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“Mutton dressed as Lamb?” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Taperia-Restaurante San Pedro - CLOSED

Taperia-Restaurante San Pedro
Plaza de San Pedro, Ubeda, Spain
953 750 910
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Naples, Florida
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145 reviews 145 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 50 cities Reviews in 50 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“Mutton dressed as Lamb?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

It tries to be an upmarket international cuisine restaurant and does not quite make it. The dishes on the menu are described in what can only be said to be pretentious terms - in Spanish. Even if you speak it ad a foreigner many of the terms were unusual to try to make the dish sound special but merely serving to obscure. The waiter did not speak enough English to interpret, so we went blind.
Fortunately, the food was pretty good, but not the big city, international standard the restaurant tried to imply.

The waiter was not over friendly, but that was probably because we kept asking him the meaning of terms which turned out to be something like 'drizzled'.

It was a good dining experience, a bit pricy and not quite what the pre-publiciy implied. There are, were told, better restaurants in town in terms of value for money.

Visited April 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Stafford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Birthday treat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Great treatment from the moment you arrive with courteous and friendly staff happy to serve. The chef sends you little treats from the kitchen while you await your meal which is rather a nice selection of tapas while you take your drink. The meal is beautifully cooked as well as interestingly presented, we both enjoyed our starters and mains and could hardly think of a dessert..

Well cooked and reasonably priced food served at a pace that suits in a good atmosphere complimented by the building interior and the pleasing approach through the square.

Recommend you try a light lunch and drink outside to sample their cuisine.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London
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290 reviews 290 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 88 cities Reviews in 88 cities
1,459 helpful votes 1,459 helpful votes
“The key to a good meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

At 16 euros the set menu here at lunch time was pricier than the average of 11 euros in the town, but it was worth it.

Beautiful surroundings (even if St peter's Key was a bit overdone in the decor), propoer cloth tablecloth and napkins, a wide choice for all of the courses.

Wine, unusually, was not included in the set menu price, but the party was happy to pay for excellent Rioja.

Visited April 2012
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Marbella, Spain
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“This restaurant deserves to be full every day!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2011

Restaurante San Pedro has to be the best restaurant in Ubeda. The atmosphere is welcoming, and the dining space is clean, modern and very attractive. Interesting tapas are complementary with drinks. The innovative restaurant menu is well priced and your order arrives elegantly plated with adequate quantities. Try the Menu de Dias at around 12 euros for three well balanced courses. The quality of the vino tinto de casa (house red wine) is excellent, service is courteous, prompt, unintrusive and not rushed. Do make time to eat at this restaurant while you are visiting Ubeda.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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VA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in town”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2011

Better fare than the rest. Would recommend over other places in town. Simple but good.

  • Visited April 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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