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Meson de Candido

Plaza del Azoguejo, 5, 40001 Segovia, Spain
+34 921 42 59 11
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Ranked #72 of 161 Restaurants in Segovia
Price range: $50 - $83
Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Spanish, Healthy, Grill
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: An old Spanish inn, which dates back to 1786. The building has been declared as one of city?S historic monuments. El Meson is located next to the Roman Aqueduct. Candido, from the fourth generation of the same family, preserves one of the most famous culinary heritages in Spain. In 2004, the Candido Mesonero Mayor de Castilla Foundation gave its first awards to the promotion of Castilla y Leon, the gastronomic innovation and the commitment and social work.

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Plymouth, Michigan
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162 reviews 162 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

Wanting to have a great "cochinillo" dinner (roast suckling pig, for which Segovia is famous), we chose Candido based on its "best" recommendation in our tour guide book. Without doubt the roast suckling pig was very good, but that's about the best I can say about the experience. Sitting at the base of Segovia's marvelous Roman aqueduct, Candido is in... More

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Sandton, South Africa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

The building and the setting if the inn is phenomenal. The woodwork, tiles and photos were beautiful. Personally greeted by the current Candido and placed at the most wonderful table just below the agueduct (thanks to Jose and Mel) we had a truly memorable meal. The Iberico ham to start and the soup with chorizo and beans was the perfect... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The master chef showing how to cut the pig with a plate is such an amazing show. And the pig tasted so good. the lunch served with soup, the pig, dessert and drinks really value for money. the restaurant itself if a tourist spot too. Must go.

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142 reviews 142 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
226 helpful votes 226 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

It was a good experience to eat suckling pig here.22euros for one person.Bread was not free and it costed 1.5 euros.The suckling pig leg was so crispy and the meat was tasty and delicious.Waiters were very friendly and helpful.although there were busy,they still paid extra attention to every guest.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

it was a great experience to eat in a very famous restaurant specialized in "Cochinillo al Horno" The ceremony made by the restaurant owner chopping the meet with a dish and then throw it to the floor is very original. The wine options are also quite broaden

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Manila, Philippines
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Meson de Candido DID NOT DISAPPOINT. Quite the contrary, I loved every inch of this Inn from the outside to the interior. The warm and cozy ambience is personified in the likewise warm and personable scion of the family who greets each one who enters with that Old World charm that brings a smile to ones face. AND, if that... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

After having fallen in love with roast suckling pig at Madrid's famous Sobrino de Botin a few years ago, we were excited to read about Meson's presentation of this dish which we would enjoy on our trip to Segovia. Because of the great reviews from travel writers and reviewers on various websites {including this one}, we overlooked some obvious warning... More

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Melbourne, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

For the character of the rooms, the wonderful sense of tradition, sure, go. But the food is nothing special, honestly, and the staff are inhospitable. Despite not listing wine vintages, the bottle I ordered was unavailable from the list. It was a famous marque. In all, a really disappointing evening that could simply have been saved with a smile and... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

First off, the food is indeed delicious. The suckling pig (cochinillo) is crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside. Other dishes are very well cooked as well. The atmosphere of the restaurant is very special: faux historical, with plenty of reminders of the place's renowned visitors. The scion of the family owners greets you personally. Having said that,... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Everything was good, the owners involved in the business grant everything goes smooth, including touristic tour inside the meson and pictures with the owners themselves. A pity that the pork is cut with the plate (which is after that broken to show that the plate was not a fake) only if a whole pig is ordered.

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