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Plaza Azoguejo 5, 40001 Segovia, Spain
+34 921 42 59 11
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13:00 - 17:00
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived in Segovia at around 1300 and made a bee line straight to this popular restaurant upon recommendation. The staff are very friendly and accommodating and made sure we got a table with a great view of the aquaduct. The room feel is very rustic and had plenty of character. We had the chorizo and omelette to start with... More 

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CandidoSegovia, Propietario at Meson de Candido, responded to this review

Thank you for coming. We would greatly appreciate your opinion. Come back soon, Cándido. More 

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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I really don't like mostly touristic restaurants but sometimes it have to be visited. This restaurant situated in historic building next to the world famous aqueduct. The atmosphere is terrific! The most popular dish here is pig and it is very nice! I don't like some kind of traditional soup but it couldn't damage very good general impression of the... More 

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CandidoSegovia, Propietario at Meson de Candido, responded to this review

Thank your for your opinion. Have a nice day and come back soon. Kind regards, Cándido. More 

Tangier, Morocco
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We reserved our seat 3 hours before we actually got there. Beautiful place, gorgeous decor with a nice view over the city. Mr. Candido(the owner) was so nice and he really try to please each of his clients. In terms of food: it was good but not the goddest, we recommend the house speciality"cochinillo" which was pretty tasty and the... More 

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CandidoSegovia, Propietario at Meson de Candido, responded to this review

Thank you for four feedback about our restaurant. We apologize for all the inconveniences with your cochinillo. We shall try to do better next time. Kind regards, Cándido. More 

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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived to Segovia Sunday at lunch time with no reservation (a gamble, please don't do this), we were kindly granted a table an ordered the priced piglet and house wine (we also had appetizers). The reasons for Candido's piglets multiple prices become evident after the first bite and regardless of everyone in Segovia serving it I always come back... More 

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CandidoSegovia, Propietario at Meson de Candido, responded to this review
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Muchas gracias CocoFranco por tu opinión en ambos idiomas. Gracias por recomendarnos. Es un placer para nosotros saber que disfrutásteis... More 

Tampa, Florida
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568 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very cool building located literally In the shadow of the aqueduct. You just can't beat the view. The service was a little slow but to be fair we were there right at the busiest time for lunch. Food was good- we had soup and some other specialties. I wish we had gotten the pig though because that... More 

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CandidoSegovia, Propietario at Meson de Candido, responded to this review

Thank you for coming. We would greatly appreciate your opinion. Come back soon, Cándido. More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Simply a place full of history and tradition, reservation is needed. Cochinillo is the gold medal plate. Wine list is good, save space for the dessert and try Postre Sorpresa! Very nice! Very re commendable and will visit again! Gracias

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CandidoSegovia, Propietario at Meson de Candido, responded to this review

Thank you so much for coming. We would greatly appreciate your opinion. Come back soon, Cándido. More 

Community of Madrid, Spain
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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took a group of Canary Island visitors to Segovia, and we went to the famed Meson de Candido. I have eaten there before, but have stayed away only because of the tourists. However, I have to say the place is phenomenal. We ordered a wine from Ribera, a tuna ventresca salad, broad beans with sausage, and a combination of... More 

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CandidoSegovia, Propietario at Meson de Candido, responded to this review

Thank your for your opinion. Have a nice day and come back soon. Kind regards, Cándido. More 

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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

If I had to give only one piece of advice when going to Segovia, it would be "avoid famous cochinillo", I mean anywhere, it's just not good, bland, horrible look, and overpriced. However, if you don't want to heed my advice and still feel you want to experience it and be really ripped off, then try Meson De Cándido, by... More 

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CandidoSegovia, Propietario at Meson de Candido, responded to this review

Thank you for four feedback about our restaurant. We apologize for all the inconveniences with your cochinillo. We shall try to do better next time. Kind regards, Cándido. More 

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79 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Despite being a very popular touristic destination for people visiting Segovia, Cándido does not sacrifice on the quality of the food and the service. Of course, the star meal is the Cochinillo (piglet) but everything is worth trying in this top location next to the magnificent aqueduct. Reservations are highly recommended.

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CandidoSegovia, Propietario at Meson de Candido, responded to this review

Thank your for your opinion. Have a nice day and come back soon. Kind regards, Cándido. More 

Port Macquarie, Australia
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140 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

This is an amazing old building located next to the aqueduct, so perfectly located. We had...a vegetable stew (this was a heap of veges on a plate), a plate of fries (very oily), the hake (which we were told came with fries which we wanted but instead came with some boiled capsicum), and a plate of one cut up oily... More 

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CandidoSegovia, Propietario at Meson de Candido, responded to this review

Thank you for four feedback. We apologize for all the inconveniences with your food. We shall try to do better next time. Kind regards, Cándido. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$40 - US$64
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Spanish, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 17:00
20:00 - 23:00
Monday
13:00 - 17:00
20:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
13:00 - 17:00
20:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
13:00 - 17:00
20:00 - 23:00
Thursday
13:00 - 17:00
20:00 - 23:00
Friday
13:00 - 17:00
20:00 - 23:00
Saturday
13:00 - 17:00
20:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza Azoguejo 5, 40001 Segovia, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Castile and Leon  >  Province of Segovia  >  Segovia
  • Phone Number: +34 921 42 59 11
Description
An old Spanish inn, which dates back to 1786. The building has been declared as one of city?S historic monuments. El Meson is located next to the Roman Aqueduct. Candido, from the fourth generation of the same family, preserves one of the most famous culinary heritages in Spain. In 2004, the Candido Mesonero Mayor de Castilla Foundation gave its first awards to the promotion of Castilla y Leon, the gastronomic innovation and the commitment and social work.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?