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“Showing simplicity is best.”
Review of Caserio Ananda - CLOSED

Caserio Ananda
Price range: $33 - $100
Cuisines: Grill
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Asador de leña, Cocina Natural, productos de Temporada; Setas, Tagarninas....
Virginia Water, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
525 reviews
318 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
“Showing simplicity is best.”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

We were staying nearby and read all these wonderful reviews, so had to give it a go. It pains me to say that it really is fabulous and deserves 5/5. Having booked online, it would appear the restaurant wasn't due to open on a Tuesday lunchtime, but Angeles opened up for us, and stoked up the fires. The food absolutely was top drawer. Starters of red peppers with roasted garlic (I avoided speaking to anyone for a day after whole bulb), fresh mushrooms, which Angeles showed us before cooking them, onions with cheese and honey and a spectacular fois gras. Mains were fillet steak all round done over the wood fire, and yes, it gives a particularly wonderful taste. Puddings of cheesecake - not so good I thought and pancakes which the kids loved. Talking of kids, the location right on the railway - lean away from your table out of the windows to see the trains - if they are passing - there aren't many a day. Coffee in a big kettle. Crianza red and two g&t's plus water and 2 fizzy drinks each for the kids. 5 of us, 2 and a half hours of sheer enjoyment. Oh, nearly forgot the bread baked in the restaurants oven - magnificent. Bill was €259. For the room, setting, theatre, Angeles, food, drink.....a bargain. Go.

  • Visited October 2013
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  • English first
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English first
new jersey
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fantastic Lunch”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Just for a start, we would again choose lunch over dinner at this fantastic restaurant. That is because it is located down a long perilously winding road outside of Gauciin at El Colmenar. Better to do this while it is light out! And some say 15 minutes out of Gaucin - took us a good deal longer.

The restaurant is in a beautifully converted train station. We were lovingly looked after by Angeles, we believe one of the owners. Some dishes we had... Braised onions with a Gorganzola cheese sauce, roasted red peppers with local cheese, roasted lamb with fresh rosemary cooked for 12 hours on an open fire, a huge tomato cut like a sunburst with buffalo mozzarella and fresh herbs, a great cod dish, apple tarts - all farm fresh ingredients, really delicious.

A find! Well worth the trip.

  • Visited October 2013
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San Diego, California
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Out of the way but out of this world”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

Incredible meal from an incredible woman. Farm to table mentality. Fresh ingredients simply prepared and seasoned to bring out the subtle natural flavors. Beautiful rustic building conversion. Bread baked over coals, slow roasted suckling pig, amazing croquettes of spinach pine nuts and cheese. Sweet bull tomatoes simply prepared with olive oil and rosemary.. All amazing. A true testament to Andalusian cooking.

  • Visited October 2013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
210 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“Fabulous, really fabulous”
Reviewed September 29, 2013

We drove out from Gaucin - my 65th birthday lunch treat - down a hundred hairpin bends with amazing views, to the old railway station. Walking in - wow! Wonderful atmosphere and décor. We sat at the table at the far end by the window. From speaking to him, I gather that the owner lives in Panama and comes to Spain frequently. Wonderful guy, really cares about his food and service. For our main course, most of us had sucking pig, cooked for over 24 hours and utterly - and I do mean utterly - delicious. I enjoyed one of the best red wines I have ever had (and I worked for 23 years in the wine trade in England) - it was from his new "natural" range - this is a step beyond organic. Heaven in a bottle! I think it was his wife who served us but not sure - she was wonderful with my baby grand daughter and made us all feel so welcome. Many thanks for the most memorable meal I have ever had in Spain!

  • Visited September 2013
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Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
165 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“A Spanish cuddle x”
Reviewed September 21, 2013

Truly special evening. Located about 15 mins drive outside of Gauciin at El Colmenar and its worth the journey, whatever your driving disposition down the occasionally narrow winding lane. You'll find it next to the station. A charming and sympathetic conversion of an old railway building.

Arrived around 8pm which is early by Spanish standards and warmly greeted by the owner and shown to our table. Note her english isn't good but that just adds to the whole atmosphere. Old rustic plates and cutlery set the tone for the food to follow.

We followed some of her recommendations but everything we had was beautifully simple, well flavoured and the overall cost wasn't as pricy as many reviews have made out. A good deal cheaper than many in Gaucin itself.

As for the food - Strongly recommend the wood oven roasted peppers with garlic to start. How can something so simple be so good ?! The goats cheese was almost as good. The main course suckling pig was sublime although be aware it's very moist and some may find it fatty. But for me the roasted orange which it comes with cuts through that fat. The mushroom risotto was both creamy and deeply earthy. Finished the meal in style with crepe suzette. Wine is well priced with some local organic options - great stuff.

Service throughout was warm and genuine - we couldn't find fault. The whole experience left us with a massive smile and warmth inside - a Spanish cuddle. Perfecto x

  • Visited September 2013
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