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“top quality in the middle of the country” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Casa Marcial

Casa Marcial
La Salgar, 10, 33549 Arriondas, Spain
+34 985840991
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Ranked #1 of 13 Restaurants in Arriondas
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
London
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“top quality in the middle of the country”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We did not expect to find a Michelin starred restaurant in the middle of the country but I'm so glad we did. Everything from the generous sized amuse gueule (I've had many hors d'ouvre that were smaller) to the desert were delicious and innovative.

Visited September 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Bath, United Kingdom
1 review
“Michelin experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

This was a superb overall experience. The restaurant is set in stunning countryside and the atmosphere is friendly and relaxed. We took our 6 year old son with us, he was well looked after with the chef preparing a child friendly meal. The staff spoke a little English and our Spanish is even more limited but everyone was friendly and we managed to communicate effectively without any fuss. We went for a late lunch and chose the Asturian traditional taster menu at 44 euros a person and had a lovely bottle of sparkling cider which was a recommendation of the Maitre D, all of which was perfect. The portions are generous and even though we are healthy eaters we were very satisfied when we left. The total bill came to 161 euros for the three of us and was totally worth it. Visit if you can.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fremont, California
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152 reviews 152 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 62 cities Reviews in 62 cities
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
“A Countryside Surprise - Wow!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

I heard about this restaurant in the book "1000 Places to See Before You Die" and on that recommendation did the research here on Trip Advisor. I am so pleased that I took the positive recommendations and had a lunch on a Monday here. It WAS amazing. Good thing that we had a GPS for directions or we would have been lost in the hilly countryside with the cows, sheep, and the small farms up and down the valleys. This was WAY off the beaten track, but was fun to finally arrive at this small restaurant in a farm house. We selected the 95 euro tasting menu and settled in for almost 3 hours of some of the most excellent food that I have had in Spain. This rivaled Arzak and Akelarre in San Sebastián, two three-star restaurants that I also visited on this trip. The food was just as good, in a different way, and was about half the price. What was different about to meal was that the emphasis was placed on the best ingredients cooked and assembled to perfection with no unnecessary culinary tricks like foam, dry ice, or decomposed dishes...just excellent food that was stylish and looked as it was supposed to. The chef added an extra dish to the menu, as well as an extra plate of amusing starters and an extra sweet at the end. I was in heaven. The service was excellent, the location unique, and the food sublime. Five stars all the way!

Visited June 2013
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New York City, New York
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74 reviews 74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Once in a lifetime meal in a farmhouse”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Had a 2 hour lunch here with my husband and 21 year old son. As we were walking from our car to the restaurant, the cows (with cowbells around their necks!) walked past us on their way to the pasture. The ambiance, service and food were amazing. We ordered 2 tasting menus - the 69 euro one and the 99 euro one - and one dish a la carte (we wanted to make sure we had enough food.) Near the end of our meal, we ended up canceling the additional dish we ordered at our server's suggestion. We had eaten more than enough (and still had dessert coming.) For such a high-end restaurant, it was remarkably low-key,relaxed and comfortable. An experience I will never forget.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Musselburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Michelin 2 star Spanish Style !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Three menus and an a la carte menu here. The traditional Asturias menu is 44 euro; the taster ment 69 euro - and the top of the show greedy person's menu at 99 euro.

Wine comes in all price ranges - but you can have bottles of Navarra, Rioja and Penedes wines from 16 euros. They even have a cheaper vino de la casa !

Quite a different atmosphere in a Spanish Michelin restaurant - though the wooden bag stands for the ladies handbags is a novel touch.

We went for the local Asturias menu just so we could see what the local dishes were like when executed perfectly. We were not disappointed with Fabada that was incredibly intense right through to a humble riz au lait - a standard postre in this part of Spain. Executed perfectly.

Our entire bill for three of us with a couple of bottles of wine, water and all the usual extras came to 200 euros. Fabulous night out for the money.......

Visited July 2012
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