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“Great food, atmosphere and service!”
Review of Meson El Sacristan

Meson El Sacristan
Ranked #11 of 270 Restaurants in Ronda
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish, Grill
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Located at the very heart of the historic center of ronda next to the real colegiata de santa maria la mayor. Our speciality is meats grilled in a wood burning oven. Non stop cooking. Our day off is on wednesday. In winter we close also tuesday night.
Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Great food, atmosphere and service!”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

Been to this restaurant a few weeks ago. The food and the service were excelent. I enjoyed the special attention from the waiter and host, they were very friendly and chatty :-) I thoroughly recommend it!

  • Visited June 2013
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Madrid, Spain
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“Nice place for tapas”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

This restaurant is located near the Ronda City Hall and the main church, so it's hard to miss.

A local friend recommended it, and she was right. Simple but comfortable accomodation, friendly service, good food, prices within reason.

We stopped for a quick snack and ended up having a full meal. We ordered quite a few tapas dishes to share among four people. Quantity and quality were very good, and cooking was more creative than usual. Prices were somewhat higher than average, but far from expensive.

The owner came around a few times to make sure that we were satisfied.

My permanent advice for visitors to Andalucia is to eat where the locals eat, and this is such a place.

  • Visited June 2013
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Switzerland
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246 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
“Liked it so much we went twice”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

Positive: location (quiet, beautiful edge of plaza), service (friendly, helpful, good English/ French if necessary), quality of food (superb real suckling pig), value for money

  • Visited May 2013
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Cambridge, UK
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“Mildly disorganised, thoroughly enjoyable”
Reviewed June 17, 2013

Although Ronda is quite a large place, the attractions that draw so many tourists are concentrated in the old town, around the famous bridge. The need therefore is to find a restaurant devoted to Edesia and Bibesia rather than Mammon, tutelary god of British catering. The Meson del Sacristan, tucked away in a side street off the hill leading down from the bridge to the city walls and the (fragmentary) Moorish remains, is sufficiently pious.

The menu comes in four languages but, happily, this is a local restaurant, Spanish in tone and temperament. We went for Sunday lunch amid the usual family groups, with their well-behaved children and general air of conviviality.

Sunday lunch in Spain is long and leisurely for the diners, though not for the staff. Perhaps it was because of the local fiesta that the kitchen was singularly disorganised, since an innocuous starter of grilled kidneys took so long to arrive that it was eventually served together with the main courses. One cannot say whether the kidneys had had to be unfrozen or perhaps extracted from some passing beast, but when they did come they were respectably good. And so was everything else: chicken, squid, goat, young pig, etc. (though I've known tastier piggies in Segovia, where they specialise). One local wine (Conrad) was rather dark and unformed for my taste: others might find it just right with food. We should have asked advice from the lively, friendly waiter, who did a marvellous PR job on some old geyser waiting for his kidneys.

All six of us enjoyed this restaurant, billed by the way as the Asador (carvery) rather than Meson (tavern) del Sacristan. However, standards are so high in Spain nowadays that what was exceptional in the past is now - thanks be - the norm. I do wish 'average' did not have the disparaging connotations it seems to be acquiring in our overblown age, and will look forward to going back (as it were) ready and willing to lash out more blobs.

  • Visited May 2013
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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“Charming find next to the Iglesia de Santa Maria”
Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

Lovely spot, ate outside in a charming setting. Food is your typical Spanish wonders. We had wonderful jamon Serrano and fried calamari. Sangria was great. Service ever so friendly. If you make it to Ronda would recommend you making it here albeit a little off the beaten track.

  • Visited June 2013
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