we thought how sensible, until we realised this was their starter and they were moving on to curries – they left bearing two take away boxes.