“Bocata” is the Spanish slang for “bocadillo” and “butty” would the be the closest in English. In this gastronomic proposal they actually range from sandwiches, rolls to even burger buns!
The principle of the tour is simple: “bocatas” priced between €4.50 and €7.70, including at least one ingredient produced locally and a drink. The idea behind it is to promote both the establishments and the local produce in the area.
Every time you try one of them, you get your voting card stamped. You need to try at least 3 of the 9 “bocatas” offered to be able to choose your favourite. Your card will not only elect this year’s winner but it is also your entry to the draw of 3 vouchers of €100 each to be spend at the participating establishments. Each €100 voucher is divided in four €25 vouchers and you will be able to spend a maximum of 2 of them in the one place.
Voting cards duly filled must be delivered to the Casa de la Cultura in Tinajo on Avenida los Volcanes, 21 by the 16th of November. The counting of the votes to elect the winning “bocata” and the draw of the vouchers will take place on the 17th of November at 9am.
Don’t forget to get you card stamped and bon appétit!
The Tinajo Town hall has announced the sixthedition of their “Tinajo Bocata Tour” which is taking place between the 28th of October and the 14th of November, 2021.
These are this year’s participating establishments and their “bocata” proposals:
Bar C.S.C. El Cuchillo
Address: Calle El Cuchillo, without street number.
Opening hours: 4:30pm to 11pm. Closed from Monday to Wednesday.
Bocata: Bocata Cosecha de Granzón (Granzón’s Own Sandwich)
Shredded goat meat*, cheese* from Filo El Cuchillo, honey and caramelised onion.
Bar C.S.C. Yacomar La Vegueta
Address: Calle Palacio, without street number.
Opening hours: Mondays and Wednesday to Saturday from 5pm to midnight. Sundays from noon until 11pm. Closed on Tuesdays.
Bocata: Harburguesa Yacomar (Yacomar Burger)
Shredded beef, fresh cheese* from Filo El Cuchillo, piquillo peppers, onion* and special sauce.
Bar C.S.C. Mancha Blanca
Address: Calle Chimanfaya, 9.
Opening hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 5pm to 10pm. Fridays and Saturdays from 5pm to 11pm. Closed on Mondays.
Bocata: Hamburgesa Guiguan (Guiguan burger)
Glass bread, crispy chicken, jalapeño cheese, crispy smoked bacon, curly lettuce*, tomato* and house special sauce. Served with fries.
Cafetería Bar La Lucha del Buda
Address: Calle Chimanfaya, 5.
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday from 9am to 8pm. Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to 10pm. Closed on Sundays.
Bocata: El Estuario (The Estuary)
Courgette roll* with La Santa prawns and spiced sweet potato cream.
Bar La Luchada
Address: Avenida de Los Volcanes, 43.
Opening hours: 6am to 3pm. Closed on Sundays.
Bocata: La Luchada
Breaded fish sandwich, grilled fresh cheese* from Filo El Cuchillo, mushrooms and sweet mustard. Accompanied by a skewer of tortilla (Spanish omelette).
Bar La Sociedad
Address: Calle La Montañeta, without street number.
Opening hours: 6pm to 11pm. Closed on Mondays.
Bocata: Hamburgesa La Sociedad (La Sociedad Burger)
Mixed meat burger (beef and pork), lettuce, fresh cheese*, grilled egg*, bacon, onion* and house sauce.
Address: Plaza San Roque, local 3.
Opening hours: Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6pm to 11pm. Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 11pm. Saturdays from noon to 6pm.
Kitchen open from 1pm to 4pm and 7pm to 10pm. Saturdays from 1pm to 5pm.
Bocata: Roast Beer Malpeis
Ciabatta bread*, baby spinach, tomato*, semi-cured cheese*, roast beef (homemade), bermeja sauce (honey, mustard and Bermeja beer*).
Hamburguesería Two Friends
Address: Avenida Las Vegas, 9.
Opening hours: 8am to 11pm. Closed on Wednesdays.
Bocata: Hamburguesa Bejulu (Bejulu Burger)
Rustic bread with chicken, cabbage, bacon, paprika cheese* from Filo El Cuchillo paprika, olive pâté and peppers. Served with chips.
Restaurante Majo Picón
Address: Calle Miguel Lantigua, 18.
Opening hours: 1pm to 4pm and from 7pm to 10pm. Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Bocata: La Burger de batata (Sweet potato Burger)
Homemade bun*, crispy sweet potato* veggie burger, grilled goat cheese*, lettuce*, mojo picón (red local spicy sauce) and caramelised onion and caper mayonnaise.
* produced locally in the municipality of Tinajo.
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