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El Tostado

Plaza Catedral 10, 05001 Avila, Spain
+34 920 25 51 00
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“palacio” (3 reviews)
“stone” (2 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish
$$ - $$$
Plaza Catedral 10, 05001 Avila, Spain
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

El Tostado ("the toasted one") was the derogatory nickname of Alonso de Madrigal, a Castilian scholar of the first half of the 15th century whose dark skin was the a byproduct of his childhood spent outdoors as the son of peasant farmers - he later...More

Thank K_Rabenstein
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

First after checking in we had a quick club sandwich which we enjoyed but much more was just going down to the lobby area where the restaurant was. The service read every wish from our lips and the dinner was excellent.

Thank Hirlsa H
Reviewed 24 March 2017

What a treat!! The location, the service, the suggested menu that highlights the best dishes Avila is famous for, the way each dish was presented, the bottle of wine, the various breads, everything was truly outstanding. We had one of those few memorable moments all...More

2  Thank Sosa_B_Eduardo
Reviewed 5 January 2017

This is a restaurant in a courtyard or cloister that is covered and was surprisingly warm for winter - well heated. Not far from the cathedral and avoid the tourist traps nearby. Seemed to be full of Spanish and Italian diners and the atmosphere was...More

1  Thank Tony M
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We loved the restaurant, the place, the service and the food. It is inside an amazing place and there is a menu degustacion that is perfect for a dinner. It cost 25,90 euros with 3 main dishes , bread , water , wine , coffee...More

2  Thank Viviane C
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We read quite some reviews of this restaurant, which were very mixed, so decided to experience ourselves what it would be like, well it was quite a surprise! We sat down for drinks in the wonderful covered patio of the Palacio de Velada where the...More

1  Thank Lyn D
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This was our second visit to this restaurant, and yet again we were impressed. The "menu especial" was typical Avila fare, and was excellent value for money. Even the wine was local, produced by and for the hotel - but when the year's supply is...More

Thank camargasa
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Great food and excellent service. If you like to enjoy of local gastronomy in a historical environment, this restaurant is one of the best in Avila

Thank Guadalupe V
Reviewed 1 April 2016

Very good place to eat, not only for their food and prices, but as spectacular space found inside. It is a restored old courtyard. It is covered to maintain good temperature and very well lit. It remains one of the old facades inside, which makes...More

1  Thank SaintVitas
Reviewed 1 November 2015

I made the mistake of being lured by the attractive indoor atrium setting of el Tostado during a day trip to Avila. The meal started out miserably with a tapas appetizer that contained what I can only describe as putrid shrimp. Main courses were marginally...More

Thank martin66
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
8:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza Catedral 10, 05001 Avila, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Castile and Leon  >  Province of Avila  >  Avila
  • Phone Number: +34 920 25 51 00
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