I saw no "jackasses" there or (the other meaning in Spanish) any "brothel keeper"
but just a hard-working proprietor attempting to keep up standards by excluding
those who enter wearing beach clothes or without a shirt. It is also "cash only".
The comedor or dining room has space for around thirty people and there were
about a dozen when we visited from 19.00 to 21.00 on a Thursday evening. It
appears to be a family-run business as we were served by a woman as well as
by the male proprietor who was tending the bar.
The attraction of this place is its proximity to Las Puntas (which has several
apartments) and to the Punta Grande hotel - which used to be the smallest
hotel in the world but now is not. Contenders are in Copenhagen and Bavaria
but neither is in such an invigorating spot as the area by Garanones - reached
by a slight detour off the main HI-5 road near the lower portal of the tunnel.
Our meal for two with drinks came to €27. The menu has only starters and mains
(we had ensalada and chipirones) but a surprise ending was a pot of chocolate
mousse and cream as a postre/dessert. Excellent value and we much enjoyed
getting food at an early time after spending much of the day up on La Dehesa
and then a dip in Charco Azul - about fifteen minutes drive away. There are no
evening transport services but during the day the five services between Frontera
and Valverde stop about ten minutes walk away.