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El Seco

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Calle Corazon de Jesus, 8, 23400 Ubeda, Spain
+34 953 79 14 52
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  • 36
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    Very good
  • 13
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  • 3
    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
Good value food in relaxed surroundings

On a sidestreet in the old city area of Ubeda, we enjoyed the informal and relaxed atmosphere of El Seco. We had a late and leisurely lunch. The menu was not budget, but not expensive. We had fun trying to translate the menu into English and not every item was quite what we expected, but it was all... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 24, 2015
Hemipode
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

On a sidestreet in the old city area of Ubeda, we enjoyed the informal and relaxed atmosphere of El Seco. We had a late and leisurely lunch. The menu was not budget, but not expensive. We had fun trying to translate the menu into English and not every item was quite what we expected, but it was all delicious.

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Midland, Michigan
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118 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

At one time during our visit to Ubeda and surrounding towns, we looked around for a place to eat lunch. Our list of restaurants selected from tripadvisor opinions, included "La Tintorera", "La Imprenta" and "Asador Santiago". We took a look at them and we did not find something enticing in their menus. The day before we had eaten at "Taperia... More 

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California
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I have been to this resturant various times and every time I have left satisified. Not only was everything delicious, I left full and very content by the service given.

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Malaga, Spain
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3,006 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,796 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Restaurante El Seco is a large restaurant that has plenty of light and is beautifully decorated. Teresa and her brothers operate the restaurant, which has been open 20 years already. Teresa also waits on tables and explains the menu. The menu of the day costs 15 euros and is very good. The a la carte menu has moderately priced items... More 

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Preston, Lancashire
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349 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 306 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Called in here for dinner. Although we were the only diners in the restaurant that evening, we had a nice table in a small alcove. The restaurant served a very reasonable three course menu of the day and from the choices available we had salad, swordfish and for dessert, fresh cherries and a crème caramel and included bread and glass... More 

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Saundersfoot, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

quiet family restaurant. good food and would visit again if only for the friendly staff and excellent welcome

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Omaha, Ne
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Highly recommended, we walked to this restaurant. The place was essentially empty which should have been a clue. We were graciously greeted and seated by the waitress. However, some of the tables weren't even set up for diners. The large rolls were very visually appealing, but were hard as rocks and tasteless when broken into; I imagine quite old. Our... More 

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London, UK
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

We thought El Seco was a lovely family restaurant and would unhesitatingly recommend it. The cooking was excellent - my wife and I started with Spinach in a creamy sauce and Pate Perdiz - (partridge pate) followed by plain griddled cod and lamb chops prepared with a very slightly sweetened sauce. It was all very fresh and the tastes subtle... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2011

The best restaurant we've visited in Spaine. Very good food, a old school, natural fleywor, fresh and tasty. Local and typical Spanish dishes in a very good quality. Perfect and friendly service. Restaurant works for lunch every day and for dinner Fraiday and Sartuday only. The price is not high, as you can expect in such good place.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Corazon de Jesus, 8, 23400 Ubeda, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Jaen  >  Ubeda
  • Phone Number: +34 953 79 14 52

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 28
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?