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“Good food, unique setting - certainly the best in town”

Restaurante Plaza De Toros
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Ranked #6 of 128 Restaurants in Antequera
Price range: US$12 - US$59
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish, Healthy, Bar
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Good for: Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Few places given the opportunity to eat in the bullring, on the sand that have trod large as Curro Romero or Jose Tomas and in which the bull has left its mark heavy. Doing so at dusk while tasting the traditional dishes of Antequera, with a soundtrack composed by the voices of Morente and Camaron and the Vicente Amigo guitars may prove to be a gastronomic experience?.Which could well have become a mere tourist attraction has been transformed into a point of reference in the city and all thanks to the variety and quality of their products. Restorer from 16 years, partner in the bullfighter Francisco Rivera, Inmaculada Jiménez took the reins of restaurant next to a team that worthy are to assess their efforts and sacrifices, to catapult to which today is, without doubt, one of the best, and famous restaurants within and outside the national territory.If for some tastes the traditional cuisine can be boring, the Menu of the restaurant Plaza de Toros la Espuela gives you a change in his presentation in a menu. Under titles such as Lances del Mediterraneo del Faraon de Camas, Tercios de Rivera en las dehesas Andaluzas, Caprichos del Maestro Curro or Cucharas del Maestro Paula -all in clear reference to figures of bullfighting, presented the dishes encountered in the stove of professionals that form the kitchen equipment.If diner at the coso has its clear charm, do not within him expectation. The inner dining crimson shielding the tables of the diners among small archs decorated with pictures and tables of thematic bullfighting and flamenco. Among them, stresses a picture of Enrique Morente singing in the restaurant in the holding of baptism of his grandson, Curro, son of Estrella Morente and Javier Conde. Harvey Friend dinner in the coso antequeran while ran The Bridge of San Luis Rey (Mary McGuckian, 2004) in the city and that Madonna made a stop in the plaza de toros for running a spot whose picture of the shooting is found in the area of the bar. Also corners, dedicated to the great figures of bullfighting that have passed by the house, as Curro Romero, Rafael de Paula, Antonio Chenel Antonete, Enrique Ponce, Francisco Rivera, The Cordobes, the Maestro Manzanares, among other?.In a city whose gastronomic history has not been drawn throughout the match possible, the extensive and complete charter of the restaurant Plaza de Toros la Espuela summarizes the culinary tradition of Antequera and part of the Andalusia and Spain. For those who do not need more that good raw material, but who like to enjoy places with solera, for them, the Plaza de Toros de Antequera left their doors open?.
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“Good food, unique setting - certainly the best in town”
Reviewed 5 January 2012

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).

  • Visited December 2011
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Reviewed 27 March 2011

I have never been to a restuarant inside a bullring so....I could not pass up this one. What a fantastic place. I arrived before the dinner hour so was able to enjoy a glass of wine in the bar and on the outdoor patio (part of an entry to the actual bullring.) The young man in the bar (and later my waiter) was wonderful....pleasant, knowledgable and friendly. The food was deliecious. A must try is the specialty of Antequera, the porra. It does not disappoint. My main dish was the Taco de Bacalao---scrumptious. The fish was light and flaky---perfect! I highly recommend a meal here while in the area.

  • Visited March 2011
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