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“Lunch and Lechazo!”

El Lagar de San Vicente
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Ranked #4 of 27 Restaurants in Penafiel
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Reservations
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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Finally we got to try the local delicacy of Lechazo (roast baby lamb) and it was amazing.

The service here is great, the food is brilliant, the wine selection is vast and the coffee might be the nicest we've had in our 5 years in Spain.

We tried our hardest to finish the lamb but failed - however the guy was happy to wrap it up for us to take away.

Right - that's enough writing. I'm off for a nap/lamb-coma.

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Reviewed 8 June 2017

The suckling lamb /quarter leg of lamb "lechazo"/roasted in wood fired oven was absolutely the best I have ever had.Sugested wine by Juanjo -Mattarromera,outstanding,thank a lot to him for very attentive nice service.Woth to stoping here.Interesting basement cellar.

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Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped for lunch at this cozy little roasters during on wine tour of Ribera del Douro. The blood pudding and chorizo appetizer was the best I have ever had. The roast suckling lamb was amazing and worth stopping here for. Desert was also very good. Service was good, especially for Europe. This place is worth a stop and very enjoyable!

1  Thank Jay P
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

This is a real asador or roasting place. There is a big, wood fired oven as you come in which is where the serious cooking goes on. The thing to eat is a quarter leg of lamb ("lechazo") which feeds two. All they ask is what you want with it. A simple salad is great and we had the local cheese with quince as a dessert.

This is a real lagar where they pressed the grapes to make wine. The tornillo or screw for the press is a corner of the bar on the main floor. Go down the steps and you will see a stone in the floor which which was the bottom of the press. Go to the end of this room and down another set of stairs for see the cave. Grape pressing was done on the gravity system so one keeps going down.

We found the staff very friendly, but with not much English. The lamb was succulent with that wonderful crispy skin, the salad very fresh and the the cheese delicious. It was the food we looked for in a location that was very authentic. We enjoyed a local wine with our meal.

The other good thing is that it has a small parking lot near it and if that is full, the public parking at the base of the Peñafiel castle is nearby. Once you have experienced the narrow streets of Peñafiel, you will appreciate the parking.

Penafiel is full of caves under the city where wine was made in the old days. All around the city you will see "lunares", small chimney-like structures with windows at the top. These feed fresh air into the wine caves. Friends of mine in the other major wine area, La Rioja, told me they played in their caves as children but always took a candle with them to know when there was not enough oxygen.

My tip is to have this meal at 2 pm for lunch when you have the rest of the day to digest it. Going to bed with this on your stomach is tough.

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5  Thank mcintrav
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Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Was told about this place by a local and we went early afternoon. We did not have a reservation (we got very lucky). They did find us a table for 2 though, even though the place was full. Its multi level and the basement cellar is a very neat place! We ate on top level and our waiter was great! We speak very very little english and he spoke a little so that helped tremendously! I had lamb and girlfriend had a beef dish tat had a huge amount of beef! I wish i knew how old the place is, because it looks incredibly old. There is one guy that cooks with wood fire over all the food. Overall, it was great experience, but get a reservation.

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