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“Warm welcome and good food”

La bodeguilla de Basilio
Ranked #11 of 201 Restaurants in Cuenca
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed April 26, 2014

Well, we were walking in the evening in Cuenca looking for a nice reastaurant (or taperia) and this place was our "blind" choice; we couldn't be more lucky...
The advice is to ask for a first set of tapas and to ask more lately: the portions are really "generous" and you can add more only if you are still hungry.
Local bread is higly recommended: it is a soft bread with a particular flavour that deserve to be tasted, waiters know this and they surely will ask you if you want it.
The food is good (everything we tasted) and the environment is warm, you can decide to sit at the bar counter just after the entrance, or to go in the following hall where the walls are fully covered with photos of people having good times in the restaurant.
Prices are really honest for the quality and the quantity of the food and moreover my wife received a gift of a small cup with the name of the restaurant when we left the place; nothing really precious but it was an unexpected kind thought from the staff.

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Reviewed April 15, 2014

It is incredible that for a beer they give you such a good tapa. Good taste, Cosy place and good service. they are kind. Tip: ask on the bar and stay standing up.

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Thank CaroVargasPL
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Reviewed November 8, 2013 via mobile

Strongly recommend the place for having a glass of wine. Great tapas are served at all time.

Feels really local ( not such a touristic place)

Simple but well presented and prepared dishes. ( relatively expensive for Cuenca though)

Better make a reservation

Thank Maxime D
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Reviewed November 7, 2013

We found the recommendation on Trip Advisor and went, and found it really was a great spot! You could definitely make a meal of the tapas--very generous and they change with each round. There were six of us and first round came with a complementary mini-bowl of leek soup, followed by a platter of grilled zucchini, fried quail's eggs, ham and bread (!). Apparently the second round would have come with squid, but it was about 8 or 9 p.m. on a Saturday, and there was such a crowd in this small, narrow place that we had to split the group to let people through; a bit uncomfortable in that sense, so we moved along to somewhere we could sit down after our day of walking up and down hills in the old town.

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Thank DebbieGr
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

This out of the way bar was recommended in a travel guide and it more than lived up to expectations. A cosy little bar full of atmosphere with a great little restaurant through the rear of the building. The food was superb and with each drink you get these wonderful plates of food, and I mean plates. Just in case you cannot wait for the plate of food they bring you something to nibble in the meantime. This place takes the meaning of tapas to another level. Not to be missed.

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Thank PegoRafa
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