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Meson El Rastro

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Rastro 1, Avila, Spain
920 211 218
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1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Authentic Spainish food

Nice looking place, not too fancy though. The food is authentic. I know because my father and his side of the family eat there and they are locals from a small town of Avila. If locals eat there it's authentic! We had varios appetizers gazpacho, revuelto de espárragos y gambas, patatas revolconas... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
Rosanne R
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Deltona, Florida
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Deltona, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Nice looking place, not too fancy though. The food is authentic. I know because my father and his side of the family eat there and they are locals from a small town of Avila. If locals eat there it's authentic! We had varios appetizers gazpacho, revuelto de espárragos y gambas, patatas revolconas, and croquetas which were all great. Then as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I went here for lunch today with the family to celebrate our one year anniversary. The family is from Avila, while my wife and I are American. The gazpacho was very refreshing, and the croquetas were better than those my mother in law makes. The steak was good but not great. The flan was the best I have ever had,... More 

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chicago
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

fair price, decent food, decent quality. It's a meson: hunk of meat, good wine, some nice appetizer to share and standard dessert. Nothing spectacular, but authentically spanish. I like this place

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

If you want an excellent Chuletón de Ávila not overpriced as in many other touritic restaurants in town, this is the place to choose. Not luxury, not so many alternatives to choose at the menu - but good quality anf fair prices (EUR 40 for two, including one chuleton of 750g and botlle of wine). Don't be afraid if you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2011

Enjoyed this plaza restaurant/bar for a beverage and a meal from the "italian" menu options....caprese salad was excellent, pasta average....I ordered a racion of cabrito (stewed)...(OK, not exactly Italian I admit) that was quite flavourful but more bones than meat.....great place to relax and people watch, and would not hesitate to order the caprese salad were we to return.

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Brussels
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011

The Avila region is a meat region... Lamb and sucking pigs are are on almost every menu. And Rastro is most probably one of the better places to test those local specialties sitting on their nice terrace in front of the Avila walls. Be careful : No chance to be served before 9 pm for dinner !

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Aalst, Belgium
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2011

The restaurant was recommended by the hotel El Rastro, but is very disappointing: an unfriendly waitress and a very frigid atmosphere. Two dishes we ordered weren't available (altough on the menu): once since summer last year and one was sold out. The fish my wife ordered was hardly to find on the plate and the bill wasn(t correct: the prices... More 

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madrid
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2009

No bad, but not great either. Service was really good though, and the special menu has is good value for money. Seems to be very popular wiht tourists and locals alike

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rastro 1, Avila, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Castile and Leon  >  Province of Avila  >  Avila
  • Phone Number: 920 211 218

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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