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Restaurante San Juan Plaza Mayor

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C/. Plaza Mayor, 5, 16001 Cuenca, Spain
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40 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had breakfast here and I believe they used the cheapest ingredients in everything. The oil didn't even have a taste. Maybe the lunch is better as everyone seems happy with that in the reviews but I wouldn't recommend it for breakfast.

Thank Reggie2001
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Second time in Cuenca we have lunch in this place. The lunch price is 11 euro for entries, main dishes and desserts; two sets is enough for me, my wife and 3 children. Spaghetti bolognese and lasagna is very good ;)

Thank Евгений К
Vinaros, Spain
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

Everything was fine. We had the 15€ menu and enjoyed it all. Staff attentive and helpful even though they were very busy.

Thank 982sue
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87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Our hotel guy recommended we try this restaurant. He is a friend of the cook. As it is located on the main tourist plaza I was skeptical. The food was surprisingly good and the portions more than my wife and I needed. Let me say that I have become used to overcooked pork in Spain. My pork was tastier than... More 

Thank DennisUSA
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

recommended by a local hotel but very disappointed.had lamb chops,way overcooked and on a bed of greasy potatoes.we also had a pasta salad which was basically just a plate of very cold spaghetti .worst meal we have ever had in Spain.

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San Fernando, Philippines
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

After excellent meals in Madrid and Toledo, we were looking forward to another great experience with Spanish cuisine in the historic town of Cuenca. After an uphill climb to the town square, our appetites were ready for a nice treat. This restaurant offered outdoor seating with a view of the plaza and the cathedral. We ordered morcilla con arroz, calamari,... More 

Thank Mon G
Cali, Colombia
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

A nice restaurant in the plaza mayor. The food was good and the service excellent. I would not come out of my way to eat here. We wanted to eat lunch in the plaza and wanted to sit outside. This restaurant offered us both options. It also seems that locals come to eat here!

Thank heidi h
Tarlac, Tarlac, Philippines
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5 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Slow service, no napkins provided- we had to grab our own. Gambas al ajillo- rated as spicy, was not spicy at all- some of the shrimps tasted off. Roasted asparagus was overcooked, Castilian soup was a bit too salty. My niece ordered 4 cheese tagliatelle and she got served Bolognese. Since we didn't want to wait any longer, she didn't... More 

Thank Maria E
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Food quality and quantity good. Hygiene and cleanliness somewhat behind the times. Litter on floor, toilets antiquated. Staff very helpful.

Thank David R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Amazing experience at night with great food and atmosphere. Worth sitting in the Plaza to watch the night life.

Thank Limestoneridge

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: C/. Plaza Mayor, 5, 16001 Cuenca, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Castile-La Mancha  >  Province of Cuenca  >  Cuenca
  • Phone Number: +34(96)9234278

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?