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“Awesome food and friendly service”

Meson Cumbres Mayores
Ranked #12 of 573 Restaurants in Cadiz
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
95 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Awesome food and friendly service”
Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

My favourite bar during our stay. Totally bemused by the bad reviews as we had lovely service. The fried potatoes with all the plates was a great freeby! And the jamons hanging over the bar is pretty much why I go to Spain as it tastes sublime. Maybe we were just lucky?

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank AlanMeerkat
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“If you had enough from tapas, try the hearty full meals”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

The restaurant area is at the back of the venue and we chose to eat outside as there was a bit of heavy smell inside from the hanging jamons. Actually it was not a bad choice to stay outside and watch the thoroughfare passing by. The tables outside were small, but we used the additional bar behind us to spread the multiple plates. All the meals were very well cooked and delivered, especially the hearty local stews. The service was quick and kind, speaking English which rare there. Well deserve a visit. Avoid the fresh salads as they are nothing special.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Sa6o-Alfonso
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
130 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Very over-rated...a very busy tapas bar at the front but a very poor quality restaurant behind.”
Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

We went here on the basis of its ranking at number 6 but what a disappointment it turned out to be... but we can only speak of our experience in the restaurant and not the tapas bar. The waiter behaved in disinterested fashion especially after we declined his recommendation of a 37 euro bottle of wine for a 13 euro one. Our starters were fine... salmorejo (a sort-of gazpacho) and puchero (a mint soup with ham and boiled egg). Of the main courses, the wild boar was basic but the tuna encebollada was inedible..either not fresh or over-cooked because it was dry and hard and the worst ever from a region that counts tuna as one of its specialities. The waiter brought the menu for re-ordering. When asked if the swordfish is fresh, it was suggested that merluza (hake) would be better so we concluded 'not fresh' so accepted. The hake, whilst fresh and tasty, the veg was disgusting... tinned, barely warm and undrained. At this, we wanted out so we made our displeasure clear and requested the bill which came with no apology for the disasters and an extra 4 euros for the higher priced hake. We gave not a centimo tip for this disastrous experience and left amazed
that this place could have scored 6th of Cadiz restaurants especially upon looking more closely, we found very patchy comments... some equally as critical as ourselves.

  • Visited August 2013
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3 Thank Galeria
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exeter
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

Recently visited this restaurant with friends and was impressed by the service and atmosphere. I would recommend having a bottle of wine and having some tapas whilst watching the world go by.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank luludExeter
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Rueschlikon, Switzerland
Level 6 Contributor
94 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“A chinese restaurant in Cadiz?”
Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

Me and my partner spent an evening in this restaurant. In general we are not looking for sophisticated restaurant (no Michelin stars), neither for chinese-like service ones, rather for truly local places.

When we arrived the place was half full. We were welcomed and invited to choose a seat. We went for the most quite corner.

The beginning was very promising. Smiling and very gentle people. Unfortunately this was it. The situation degraded as soon as we had our seat. We were served from a young boy, that was probably thinking to be serving in a fast food.

The room where we were (approximately 25 sqm), was soon filled with other 20 people (including 4 noisy kids) and the service went down even further.

I had really the impression that they work on large numbers and this makes them more similar to a Chinese restaurant if we speak about the service. Overall the food is quite good.

Definitely the place is filled more because of the name rather than for its quality. If it's an off-peak evening you may be lucky and serviced good. But in general do my expect more attentions than what you can get from your local Chinese restaurant.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank chmax73
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