Petra beach bar was just such a serendipitous accident, and only ten minutes from the house!
If ever there was a place that should have named themselves "Sunset Bar", this IS the place! It's gorgeous. As their website describes "This spectacular octagonal building enclosed by glass on all sides has been designed to maximise views and to highlight the extraordinary structure of the property. Giant arches built of local stone support a magnificent tree trunk roof.", and that is exactly what you get!
It turned out we knew the groom! how serendipitous was that! (one thing we always are reminded of when living on an island, eventually you do run into most of the people you know or have met. It's like "6 degrees of separation"only closer!)
All in all it was a lovely way to celebrate the end of the day.
On arrival we solved the biggest problem by finding a great parking space right away.
From there we went to have a little wander down to the beach and look into the sales in all the shops, then, maybe find some Mexican Food.
La Tabernita Mexicana Grill & Tequila Bar is nicely midway down the road from where we parked and up from the beach on the walk back.
We've been there before. They DO make the best Sangria on the island. The food is adequately Mexican, though it's nearly impossible to find really spicy Mexican food anywhere on Corfu.
We did have for about a year and a half a great (yes it DOES sound strange) Mexican - Chinese Restaurant called Chili's and Chopsticks, wherein, if you asked, you could actually get really spicy Mexican OR Chinese food (with no flavor carryover!) Sadly the restaurant is no more- well, that may not be strictly true, I don't know where it IS and the last place it was in closed down. (It did that once before and it took us six months to find it again!)
So. Due to my diet, I decided to try the dinner salad but, I was overwhelmed. What a great choice! It was huge and had several different types of salad, thinly sliced cabbage, green onions, green peppers, cucumbers and tomatoes with big slices of avocado over the top. There was a very nice (NOT diet) white dressing on top in the center - that I am sure included mayonnaise!- and was delicious.
I couldn't finish it all, but T finished it for me. T had a chicken burrito, which he deemed quite tasty.
In order not to feel deprived, I ordered a "starter": a single cheese and pepper (w one jalapeno!) quesadilla. T and I split it, and it did a fine job giving added zip to each of our meals.
We got home around 10:30, and felt welcomed by both the house AND the moon!