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“Good choice in Grazalema”
Review of Meson el Simancon

Meson el Simancon
Ranked #2 of 34 Restaurants in Grazalema
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 1 July 2013

Positive: friendly service, nice traditional interior
Negative: food ok but nothing special; location of terrace onto parking lot is a bit disappointing, but the hills are visible beyond...

Thank cranny
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Reviewed 23 June 2013

Was taken to Meson el Simancon by friends and had a wonderful lunch from the Menu of the day. My choices were the Tomatoe, Mozerella and basil salad, followed by a Pork steak (grilled) and finished off with a Tiramisu. All washed down with a Rose, selected by our waiter, that had the flavors of fortified wine and suited our needs perfectly. If you're trying to avoid too much alcohol, watch out for the local tradition of a shot of the local liqueur that you may be gifted with - It doesn't do not to drink it.

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Thank JonMoJo
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Reviewed 13 May 2013

For simple dining - Ham, cheese, chorizo and black pudding - good as you can get. Local wine - excellent choices. Sit outside - enjoy!

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Thank williamsjd4
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Reviewed 10 April 2013

Two nights in Grazalema and we were recommended to try two restaurants each run by two brothers. This was the first. (El Torreon the other) The restaurant has a rustic feel with deer and stag heads on the wall as well as hanging hams. It was small and cozy.
I started with the prawns in oil and garlic. The prawns were plumtious and a good size but the dish was a bit bland with lots of oil. It had little taste. My wife had the Salteado de judias Simancon, which was basically tinned green beans with bits of ham. Very disappointing and also bland.
For main course I had the Lomo de Jabali (wild boar), which amounted to four tiny slices of the meat accompanied by once again tinned vegetables and roast potatoes. The meat itself was tender and nicely cooked but so small that four mouthfuls and it was gone. My wife had the steak, as did a friend in our party and both asked for them to be cooked medium and had to be sent back as they arrived blue. As well as potatoes again the other veg was tinned. When the steak came back it was slightly better cooked but lacked flavour.
The saviour for us was the wine list which had a good selection of wines we liked at very reasonable prices. The wine choice probably just allows me to rate the restaurant 'average'. The menu looked good as well as appearing good value but based on the food we were served, especially tinned vegetables, I would say it was bordering on poor value.

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Reviewed 19 March 2013

This is a very cosy and friendly restaurant. We had dinner by the fireplace which was excactly what we needed on a cold march evening.The wine was surprisingly good : Ibarguen 2010, a local wine and the trout really really delicious! Very nice staff, and very affordable.

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Thank beatricejoya
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