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#3 of 329 Spanish in Leon
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0.3 miles from Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral
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A must for all foodies! LAV, which stands for “Laboratorio Alfonso V”, has been enthusiastically welcomed to this beautiful city, bringing with it a ne...
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Bib Gourmand: good quality, good value cooking
Comfortable restaurant
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Reviewed July 25, 2020

This restaurant is a real gem !! The food is excellent, staff is professional and the dishes are well presented. Excellent wine choices which are optional with the courses (a very small note, there are much better white wines than a Grüne Veltiner). Not sure...why, but the restaurant definitely fits in the Michelin Star level. Many 1 Star restaurants I have eaten were of a much lesser quality. Prices are on the low site, at least for what one is offered.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Vamucaspain, Director General at LAV, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2020

Dear customer, we thank you not only for your feedback, but also for the assessment, you make of our establishment. We work hard every day so that our customers find at least one reason to return. Regards and see you soon. Luis Méndez Corporate F&B...More

Reviewed December 1, 2019

Business dinner with a food critic - great service - awesome food selection in tasting menu - wide selection of wines. To eat this well and then pay so little feels like stealing :-) Highly recommend it.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Vamucaspain, Gerente at LAV, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2019

Dear customer, we thank you not only for your feedback, but also for the assessment, you make of our establishment. We work hard every day so that our customers find at least one reason to return. Regards and see you soon. Luis Méndez Corporate F&B...More

Reviewed October 3, 2019

We had a large group dining at LAV in September 2019, LAV management was very accommodating and set up several tables for the group, we enjoyed the tasting menu. Food Presentation and taste was incredible. the whole group was very impressed with the dining experience...at LAV, I'm sure they will soon receive a Michelin Star award.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Vamucaspain, Gerente at LAV, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2019

Dear customer, we thank you not only for your feedback, but also for the assessment you make of our establishment . We work hard every day so that our customers find at least one reason to return . Regards and see you soon . Luis...More

Reviewed September 13, 2019 via mobile

Had gastronomic tour on north of Spain, eaten in michelin restaurants 2 and 3 stars! Lav doesn’t have Michelin star but worth it! Great food and service! Keep it up!More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Vamucaspain, Gerente at LAV, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2019

Dear customer, we thank you not only for your feedback, but also for the assessment you make of our establishment . We work hard every day so that our customers find at least one reason to return . Regards and see you soon . Luis...More

Reviewed July 30, 2019

The entire experience was fantastic! Very warm greeting, a nice introduction to the restaurant with three amuse bouche before you go to your table, tastefully decorated interior, friendly attentive staff and marvelous food. Reasonably priced for the amuse bouche, 5 courses and three desert courses....Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Vamucaspain, Gerente at LAV, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2019

Dear customer, we thank you not only for your feedback, but also for the assessment you make of our establishment . We work hard every day so that our customers find at least one reason to return . Regards and see you soon . Luis...More

Reviewed July 13, 2019

We had time for one lunch in Leon and we chose LAV. We were sorry we did. A parade of dishes on ridiculous “eating vessels” (what’s wrong with good old-fashioned plates?) – and not a single dish with any distinct taste. I almost asked for...a salt shaker just to give some flavor to the bland, but beautifully presented, dishes. This restaurant is a triumph of style over substance. What happened to the flavor? Is no one in the kitchen tasting these “creations”? Or are they just concerned with how pretty they look? From our experience, it’s the latter. Very sorry we squandered out euros on this place. I am sure you can do better – and come away more satisfied.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Vamucaspain, Gerente at LAV, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2019

Dear James, we regret that your time at LAV was not satisfactory. When we opened lav we knew that it was impossible to like everyone. In any case, we will continue to improve day by day. Regards Luis Méndez Executive F&B Manager Vamuca

Reviewed May 30, 2019

We booked this restaurant Monday last week, as all similar restaurants where closed, the food was generally good, and the ambience was nice, however the Maitre d' was rude, in fact, probably the most unprofessional Maitre d´I've ever come across. I travel intensively. I enjoy...recommending finds to friends and colleagues, LAV will not be shared.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Vamucaspain, Gerente at LAV, responded to this reviewResponded June 2, 2019
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Cualquiera que conozca a nuestro jefe de sala sabe que eso es imposible, LAV a veces se convierte en un...More

Reviewed April 8, 2019

The service was very friendly and well done. The food was classic yet modern. The wine list is extensive and great! Overall amazing experience and recommend!More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Vamucaspain, Gerente at LAV, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2019

Dear customer, we thank you not only for your feedback, but also for the assessment you make of our establishment . We work hard every day so that our customers find at least one reason to return . Regards and see you soon . Luis...More

Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

A whole culinary experience that last 2 and half hours that you can not miss of you visit León. Proffesional service and nice vienes.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Vamucaspain, Gerente at LAV, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2019

Dear customer, we thank you not only for your feedback, but also for the assessment you make of our establishment . We work hard every day so that our customers find at least one reason to return . Regards and see you soon . Luis...More

Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Great menú with astonishing varíety of dishes and a wonderful selection of drinks pairing with each food. Excellent service and careful with all details. Highly recommended the degustation menu and the the non alcoholic maridage (drinks).More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Vamucaspain, Gerente at LAV, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2018

Dear customer, we thank you not only for your feedback, but also for the assessment you make of our establishment . We work hard every day so that our customers find at least one reason to return . Regards and see you soon . Luis...More

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