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“Beautiful veggie food and fab service”
Review of The Spice Route - CLOSED

The Spice Route
Price range: $12 - $18
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed December 11, 2013

On a recent family trip to Ronda we stumbled across this gem of a restaurant. My step-mum is a vegetarian so it seemed like the best option for her in the area. Despite the rest of us being meat eaters, the food was an overwhelming success with us all. It was beautifully executed and presented, and the flavors were fantastic. Their moussaka was the best I've ever had!
To compliment the great food, was a friendly and sweet waiter who spoke perfect English and was happy to do so (not always the case in this area!). His service was impeccable.
Highly recommended - definitely the best vegetarian food I've ever eaten. Would definitely go again.

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Thank Rosie H
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TheSpiceRoute, Propietario at The Spice Route, responded to this reviewResponded December 25, 2013

Thanks for sharing your experience. Im sure this will help others not to be afraid of veggie food (vegetables dont bite humans, ha ha). Cheers.

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Reviewed December 1, 2013

We had a great dinner at The Spice Route in Ronda. We found it on Trip Advisor, and walked to find it as we don't care for all the pork and heavy tapas of Spain. Being from California, we were seeking fresh and healthy fare; we found it in the Spice Route! The vino tinto (house wine) was excellent as well. We loved the hummus, which had plenty of Garlic and a wonderful paprika olive oil garnish. We had the veggie tempura, veggie fajitas (with tempeh) and the chili with brown rice. All were excellent. We left stuffed but in a good and healthy way. We did not save room for dessert, so I cannot comment on their choices.

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Thank SLOLerners
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Reviewed November 28, 2013

This was an interesting experience! We explained in Spanish that I was lactose intolerant and so figured out what could have without cheese or milk. The chef kindly offered to make one of the enchiladas with mushrooms rather than cheese, and it was brought out. The waiter explained that the mushroom one was under...the cheese sprinkled on top! It was very good though, and would recommend it as a dish in it's own right. We also had to wonder about the wine, as the amount in our glass seemed rather small. My friend ordered a rose, and had significantly more. Then the two young women next to us ordered red (like us), and they had much more in their glass! We did find it odd, but amusing and just wished we were 20 years younger! It is well worth a visit, and the food is excellent quality, and I think our experience had more to do with the inexperience of the waiter than anything else.

Thank Rendell
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Reviewed November 26, 2013

We were delighted to learn about The Spice Route from a handbill at our hotel in Ronda. The restaurant was easy to find (Ronda is fairly compact). We were seated immediately at a comfortable table for two and then feasted on tempura, a stunning salad with goat cheese, enchiladas, and moussaka. The food was prepared with care, so it took a little time to arrive; this was consistent with most mid-day meals we ate in Spain.

The enchiladas were quite mild compared to what is served in a typical Mexican restaurant in the U.S. I suspect this is just a case of catering to the local taste; I found most food in Spain to be rather mildly spiced. Perhaps serving some salsa on the side of the plate would satisfy the homesick gringos while not scaring off the Europeans?

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Thank Richard C
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Reviewed November 20, 2013

A great find in a country where it is hard to find veggie food (except tapas)!. We visited in October and had great food and service. Vegetable tempura recommended. We wish you success with the new restaurant - Lorinda and Steve from Bristol, England.

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Thank Lorinda T
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TheSpiceRoute, Propietario at The Spice Route, responded to this reviewResponded November 23, 2013

Thanks Lorinda and Steve for coming and telling people about your experience. It seems the tempura is becoming a classic. We are glad to have you at The Spice Route. Please receive our regards from us.

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