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El Ermitano Restaurante

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N-630 Benavente a Leon, 49600 Benavente, Spain
+34 980 63 67 95
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 11:00 - 19:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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67 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

There are not enough words to explain , how amazing this restaurant was to me. The ambience is vintage styled , a little bit of cowboy vibes also . We were greeted with all smiles. The chef came to our table , to welcome us to the restaurant and to introduce himself . The waitress, was so great at her... More 

Thank lucia5720
Orlando, Florida
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I went to the restaurant on our anniversary. The service, atmosphere, food, and drink, everything was beyond my expectation. We ordered 3 appetizers, 1 fish, 1 dessert - shared everything in half. My favorite was roasted vegetables and fresh shrimp. Absolutely amazing! Also I loved the dessert I chose which our server explained as "eating perfume". Wonderful!... More 

Thank BusyTraveling_RD
Community of Madrid, Spain
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

I stopped by on my way back to Madrid from Galicia. I usually have lunch at Parador de Benavente but this time I was following my Mum's advise and I am happy I did. The place is warmly welcoming and decorated in a superb taste. Service is outstanding and food and wine are simply amazing. Of course, it is far... More 

Thank Sofialagrande
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

The food here is really really good and original. The service is great, everyone tries to make you feel spacial. The Chef even goes to your table, recommends what to eat an explains the process, and he is involved in every step with everyone. We came here recommended by a Spanish friend when we where returning by car from Santiago... More 

Thank K_rood
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

Nice surprise in the middle of the rout. Well cocked and according the material of the area. Simple and well done. Hope I have the chance to repeat.

Thank ateres3
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2015

Great service. great food. good price. I recommend it. Could use a more vegetarian-friendly menu, althought it is not very spanish to not eat meat. We were very well received. the premises, ingredients, presentation, and just about everything was done with care and attention to quality.

Thank bagybachi
Coral Gables, Florida
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121 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2015

A friend told us about this restaurant on the way to Coruña from Madrid. It was a great pleasant surprise and we were very glad to stop by for lunch. The locations is almost hidden off the main highway but once you get there is a wonderful, beautiful and cozy restaurant that has received Michelin stars recognition in the past.... More 

Thank Andy M
Madrid, Spain
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285 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

Fabulous location in a private rural setting away from the actual centre of Benavente. Upon arrival the reception is lacking. Despite having a reservation we had to wait and then discovered we were the only people to arrive, strange! Similarly the staff in the restaurant are polite and professional but lack any flair or energy and appear dull & uninterested.... More 

Thank Bigboy1959
Madrid, Spain
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114 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2014

An experience by itself, it can only be recommended, and I would say, it should not be missed. When you make your reservation, if you'd like to enjoy your wine with dinner, they will provide transportation. Do enjoy the lounge upstairs, it is beautiful as well!

Paris, France
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234 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2013

Benavente is a common stop on the way to (or from) Portugal from Northern Spain. Keep the following in mind: - El Ermitano is near the highway - only eat here if you have at least 90 minutes - reserve if you can, it's popular - it's good for families (very accommodating for young children) - very much a meat... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$54
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Validated Parking
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: N-630 Benavente a Leon, 49600 Benavente, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Castile and Leon  >  Province of Zamora  >  Benavente
  • Phone Number: +34 980 63 67 95

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