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El Seco

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Calle Corazon de Jesus 8, 23400 Ubeda, Spain
+34 953 79 14 52
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Fri - Sat 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

This place has a positive review in the Rough Guide as a better than average option but I have to disagree. My wife and I visited during lunchtime this spring and things could have been better. When we arrived there was a massive party, thankfully finishing up. With two members of staff it was stretched. We had to pursue the... More 

Thank WelshToro
Maria Teresa M, Propietario at El Seco, responded to this review
Google Translation

Siento su decepción, aunque también me alegra su aceptación. Bueno, quiero aclararle el puchero de potaje carmelitano, que a si... More 

London, United Kingdom
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419 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

This was a recommendation from a good friend in Madrid- and had a mention in our guide book. We chose cheese and partridge salad for starters followed by partridge and trout for main. The cheese was good but nothing else to write home about- and both main courses were in fact too salty and the fish drowned in a sauce.... More 

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Maria Teresa M, Propietario at El Seco, responded to this review

It tries to improve and not put much sauce trout. a greeting More 

Valencia, Spain
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177 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

We had the daily special: 15 Euros for 3 courses, beverage and dessert included. We had "andrsjos" and "grañones" for our first course, both are typical stews from Úbeda and they were delicious. Our second course was codfish with a tomato and vegetable sauce...very good. Price/quality was excellent. Friendly service.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

On a sidestreet in the old city area of Ubeda, we enjoyed the informal and relaxed atmosphere of El Seco. We had a late and leisurely lunch. The menu was not budget, but not expensive. We had fun trying to translate the menu into English and not every item was quite what we expected, but it was all delicious.

Thank Hemipode
Midland, Michigan
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133 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

At one time during our visit to Ubeda and surrounding towns, we looked around for a place to eat lunch. Our list of restaurants selected from tripadvisor opinions, included "La Tintorera", "La Imprenta" and "Asador Santiago". We took a look at them and we did not find something enticing in their menus. The day before we had eaten at "Taperia... More 

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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I have been to this resturant various times and every time I have left satisified. Not only was everything delicious, I left full and very content by the service given.

1 Thank Antxiara
Malaga, Spain
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3,287 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,957 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Restaurante El Seco is a large restaurant that has plenty of light and is beautifully decorated. Teresa and her brothers operate the restaurant, which has been open 20 years already. Teresa also waits on tables and explains the menu. The menu of the day costs 15 euros and is very good. The a la carte menu has moderately priced items... More 

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Preston, Lancashire
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404 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 323 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Called in here for dinner. Although we were the only diners in the restaurant that evening, we had a nice table in a small alcove. The restaurant served a very reasonable three course menu of the day and from the choices available we had salad, swordfish and for dessert, fresh cherries and a crème caramel and included bread and glass... More 

1 Thank T-SGlobetrotters
Saundersfoot, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

quiet family restaurant. good food and would visit again if only for the friendly staff and excellent welcome

1 Thank Scarletontour
Omaha, Ne
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Highly recommended, we walked to this restaurant. The place was essentially empty which should have been a clue. We were graciously greeted and seated by the waitress. However, some of the tables weren't even set up for diners. The large rolls were very visually appealing, but were hard as rocks and tasteless when broken into; I imagine quite old. Our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$17 - $28
Mediterranean, Spanish, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Corazon de Jesus 8, 23400 Ubeda, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Jaen  >  Ubeda
  • Phone Number: +34 953 79 14 52

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