This enchanting 15th century house has been transformed into one of the best restaurants in the city and is recognized as such by Spain's most influential good food guides. The tower and the well date from Moorish times and much of the furniture is antique. There is a garden where you can eat outside too. Abundant use of candlelight helps to produce an unforgettably romantic atmosphere. The owner, César Báez, insists on modern versions of traditional recipes and prides himself on producing exceptional game dishes. Try the partridge salad, the venison carpaccio and the tenderloin of veal. There is a list of fine wines, including Vega Sicilia from 1962.
This restaurant opened its doors for business in 1947 and hasn't stopped serving its own brand of delicious food since. Eustaquio Blanco, one of the brothers who founded it, is still in charge. Regional dishes are the order of the day - migas (somewhat like couscous), chanfaina (tasty lamb sweetbreads>, as well as roast meats, cured pork products, casseroles, salads and fish. The desserts are local, too, such as the técula mécula (baked egg yolks with crushed almonds) and the fig cake for those with a very sweet tooth. The wine list offers varieties from all over Spain.
Since 1986 - when it opened - the owners, José Antonio Polo and Toño Pérez, have worked hard to make sure the Atrio features in all the best restaurant guides. They use the highest quality, locally-sourced ingredients and present their imaginative recipes in a most attractive manner. The tableware is classy, too. Try their famous prawn parcels, leeks in a mixed fruit sauce, fillets of sole with duck's liver or charcoal-grilled venison. For dessert, their creamy El Casar cheese stands out. The wine list is the best in Cáceres and includes fine French wines.
It only closes for six hours a day. The rest of the time you can take advantage of the ideal location, in the Plaza Mayor, a well-preserved and world-renowned gem of medieval architecture. In summer you can sit outside on the terrace and soak up the atmosphere. It's a favourite with tourists and with young men on military service. They serve an enormous variety of tapas, raciones, platos combinados, and they don't mind if you ask for half portions.
It is located between the neighbourhoods of Pinilla and Campus Universitario, just opposite the Virgen de Guadalupe hospital. It offers a recreational area for children with slides and swings. There is also a service station nearby with car-wash facilities. So you can come here with the family before or after giving the car a clean and enjoy a drink and a snack while the children play. The tapas and pinchos are excellent.
In summertime, romantics can dine on tables set up in an olive grove just outside this castle's walls. The castle was built in the 15th century and has been added to over the centuries. The magnificent garden is a more recent addition and worth a visit even if you don't plan to eat. This is the most sought after location for wedding receptions and other gala occasions. The catering is carried out by César Báez who owns the excellent Torre de Sande restaurant in Cáceres and he provides simple, tasty regional fare like soups, cured meats and grilled meats and local wine.
This is one of the best places in the centre of Cáceres to take breakfast or an afternoon snack. For the price of a coffee (115 ptas), you can opt for churros or migas to accompany it. Like all traditional cafes, 11am is rush hour. This café fills up then with local government workers from the nearby offices. The owner likes to play repeats of old football matches. You have been warned! He is a staunch Real Madrid supporter.
This is a large, spacious and welcoming bar decorated in rustic style with solid, dark wooden tables and chairs covered with red and white tablecloths. Armando, the owner, comes from Portugal and has produced a menu full of his native tapas and raciones. So you can order a portion of cod, pork knuckles or sausage with your beer. The breakfasts are hearty too.
If you're going to do a tapas tour of Cáceres, and you should, don't miss this place out because it makes some of the best. In fact, the owner, Virgilio, is imaginative and innovative and has even written and published a recipe book. The little. bite-sized snacks called bocaditos that they serve here are delicious. Virgilio makes a great scrambled eggs mixed with wild mushrooms and cheese (revuelto de setas con queso). You can eat raciones at the bar or more substantial meals in the friendly little dining room at the back that is decorated with a nautical theme. The average price per head for a meal here is 1600 ptas.
Located in the heart of old Cáceres, this gourmet restaurant offers patrons the perfect combination of traditional recipes with contemporary style. The innovative menu, created by chef Toño Pérez, offers a bit of everything, from pasta and truffles to clams, oysters and other seafood creations. Each dish is carefully prepared, using fresh ingredients and in doing so is rich in flavor and texture. With plenty of comfortable seating options, impeccable service, a wine cellar, and full bar offering an interesting wine list, the Restaurant at Hotel Atrio creates an unforgettable dining experience for its guests.
Pablo Medrano moved here from San Sebastián a few years ago to set up this restaurant and has taken great care over the interior decoration. The overall theme is the Basque Country, so fish dishes feature prominently on the menu. Merluza a la cosquera, a white fish in a sauce of almonds and herbs is especially good. Meat dishes are also available, and the beef and partridge are recommended. All of the desserts are home-made including the crepes filled with "English cream." The wine list offers local wines along with a choice from Rioja, Ribera del Duero and Penedés.