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Restaurante de la Posada de San Jose

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International, Mediterranean, Spanish, Contemporary
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C\ Julian Romero 4 | 50 Meters Up From the Cathedral, 16001 Cuenca, Spain
+34 969 21 13 00
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7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
8:30 am - 11:00 am
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Tue - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 8:30 am - 11:00 am
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Located in this building S. XVII, in our restaurant we offer big a variety...
Located in this building S. XVII, in our restaurant we offer big a variety of dishes with one of the most iconic views of the Hoz del Huecar. Among them we can find are a variety of home-made tapas and rations (Croquettes, Mushrooms "Spring Rolls",... For visitors and locals can taste the typical dishes of the region (Morteruelo, Pisto, Gazpacho Pastor, Ajo Arriero, Manchego Cheese, Lamb, Cod, ...) And others of different influences and with new elaborations (Rabbit confit, Iberian Pig Meat, Red Tuna, ...) All with excellent wines and finish with our homemade desserts (Tiramisu, Rice & Coconut Puding, Lemon or Chocolate Mousse, Brownie, ...)
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Good for:
Local cuisine
Scenic view

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A real treat

The team at the Posada are all friendly and helpful. We booked a great room with a balcony overlooking the gorge and the Parador. Quite amazing. Nothing frilly but quite individual and all that we needed and more. We dined in the restaurant and had good local food, well cooked flavoured and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
R1ffy
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
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157 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

The team at the Posada are all friendly and helpful. We booked a great room with a balcony overlooking the gorge and the Parador. Quite amazing. Nothing frilly but quite individual and all that we needed and more. We dined in the restaurant and had good local food, well cooked flavoured and presented. It is one of the few places... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We has lunch at the Posada de San José, enjoyed the amazing views and specialty appetizers. Choose the degustación of Cuenca specialties, delicious pimientos and pisto, good ajo arriero and morteruelo. We chose the duck, not impressive. The lamb seems the specialty.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We stayed here at the hotel for two nights and on the first night (Tuesday) we ate elsewhere as this restaurant was closed. After an extremely disappointing alternative gamble (Los Arcos) on Tuesday, we decided to do a bit more research to avoid repeating the scenario and liked the reviews for this restaurant. Cuenca seemed very much out of season... More 

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New York City, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Cuenca's old center is considered to be World Heritage by UNESCO. On the very top of the area is Posada de San José and its restaurant. Besides the gorgeous view and the great sensation of being in a many centuries old building, one still can eat very tasty Castilla home made food. I had a warm and soothing pumpkin soup,... More 

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Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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217 reviews 217 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

in old town inside a hotel. some tables with a view, simple furnished with an elderly charme, maybe as well the people got that - mostly house guest, but anyway classic food, the waitress get her warm charme if you speak spanish, helps a lot. crispy fillow pastry, the croquetas quit ok missed a bit flower of mushrooms, main dishes... More 

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Palo Alto
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Went here for dinner. The ambiance was great; it's situated inside an old building in Cuenca that overlooks the gorge (steps from the Cathedral). The staff did not speak a lot of English but were very helpful and provided us with English menus. I highly recommend the pork in apple sauce!

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This is a hostal but you can eat in their diningroom. The restaurant was full on our visit but the owner said we could have a table in another adjoining room, we had a lovely meal here at a reasonable cost. The word 'hostal' does not fit this lovely old fashioned hotel which was a lovely surprise when we entered.

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Bigastro
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85 reviews 85 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The interior is rustic but don't let that put you off because the food is the thing you are here for. There is plenty of choice with some regional specialities to choose from. All of the dishes we chose were both tasty and generous in size at very good prices. Each night, there are special dishes prepared which are well... More 

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Zionsville, Indiana
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82 reviews 82 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We stopped at this place just based on its menu posted on the street. We were a little worried at first as we had to make our way down through the Hotel lobby to a lower level to get to the restaurant and we were starting to get that "well we can't turn back now" vibe when we finally made... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is a shame to give this place a "3" scoring as the food was really tasty and excellent quality. My quandary was more with the very "average" service, apart from the young girl there how radiated a warm smile and happy attitude, the other staff members seemed a little despondent and lacking enthusiasm. On arrival we kind of wandered... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: C\ Julian Romero 4 | 50 Meters Up From the Cathedral, 16001 Cuenca, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Castile-La Mancha  >  Province of Cuenca  >  Cuenca
  • Phone Number: +34 969 21 13 00

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 38
  • Cuisine: International, Mediterranean, Spanish, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view

Description

Located in this building S. XVII, in our restaurant we offer big a variety of dishes with one of the most iconic views of the Hoz del Huecar. Among them we can find are a variety of home-made tapas and rations (Croquettes, Mushrooms "Spring Rolls",... For visitors and locals can taste the typical dishes of the region (Morteruelo, Pisto, Gazpacho Pastor, Ajo Arriero, Manchego Cheese, Lamb, Cod, ...) And others of different influences and with new elaborations (Rabbit confit, Iberian Pig Meat, Red Tuna, ...) All with excellent wines and finish with our homemade desserts (Tiramisu, Rice & Coconut Puding, Lemon or Chocolate Mousse, Brownie, ...)
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 11:00 am
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:30 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:30 am
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:30 am
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:30 am
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:30 am
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
8:30 am - 11:00 am
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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