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Meson El Rastro

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Plaza Rastro 1, Avila, Spain
+34 920 21 12 18
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1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Manila, Philippines
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friends from Madrid suggested this place, and it did not disappoint. Absolutely wonderful Judias de Avila, white beans swimming in a tomato-based stew and cooked with chorizo. I don't really eat meat and dodged the chorizo, but the beans were delicious. As typical as a good restaurant can get. Have the divine flan for dessert.

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81 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

This is a great traditional spot in Avila, which serves delicious Spanish food - nothing like the tourist restaurants you might find around. The menu is full of classic dishes like Costillas, Escalopes, Tortillas, Croquetas... for quite affordable prices. Our waitress was extremely friendly and the service was quite fast. Would absolutely recommend!

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Thank Alix P
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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106 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

I went there 10 years ago. Nothing changed. Same traditional atmosphere. Same menu. Very much in line expectations: good beef offer. Classic Spanish plates. Very friendly service. Rather soft pricing

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Las Rozas, Spain
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2016 via mobile

Traditional restaurant with great variety of local dishes. Cooked with care and following original way. Judias, patatas revolconas, torreznos, chuletón, and good wines.

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Montclair, New Jersey
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92 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2016

As my title explains, we stopped here 30+ years ago passing through on our way north and this is the first time we have able to be back. The restaurant appears to be part of the wall and has an antique hunting lodge feel. Not much has changed in style or in quality over the 30 years. We both had... More 

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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2015

I was obsessed with finding a place with the famous chuleton de Avila (big steak essentially) and I knew I wasn't going to find that in the town centre. The real meats in Spain are found out the towns in country asadors; much in the same way if you want good English food you go to a country pub, not... More 

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Indianapolis
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2015

My wife and I had gone to the bar of the Meson El Rastro in the afternoon, and enjoyed refreshments in a pleasant setting with attentive service. We took a peek into the dining room. It looked inviting. The restaurant goes back many decades -- usually a good sign -- and it does a good job of sharing that history... More 

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Central Florida, Florida
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72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

Nice looking place, not too fancy though. The food is authentic. I know because my father and his side of the family eat there and they are locals from a small town of Avila. If locals eat there it's authentic! We had varios appetizers gazpacho, revuelto de espárragos y gambas, patatas revolconas, and croquetas which were all great. Then as... More 

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Thank Rosanne R
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

I went here for lunch today with the family to celebrate our one year anniversary. The family is from Avila, while my wife and I are American. The gazpacho was very refreshing, and the croquetas were better than those my mother in law makes. The steak was good but not great. The flan was the best I have ever had,... More 

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chicago
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

fair price, decent food, decent quality. It's a meson: hunk of meat, good wine, some nice appetizer to share and standard dessert. Nothing spectacular, but authentically spanish. I like this place

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Mediterranean, Spanish, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza Rastro 1, Avila, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Castile and Leon  >  Province of Avila  >  Avila
  • Phone Number: +34 920 21 12 18

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