We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Great sit down restaurant in a town of tapas!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Asador El Muro SC.

Asador El Muro SC.
Ranked #117 of 386 Restaurants in Logrono
Cuisines: Spanish
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Cowes, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
106 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great sit down restaurant in a town of tapas!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013

Good restaurant choice in a town full mostly of tapas bars. We were served by a lovely gentleman who spoke limited English but was trying to be as helpful as he could, We ordered starters and mains and he ensured we got best value for money when he noticed I had ordered 2 things from the set menu (which I had not realised!) - this also include dessert and a half carafe of wine.The food was really good, my starter of beans and fish broth was especially delicious! We asked for half carafes of wine each (as drinking white/red separately) and he opened two fresh bottles for us and left them on the table although we did only drink half each and that was all we were charged for - the meal was very good value too.

Visited June 2013
Helpful?
Thank Katiecjunior
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

122 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    38
    39
    27
    6
    12
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
220 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 592 helpful votes
“Not our best choice of restaurant in Logrono”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

Unfortunately we lack the enthusiasm shown for this restaurant by the two London reviewers. The harassed head (and only) waiter rushed around like a headless chicken. He brought the chosen, and expensive, wine to our table, uncorked it, poured a little for tasting and immediately rushed off. Whether it was acceptable or otherwise was clearly of no consequence to him, as he successfully avoided eye contact and signals and did not re-appear at our table until be brought our starters some ten minutes later.

Of the two starters chosen from the a la carte menu, one was acceptable but the other disastrously prepared and grossly overpriced. The main course of roast suckling pig was very good indeed but the accompaniments and presentation poor.

It may well be that the set menu is good value for money but choosing from the a la carte is not.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank billyboy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Traditional food - central location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

We stopped in Logrono on the way to Bilbao and had done no research in advance but found our way to Calle Laurel which our hotel guide showed as full of restaurants. El Muro was the one that appealed most and turned out to be a good find, although the only diners were English speaking tourists, but it was early ie 8pm. There was a good set menu at a reasonable price E16.99 - which included a glass of wine, and the dishes were traditional. Our visit was much enhanced by the charming Luis who showed us his wine cellar at the rear before our departure.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Christine C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
306 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
“Logrono restaurant La Rioja Region”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

I was looking for a restaurant instead of a tapas bar.glad I choose El Muro,in calle Laurel,in Barrio Viejo.menus are in Spanish/French/English.it was half full with the owner Luis doing everything.a great tasting menu .i let Luis chose the wine to accompany meal.had a bean soup with patatas & spicy chorizo-delicious.had unique ice cold black bottle of mineral water.then had Monkfish with clams ,prawns in a sauce-delicious.finally just had to have ice cream(strawberry/vanilla/chocolate)-with cream-divine.an American group had cuttlefish in own black ink.Luis looks after his guests well.friendly with good recommendations.& enjoys talking with guests.a truly enjoyable experience to La Rioja Region-food & wine.
A true gem.highly recommended ,in a relaxing atmosphere.compliments to the chefs & owner.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Michael D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Calgary
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Simply the best meal of my life”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2012

El Muro was an accidental discovery, Logorono is justifiably famous for tapas but El Muro is an incredible sit down dining experience in the heart of the old city on the walking street Calle Laurel. We chose to stop here after trying to find a restaurant instead of a tapa bar, we had a recommendation for another sit down restaurant but the owner Luis was engaging and friendly despite the language barrier and menus in English we were sold.

Luis made sure that we were comfortable then brought around some wine for sampling, this led to a quick visit to the wine cellar for show and tell when it became obvious we knew nothing of wine. From the visit I learned there are different wines for the dishes and it was obvious that Luis would not let us choose the wrong one. When we returned to the table we both selected the suckling pig with potatoes for supper, I ordered an appetizer I can best describe as a vegetable curry and my wife choose a potato with sauce to start. With help a bottle of Melquior, a local red was chosen as the correct wine.

My appetizer was a mildly spicy flavorful mix of local vegetable cooked very soft and mixed together served hot, a basket of fresh bread, both my wife and I though it delicious. My wife's potato starter was less spiced but no less excellent.

The suckling pig main course was a work of art, perfectly cooked along with scalloped hand cut potatoes with a cheesy crust. The pig had a firm slightly crunchy skin that Luis took pride in showing us with a tap of a fork. It was hot, slightly sweet and it melted in my mouth, I have never had a tastier pig.

Luis insisted on dessert even though we were both stuffed, but as he hadn't proved wrong we agreed and left the choice to him. This resulted in a new wine and the best apple tart I've ever had, warm served with whipped cream and perfectly complimented with the wine. The apples were hot and just firm enough but still melted in my mouth, this was all wrapped in the sweetest filo pastry I've tried.

This was not an inexpensive meal, with everything we paid almost 80 euros but considering the the prices in Europe a simple breakfast at a corner cafe will cost about 12 Euros I think the food and service was easily worth the price.

This was a 2 hour dinner that didn't seem long, in fact we were reluctant to leave, my final thoughts on El Muro are simple.

It was a wonderful experience where we felt like family, true care and concern showed plainly along with pride at our satisfaction in an incredible meal.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Calgarycouple976
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Asador El Muro SC. also viewed

 
Logrono, La Rioja
Logrono, La Rioja
 

Been to Asador El Muro SC.? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing