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“Great Food, Reasonable Prices for the Quality”
Review of La Ponderosa

La Ponderosa
Ranked #20 of 236 Restaurants in Cuenca
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Spanish
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Reviewed December 17, 2017

On our first visit to Spain, this last November, we took a pleasant side trip to Cuenca. This turned out to be one of our most favored parts of the entire trip. On entering Cuenca, we stopped at a petrol station to ask for a local dining place for lunch. We were directed to LaPonderosa. Quaint, and authentic, we appeared to be the only non-locals. Our poor level of Spanish was compensated by very gracious service. The jamon was wonderful, as was the cheese, omelet, and all the other foods placed before us. One note about jamon, there are like four grades, Black Label is the finest, and this is what they serve - this is a very select grade, with a much higher price, but read about it, then you won't be surprised. Everything, food, service, and drinks, were done beyond satisfaction.

Our next visit to Spain will feature more time in this beautiful and ancient city, and more dining at La Ponderosa. If you are visiting Spain, take in Cuenca, and be sure to pay a visit to LaPonderosa. You will be pleased!

Date of visit: November 2017
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Thank George F
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Reviewed July 6, 2017

While the the quality was great, the place beautiful and great service, in almost three months of traveling through Spain, I never felt more ripped off when the bill arrived... the "meal" I had consisted of three tiny sized tapas (I mean meager portions that would not satisfy a mouse, they were so small). While the quality was great, honestly, I was charged as though I had ordered three full meals. It was grotesque, and I would never go back there and would not recommend. Too expensive.

Date of visit: June 2017
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Thank WineLover12345
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Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

A little tapas bar where you have to be standing up but this is worth it because the quality of the food is amazing!
We had "lomo de orza" which is made in house, little red mullets, pork ear and "mollejas". No buts to add, everything was good. The place is a bit pricey but it is worth the quality!

Thank TECFML
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

This is the place to go "de tapeo" in Cuenca : try the zarajos, taste the wonderful tomatoes and have a nice local wine (as the draught beer is Heineken, bof!)

Date of visit: October 2013
Thank onzils
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Date of visit: April 2019
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