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Plaza Mayor, 3, 16001 Cuenca, Spain
+34 969229451
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating

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I was recomended by a friend to go for tapas and try a local beer they sell. I decided to sit inside as I could see the Chef (a young girl), cooking at her best! The "Zarajo" was so well presented and tasty I nearly asked for two.....Good atmosphere in their cute terrace besides the Cathedral.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 30, 2015
Madrid, Spain
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English first
Madrid, Spain
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

I was recomended by a friend to go for tapas and try a local beer they sell. I decided to sit inside as I could see the Chef (a young girl), cooking at her best! The "Zarajo" was so well presented and tasty I nearly asked for two.....Good atmosphere in their cute terrace besides the Cathedral.

Thank AMSY13
Sydney, Australia
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162 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Service with a smile. The staff at The Mangana were very warm and friendly. A great place to sit and take in the atmosphere of the square. Usual tapas served with drinks. Recommended is the freshly cooked sausage. Also good for breakfast.

Thank paloma057
Madrid, Spain
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Food is good for the cheap menu del día. Service was ok, even if the waitress who served us was a bit serious. Not unfriendly but serious expressions the whole time. More central location couldn't be.

Thank fruix
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Situated in the main square. good portions and quality of food. We have the burger which it is made in normal bread. Really big. Also we tried the setas which were really good!

Thank Maria O
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We visit Cuenca every year for 3-to-4 weeks and have been doing so for the past 10 years. Over the years we have eaten in most of the local restaurants and, without a doubt, Restaurant Mangana is our favourite. The food, particularly from the a la carte menu, is fresh, well sourced and beautifully seasoned and cooked. But what makes... More 

Thank rorymimi2014
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79 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

We should have known better than to go to a place in the tourist trap zone but we arrived late with many places closing. The food and service we received was well below standard. The chorizo del ciervo was dry and unappetizing. The entrecot consisted of at least a third of fat and gristle. Our comments were left ignored by... More 

Thank expat_expl0rer
Athens, Greece
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We stayed at the parador but wanted simple unpretentious Spanish food and this small restaurant had it. The meat was grilled in front of us and to perfection. A great simple fresh salad and wonderful local red wine. Authentic great meal and service.

Thank Yolande L
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This restaurant is located on the left hand side of the main square a short distance from the Cathedral. Dining is alfresco in the main but I chose the Steak and a glass of red wine. Both were excellent. The steak had been cooked over wood and the taste was so good. The size of the steak was enormous and... More 

Thank Bryan D
Baltimore, Maryland
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291 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The restaurant looks like any of the thousands of restaurants on plazas throughout Spain. We ate at Mangana our first night in Cuenca. As it was a little chilly, the owner lent my wife a wrap to keep her warm. We had pisto manchego, gazpacho andaluz, and solomillo de cerdo a la brasa. The food is nothing fancy but fair... More 

Thank jaimeelsabio
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222 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 377 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Only had drinks and tapas but what a great atmosphere there was in here! Long and narrow bar so it took us a while to get past the bottleneck however soon found a corner with leaning space. Beware of the olives as my partner smelt of them for 2 days after.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Plaza Mayor, 3, 16001 Cuenca, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Castile-La Mancha  >  Province of Cuenca  >  Cuenca
  • Phone Number: +34 969229451

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  • Cuisine: Spanish


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