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El Meson de Gonzalo

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Plaza del Poeta Iglesias, 10, 37001 Salamanca, Spain
+34 923217222
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1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Located just outside Plaza Mayor this small place if full of flavor from...
Located just outside Plaza Mayor this small place if full of flavor from the area. I would say its cuisine is modern but yet keeping the traditional ingredients of Castillian region. Inspiration and culinary passion inhabit among the stones of the Plaza Mayor of Salamanca. The bar and the tables at LasTapas de Gonzalo share history between the Villamayor stone wall and the apse of the Romanesque Church of San Martin. Historic flavour, aroma of food. A magical atmosphere where over thirty different types of Tapas are presented every day This new culinary space, Las Tapas de Gonzalo is the evolution of Plaza 23. The same staff, the same passion, but a new concept based on an affordable casual culinary offer, not forgetting the most important thing: high quality products. The bar, the terrace or the cozy dining room with spectacular views of the Plaza Mayor, these three spaces are the perfect environment for taking part in a cutting-edge culinary experience, that will make your vist to Salamanca, simply unforgettable our
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  • 85
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food on a busy Saturday night

The food here was good - we both had roast shoulder of lamb, which was delicious, though the potatoes were oversalted. The service was friendly but perfunctory, since we were only a side show for the groups of guests that trooped in around 10 pm. The dessert (cheese cake) was scrumptious, and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
HaNosseah
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Basel, Switzerland
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Wayne, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We had lunch here on the recommendation of our hotel. Judy off plaza mayor. Caesar salad was delicious. So was Hake in curry sauce. Service was excellent. Would highly recommend.

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Basel, Switzerland
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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The food here was good - we both had roast shoulder of lamb, which was delicious, though the potatoes were oversalted. The service was friendly but perfunctory, since we were only a side show for the groups of guests that trooped in around 10 pm. The dessert (cheese cake) was scrumptious, and the coffee excellent. The restaurant is centrally located... More 

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New York
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291 reviews 291 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Lovely meal in a nice cellar setting; food was well prepared and generally a more modern take on classic Spanish dishes. Service is very good. Only issue was the room was very warm.

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richarddighero, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Meson de Gonzalo, responded to this review

Dear Client. On behalf of all the team, we would like to wish you a Happy New Year. Having said this, thank you for your visit and for your review. Every day, we work very hard to meet our clients' culinary needs. When we come across such a positive review, all the effort and hard work just makes sense ;)... More 

Quito, Ecuador
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Just a few steps from the Plaza Mayor, I arrived early for lunch (2pm) at this wonderful restaurant and for a minute I had it all to myself to appreciate the warm ambiance with white linen and homelike feeling. The tapas I ordered (cod, pig's feet) were nicely decorated and delicious! An incredible arroz con mariscos followed being the perfect... More 

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richarddighero, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Meson de Gonzalo, responded to this review

Dear Client. Firstly, and on behalf of all the team, we would like to thank you for your visit and for you sincere review. Every day, we work very hard to meet our clients' culinary needs. When we come across such positive words, all the effort and hard work just makes sense ;) Thanks! Regarding your comments, we will definitively... More 

Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

A lovely vegetable risotto to start and share followed by a sensational solomillo cooked over coals. A bottle of Pago de Carraovejas was the perfect red to accompany a great meal. Finished off with a Torrija dipped in white chocolate served with Bulgarian yoghurt ice cream. Delicious!

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richarddighero, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Meson de Gonzalo, responded to this review

Dear Chris. On behalf of the entire team, I would like to thank you for such a great review! We will take into account your comments on these plates, and next time you come to visit us we will try to surprise you again. Hope that the next time you visit our city, you come and visit either of our... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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109 reviews 109 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This place is a very attractive room in an old building. The food seems very good, but not spectacular -- very nicely presented, however. They started us off with a complimentary amuse-bouche of foi gras. We shared an interesting appetizer described as "pork stew", but actually a sort of stuffed ravioli, that was very nice. The hake dishes were very... More 

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richarddighero, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Meson de Gonzalo, responded to this review

Dear Client. First of all, I would like to apologize for the delay in answering. Having said this, I would like to thank you on behalf of the team for your time and support. Every day we work hard to give the best of us. When we receive a comment like yours, it fills us with joy and motivates us... More 

Panama City, Panama
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58 reviews 58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The place, staff and most overall the food are outstanding, specially the "jamon". We really loved it. The only but is the price, dont expect to have a good meal for less than 50 euros each (including a beer each and dessert for 2)

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richarddighero, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Meson de Gonzalo, responded to this review

Dear Client. First of all, I would like to apologize for the delay in answering. Having said this, I would like to thank you on behalf of the team for your time and support. Every day we work hard to give the best of us. When we receive a comment like yours, it fills us with joy and motivates us... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We asked our hotel concierge to recommend a good restaurant in Salamanca after a real bad dinner on our first night in Salamanca! We thought there got to be one! We were not disappointed! We did not book but we waited outside for the restaurant to open to try to get a table. Arming with minimal Spanish, we ordered 1/2... More 

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richarddighero, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Meson de Gonzalo, responded to this review

Dear Client. First of all, I would like to apologize for the delay in answering. Having said this, I would like to thank you on behalf of the team for your time and support. Every day we work hard to give the best of us. When we receive a comment like yours, it fills us with joy and motivates us... More 

england
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

My partner and i dined here for new years eve and while the wine was ever flowing and delicious we were a little dissapointed with the food itself. The red tuna was nice but ive tasted better from the local market and cooked at home and we were dissapointed with the clarity of the menu as we were expecting capon... More 

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richarddighero, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Meson de Gonzalo, responded to this review

Dear Client. First of all, I would like to apologize for the delay in answering. Having said this, I would like to thank you on behalf of the team for your time and support. Every day we work hard to give the best of us. When we receive a comment like yours, it fills us with joy and motivates us... More 

Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Excellent restaurant. Nice atmosphere. Nice mix of tourists and locals. Very good wine selection. Tip: Cochonillo is the house/regional specialty, and it is delicious, but be warned, it’s a baby piglet, and it’s a little bit recognizable as such.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Plaza del Poeta Iglesias, 10, 37001 Salamanca, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Castile and Leon  >  Province of Salamanca  >  Salamanca
  • Phone Number: +34 923217222

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish

Description

Located just outside Plaza Mayor this small place if full of flavor from the area. I would say its cuisine is modern but yet keeping the traditional ingredients of Castillian region. Inspiration and culinary passion inhabit among the stones of the Plaza Mayor of Salamanca. The bar and the tables at LasTapas de Gonzalo share history between the Villamayor stone wall and the apse of the Romanesque Church of San Martin. Historic flavour, aroma of food. A magical atmosphere where over thirty different types of Tapas are presented every day This new culinary space, Las Tapas de Gonzalo is the evolution of Plaza 23. The same staff, the same passion, but a new concept based on an affordable casual culinary offer, not forgetting the most important thing: high quality products. The bar, the terrace or the cozy dining room with spectacular views of the Plaza Mayor, these three spaces are the perfect environment for taking part in a cutting-edge culinary experience, that will make your vist to Salamanca, simply unforgettable our
Open Hours
Sunday
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?