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Restaurante La cueva de Dona Isabela

Travesia de los jardines, 15, 26230 Casalarreina, Spain
+34 941 32 41 22
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“bacalao” (2 reviews)
“cellar” (2 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Travesia de los jardines, 15, 26230 Casalarreina, Spain
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

My husband and I chose the degustation menu for 36 euros each, more bang for the bucks! The Riojan Style codfish with spicy chorizo was perfect! I have tried many, even from Michelin rated restaurants in the area, and this was the best so far....More

Thank madyung
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Wonderful service, honest wine list, and the food was creative but not too posh. We started with a foamy gazpacho cut with pureed strawberries, and for the mains had the Bacalao Riojano, which is salted cod, garnished with chorizo. Couldn't asked for a more refreshing...More

Thank Hunsecker
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Everything in is warming and authentic Rioja... the village, the staff, their own piece of land where they get the vegetables, the flavours, the unique dessert wine Postremus, the cellar, the upstairs lounge place where the time is stopped for a quick siesta or finish...More

Thank inyigo
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Was quickly seated as we were the first lunch customers. Ordered the degustation menu... Pate de foie Stewed vegetables Grilled octopus Bacalao Beef cheeks Pear cake Espresso. All for €48!!! Additional €25 for a bottle of vintage cava. Value for money and quality of food...More

Thank Hoechiak
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Great rioja wine goes without saying, but the entrees of a veal tenderloin and a black (calimari) risotta were truly outstanding. Salad to order and ven the bread was different and better!

Thank elainep007
Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

This restaurant was a true treat during our wine tour. The food was absolutely delicious and the service was extremely elegant. We were able to tour the downstairs cellar with the friendly and hospitable owner Jorge and this was extremely special! His knowledge of the...More

1  Thank cseibald
Reviewed 1 March 2015

very nice dining room, very friendly staff. Was the second time wevisited, and the food this time was not up to the prices charged, unfortunately. Entrants vegetables were great, but croquettas not as you get them in other places. Solomillo or filet was not as...More

Thank Samuel H
Reviewed 27 July 2014

It s not only eating there but visiting the place that makes it worth a visit. We had the menu for 33€ each and it was excellent and very complete (does not include wine or drinks) with 4 different courses. We had booked from our...More

Thank ceci1967
Reviewed 5 June 2012

We went to La Cueva in the evening and had the degustation menu: - Octopus and potato mini skewer - Salad with foie chips and apple - Gratiné goat cheese on a cooked apple bed - Rice black pudding with red pepper cooked in charcoal...More

1  Thank JMPla
Reviewed 7 March 2012

the absolute highlight of our trip. we had wanted to go to the other restaurant in casalarreina, el bodejo viejo, but they were booked. when we walked into dona isabela's, it was not inspiring, but looked ok. the restaurant wasn't busy, but had a lot...More

2  Thank hedgepig
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$49 - US$74
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Travesia de los jardines, 15, 26230 Casalarreina, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  La Rioja  >  Casalarreina
  • Phone Number: +34 941 32 41 22
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