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Restaurante San Juan Plaza Mayor

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C/. Plaza Mayor, 5, 16001 Cuenca, Spain
+34(96)9234278
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 61
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  • 25
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  • 38
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Too much salt in our paella

After excellent meals in Madrid and Toledo, we were looking forward to another great experience with Spanish cuisine in the historic town of Cuenca. After an uphill climb to the town square, our appetites were ready for a nice treat. This restaurant offered outdoor seating with a view of the plaza... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 31, 2015
Mon G
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San Fernando, Philippines
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

recommended by a local hotel but very disappointed.had lamb chops,way overcooked and on a bed of greasy potatoes.we also had a pasta salad which was basically just a plate of very cold spaghetti .worst meal we have ever had in Spain.

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Thank Carole d
San Fernando, Philippines
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

After excellent meals in Madrid and Toledo, we were looking forward to another great experience with Spanish cuisine in the historic town of Cuenca. After an uphill climb to the town square, our appetites were ready for a nice treat. This restaurant offered outdoor seating with a view of the plaza and the cathedral. We ordered morcilla con arroz, calamari,... More 

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Thank Mon G
Cali, Colombia
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

A nice restaurant in the plaza mayor. The food was good and the service excellent. I would not come out of my way to eat here. We wanted to eat lunch in the plaza and wanted to sit outside. This restaurant offered us both options. It also seems that locals come to eat here!

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Thank heidi h
Tarlac, Tarlac, Philippines
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Slow service, no napkins provided- we had to grab our own. Gambas al ajillo- rated as spicy, was not spicy at all- some of the shrimps tasted off. Roasted asparagus was overcooked, Castilian soup was a bit too salty. My niece ordered 4 cheese tagliatelle and she got served Bolognese. Since we didn't want to wait any longer, she didn't... More 

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Thank Maria E
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Food quality and quantity good. Hygiene and cleanliness somewhat behind the times. Litter on floor, toilets antiquated. Staff very helpful.

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Thank David R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Amazing experience at night with great food and atmosphere. Worth sitting in the Plaza to watch the night life.

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Thank Limestoneridge
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Came on a recommendation, should have been wary after getting served tired tapas from the Bain Marie. The wine as okay and perhaps that is what led us to enter to the back for a meal. Starters were okay but quite salty, Paella was terrible very salty with only tiny pieces of fish and tired little shrimps. Service was quite... More 

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Thank Tony P
Cincinnati, Ohio
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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The location was great. The service was fast and the food was ok. We were billed by credit card told it didn't go through then we paid in cash when we got home and received the bill the charge was there. Not sure if this is a common scam or a true accident.

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Thank emilyan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Very good menu del dia for only €10. Lots of choices.kids were allowed soft drinks and really enjoyed food

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Thank ellenorIreland
Hondon de los Frailes, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Visited this restaurant twice on a short stay in Cuenca and had the 20€ menu on both occasions, the first one was 6 courses and the next evening we had the 7 course one. Both times the food was delightful and the service was great as well. Really great value for the money.

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Thank Ron S

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: C/. Plaza Mayor, 5, 16001 Cuenca, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Castile-La Mancha  >  Province of Cuenca  >  Cuenca
  • Phone Number: +34(96)9234278

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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