This looked like a good restaurant, with interesting things on the menu. Unfortunately, the experience did not live up to it. There must be better places to eat in Cuenca, only in late October, they were hard to find or closed. I was a lone diner on this occasion, as I was travelling on business.
My main course of wild boar in a blackberry sauce sounded interesting. Although I would note I only ordered this because my first choice of suckling pig was declared unavailable a few minutes after I ordered it. The boar appeared well cooked - but it was put in front of me 3 minutes after ordering. Really, you could at least try and hide the fact that the food has been flashed through a microwave and give me time to relax a bit with my wine. The blackberry sauce tasted nothing like berries, but worst, the dish was served with three cold smears of different vegetables, like some sort of dirty protest across the plate. One was a red beetroot smear, the other two were undistinguishable by flavour - an orange one and a brown one. The boar was nice, but tempered by the disappointment that it had just been warmed in a microwave.
While I ate, the manager and waitress would pace up and down past my table, checking every 2 minutes to see if my plate was ready to remove. Please do not do this when people are dining alone - it is horrible!
Once again, my first choice of dessert was declared unavailable - with no apology given, so I chose something else. This turned out to be the only saving grace of the meal - 'fried milk' dusted with cinnamon and served with vanilla ice cream. This was delicious, and even the manager was able to smile and relax at this point in proceedings.
I guess this was once a very good restaurant. They have awards on the wall from 1989. However, they need to seriously rethink the ambience, interior design (20 years out of date) and most importantly, stop serving food super-fast out of a microwave. The prices are not cheap for Spain - I think that nowadays people expect some proper cooking when the whole meal costs >40 Euros per head.
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