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Restaurante San Juan Plaza Mayor

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Plaza Mayor 5, 16001 Cuenca, Spain
+34 969 23 42 78
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

We ate here twice during our stay in Cuenca . At first we were a bit doubtfull as the place is right next to the cathedral and we thought it might be a tourist trap like many centric restaurants . It turned out to be the best choice as the food was perfect and the service excelent . I asked... More 

Thank Baciu C
Voorhees, New Jersey
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I picked this restaurant only because the restaurant recommended by my hotel was closed. We arrived at 8:30pm which is early by Spanish standards and grabbed their last available table. We both opted for the priced fix menu at $15 each which included wine and bead. My wife had the suckling pig and I opted for the... More 

Thank JMommaNJ
Cheadle, United Kingdom
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Called here for a meal in the evening - sat inside as it was getting cold but there are tables outside with great views of the plaza, cathedral and mayor's office. The menu was in Spanish no English translations- lucky we had a Spanish colleague with us who explained the regional cuisine we selects the fixed price 11 Euros menu... More 

Thank HughMc
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209 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Set in this brightly painted square, with friendly staff and good food, eating here was fun and a delight. We actually started off intending to have a couple of glasses of wine, but watching the food being served......no will power! We opted for one of the rice dishes; the baked meat one. It came in a huge paella dish and... More 

Thank Steve H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

If you are looking to get in and out, forget it. We almost left because it took too long and they forgot our order. But we waited and things calmed down and the service got a lot better and staff more friendly. We had so much good authentic food for under 47 euros. Two bottle of wine, two beers, two... More 

Thank Gary B
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped by for a coffee. We ordered coffee with milk. The coffee had a bitter and burnt taste as well as a strange smell. We were sitting outside when one of the waiters started to set up a terrace parasol right next to our table. Without a word, he started to push my chair and then he opened the... More 

Thank Mimo M
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85 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We sat in for a quick coffee around noon. This was a mistake. Their coffee is horrible not even describable. Also after we nearly finished a waiter came with a parasol. Without asking anything he started to open it, banging it to my wife's head. After thay he started yelling at us to be careful... No comment. Will never ever... More 

Thank Balazs J
New Liskeard, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Nice interior setting. Rapid and efficient service. Generous portions of tasty food. Excellent value (11 euros for the lunch menu, which includes bread, water, wine, salad, first and second plates as well as desert (or coffee).

Thank Pichtoune_71
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

We had breakfast here and I believe they used the cheapest ingredients in everything. The oil didn't even have a taste. Maybe the lunch is better as everyone seems happy with that in the reviews but I wouldn't recommend it for breakfast.

Thank Reggie2001
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Second time in Cuenca we have lunch in this place. The lunch price is 11 euro for entries, main dishes and desserts; two sets is enough for me, my wife and 3 children. Spaghetti bolognese and lasagna is very good ;)

Thank Евгений К

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza Mayor 5, 16001 Cuenca, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Castile-La Mancha  >  Province of Cuenca  >  Cuenca
  • Phone Number: +34 969 23 42 78

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?