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The restaurant Meson Rio Seco is located in the Valencian town of Pinar de Campoverde, in the mountainous area of Pilar de la Horadada, in the province of Alicante. The kitchen team is committed to quality cuisine, both traditional and Spanish. Among the most outstanding dishes you will find the complete Salad "Rio Seco", grilled octopus, brie cheese with tomato jam, croquettes of the house with Iberian ham, pil-pil cod or the fabulous stuffed chicken Rio Seco. And to culminate the gastronomic experience, do not miss the "Paula" chocolate cake from the Meson Rio Seco restaurant. There is the possibility of eating through the menu day and night, in addition to try their rich tapas. In addition,
US$20 - US$58
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Family style
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If your want a pleasant evening do not come here. Food is OK but not worth the price, service is horrendous.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Foodstil, Director General at Meson Rio Seco, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago
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Vitaly Rimmer, lo sentimos mucho de no poder entenderlo hasta el final que quería usted su comportamiento fue muy exigente...More

Reviewed 5 September 2021

lovely setting and a nice clean restaurant. Various dishes were ordered. Starters came to the table along with a pizza which had been ordered as a main. It was a small looking Pizza, rather bland looking and certainly not stone baked. A Paella was served...for six of us which I must say was very tasteless and uninspiring. Did not even want to go back for the remains. Quite a bit of the food was not eaten which speaks volumes. One of the drinks orders came out wrong with too many that had not been requested. Very disappointed and felt sorry for the person who recommended Meson Rio Seco.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 13 August 2021

Made a phone reservation for their Flamenco dinner show. When we arrived at the time I was told our name was not put on the list and we were rudely told everything was fully booked and we never made a reservation. When I showed the...waiter my phone history with time and date I called the restaurant, she became very offensive and even more rude, almost shouting to prove I was wrong and she was right. She pointed out a table where we were ‘allowed’ to eat a la carte by goodness gracious of her and made that very clear. But we decided to leave as we had enough of that unwelcome feeling!! We went to a very nice Argentinian restaurant at La Zenia Boulevard where we were more than welcomed and that saved our date night! Will NEVER return to this awful restaurant!!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 11 July 2021 via mobile

Food excellent Location excellent Service dreadful Waiters and waitresses were inattentive ineffective and lacking courtesy Orders delayed and wrong Incredibly slow service The family at the next table paid for their drinks and left without eating as they were so fed up with the wait...Staff didn’t seem to mind this happening and offered no apologyMore

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 16 January 2021 via mobile

Well what a beautiful location, we were welcomed into the restaurant and shown to our table in the sun after sanitizing our hands, there were many stations for sanitizing around the restaurant inside and out! After our drinks order was taken we were offered the...menu and the choices were many and varied, there is a tapas menu, menu de casa €20 for 3 courses and and menu del dia €12 also 3 courses, neither included a drink but the drinks were not expensive. we had 3 of the MDD and 1 menu de casa . whilst waiting for the starters we had artesan type bread with alioli, then the starters arrived, very tasty and beautifully presented. Main courses and the sweet were equally as good. The waitress was very efficient and friendly she asked if we wanted extra time between courses and was very covid protocol aware. The bill for 4 with 4 gin and tonics 2 bottles of wine and a supplement for the Roast leg of lamb was €100. The portions were very generous, the choice varied and we will definitely go back.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Foodstil, Director General at Meson Rio Seco, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2021
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Muchísimas gracias por su opinión. Es un gesto muy amable de parte de ustedes hecho para nosotros y para las...More

Reviewed 9 January 2021

Really excellent food and service. The restaurant has a lovely ambience. The menu de la casa has some really different dishes. Well worth seeking out, in a beautiful setting. Looking forward to returning.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Foodstil, Director General at Meson Rio Seco, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2021
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Muchísimas gracias por la visita! Y somos muy agradecidos por su opinión. Gracias a este bonito gesto de parte de...More

Reviewed 1 January 2021

Another fantastic lunch hear again today, three visits in three weeks and what can I say food excellent, service excellent, attention to detail excellent, and of course wonderful views, looking forward to our next visitMore

Date of visit: December 2020
Foodstil, Director General at Meson Rio Seco, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2021
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Muchísimas gracias! Nos encanta veros de nuevo para que saboreáis otros platos diferentes de nuestra carta . Saludos de parte...More

Reviewed 12 November 2020

Unfortunately I can only think they either don't like the English or simply didn't really want to be open!! Couldn't book through their website as no option for GB phone numbers and email request was bounced back. Apparently I should have used this site. Who...knew? Food was basically mediocre and we had chosen the €20 menu in the hope of not getting the basic stuff. Staff were surly and we won't be returning. By the way, the view across the car park to electricity poles over tennis courts wasn't that spectacular either but we had to be there as only sunny spot.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 25 October 2020

All our meals were delicious and well cooked. Lovely steaks. Hospitality was attentive and the location very special. Great views of nature. I will certainly return. Value was fair for the quality of the food.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 13 September 2020 via mobile

6 of us met for lunch. We had tapas and drinks. The setting was lovely, music relaxing, service very good and had a nice ambience. The food was very nicely presented and tasted good as well . Will definitely be backMore

Date of visit: September 2020
Foodstil, Director General at Meson Rio Seco, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2020
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Gracias por la visita ! Nos alegramos mucho que os quedasteis satisfechos. De parte de nuestro personal les deseamos lo...More

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Gaye V
11 November 2020|
Response from Foodstil | Property representative |
Hola, el restaurante está abierto, según las normativas no se celebra ningún evento de música. Restaurante está abierto solo para comidas y cenas. Gracias.
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Wendy G
22 July 2019|
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Response from JayneinSpain62 | Reviewed this property |
Thursday night flamenco with dancing horse and also Saturday which is just flamenco. Would recommend Thursday in particular
Sarah D
13 April 2019|
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Response from Shellh123 | Reviewed this property |
They have a wide ranging menu and a children’s menu with her standard foods you would get in most restaurants. My children loved the food & it was my birthday when we visited and they couldn’t of been nicer lovely restaurant... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about Meson Rio Seco

Yes, Meson Rio Seco offers takeaway services.

Yes, Meson Rio Seco is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Meson Rio Seco is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5