Last month was Gran Canaria Local Junior’s birthday. However, our Tommy caught chicken pox so we had to delay the party. We held it over until August.
In the past, we’ve had birthday parties for GCL Jnr’s elder brothers on Las Canteras. It keep costs down, limiting them to parking, unless you’re extremely lucky in finding a free spot, and food and drink. With the latter, you can either BYO or locate a local eatery.
La Moneda Fast Food‘s become a popular place with us, b’day or no b’day. For a number of reasons. Which, for the purposes of our latest blog post, we’re going to boil down to three.
Our prettiest nearby beach is undoubtedly Las Canteras. Located towards the La Puntilla end of the playa, you’ll find La Moneda Fast Food. Meaning that you’re off the beach and in (or outside) the joint in no time at all.
In these times of la crisis, everybody’s watching their pocket. Thankfully, La Moneda Fast Food’s the culinary equivalent of Poundland. Our bill to feed and quench the thirst of a ravenous group of nine kids plus nine adults worked out at just over €5 a head (a bargain €92 in total).
Mr Gran Canaria Local’s a fussy eater in that’s he vegetarian. However, there are plenty of veggie burgers and hot dogs to fill him up on the menu. Although, the rest of the GCL kids tend to prefer the meat-full versions.
As well as fast food, La Moneda Fast Food’s a great budget entry point into the world of Canarian cuisine. We can’t really imagine the likes of McDonald’s, for example, offering papas arrugadas on their menu, as La Moneda do. And, in common with traditional restaurants the length and breadth of Gran Canaria, Fridays are sancocho days.