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“Simply the Best.....”

Restaurante Salzillo
Ranked #4 of 836 Restaurants in Murcia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$29 - US$70
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Dublin, Ireland
Level 6 Contributor
118 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Simply the Best.....”
Reviewed 16 July 2014

In the lovely city of Murcia, there are many different dining experiences....some of which I have reviewed here. However, for me, there is one experience that stands head and shoulders above others, and Salzillo is it.
On our last night in this part of the world, our friends and I decided to return to Salzillo.
I had forgotten just how good it is.
We sat at the counter, in my view the best location to see what is going on in a restaurant here in Spain.
David, our waiter/bar person greeted us warmly. We declined the offer of looking at menus, instead opting to let David recommend some tapas and raciones.....wise decision.!!!!
Pulpo, bean stew, roasted vegetables 'a la plancha' were superb.
These were topped by a beautiful poached egg dish, with mushroom, truffle oil and cream.
The Jamon Iberico served here is simply the best I have had anywhere.....expertly cut and not over-oiled. We finished by sharing a fabulous Angus steak, cooked to perfection.
We shared some lovely wine from Jumilla and a few beers.

If there is a better dining experience in Murcia than in Salzillo, then please let me know, because I haven't found it!

  • Visited July 2014
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Crosby
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20 reviews
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“Superb service and meal”
Reviewed 25 June 2014

Reserved a table via the equally excellent hotel we were staying at (Catalonia Conde de Floridablanca) and wow did the restaurant staff take care of us! Ushered politely to our table I can honestly say l have rarely had service as good as this anywhere. They brought a chef out from the kitchen (who spoke English) to run thru' the menu with us at our table, and he made several recommendations which were all spot-on.The waiting-on staff were helpful and delightful.

The food was delicious and cooked just as we ordered, and the sense that we were in a truly Spanish restaurant added to our enjoyment.

No outside tables but to be honest that would have lessened the wonderful atmosphere.

Highly recommended!!

  • Visited June 2014
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Murcia, Spain
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“nice coffee”
Reviewed 4 June 2014

Didn't have anything to eat here but wanted a good cuppa and got a decent coffee here as you'd expect! Pleasant staff and good location for people watching as its near the cathedral and on the shopping streets. good spot.

Visited June 2014
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Bristol
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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“Fantastic food chosen for us”
Reviewed 11 May 2014

Nothing to dislike! Antonio chose a selection of tapas for us and we experienced a gastronomic delight. We went two nights on the trot and ate different things each time all recommended by Antonio. The fillet steak and foie gras was to die for.

Visited May 2014
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Rome, Italy
Level 6 Contributor
115 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Best tapas I've had, ever”
Reviewed 11 May 2014

We were recommended this restaurant by the reception staff in our hotel who said it was the best restaurant in Murcia: it certainly did not disappoint. It is a little tricky to find (Canovas del Castillo, 28 - Tel 968 22 01 94) but is centrally placed so once you find it, you're in foodie heaven.

We were lucky enough to be served by Antonio who was wonderful. The atmosphere of the place was truly Murciana - large hams hang from the wall, the place buzzes with staff and clients. Very few holiday makers but packed with locals. We asked Antonio to serve us some tapas and, my goodness, didn't he do well! It was more like our own personal tasting evening, with each course deserving its own plate, knife and fork. My personal favourite was a small piece of fillet steak served in raisin puree with roasted chestnuts, pine nuts and grapes. Each dish was divine. Do not leave Murcia without visiting this place, it is tapas as you have never had it, nor will you be likely to have again. Our first night (with beer and a couple of glasses of wine plus 4/5 tapas) was about 60 Euro for 3 ladies. Next night we really blew the budget with two bottles of wine plus 4/5 tapas - 119 Euro. Enjoy.

  • Visited May 2014
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