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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, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
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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  • 98
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Trying for vegetarian

I started with the Caesar salad minus chicken, then had the risotto with artichoke for my main. The Caesar was good, although more like a mixed salad with slices of Parmesan. The risotto was well done, although slightly under seasoned for my taste.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Thomas C
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Brecon, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Brilliant food and brilliant service. The suckling pig was the very good as was the calamari starter. Nice surroundings and not too fussy. The best restaurant we visited without a doubt during a 2 week touring trip.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Very nice food, but let down by surly, unfriendly service. Maybe we got the waiter on an off-night, but he first denied we had a reservation and then treated us with barely disguised contempt. It really let down what would otherwise have been a good meal. Also, quite expensive.

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Armonk, New York
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This is a very pretty restaurant in the center of Salamanca. We arrived early and were able to get a table without a reservation. Soon after our arrival, the place began filling up with regulars and a few tourists. Both the service and the food were very good. We had Jamon Iberico de Bellota, Beef and a salad - all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Being a regular visitor to Salamanca i've been thinking about this restaurant as my well deserved splurge. It's a bit pricy but the meals are prepared with superb ingredients and you just taste the quality in the delicate preparation.

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Outstanding food, the staff were a little under-enthused, but knew their stuff. great location fair price

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We have been touring around for the past 10 days in what is stated as the best cuisine in Spain. We have had more disappointments than good meals. Our hotel recommended this restaurant which we had not noticed on Trip Advisor. It has a Michelin and other recommendations and is very deserving of them. We shared an amazing Chicken Caesar... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I started with the Caesar salad minus chicken, then had the risotto with artichoke for my main. The Caesar was good, although more like a mixed salad with slices of Parmesan. The risotto was well done, although slightly under seasoned for my taste.

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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 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 

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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?