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“Castilian Chic!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Calle Mayor

Calle Mayor
Calle Mayor, 21, 19250 Siguenza, Spain
+34 949391748
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Ranked #5 of 30 Restaurants in Siguenza
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Guernsey, United Kingdom
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“Castilian Chic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2011

Having dined at this establishment at least 30 times in the last 3 years I feel confident in giving an honest and accurate review of the "Calle Mayor". Situated half-way up the picturesque cobbled street that leads from one of Spain's most beautiful Plaza Mayors, the Calle Mayor is now into its 25th year and is still going strong.
A family-run business, Santiago and Manolo Canfran have created a little jewel of a restaurant that has managed to bring traditional hearty castlian fare into the modern world. Dishes are based on the local fare (lamb, pork, trout and kid) but have been given a contemporary touch that makes the dishes pleasing on both the eye and the palate. The roast suckling pig is a winner for me, as is the chocolate truffle with orange sauce. Delicious.
Service is friendly without being obsequious and intrusive, and the staff really do go overboard to meet any special requirements (Gluten-free, vegetarian) or changes you might have. In all the time I have dined there, I have yet to send anything back to the kitchen - which for me is rare. And if you want something off-menu, they will knock that up too.
The only suggestions I would make are that perhaps the menu could be varied a little more - it has not changed for many years. But, then, why mend something if it ain't broke? Also - freshly-made bread rolls (wholemeal, fig, tomato, olive) could work better instead of the chunks of sliced baguette.
All in all, with its lovely warm colours and decoration, this place really has "Castilian Chic". And no, I do not have shares in the place...not yet!
JLR Score - 42/50 (Up on my August 2008 Score)

  • Visited April 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Madrid
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2008

My husband and I spent the day in Siguenza and had lunch at Calle Mayor. We had reserved an order of cabrito in advance and were glad that we did. It was delicious. I had the lamb meatballs, which I would highly recommend. We were very impressed with the attentive staff and nice atmoshpere. It was very reasonably priced as well.

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“Lovely atmosphere and decor to this family-run chic rural diner. Roast lamb "al ajillo" is superb, but has a...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2008

Lovely atmosphere and decor to this family-run chic rural diner. Roast lamb "al ajillo" is superb, but has a nasty habit of running out - so get your order in early. Good-sized salads - try the asparagus when in season. Wine list impressive.
JLR score: 38/50

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Barcelona, Spain
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“Really excellent. The food strikes a perfect balance between the traditional and the innovative. I would love to go...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2008

Really excellent. The food strikes a perfect balance between the traditional and the innovative. I would love to go there again

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