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La Escalera

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Calle Martin Carramolino 4, 05001 Avila, Spain
+34 920 21 11 74
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Tue - Sun 08:00 - 23:30
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Zabrze, Poland
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66 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We chose this little restaurant because of its positive opinions on Tripadvisor. And we are really enjoyed our meal, everything from the starter to the dessert was tasty. We paid 21€ for 2 "menu del dia" which included a bottle of wine. Really nice place :)

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Thank Nordique14
Baltimore, Maryland
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58 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We stumbled on this restaurant while we were going to the Church of St. John the Baptist. I had seen the excellent reviews, so we made a reservation. They open for dinner at 8:30. The dining room is unpretentious. It is downstairs and has no windows. However, the service is excellent and speedy. We had the fixed price menu, one... More 

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Thank BornTraveling
Oslo, Norway
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

The chef is outstanding and you can find a broad menu (including a very good menu of the day). She is a specialist in bacalao (cod) dishes (you can find multiple recipes), although any course is a winner. Even the desserts are outstanding! The service is polite and attentive. I've come back many times and will do it again.

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2 Thank Daniel M
Cascais, Portugal
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

La Escalera was one special experience in this lovely medieval "pueblo". The food is really excellent as well as the "tinto de verano"! The Chef is Portuguese and that explains the wonderful codfish dishes in the menu. Must try!

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Thank Zica2013
Shropshire
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Just off the Plaza mayor, down the corner steps by the church, is this hidden gem of a bar/restaurant. Despite atrocious language skills on my part - not helped by the fact that much of the menu is in Portuguese and Catalan - the staff were so helpful, even getting a laptop to do the translations on Google. The food... More 

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Thank Burlington_Boy
Helsinki, Finland
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2016

Together with my friend, we went to La Escalera overall 3 times during 4 days. The selection of dishes was fitting for me and for my Spanish friend who judged it as quite special and traditional for the region. For me, I was enchanted by the attentive service who was treating us with care going much beyond anything I experienced... More 

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Thank Marta M
Spain
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106 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

Came across this when wandering through the town centre. Normal looking bar on top but a cosy little restaurant downstairs. Saturday lunchtime in November and we got a table without a reservation. There was an outside terrace area which would be locally in the summer. Service was attentive and efficient, and food very good. We shared a lovely and huge... More 

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Thank Simon B
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

Not just the same "patatas revolconas" and "chuleton" fare as most of the places around "la plaza de la victoria / el chico". The daily menu is very cheap and a little more varied than most places, including an excellent selection of deserts. Very good attentive service and nice clean decor dots the I's to push this up to a... More 

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1 Thank ablooth
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

I have spent two weeks in Avila, and during this period, I did spend some time and money at various restaurants in Avila. However, out of all the places, I must admit, I always longed to return to this place. It serves great food. I have had both the pinxtos and the food served at the restaurant downstairs. 5 round... More 

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NorthEast UK
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191 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2015

Was busy when we first arrived but were told we could have a table in 45mins..walked back to a bar for an aperitif and then returned. Were shown to a table downstairs, which was initially empty so rather lacking in atmosphere but it soon filled up. I had a very tasty veal escalope and he had the pork chuleton which... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Portuguese
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:30
Thursday
08:00 - 23:30
Friday
08:00 - 23:30
Saturday
08:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Martin Carramolino 4, 05001 Avila, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Castile and Leon  >  Province of Avila  >  Avila
  • Phone Number: +34 920 21 11 74

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?