When Gordon first visited La Parra de Burriana, an ex-pat restaurant in Nerja on Spain's Costa del Sol run by 26-year-old ex-nightclub manager Laurence, he was confronted with steaks cooked by torchlight, raw kebabs, and a dining room littered with dog mess. When he last left the restaurant, he had simplified the menu to have clean, simple, honest, traditional food using local produce, hoping to bring back the locals and win back the faith of the ex-pats, but unfortunately not. Since Gordon was last there, Laurence's menu has become hideously boring. The ex-pats seem to be their core diners, but the restaurant isn't developing itself to get the Spaniards in. It's time for Gordon to show Laurence what Spain is really about and teach him the traditions that he seems to have forgotten--Flamenco and Paella.
La Parra de Burriana is closed. They closed in August 2008 with Lawrence closing the restaurant suddenly and Lawrence has since changed his name.