We stayed for 4 days in Antequera and had a sampling of the various places to eat in town, including the restaurant at the Parador (where we stayed). None impressed us at all, so for our final dinner there, we decided to try La Espuela with the idea that this one should at least make up for the disappointments so far. And happily enough, it was the right decision.
The location is, of course, unique being in the bullring. The interior is aptly and richly decorated with all things related to bullfighting. Indeed, it felt somewhat like a small museum, and while waiting for our food, we were entertained by the many photos and souvenirs all around -- it certainly didn't lack for the right ambience!
The food was, overall, quite good though some improvement presentation-wise could be made. We had 2 kinds of starters, one of which was a blood sausage lasagna, 2 kinds of soup, rabo do toro as well as duck confit for the main course, fried milk for dessert, coffee, and a small bottle of red -- a very filling dinner indeed. While we enjoyed it in general (the duck, however, could be better), we expected the food to be more exquisite, from the description in the menu. What we had cost us over 80 euros, a bit more expensive than average but I think it was quite reasonable. Service was quick although to be expected as we were the only diners that night (it was a Wednesday evening).
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