And For Lunch… A Slice Of Fascism

On our way down to Andalucía on Friday, Maria told me about an infamous restaurant situated by a mountain pass that crosses a gorge evocatively named “Despeñaperros” (= plunging  dogs [from a great height]).

The restaurant, innocuously named Casa Pepe, is a veritable shrine to General Franco, the Nationalist dictator who ruled Spain for four decades. Maria had never been to this place, but suggested we check it out on the return journey.

So, today, on our way back, we were looking for it, but couldn’t find it at first, so we ended up having a rather mediocre lunch in some other place. However, just before we re-joined the motorway, we stumbled across Casa Pepe after all. We didn’t want to linger for too long, but I managed to take a couple of snaps:

Casa Pepe

Maria in front of Casa Pepe

Maria in front of Casa Pepe

Maria in front of Casa Pepe

Maria in front of Casa Pepe

Wine

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18 thoughts on “And For Lunch… A Slice Of Fascism

    1. ladyofthecakes Post author

      Yeah… it’s a stone’s throw from a village called “aldeaquemada”, which means “burnt village”. The two place names appear together on the same signpost… it makes you NOT want to stop.

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    1. ladyofthecakes Post author

      Spanish is great for composite word foolery. So is German 🙂

      English, not so much, but it has other interesting features that allow for amusing wordplay, in particular homophones.

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  1. barbedwords

    Ha ha, no but it would be fun to go to school in Bell End! I actually stayed at Sandy Balls and sniggered my way through the entire week. I’ve also just found a Cummings Court in my hometown, I’m very upset I didn’t know about that one as a teenager!

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  2. englizz

    I’ve stopped here on my way to Andalucía too! It is interesting to see, but I couldn’t help but feel like an impostor inside haha. Valle de los Caídos is another infamous sight worth checking out.

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