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Meson El Rastro

Plaza Rastro 1, 05001 Avila, Spain
+34 920 21 12 18
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good42%
  • Average22%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“croquetas” (3 reviews)
“chorizo” (3 reviews)
“flan” (4 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Mediterranean, Spanish
$$ - $$$
Plaza Rastro 1, 05001 Avila, Spain
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely fantastic restaurant serving traditional Spanish food in traditional surroundings. Efficient and friendly staff. The taster menu is a must; Patatas revolconas, Judías del Barco de Ávila & Sopa Castellana as a first course. Then a huge Chuletón de ternera avileña. If you are still...More

Thank IfieldDiver
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Friends from Madrid suggested this place, and it did not disappoint. Absolutely wonderful Judias de Avila, white beans swimming in a tomato-based stew and cooked with chorizo. I don't really eat meat and dodged the chorizo, but the beans were delicious. As typical as a...More

Thank alya918
Reviewed 11 July 2016

This is a great traditional spot in Avila, which serves delicious Spanish food - nothing like the tourist restaurants you might find around. The menu is full of classic dishes like Costillas, Escalopes, Tortillas, Croquetas... for quite affordable prices. Our waitress was extremely friendly and...More

Thank Alix P
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

I went there 10 years ago. Nothing changed. Same traditional atmosphere. Same menu. Very much in line expectations: good beef offer. Classic Spanish plates. Very friendly service. Rather soft pricing

Thank jamesequity
Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

Traditional restaurant with great variety of local dishes. Cooked with care and following original way. Judias, patatas revolconas, torreznos, chuletón, and good wines.

Thank Viajando por a
Reviewed 2 February 2016

As my title explains, we stopped here 30+ years ago passing through on our way north and this is the first time we have able to be back. The restaurant appears to be part of the wall and has an antique hunting lodge feel. Not...More

Thank Montclairite
Reviewed 8 December 2015

I was obsessed with finding a place with the famous chuleton de Avila (big steak essentially) and I knew I wasn't going to find that in the town centre. The real meats in Spain are found out the towns in country asadors; much in the...More

Thank Luke D
Reviewed 17 September 2015

My wife and I had gone to the bar of the Meson El Rastro in the afternoon, and enjoyed refreshments in a pleasant setting with attentive service. We took a peek into the dining room. It looked inviting. The restaurant goes back many decades --...More

Thank Lucius_Lucullus
Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

Nice looking place, not too fancy though. The food is authentic. I know because my father and his side of the family eat there and they are locals from a small town of Avila. If locals eat there it's authentic! We had varios appetizers gazpacho,...More

Thank Rosanne R
Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

I went here for lunch today with the family to celebrate our one year anniversary. The family is from Avila, while my wife and I are American. The gazpacho was very refreshing, and the croquetas were better than those my mother in law makes. The...More

Thank rakm1982
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Antonio M
como llegar en coche
23 September 2016|
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Response from Josep S | Reviewed this property |
No estoy seguro, aparque fuera de la muralla, pero queda todo muy cerca
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Antonio M
Como acceder en coche viniendo desde el Escorial
23 September 2016|
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Response from j0rgeg0lf2002 | Reviewed this property |
Depende si va Ud directamente a comer o tambien tomará una habitación para dormir. Si es el primer caso, la respuesta de Antonio es válida. En otro caso, escriba la dirección de salida y la de llegada y aparecerán... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:00 - 16:30
21:00 - 23:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza Rastro 1, 05001 Avila, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Castile and Leon  >  Province of Avila  >  Avila
  • Phone Number: +34 920 21 12 18
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