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Meson La Cueva de San Esteban

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Calle Valdelaguila 15, 40001 Segovia, Spain
+34 921 46 09 82
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
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7:30 pm - 12:00 am
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I chose this restaurant because I was passing and it seemed full of locals. I was then worried when I saw the extreme range of reviews. Service was fine. I had the Menu del dia starting with the gazpacho which was good. The calamares were fairly horrible and the flan was standard. I guess a lot depends on what you... More 

Thank wimbledonian1
Central Pennsylvania
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302 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

This man is a true chef and you will notice the many newspaper clippings that are posted on the walls. The food here has a distinctive flavor and flair- it seems more ethnic, more Spanish, more real and local. It will stand out over some of the other places that you have eaten in Spain. You will notice this right... More 

Thank Cakes77
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This is an excellent Tapas bar. It also has a very small intimate dining room offering good value simple food. Very friendly staff and regulars but no English spoken, Refreshingly Spanish. Won several awards for their selection of wines.

Thank Lynne F
Sammamish, Washington
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352 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This place is on a side street, and bit hard to find. There are daily "menu of the day", and a special menu if you want to try the suckling pig that costs more. Be sure to try the suckling pig. It's so soft and juicy! One of the specialties to try in Spain!

Thank palladia
Madrid, Spain
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45 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Excellent food, home-made and at a very good price. The place is most famous for its wine selection.

Davis, California
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290 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We day-tripped to Segovia from Madrid, and wanted to eat lunch while we were there. We had heard good things about this place and wanted to try it. It is off the beaten path, two blocks past Plaza Mayor on Calle Valdelaguila. It is a bit hard to find, but well worth the trouble. We arrived earlier than the usual... More 

Thank DavisSunflower
Valladolid, Spain
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

After reading the reviews on here and being told by friends that I needed to try cochinillo by friends I decided to come here while visiting Segovia for the weekend. When I arrived it wasn't too busy but still a few locals, the waiters showed me to a table and after ordering from the 'menu tipico' I waited probably less... More 

1 Thank jh92traveller
Everywhere and Nowhere
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Regardless of what anyone thinks of the food, I’d avoid this place on principal until they change the way they treat their customers. We just got back from La Cueva de San Esteban and we won’t be returning. The food is descent enough. It’s nothing spectacular and not a great value, but for a touristy area it is about what... More 

1 Thank BWandering
Nassau, Bahamas
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

I have visited Spain, and Segovia numerous times. In Segovia I always end up eating at La Cueva de San Esteban - because the food has always been excellent and the service superb. The Cochinillo is the best I've eaten and better than anywhere in Madrid. The staff has always been very pleasant and by chance I always get the... More 

Thank GregNassau_Bahamas
New York
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102 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Late October is a slow period and the place was empty when we arrived for dinner. We were impressed by the two large "Eurocave" wine refrigerators sitting by the bar: The red wine would not be some shade of "warm" this evening. We started with the house pate and a mixed salad. Both were huge. When the waiter saw our... More 

1 Thank MarioCavaradossi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$11 - $22
Mediterranean, Spanish, International
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Valdelaguila 15, 40001 Segovia, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Castile and Leon  >  Province of Segovia  >  Segovia
  • Phone Number: +34 921 46 09 82

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?