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“Good Local Food at Reasonable Prices”

Restaurante Mendez El Guardia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $34
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Lunch
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

Family run restaurant at the entrance of the town of Villafranca del Bierzo. Located a bit away from the noise and movement of the busy central area around the village's central square, and a bit less touristic. Menus available in English though (and other languages, I believe).
Short menu, focused on local specialties. Good food quality, home-made style and friendly staff.
Cheap prices.
Overall a good choice away from the typical tourist traps for Santiago's pilgrims in the area...

Thank CamilitoCarlino
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Reviewed June 25, 2017 via mobile

We asked at our hotel for a good restaurant for dinner. Something different than the usual pellegrino meal. She pointed in the direction of this place and we are so thankful. We had dinner with a first, second and dessert including water and the local wine and paid only 22euros for two. The food was well prepared and the atmosphere was delightful.

Thank Harold F
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Reviewed May 12, 2017 via mobile

There are many restaurants on the Camino de Santiago and may or them with good value for money.
Restaurant Mendez is not easy to find but it's worthwhile to look for it because you will be surprised about the excellent menu for the pilgrims at a normal pilgrims ' price.
It's all traditional home made Spanish food of the best quality.

Thank Wiederkehr52
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Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

I had lunch here with a friend, both our meals (from the seasonal menu del dia) were sensational - local produce, perfectly cooked, and great quality for just 11euro per person. Service was excellent, and owner Paulo (who's grandfather established the venue) came and chatted to us throughout and after our meal, answered our questions about the produce and the region. What a find! Absolutely recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting gorgeous food and warm welcoming service. Muchos gracias Paulo!

Thank MelbTraveller101
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Reviewed September 21, 2016

We had an excellent meal here with high quality food typical of the region. Wines served with the meal were enjoyable and also from the region. Service was friendly and helpful.

Thank Aussielins
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