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“Good food and wine in an medieval neighbourhood ”
Review of El Tostado

El Tostado
Ranked #11 of 245 Restaurants in Avila
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Good atmosphere, excellent food and good wine in nice restaurant. Well worth the visit, placed inside the old city walls.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

El Tostado is a charming restaurant in the courtyard of the fabulous Palacio de Velada Hotel.
16 of us sampled the Especial Menu which was incredible value at 25.90 euros! First you get a selection of local starters, then some great Avila Steak, followed by a selection of desserts. Unlimited House Wine and live Jazz made for an excellent evening!
A word of warning, steaks in Avila are cooked rarer than in the UK. Enjoy!

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed 10 February 2018

El Tostado ("the toasted one") was the derogatory nickname of Alonso de Madrigal, a Castilian scholar of the first half of the 15th century whose dark skin was the a byproduct of his childhood spent outdoors as the son of peasant farmers - he later rose to become a Royal Councillor and Bishop of Avila, and has a magnificent renaissance tomb in the nearby gothic cathedral. The no-expenses-spared conversion of the Palacio de Los Velada into a hotel and two restaurants has resulted in a superb courtyard space roofed over in glass and steel which offers a memorable dining experience. Service is good, as are the food and drinks menus. On the night of our dinner a talented oboe trio of young musicians playing mixed list of classical, Gershwin and modern tunes elevated the impression to the borders of sensory overload - a real bucket list moment!

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

First after checking in we had a quick club sandwich which we enjoyed but much more was just going down to the lobby area where the restaurant was.

The service read every wish from our lips and the dinner was excellent.

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

What a treat!! The location, the service, the suggested menu that highlights the best dishes Avila is famous for, the way each dish was presented, the bottle of wine, the various breads, everything was truly outstanding. We had one of those few memorable moments all for an unbelievable price. It was the highlight of our two days in Avila.

Date of visit: March 2017
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