Our friends from Lexington, Alejandro & Carolina (she is a teacher at Ben's high school) and their son, Santi, are spending the summer in Murcia and they invited us to visit them. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with them and Alejandro's family. They gave us a great tour of their city.
When you go to Murcia, you might not be lucky enough to have Alejandro & Caro as your personal guides, but you should certainly go to La Tapadera~Cocina Mediterranea for tapas. Victor & Elena, the friendly owners, offer classic as well as creative options. One of our favorites was eggplant topped with goat cheese and a honey glaze. Gazpacho, croquettes, duck, quiche...the list goes on.
La Tapadera is conveniently located just a short walk from the center of town:
Calle Saavedra Fajardo, 2, 30001 Murcia.
For additional details: http://www.yelp.com/biz/la-tapadera-murcia
Victor & Elena
Croquette w/ sauce
Dulce de leche :)
Alejandro & Carolina
Breakfast on the patio of Alejandro's parents' home.