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“Good bar-restaurant”
Review of Meson El Pilar

Meson El Pilar
Ranked #2 of 9 Restaurants in Colmenar
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 21 March 2018

Really 'four to five' stars, this is a restaurant partitioned with an impressive glass wall from the smaller and very popular bar area. The manager is very helpful and attentive, the menu wisely reasonably short and all is of good quality, nicely served. Tables are well set, and in winter a fire lit. Wine is of decent quality and fair price. Around EUR25 per head with a modest amount of alcoholic drink, so decent value. Some dishes, e.g. the warm salad and rabo de toro have been much liked. As in most village restaurants, vegetarian/vegan options are rather limited (probably best to advise when booking) but there are options.

Easy to park on the road outside. Perfectly easy to find as it is on the main road into the village and not far from the centre of town. A shaded bar area in front of the restaurant for decent weather. Unusually in this area, closed Wednesdays.

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

Just perfect for a special occasion, excellent food, real good service and very warm and friendly welcome. They try anything to please you and answer your needs.

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Reviewed 3 July 2017

We visited this restaurant a couple of times once we had found it (actually on the main road at the top and to the left of Pasaje Pilar)
There is always a chef's special amuse-bouche to enjoy as an extra course, and complimentary liqueurs afterwards, so don't over-order on the food. Service was good and the dishes all went down well.

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Reviewed 19 May 2017

We visited here as a group of 7 midweek. We were the only diners so the service was especially attentive. We had three courses, but could have managed with just 2 as we had an amazing "amuse-bouche" which was a starter in itself.

One really nice touch was that the waiter suggested we tried a different white wine as he only had one chilled bottle of the type we wanted and knew he couldn't get a second bottle to the correct temperature if we wanted it.

The pig cheeks were fabulous, the lamb chops a little on the thin side, but everything was very tasty. If you only go to one restaurant in Colmenar, I would recommend this one.

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Thank Andrew F
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Good food but be aware the portions are generous. Particularly good in winter when many places are closed.

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