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“Worth Travelling out of Town For”
Review of Casa Chema

Casa Chema
Ranked #17 of 805 Restaurants in Oviedo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Spanish
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Casa de comidas tradicional con producto de temporada y especialidad en platos de cuchara, fabada, fabes con almejas, pote asturiano. Cachopo, y variedad casera de platos veganos
Reviewed 18 May 2016

This restaurant is 8 or 9 kms out of Oviedo to the South West, just outside a village called Las Caldos (hot Springs) where there is a large spa complex.

This is family run bar and restaurant in a tiny Hamlet, you can easily miss the Restaurant - it is bright blue - this may help!

It is set on a hillside with a great view over the river valley below. There is a large terrace and a small bar area, once you go inside there is a friendly welcome, and your are shown through to a large dining room, along with a semi outdoor and a further outdoor terrace dining area.

They generally have a set menu, including a veggie/vegan option, as well as an a la carte menu. For 22 Euro you have a choice of three starters, three mains,and five or six deserts. We had the choice of:
Fabada (local bean stew similar to Cassoulet) , Octopus and prawn Carpaccio salad, salted cod pate,
Cook your own steaks on a hot mountain rock, Wild boar casserole, Grilled Fish.

We had the Octopus, Salted Cod, Grilled fish and Wild Boar Casserole. All were great, good portions, - not too big, but lovely fresh ingredients, well prepared and with very friendly and helpful service.

All the puds seemed great, I got the impression that they would change frequently.

So slightly more expensive than some "local" restaurants, but a great experience, good quality food, in an ideal location. We will return.

1  Thank paul s
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Reviewed 4 March 2016

Typical and modern cuisine with a view, fora good price, I totally recommend this place.
Better to call to book for a table ´cos it gets pretty bussy

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Reviewed 2 October 2015

I am sure this a restaurant will surprise you. The idea was to go to taste the "best fabada of Asturias" with the family; but what we first enjoyed when arrived was the nice atmosphere and the breathtaking views of Asturias' hills. What surprised me were the concepts: allergy suitable menu, choices for vegetarians, slowfood philosophy...is something you do not expect from this type of restaurant.
The food is amazing. We ordered fabada as starter and lamb as main dish and sidra of course. There are no problem with sharing the dishes with the kids or asking for extra half serving for they. In any case the portions are sufficient and appropriate.
Excellent value for money, one of those places where you pay very happy, highly recommended and it worth the effort of leaving the city and visit the beatiful Asturian landscape.

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1  Thank Pablo A
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Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

If you're in Oviedo you have to make an effort to get to this restaurant. It's located on a mountain side in a small wooded valley. The views are beautiful. The food is typical to the region and they have the best fabada ever!! They also have at least 6 or 7 choices for vegans, including vegan fabada! This is a must visit!! Just remember to call for reservations....we showed up out of the blue and got the last table for lunch on a Tuesday. ...the phone didn't stop ringing and the had to turn away people because it was booked.

1  Thank Bradford G
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Reviewed 2 June 2015

After our first visit to Casa Chema for several months I feel the need to update my review. This has always been one of our favourite restaurants but with recent additions to its menu it has excelled itself in surprising ways. For some time it has included the odd Vegan dish but now there is a variety (probably unique in Asturias!) of Vegan and Vegetarian options included in the set menu which display inventiveness and imagination. The fish dishes, and I am told the meat, are still consistently good

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Thank John H
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