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Review of Restaurante Mencia

Restaurante Mencia
Ranked #2 of 183 Restaurants in Ponferrada
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 12 - US$ 58
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 2 November 2017

We called in during a lunch stop while on a coach tour. Reasonable priced good food along with very nice capachino coffee.
My wife & l speak very little Spanish. The staff on duty only spoke a little English but we managed between us.

Thank Dave C
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Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

A Great place to eat in Ponferrada good wholesome food. Nice wine. Very friendly and great value for money. 10 euros for a large lunch including wine water and bread

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Reviewed 14 April 2014

If you are interested in good quality, homemade food at a reasonable price served in unpretentious surroundings - then the Bar Restaurante Mencia is highly recommended. And if you are a hungry “peregrino” then I would suggest that you couldn’t do better in Ponferrada - it is only a couple of minutes walk from the Camino.

My opinion is ‘excelente’ - I think the best value menu I have tasted in Spain and I have sampled my fair share. I was served a delicious ratatouille; a plate of meats - cecina; chorizo; salami and lomo; lovely lentejas; 3 pork chops perfectly cooked - no dryness; no chewiness. All simple dishes but well done. This followed by postre - a greek yoghurt and a cortado coffee. This was washed down by a very drinkable Bierzo wine. And at the end I was also given a generous glass of “orujo” or aguadiente (made by dad). And all of this for 10€. Amazing.

The restaurant/bar is what I would call a typical old school place. It comprises a large bar area and large restaurant area - which if empty as they were when I visited at lunchtime in April - could detract from the experience for some people. But the warmth and friendliness of the owner and his staff more than makes up for this. As does the quality of the food for the price.

So if you like locally sourced, simple and delicious homemade food - then the Bar Restaurante Mencia is highly recommended by me.

Mi opinion es ‘excelente’. La calidad de la comida - cuatro platos un ratatouille; un plato de embutidos (chorizo; cecina; lomo y salchichon); lentejas (¡que rico!) y lomo cocinado perfectamente. Con un vino de Bierzo bastante bien. Despues postre y cafe y un orujo (casero). La amistad del propietario; la calidad de los platos y el precio; un bien ubicación, cerca del casco antiguo (menos de 10 minutos caminando de la plaza del Ayuntamiento). En fin = excelente. Te recomiendo que visites.

[No tengo conexión con este o alguno restaurante (en España). Me parece que hay varios comentarios (de restaurantes en Ponferrada) que no son recto o sincero].

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Reviewed 1 September 2013

I had the menu del peregrino for 10 euros including a glass of wine. The food was superbe. The owner is a great friendly guy.
It is a relaxed and pleasant place to go after walking or biking the camino.
I highly reccomend.

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