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Venta Torre Dona Jimena

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Mediterranean, Spanish
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 23 February 2021

I was visiting the castle and windmills with my dog. I I I am a guiri but have lived in Toledo and Madrid. I am used to getting a Menu del Dia for 10-15 euros or sometimes eating in a nice restaurant for a little...more. Just the week before I visited Cuenca and ate at 2 bars for normal prices. I searched my phone looking for somewhere cheap to eat. Google rated this place as €(cheap). When I saw the laidback decor and posters for migas I thought I’d found just what I needed. I was the first person there at maybe 2 o’clock. The owner/waiter is a CONMAN. I imagine a lot of the reviews are fake becase locals would not accept the prices and quality of food. The owner was charming and accomodating, saying that I could bring the dog inside and sitting me next to the heater. Again I thought this was the type of local friendly bar that I was looking for. Because I live in Castilla La-Mancha I knew the migas couldn’t be very expensive. He has photos of a limited range of the typical dishes, queso manchego, migas, pisto, chuletillas and chuleton. Again, all simple, low-cost dishes I’m familiar with. I imagined they would be very affordable in such a small town. The waiter basically chose for me. I know I was naive but he frames the conversation like you can choose pisto/migas for a starter then chuleton/chuletas for a main. As he doesn’t give you a chance to look at the menu and he insisted that the chuletas were only a very small dish before you know it he has ordered the €22 chuleton for you. Like described in other reviews, it came with frozen cubed potatoes and a squirt of supermarket pisto. The migas were mainly just bread. No mention of prices until the end. It’s obviously a very well rehearsed scam. The plate of migas was a racion size and the chuleton gigantic. So he has made it very difficult to argue that you are being tricked when the portions are so generous. But I was alone and migas, chuleton, 2 beers and a coffee came to €38. I can only imagine the families of 4 who don’t speak Spanish and the bills they must get! Anything over €20 is too expensive, even at tourist prices. And over €30 is daylight robbery. I loved the sights there and this ruined my experience of the town a bit. I imagine this restaurant is very popular due to its location. If I can stop any tourists from going I feel like I have done a service to someone. As a reference point I’d say migas and chuletas on a Monday afternoon would typically cost €11/12 with drink included. The food was not terrible, but I feel that this is part of the trickery. They give you food that would be reasonable for €10/15 but you are hoodwinked into paying 3 times as much.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 16 October 2019 via mobile

Great place for a group lunch! We had a wonderful group lunch here following a visit to the castle and windmills. Food was traditional and very tasty. Service was excellent and extremely efficient, a very homey feel. Price was great as well. I highly recommend...Doña Jimena to other groups. Plus we loved the Don Quijote wall murals!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 15 August 2019 via mobile

This restaurant is located immediately below the Castillo de Consuegra and the famous windmills. We went there with our Spanish speaking driver looking for a bite and some refreshments after viewing the windmills and castle, and before continuing our journey to Madrid. The owner, Angel,...is a lovely and charismatic character who made us feel completely at home. While his English is limited his picture menu is helpful and he soon had us enjoying some local manchego sheep cheese and a plate of lamb chops. It was delightful and he posed with us and other Spanish guests for photos and hugged our daughter goodbye. The artwork / mural on the wall of the life of Don Quixote is worth a visit itself. Angel painted it himself over five months he told us. Be warned the portions are substantial- the Spanish eat a large lunch. Lunch is followed by a shot of sweet apple based aperitif (on the house) which was most pleasant. Well worth a visit for the food and the La Mancha experience with Angel.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

We were headed up the mountain to see the cute Castillo, when we saw the obvious "tourist trap". We debated long and hard and decided to stop because of how convenient the place was. We expected bad "tipico" food, but instead we were served delicious...flavorful food. The fish was tender and juicy. The chicken was amazing and deliciously spiced. The desserts were unique and a perfect end to a perfect meal. We enjoyed taking pictures with the Don Quixote themed props, but the food was truly delicious.More

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Pleasant lunch. Owner is very helpful in choosing your meal for you! LOL. He does a good job. Manchego cheese with olive oil is recommended. White House wine is excellent.

Date of visit: February 2017
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Reviewed 13 May 2016

As you come down the road from the windmills your first choice of stop is this quaint-looking place. DO NOT STOP. Keep driving. I notice some good reviews on this website previously but where these reviews come from is a mystery to us. The truth...we found had pricing too high for portions that were too small. Service was weak. We had a noisy old big TV next to us with loud indoor soccer on it. We asked for the sound to be turned down which was half-done. So, sitting alone in this place, we listened to the electronic jabbering. Not exactly a life's ambition in restaurant experience. Never again.More

Date of visit: April 2016
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Reviewed 9 May 2016

We were at this yesterday with a group of other students. The place is really great, for all of Don Quixote lovers and not only! We could can find there typical food from the region of Castilla de La Mancha and there were meals for...all of us, even if every person had different budget. I ordered "migas" only for 5 euroes and it was good. Also, the people from this restaurant are totally hospitable, you can't find this customer approach very often! Also, the view from restaurant, especially if you seat outside, is very nice ... :)More

Date of visit: May 2016
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Reviewed 7 May 2016

The owner serves your table with a smile and basically tells you what to eat...¨Migas¨that´s all he´ve got for today´s menu! It´s a basic restaurant, but the service was really good

Date of visit: March 2016
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Reviewed 23 December 2015 via mobile

We had just finished touring the castle and the windmills and overall this was an amazing experience. We arrived around 4pm and got served fantastically by a very amicable server/owner. The food was delicious, came promptly and thoroughly enjoyed the service and ambiance. Nicely decorated...and complete with wine and souvenirs. Everything here is home grown and we had a nice steak and lamb chops that tasted deliciously. I don't know about other place, but i've traveled extensively through Spain and this was one of the cheap ones for the food and quality that was ordered. Family place, great food, great price, at the foothills of the castle were you can enjoy a beautiful view of the windmills and the moon. Fully recommend it to all. ------ Familia de mexicanos que has viajado por todo españa y todo europa, america y asia. Quiero decir que este es uno de los mejores lugares que he venido a comer. Justo abajo del castillo, fue una experiencia inolvidable. El ambiente, la comida, todo formo y aporto a una ocasion espectacular. El servicio, la actitud del personal super bien y muy amables. Lo recomiendo a todos!More

Date of visit: December 2015
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Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

We had just visited the Windmills and decided to go for lunch. We saw the leaflets in all the Barriers coming down and it advertised a menu del dia for 12 euros. The service was absolutely shocking. The waitress was the most miserable person I...have ever met. Virtually throwing the food on the table. We had to ask for the menu of the day and she threw a scrappy bit of paper on the table as if we had asked for it for free. I don't know how it is currently number 7 on here it should be bottom.More

Date of visit: August 2015
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Venta Torre Dona Jimena is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4