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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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London, United Kingdom
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221 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

The El Seco offers a great range of dishes -0 the majority of which are North African/Eastern Mediterranean themed. The menu selection is excellent offering dishes to suit most tastes. One of the specialities of the area is Perdiz (Partridge) - I opted for this as my main course. Fresh and juicy - fantastic. Well done chef !!! Would definitely... More 

Thank spmmik53
Ronda, Spain
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

real spanish (no paella) food attentive service from family members, good location and well priced, excellent potages

Thank herbalist36
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
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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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434 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank KP58
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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200 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank mjs03
Oxford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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153 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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3,337 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,987 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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408 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 326 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$16 - $27
Mediterranean, Spanish, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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?