Very traditional classy restaurant. Good food, hovering service. They are receptive to visitor's quirks. We sat near one table where a couple ordered the staff around and demanded that the meal be structured precisely as they expected. The staff complied with no problems. Worth seeking out. The fact that the hotel is on the edge of the old city of Toledo is an advantage if you are not staying within the walls.
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