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US$29 - US$48
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Contemporary
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Reviewed 29 September 2019

My family and I visited the windmills and decided to have lunch here. We ordered two starters to share along with some water and one small coke. The waiter brought bread to the table and never told us there was a 1,5 euro charge for...each piece. They also said they didn't have tap water and we were forced to buy fancy water. When the bill showed up they also added another 10% tax beyond the prices that were advertised on the menu. (this didn't happen anywhere else in Spain) All in all my 2 "starter" meal cost me over 45 euros!! The food was good and the atmosphere in the caves was neat but not worth the price to me.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 May 2019 via mobile

We stopped by for an informal dinner at the terrace. Tasty food but clearly overpriced. Tables and floor far from clean and cozy. The restaurant would have probably been a better option.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 16 February 2019 via mobile

The food was really good, a bit pricey for the area, but good. The service at first was fine but after they filled the 6-7 tables around us the 4 people serving them lost it, the chef running around taking the orders while cursing and...complaining made it a bit uncomfortable. We asked for the bill 5 times in 15-20min, I got up and went to the register to pay with card the chef or owner didn’t understand why the card reader didn’t work and banged it a couple of times against the desk then another server came and turned it on and charged me. All this while the chef/owner was cursing and complaining I told him to spare me the details and BS and just charge me so I could leave. Nice food, expensive and don’t go if it’s lunch time.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

Visited the windmills in a group of 12 people and wanted drinks an food. This restaurant has stunning views from its roof top area and had received good Tripadvisor reviews. We ordered drinks to go up to the roof area and were told by the...barman that we could do the same for food. Having taken our drinks up stairs we returned to the bar to order food only to be told by a rude man who seemed to be the owner that we would have to eat downstairs. The lower terrace was very crowded and there wasn't enough room to seat us all. Not surprisingly we left as soon as we had finished our first round of drinks. Shame really as they lost out on takings of a minimum EU240. If we could carry drinks for ourselves up a staircase why couldn't we do the same for the food. We felt very unwelcome.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Cueva_Martina, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Cueva La Martina, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2018
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Muchas gracias por su valoración. Las normas de nuestro restaurante no permiten el consumo de comida en la azotea de...More

Reviewed 21 June 2018

The is a great place for dinner or Tapas and Sangria. The views of the windmills and town are great. The tapas, drinks and atmosphere are a lot fun. I really love this place. Very authentic local food and great bartender Elias.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Unless you are starving, I would recommend take the car and look for a better place. Don't expect to have a good view.

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed 19 June 2017

It was a really good choice: combination of a great place, tasty food and excellent service. I just can to sum up saying it is an absolutely recommendable restaurant to eat in.

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

As a writer, I found this perch above the valley with a windmill to my right inspiring. I spent an afternoon here writing, sipping coffee and enjoying a fresh salad. My complete lack of Spanish did not deter my waiter from being a gracious host....Definitely check out the delightful restaurant in the cave! Added value: they are dog friendly and provided a bucket of water for my cavalier.More

Date of visit: June 2016
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Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

Menu and service was absolutely great, in a magnificent environment of natural caves Surrounded by the mills Don Quixote fought against, we enjoyed a great collection of dishes designed and cooked by chef Pedro Carramolino A pleasure for all senses

Date of visit: March 2016
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Reviewed 9 January 2016

We stopped here for lunch while on a wine tour. The cuisine was delicious and well represented the region. Our guide told us he has been many times and has never Thad the same meal. I think he said the owner hunts or buys the...food daily. The venue is also very unique, and old home built in the side of a hill. We sat inside but there is also an excellent patio. To top it off, ther are more windmills out side. If you are in the area you must stop here for a unique culinary experience.More

Date of visit: June 2015
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Reviewed 25 November 2015

Wow! this resturante was not only amazing because you got to eat in an underground cave, but the food was beyond delicious. If you get a chance to go here this was one of my favorite places to eat. Plus you walk out side and...you see the famous La Mancaha windmills. I feel truly lucky to have gotten to dine here and if you get the chance....GO!More

Date of visit: September 2015
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Reviewed 12 October 2015

We started with Smoke sardines in olive oil, a Foie with some mango and strawberries preserve, Habitas with champignon and proscuioto de bellota and trufo. Main dishes, Cod fishes with smoked garlic and roasted spinach. There were great variety of fish, and meats to choose...from all nicely roasted on charcoal fire. Leg of lamb was excellent. the selection of local wines was very good as well. Let's not forget the wonderful bread made on premises!!! The food presentation was great and the service very cordial and prompt without any rush to get you out.More

Date of visit: October 2015
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Reviewed 12 September 2015

After having visited the windmills, we found this restaurant, below a cafe. Very pleasant table, in the caves : it created an intimated atmosphere. The food is typically from Mancha, very tasty and served in large portions. The only weakpoint of the place is the...quality of the service. The welcome was a bit fresh and nobody was able to speak at least few words of English or any other european language... so communication with the waiter and the owner was reduced to an absolute minimum (difficult to choose very local dishes then) and we felt as we disturbed the staff... quite strange for such a turistic location.More

Date of visit: August 2015
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Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

We were taken by our guide Raul, from winetourismspain.com, and what an experience it was! Pedro, the Chef, greeted us at the door. His enthusiasm for cuisine is contagious. My main plate was tuna with tempura. It was delicious! The ambiance is cozy, unique and...beautiful. You can't leave La Mancha without having lunch or dinner at La Cueva La Martina.More

Date of visit: September 2015
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Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

We stopped at this restaurant yesterday 8/26/15 during a private wine tasting tour. The Owner and Chef Pedro was AMAZIG. He was very accommodating and served us a delicious 6 course meal to include beer and wine. The resturant itself was quaint and just a...great experience overall. The service was outstanding!!! I would go back today if we didn't have other things to do...STOP AT THIS RESTURANT - you will not be disappointed. I have posted a picture of Chef Pedro on this sight.More

Date of visit: August 2015
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5