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El Meson de Gonzalo

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Plaza Poeta Iglesias 10, 37001 Salamanca, Spain
+34 923217222
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
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8:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Castelvetro di Modena, Italy
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72 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is elegant but informal at the same time as the staff is very easy-going. Very nice dining room underground. Food is excellent. They serve awesome lamb leg and galician cow (both entrecote and chuleton). We had very good wines, ribera del duero and Rioja. The maitre advised us for the choice. I was surprised by the pork's "manitas"... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is in a great location just off the plaza mayor. Tables outside for drinks and tapas and buzzing tapas bar inside, walk through this to the restaurant which is a beautifully decorated space combining the traditional history of the building and city with real contemporary flair. The food was well presented and good although not outstanding, we shared... More 

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Ossining, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recommended by our hotel and they did not steer us wrong. One of the best meals we've had in Spain even after many amazing meals in Galicia and Basque country. It may seem expensive at first but portions are large and you can easily share. We were a party of 3 and shared 2 appetizers, 2 entrees and one desert,... More 

Thank Steve W
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I can hardly believe that somebody can rate this restaurant not as excellent . First 3 symptoms . The menu is very short , they speak a very basic English , white tablecloth and napkins ( tough synthetic...). The food is really superb . They serve very good meat , very nicely prepared . We had lamb , pork .... More 

Thank cesare c
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Monday night is a problem for dining out in Salamanca as many restaurants are closed. Whilst looking for Casa Vallejo (closed) we happened across "Gonzalo" which looked nice. We opted to eat indoors in the small, vaulted cellar dining room and chose 5 starters to share, including a comparatively reasonably priced "1/2 racion" of Jamon Iberico. Of the 5 dishes,... More 

Thank Richard O
Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

We popped in for dinner and the atmosphere, service and food were excellent! I had red tuna with vegetables, 24 e, and a recommended wine ( 3 e per glas) that was great with the fish. My husband chose shoulder of suckling lamb (24 e) that he said was best ever he has had. The portions were large, and we... More 

Thank Mummi11111
San Juan, Puerto Rico
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

I have travel extensively through out Spain Last visit from March 14 to the 29th. Never thought visiting such a terrible restaurant. They offered a Rodaballo salvage and a tuna sashimi Both dishes terrible and very expensive Place was not comfortable. Don't visit that place.

Thank tensigarcia
Atlanta, Georgia
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232 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

Marvelous meal befitting a lovel city as this. Thankfully my concierge at Rector made my reservation even before I arrived knowing this would be a meal to return me to Salamanca again.

Thank SaintVitas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

We made a reservation for this restaurant since we knew Easter was a pretty big deal in Spain and everywhere you go is crowded with tourists. We were on a trip around Spain and were especially excited to visit Salamanca. We were really hoping to get an amazing experience there. Our hopes were crushed and turned into a nightmare the... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016 via mobile

We arrived late for lunch on a Tuesday and we felt very welcome ( which is unusual in Spain). My husband ordered roasted piglet and I had lamb chops. Both very tasty but the highlight of our lunch was dessert. I am a chocolate lover and was very happy with my choice; a perfectly baked petit gâteau!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza Poeta Iglesias 10, 37001 Salamanca, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Castile and Leon  >  Province of Salamanca  >  Salamanca
  • Phone Number: +34 923217222
Located just outside Plaza Mayor this small place if full of flavor from the area. I would say its cuisine is modern but yet keeping the traditional ingredients of Castillian region.

Inspiration and culinary passion inhabit among the stones of the Plaza Mayor of Salamanca.

The bar and the tables at LasTapas de Gonzalo share history between the Villamayor stone wall and the apse of the Romanesque Church of San Martin.

Historic flavour, aroma of food. A magical atmosphere where over thirty different types of Tapas are presented every day

This new culinary space, Las Tapas de Gonzalo is the evolution of Plaza 23. The same staff, the same passion, but a new concept based on an affordable casual culinary offer, not forgetting the most important thing: high quality products.

The bar, the terrace or the cozy dining room with spectacular views of the Plaza Mayor, these three spaces are the perfect environment for taking part in a cutting-edge culinary experience, that will make your vist to Salamanca, simply unforgettable our

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