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El Polesu

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Spanish
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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed October 23, 2020

Cozy space, with typical decoration of a cider distillery, the traditional drink of Asturias. Tavern environment and the smell of the old distillery still in the air. The tables are right next to the old giant kites. Attentive and professional service, although very busy which...does not allow them to take a long time with explanations for those who do not know the menu. Very central.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

We found El Polesu on a side street off the Avenida Covadonga, and it seemed to have more tables filled than other places. The menu offers seasonal and weekly specials. There is only one beer -Estrella- served from a bottle or from tap in a...stemless glass - in Asturias called “caña,” (€1,60), and the red wine selection consisted of a Rioja (€1,70) and a Ribera del Duero (€1,90). Atmosphere was very much like a neighborhood pub, with young couples, young families, and middle-aged working class clientele. We had the Ñeru (€10,50), sautéed mushrooms and onion on string potatoes on top of a type of (heavy) Hollandaise with fried eggs drizzled with syrup. Also had the pollo al ajillo (€7,35) - delicious chunks of chicken marinated with garlic topped with pimientón. The chips, patatas aioli, (€4,20) were slightly soggy and the heavy dollops of aioli slathered on top dampened their crispness further. A generous basket of fresh white bread was provided (€1,80). Enjoyed watching the waiters serve up the sidra - the long splashy pours create the foam needed to drink this local mainstay.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed June 24, 2017 via mobile

What a find! We made a reservation for the restaurant in the old cider cellar. Lovely atmosphere. The food is mainly tapas and raciones - the larger portions. Everything is freshly cooked and all our dishes were delicious. We had croquettes, grilled baby squid and...mushrooms in a creamy cheese sauce. We each had a dessert, and shared a bottle of rose. The bill came to 42€ which we thought was very good value. Service was excellent and very friendly. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed February 27, 2017 via mobile

Full of locals, great atmosphere and cool setting. We reserved a table in the 'restaurant' before going - it's set down some stairs in an old cider cellar and it's a really cool little place. I'd say a must-see if in Cangas. We ordered a...few tapas dishes and all were amazing, and we tried our first cider 'Asturias-style'. Staff were very friendly too. Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: February 2017
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Reviewed August 12, 2016

A little out of the main area this place is frequented by locals. We ordered a range of dishes and all were good. One very friendly waiter, happy to take our order. A second waiter rather full of himself didn't approve of our choices and...poo-pooed my order, not believing I would be able to eat the lot. I had assumed my smell would tell him I had been hiking for eight days and, though slim, was not far off being capable of eating a horse. Despite his odd comments and missing one of our plate we had a great meal as the food was excellent.More

Date of visit: August 2016
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Reviewed August 2, 2016

Informal, Spanish bar with great chef & food - super service. Wish I lived nearer and it was my local.

Date of visit: June 2016
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Reviewed July 26, 2016

If you want to drink cider in Cangas de Onís, this is a must. It's old, dark and packed with locals which is always a good sign. It has a very particular dining room worth seeing.

Date of visit: July 2016
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Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

Go go go. Full of character, good food and ok service...it's not so good when it's really busy...but otherwise it's great! I always stop by when I'm in Cangas as just love the place!

Date of visit: July 2015
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Reviewed March 17, 2015

My father brought me here when I was a kid AGES ago to eat often, yes there was sidra, but I didn't appreciate it till I was at least a teenager! I know that a trip to Asturias would not be complete if we did...not eat here at least a few times. Authentic great meals, cheeses and of course sierra. My most recent visit here was in October, and now owned by same family, next generations, food is still amazing, the cayos are some of the best I have had EVER! Don't gravitate to the"touristy"sidrerias in town, round the corner and head down the street to el Polesu, you won't regret it! Mi padre me trajo aquí cuando yo era cría hace muchos años a comer a menudo, sí había sidra, pero no me gustaba, por lo menos hasta que fui adolescente! Sé que un viaje a Asturias no estaría completo si no comemos aquí por lo menos un par de veces. Auténticos platos, quesos, y por supuesto sierra. Mi visita más reciente fue en octubre, y sigue los mismos dueños de la misma familia, nuevas generaciones, la comida sigue siendo impresionante, los cayos son algunos de los mejores que he tenido en mi vida. No te gravites a las sidrerías "turistas", de la ciudad, y da la vuelta en la esquina y a sentar te en el Polesu, no te arrepentirás.More

Date of visit: October 2014
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Reviewed November 22, 2014

Found this restaurant on tripadvisor when visiting Cangas De Onis. To be honest if it wasn't for this site I would not have found it, it is tucked away in a corner of a sideria. Spoke to the waiter and he made some recommendations which...we followed. The Food was excellent and the cider good. It is a bit spit and sawdust but that adds to the appeal. I would eat there again and would recommend a visit, it is reasonable priced too, approximately €25 including three bottles of cider. A good night out.More

Date of visit: November 2014
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Reviewed July 22, 2014

This sidreria was recommended by a ranger at the Picos de Europa office in town. We put ourselves in the hands of the young man who served us. Wow! Great food and an enthusiastic, outgoing guide to the local cuisine. When thanked for his kind...attention, his was reply, "But ... this is what I do." Two large bottles sideria, two raciones & two espressos were 20 euros.More

Date of visit: July 2014
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Reviewed July 22, 2014

Set on an old cider cellar this is a great place to experience tradition. Locals mix with tourists to enjoy cider and tapas. Definitely a recommendable experience both for the eyes and the taste buds.

Date of visit: July 2014
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Reviewed March 23, 2014

Describing the ambiance in El Polesu is quite impossible, one must experience it. The restaurant used to be a "sidreria", the air is impregnated by this spirit and smell. The young guy that served us was spectacular, easily the best service I ever get in...Spain, and I travel a lot in Spain. Full of energy, enthusiastic, great recomendations and always a smile. The food is delicious, well prepared and one can notice the quality of the ingredients. 4 dishes, desserts, starters and a bottle of "sidra" and the bill was less than 30 euros.More

Date of visit: October 2013
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

The tapas here are excellent: great meat stew, perfect calamari and pungent Asturian blue cheese. Friendly service and the ever-present cider complete a very pleasant evening. While other restaurants and siderias had plenty of empty tables, there was a queue here: sure evidence of its...reputation.More

Date of visit: September 2013
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El Polesu is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5