El Mesón de Cervantes is the younger sibling of the original El Tapeo de Cervantes.
This group of establishments, run by an Argentinian family, has been serving the city for a number of years now. It continues to go from strength to strength, recently opening a third restaurant in the centre, El Descorche de Cervantes, which acts as an overspill for El Mesón just across the road.
Rather than a tapas menu, like at El Tapeo, here you can enjoy fine dining for reasonable prices.
At both El Mesón and El Descorche, the menu is geared towards sharing and this is what we strongly recommend.
In fact, there is an option for staff to bring out a number of ‘raciones’, according to group size, so that you can try as many combinations as possible – we urge you to do this!
There is a great selection of wines and a broad selection of vegetarian and gluten-free options.
Be sure to book a table in advance. You can do this directly through their website.
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