Casa Juan has traditionally been THE place for fish in Carihuela (Torremolinos). However it seems they have become complacent, or at least the staff have.
We were barely welcomed as all the staff were too busy watching football on the TV. Why does a restaurant have football on the TV anyway?
Eventually we got their attention & ordered the house salad to share as a starter, and both chose "Cod in Safran Sauce" with a bottle of Cune Red Rioja Crianza to drink with the meal.
14 Staff and no-one took any interest in us or in other clients.
The salad was crisp fresh and doused in salt. Why would any kitchen throw salt on a salad? That said, by avoiding the worst affected parts of the dish the salad combination was good.
The "Cod in safran" was two extremes. The fish was cooked to perfection, large white flakes of cod just cooked through - BUT - the Safran sauce was pure salt!!!! Why?
Much of traditional Spanish cooking has been salty for generations, but much of the world now realises the negative effects on health of this.
In short this salty indifference to the customer and the food sums up our rather negative experience of Casa Juan.
Get with it or lose your customer base!
Even as we paid the bill and left, not one of the 14 staff present noticed, and none said goodnight - very bad!
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