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PLAZA MAGDALENA, 10, Toledo, Spain
+34 925 22 33 84 ‎
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 28
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  • 18
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  • 9
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Try the carcamusa

When I asked at the hotel for the place to try the most typical Toledo, there was no hesitation. Go to Ludena and order carcamusa. A dish of carcamusa and one, or two, cana, made a perfect lunch. The restaurant is conveniently located to the main square. There is a small outside dining area, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
George K
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Glencoe IL
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Glencoe IL
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

When I asked at the hotel for the place to try the most typical Toledo, there was no hesitation. Go to Ludena and order carcamusa. A dish of carcamusa and one, or two, cana, made a perfect lunch. The restaurant is conveniently located to the main square. There is a small outside dining area, but to make it full Toledo... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Definitely a must! They're been opened for more than 50 years and they always have "Carcamusas" if you don't know what is it you have to go to try, I'm sure you will repeat your order. Carcamusas: traditional meal from Toledo, don't try others.

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Avon, Connecticut, United States
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191 restaurant reviews
267 helpful votes 267 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We first happened upon this little place when we visited Toledo two years ago and my thoughts are the same as then. Some dishes are delightful, like the paella, sopa castellana (garlic soup) and emperador al ajo (swordfish) and some should be avoided like the incredibly salty judias blancas (white bean stew). However, with two three-course lunch menus (12€ and... More 

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New York, NY
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18 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The carcamusas was one of the culinary highlights of our recent trip to Spain. Also, the menu of the day includes a decent bottle of wine, so great value for money. We enjoyed our meal in the courtyard, which served as a very tranquil setting for a midday respite and luncheon.

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Park Ridge, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Interesting choice of tapas. We ate at the bar for lunch. Food was very good and reasonably priced. Most reviews rave about the pork stew which is good but not great. (Carcamusa) Fried calamari was delicious.

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houston, tx
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155 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Pretty good tapas in midst of old town. Bar area small and very crowded but patio was pleasant, though, likewise crowded and shared with 2 other restaurants. Food was pretty good; service slow but we didn't care. Prices were quite reasonable.

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Order Carcamusa, tender slow-cooked pork dish in a tomato sauce. It's a go-to choice recommended by the waiter, and it was outstanding. We sat on the patio in the back, a perfect way to break up a day before next round of sightseeing.

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Los Angeles, California, USA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

A tiny place on a street corner all the way in the center of the old Toledo city within the city walls. It has a small bar area where you should be sitting if you want to enjoy cheap drinks with free tapas or opt for the small outside patio, either way it's tight and crammed with limited seating. They... More 

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Lovingston
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We went for the tapas, which did not disappoint, and the bar atmosphere, which was lively. The service, however, was a tad brusque, a bit impatient---maybe they're tired of the tourists.

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St. John's, NL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

I guess I expected something different, based on the reviews. The food is good, the prices great, the service curt. I expected a full menu in the evening as well as at lunch. No such luck. The food is good, especially the cucurmacas. But if you want a full meal, go at lunch.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: PLAZA MAGDALENA, 10, Toledo, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Castile-La Mancha  >  Province of Toledo  >  Toledo
  • Phone Number: +34 925 22 33 84 ‎

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish

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