This place was the cheapest option of the restaurants listed for Trujillo in the Lonely Planet guide book so we decided to give it a try. The sights in town were closed from 2-4 so we instead went to eat at about 3 and there was a long line when we arrived. Fortunately we were able to jump the line when they called out for any parties of 2, so do pay attention for this possibility.
When we sat down we had three bottles and food served immediately - water, red wine, and something that was like Sprite only not as sweet. Also salad, sliced sausage, some egg/potato quiche type dish. Sorry for the poor descriptions - this is from our US view that has little knowledge of the area and no Spanish skills! A lot of restaurants leave a bottle of wine on the table to encourage you to buy it so we were quite surprised when they walked over and opened it up without asking us. Uh.. well it was open at that point so we started having it. Pretty surprised to find it to be chilled. Then we noticed that the table next to us was pouring some of the Sprite-like drink into their glasses of wine. What???? So with just a little wine in my glass I tried the same and as so surprised at how wonderful it and refreshing it was. Maybe this was the original wine cooler.
Our initial waiter immediately abandoned us in favor of another waiter who presumably knew more English. However his English was no better than my Spanish. Of course we are in Spain so the issue of not knowing the language rests with us. I don't know how the other reviewer got a hold of a menu because there were no menus when we were there. Our waiter just pointed to his head (as in menu choices are in his head). (Note: there was a menu posted outside so maybe study up and write down your choices before going in.) So we never knew the range of choices but muddled through the next course which resulted in soup being served in ridiculously large portions. For the main course a second waiter came over to assist in the translations which at least got us to understand at a high level what was available - chicken, lamb, fish, deer (translated as Bambi). Good, if basic, fare.
The dessert was of the type you'd pick up at the grocery store - ice cream was like the drumstick style, flan was in little plastic cups.
Now for what appeared to be a clash of cultures - even though I'm a light drinker, between the two of us we finished the bottle of wine - the principle being you do not waste alcohol. We were just about to leave and our waiter seeing that our bottle of wine was empty immediately brought over a second. Against our protests it was opened and put on the table. :-O We stayed a bit longer then to have half of that bottle too.
All of this for 15 Euro each. In summary, the food quality was mixed from very good to so-so, but the atmosphere and value was really great and staff made an excellent effort to accommodate us. And after a bottle and a half of wine the beautiful Trujillo became a place that was truly magical. ;-)
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