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“Great Zaragoza spot”
Review of El Cierzo

El Cierzo
Ranked #449 of 1,602 Restaurants in Zaragoza
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Casco Antiguo
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Do not be put off by the exterior of this restaurant. Normally I avoid places which have photographs of their dishes in the window. However, we were persuaded in by the number of locals inside and the professional look of the waiters. A great decision! Highlights included a good fish soup, a perfectly cooked John Dory, flavoursome lamb chops and some amazingly lush chocolate truffles. About 50 euros for 2 starters, 2 mains, 2 desserts an excellent crianza . This was the a la carte option - there are lots of less expensive options. Menus are available in several languages but, as always, a little Spanish goes a long way. We enjoyed our meal so much that we returned the following morning for an excellent breakfast.

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Reviewed 26 July 2013

We saw the restaurant across the street. As soon as I saw paella sign, I was sold. Not to mention our group of 5 was very hungry. When we walked in, we were greeted immediately by a lovely Russian woman (of all the places to meet a Russian there). My family is from Russia originally, so we thought the food is not going to be good, but we didn’t want to go anywhere else due to hunger and decided to try it. Best decision ever made. The food was great!!! Everything was very fresh. We ordered sea Food platter for 26 euros. The portion is big. Paella was absolutely great. The cheese and meat platter was big and fresh. The wine price is good (like everywhere in Spain). They have good selection and we even tried some wine for free.

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Thank mazcoroni
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Reviewed 4 July 2013

We had a really good English breakfast here at a much lower cost than any of the surrounding places, the food was freshly cooked and piping hot. We also went back again at lunctime for tapas which were also plentiful and good value

Thank Liz O
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Reviewed 3 April 2013

This was the best place that we ate at during our long weekend in Zaragoza. The ensaladilla rusa was the best I've had for many years and reminded me of the first one I had in Spain 40 years ago. Solomillos (pork loins) - tender and in a tasty sauce (which, as predicted by the waiter, I used to mop it up!). Very good grilled chipirones. The waiters are all very busy and rush around a lot which can feel like they're ignoring you, but a bit of patience pays off, because when they take your order they are very helpful and offer good advice.

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Thank Squid397
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Reviewed 5 November 2012

Very recommended, excelent traditional home made food, try "torrijas" for dessert. Great location by El Pilar

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Thank Chrisiranzo
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