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“We really want to have a meal here - but NB that it closes at 7pm!”

Caserio de San Benito
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Ranked #2 of 125 Restaurants in Antequera
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
521 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
“We really want to have a meal here - but NB that it closes at 7pm!”
Reviewed November 3, 2013

We'd read glowing reviews of Caseria de San Benito and will certainly come back to try it - but it was really frustrating to look forward to eating there all through a long afternoon drive down from Toledo, only to arrive at 7.15 and discover it closes at 7pm. It doesn't look as if there's anything saying this on any website we've looked at - so be warned.

The gardens and main building do look gorgeous, and the Caseria's in a great location if you're heading along the Antequera-Cordoba road, so we'll definitely try it again - but it'll be for lunch this time!

Visited October 2013
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Cordoba, Spain
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“What fabulous place!”
Reviewed October 21, 2013

We recently had lunch here for the first time, but it definitely won't be our last time. It's easy to find (literally just next to the autovia, A45 exit 86), has plenty of parking, lovely grounds, friendly staff, a beautifully presented restaurant with loads of old spanish character, and best of all gorgeous food.

It's a bit more expensive than your average spanish restaurant, but that's because it's so much better than your average spanish restaurant. We've lived in Spain for ten years, and I have to say this is now in my top three restaurants!

We ordered 'porro' to start which is a very local dish (can only describe it as a tasty, thick, smooth and creamy tomato soup - served cold), and not only did the waiter explain to us what was in it, but when he served it to us he explained that the locals eat it by drizzling olive oil on it then use their bread to scoop it up, not a spoon.

Well worth a visit. If you get a chance, you should go and enjoy some delicious food.

  • Visited October 2013
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Lake Vinuela
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“fantastic lunch!”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

Four of us went for lunch today to El Benito. The menu is varied & appealing, the service & the food was wonderful, good value & well presented.
We were talked through the menu & advised about lunchtime specials. The building itself it traditional old Spanish but comfortable & welcoming. We frequently go there for morning coffee but decided to try it for lunch today, an experience we look forward to repeating.
One of the most super places I have eaten at in Spain

  • Visited October 2013
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Madrid, Spain
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Outstanding food, service and setting”
Reviewed October 2, 2013

This restaurant is just off the motorway from Antequera to Córdoba, housed in a typical Andalusian country house with fireplace, wood beam ceilings and terracotta tiled floors.

Plenty of parking, with roofed "sheds" providing welcome shade.

The food is excellent, with plenty of local dishes from the Antequera region, plus Andalusian standards as well as dishes recreated from the region's moorish past.

The staff is especially friendly, helpful and efficient. Unless you absolute know what you want, let them advice you. On some dishes they will serve half portions.

Prices are very reasonable.

Not to miss is a visit to the free museum housed in the old church that forms part of the compound, as well as a tour of the grounds, decorated with farm tools and appliances.

  • Visited September 2013
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Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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“unexplanable”
Reviewed September 13, 2013

we were also very well surprised, it is unexplenable how such a marvelous place is located here at the surraundings of antequera...A1

  • Visited September 2013
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