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Meson Cervantes

Plaza Mayor 15, Salamanca, Spain
34 923 217 213
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Ranked #89 of 345 restaurants in Salamanca
Cuisines: Tapas
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Central Coast, NSW, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Okay so the food is not Michelin quality, the staff don't speak English, it is noisy and crowded (with locals, which is always a good sign), you have to climb a couple of flights of narrow stairs to get to the bar and dining area (avoiding waiters rushing downwards to serve dishes to the tables in the square), and you... More

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New England
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Great location, great food, a bit cramped during a busy Semana Santa lunch hour. We had a reservation and our table with a window looking into the Plaza was ready when we arrived!

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Eugene, Oregon
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Climb the worn wooden steps up to Meson Cervantes, and you get a sense that this restaurant has been serving dinners for many years. We enjoyed Sangria and salads, the comfortable ambiance with paintings of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We had mixed experiences here, although the view over Plaza Mayor is undeniably great. If you have a sit down meal they will give you a big touristy menu. Go for the racions of jamon and cheeses. Or don't sit down and eat at the bar instead. They have a great selection of eggs+potatoes+various kinds of meat. The farino and... More

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barnet
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

We visited this great restaurant twice whilst in Salamanca . Both times had 'paltos combinados' (mixed plates). The Hake is excellent as was the chicken. If you arrive for lunch before 2.00 pm (when the locals eat), you should be able to get a window seat with a great view of the square. We'll worth a visit even if only... More

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Meson Cervantes enjoys a first class view over the truly magnificent Plaza Mayor and it can get really packed in the evening with tourists from all over Spain and all over the world but I don't think you will find too many Salmantinos there! The staff is pleasant enough but you have to wait for your food owing to the... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

It was my first visit to Salamanca and a friend suggested that I try this restaurant. I can definitely say that you can get the value for your money. Large serving and the food was delicious. The waiters were kind and accommodating. We had a wonderful time and had the best tapa experience!

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North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

I've been to Salamanca many times, and one of the must-try restaurants is Cervantes. They have excellent, excellent tapas. Make sure to try the fried goat cheese with honey... we had it for the first time during our latest trip, and it is wonderful.

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Kirkwall, Scotland, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Raul, the landlord of the appartment we were renting, took us to Meson Cervantes on arrival in Salamanca. He explained the history of the place and helped explaine some of the many different tapas, or pincho as Raul called then. The place has a historic feel and seems reasonable priced. It was quiet when we first went, Sunday about 6,... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013 via mobile

I have been there tonight, hoping to get a good dinner, with good food as they can do in Spain. My wife and myself took two different dishes that were promoted as "specialties": two different ways to accomodate "magret de canard", one with sauce made of grapes, the other with foie gras mi-cuit. The result: the poorest experience in Sain... More

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