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“One of the Highlights of our Trip…”

Restaurante Jose Maria
Ranked #6 of 256 Restaurants in Segovia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$37 - US$74
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish, Bar
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Good for: Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 31 July 2014

If you are in Madrid, take a day trip to Segovia. If you are in Segovia go to Jose Maria. Not even sure where to start. First they were more than accommodating. After sightseeing a bit we realized our original reservation would not provide us enough time to see everything before eating. We walked past the restaurant on our way to the Cathedral, asked for a new time, no prob. When we finally got there our server Luis was great, we were seated right away. He explained that all we need is the cochinillo and he was right. They did start us off with their version of gazpacho, which I’m guessing was infused with some of the au jus from the cochinillo. Long story short, it was delicious. The cochinillo quickly…I mean remarkably quickly, followed. It’s amazing to see. Luis allowed my friend to help cut it, which they do with a plate…a plate, it’s that tender. Luis also suggested the house red wine. Get the house red wine…delicious and 11% alcohol. Two bottles later, a good time was had by all. This place was great. Most importantly they seem to truly appreciate their patrons. Luis gave all the ladies in our group tiny souvenir replicas of the dish the cochinillo is served in at the end of our meal. Then we arrived back in the states and my friend posted the video of her cutting the pig on Facebook, someone from the restaurant thanked her for coming out. Awesome…an absolute must go.

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Reviewed 25 July 2014

A friend recommended me that restaurant four years ago and now each time that ago to Segovia i have ti go there. No only the cochinillo it's great also the lamb is amazing. The deserts are delicious . Great attention . It's better to reserve at least a week before.

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Reviewed 13 July 2014

We had lunch on our day tour to Segovia. The restaurant was recommended by both the guide and the travel book. We had the suckling pig, cocinillo; and the bean soup, Judiones de la Granja (a must try) with the house wine. We were very pleasurably full before seeing the sights of this fun worthwhile town. A great day trip from Madrid!

Thank Kathy F
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

We asked at our hotel for the best place to get cocinillo - suckling pig and without hesitation were told to go to Jose Maria. Everything about the lunch was excellent, the staff are professional and friendly, the interior is welcoming with a good buzz when busy and the food is excellent, the cocinillo was wonderful and the hake and clams was excellent as well if suckling pig doesnt float your boat.

Would I go back? Like a shot!

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Thank 28adamh
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

We asked at our hotel for the best place to get cocinillo - suckling pig and without hesitation were told to go to Jose Maria. They were right - it was delicious! The waiter told us their oven can cook up to 40 pigs at once, so clearly this was the specialty of the house.

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Thank Dan T
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