How legal this is, being so close to the name of the ''Krusty Burger" in the Simpsons' home town, I am not really sure, but "Krasty Burger" certainly has a big Simpsons theme going on.
Their burgers, hot dogs and baguettes look amazingly tasty from the images in the restaurant, but there was no one eating at the time to give a review.
With the writer being a newly-minted vegetarian, this was a problem, but on asking around the locals in the area, the general consensus was that the food is pretty darn good.
You can order by telephone and even get the food delivered to home if you wish, and can choose from quite a range on the menu, which is in both English and Spanish. The food is also halal for those who need it.
All the characters from the show feature in the menu, including Barney, Nelson, Skinner, and even gardener Willie. Patty and Selma even feature with their own tasty offerings.
One of the specials is the "Homer Glutton" which is a massive baguette made for two to share at a mere 9.50 euros.
If this all sounds interesting, "Krasty Burger" can be found at the entrance to the indoor market in Avenida Jacinto Benavente, on the way down to the beach and port.
The writer decided to find out if there were other "Krasty Burgers" in the world, and it so happens there are indeed. Serious Eats
did an investigation on the subject and actually found nine branches and you can see a slideshow on their website.
There's a "Krasty Burger" in Granada, Spain
, and in Córdoba, Argentina we can find a "Krosty Burger". In Tarija, Bolivia they didn't even bother to change the name of their "Krusty Burger" branch, nor did they in Otavalo, Ecuador.
Piedras Negras, Mexico also kept the original "Krusty" label. Getting back to Spain, there is also a "Krusty Burger" in Gijón and in Uspallata, Argentina there is a "Krusty" branch, but without all the Simpsons paraphernalia on the storefront.
In Bogota, Colombia, you can enjoy a "Hamburguesa Krusty" for around $2, apparently, and just in case you are getting the idea that all the Krusty/Krasty/Krosty Burgers are all in Spanish speaking countries, there's one in Vernouillet, France too. Bonjour.
Back to Fuengirola...
Just in case you don't fancy a burger when in Fuengirola
, just down the road there is a brand-new Thai food joint - probably far healthier than the burgers, but so far untested by the writer (who normally goes to Mister Noodles
further up Jacinto Benavente).
For those of you who have visited before, yes, unfortunately the new Pad Thai Wok restaurant is in the spot where the Karioke place used to be, but is no more. RIP.