Tuesday, 12 April 2016
It is directly above the rocky shore at El Cotillo; and when I arrived the waves were pounding the rocks.
The sun shone, so I sat outside on the little terrace and watched the spectacular view.
I ordered a freshly-squeezed orange juice, Gussie Fink-Nottle's favourite beverage, for those of you familiar with Bertie Wooster's pals.
The cheerful waiter laid my table with a clean cloth and I had a look at the menu.
I'm unfamiliar with mussels, though I assume it was some sort of mussel cocktail mixture, with a fine salad.
This was accompanied by a fresh bread roll and alioli.
The couple beside me were getting stuck in to a traditional paella.
My main course comprised chicken rolled around large King prawns.
There were three of these, with small chips, rice, and vegetables, in a blue cheese sauce.
I'd say that the helpings at La Marisma are on the generous side.
Suffice it to say that I could not finish the meal (a matter of some irritation to me since I do not like to waste food).
I found the service fairly good, after a slow start.