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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, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Typical cuisine Manchega

A very nice place, where you can taste traditional food of the region of LA MANCHA. Average price 7-8 EUR. Pay attention that usually in Cuenca's restaurants kitchens work till 16:00. Then they open after 18:00.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

A very nice place, where you can taste traditional food of the region of LA MANCHA. Average price 7-8 EUR. Pay attention that usually in Cuenca's restaurants kitchens work till 16:00. Then they open after 18:00.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is a busy restaurant which proves that the food must be good, and it was. We shared a seafood Paella for 2 that would have been enough for 4. It was a bit salty to our liking but the seafood was lovely. The service was attentive and the waiter had a great sense of humour and gave us suggestions.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

We sat outside in the Plaza and watched the world go by and had a fantastic lunch. We opted for the 10 Euro Menu del Dia which was fantastic quality and value. Very friendly staff but very little English is spoken as seems to be the case in most of Cuenca. By the time we left every table was taken... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We stopped here for lunch on a cold drizzly day. The restaurant was warm, inviting and pretty full. We got the menu del dia, and I started with hot chicken noodle soup, my husband got judias estofado (bean and sausage stew) which had a rich flavor and then we were brought mixed green salad and fresh bread. Our main plates... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

...or even in the old city. We hadn't intended to eat here but stopped by to have a drink before going somewhere else. Looking into the restaurant from the bar it all looked nice and there were several table full. We decided to try it.... My partner is vegetarian which can often limit what she eats in Spanish restaurants, but... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We ordered the tasting menu even though we didn't recognise anything on there and I must say it was quite an adventure. Plate after plate of new experiences was brought before us. First there was a lovely smoked salmon salad, then something that tasted to me like the filling of canneloni. Next up was something a bit like cod and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

Food was cold and tasteless. Very rude staff - treated us like serving us was an inconvenience. They advertised attractively prices menus out the front during the evening then when you sit down they tell you that was only for lunch and THIS is the dinner menu. Overall very poor. Eat elsewhere in Cuenca.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Ideally situated in the Cuenca’s old square between the Town Hall and the Cathedral with outside seating and indoor dining. We ordered one of the set menus that offered a typical taste of Cuenca at 20 euros. The food was excellent and plentiful and included the bread, water wine and coffee. They brought a lovely Salad San Pablo which included... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We were attending a Wedding in Cuenca so we were obliged to eat here as it was centrally located and considered a good meeting point. However I can't say that I enjoyed the experience very much. In fairness, it was a Fiesta and everywhere was a bit frenetic but nonetheless, the service was charmless, bordering on arrogant. The food when... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

How do you even cook calamares a la romana badly? No texture, no taste. We asked for extra lemon to try and save them for which we were charged extra. The rest of the food was ok. Great atmosphere on the plaza mayor. Come here for a drink, but go elsewhere for lunch or dinner.

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

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

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