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El Aljibe

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Campo San Nicolas 11 | 42240, 42240 Medinaceli, Spain
+34 975 32 61 38
10:00 - 23:30
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46 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a few bottles of wine while waiting for the kitchen to open at 9am. The staff was entertained by our attempt to speak Spanish. The restaurant offers an interesting menu, so there was need to share food. The garlic soup and veal was amazing. Thank you for your hospitality 👍

Thank Lesley B
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped overnight in Medinaceli on a Saturday on our way back to the ferry in Bilbau. Arrived in the afternoon and had a scout round the pretty village to pick somewhere to eat in the evening. This was one of a number of places all buzzing so we took the precaution of booking and, a good job we did,... More 

Thank RoddersDoncaster
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016

If you are in Medicanceli then this family run restaurant is well worth a visit. We arrived just a bit late for lunch, but despite this the owner kindly put a few things together which proved to be very traditional and good quality. Because of this hospitality and the food we were served we booked our table for 6 and... More 

Thank ajyorkshire-1
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

Migas were very good. Grilled meats too. Typical desserts (mantequilla de Soria) was very nice. Service was friendly and good admisphere in the old roman town.

Thank Guillem F
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Traveling late we passed Medinaceli because great food was promised. Asking where was a great place to eat, the answer was simple……El Arjibe! We were the last in and late, but what amazing food, and very reasonably priced, excellent service and by genuine, very kind folk. All that in one place, is rare. We will return and soon and will... More 

Thank Simon S
El_Aljibe, Propietario at El Aljibe, responded to this review

Thank you for your time, by typing in tripadvisor in your stay in El Aljibe. When you want, we are here!!! Thank you. More 

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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2015 via mobile

We had a breakfast here, everything were closed, we had excellent coffee and sandwishes. Polite staff, good atmosphere.

Thank Георгий П
El_Aljibe, Propietario at El Aljibe, responded to this review

Thank you for your time ,by typing in tripadvisor in your stay in El Aljibe. When you want, we are here!! Thank you . More 

London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2014

We have not eaten in Medinacelli for a while and chose this little bar-restaurant as it seemed to be the best combination of light surroundings and good light food. We were certainly pleased with our choice. There is a particularly good choice of home cooked starters, with the revuelto de boletus and calabacin relleno de gambas really delicious. We had... More 

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Province of Alicante, Spain
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

On our way to the mountains from Madrid and need lunch. Followed our rule of find the No2 (trying herder) wasn't disappointed. Standout dish was the Cod Carpaccio. Both Duck salad and Tuna and roster red pepper salad were excellent. Morrcilla de Burgos one if the better offerings of this very traditional Spanish dish. Very light and crispy. Relaxed cheap... More 

Thank Nicrixon
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601 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 464 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2014

The ambience is more a bar than a restaurant - in fact the restaurant is really a corner of the bar. However the welcome is warm and genuine, and the service friendly. The food was good, but not gourmet. We enjoyed the atmosphere, the food and the service. It was good value for money. I would recommend the restaurant to... More 

Thank moraira
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2013

Excellent attention like their food and dishes, we went for lunch on a Saturday at noon and it was packed before eating took its rich skewers and served in cup vermouth cocktail and very well presented. we ate the weekend menu, good price, good quality and fantastic gin tonnic safe return

Thank ERIK W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$35
Mediterranean, Spanish, European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Campo San Nicolas 11 | 42240, 42240 Medinaceli, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Castile and Leon  >  Province of Soria  >  Medinaceli
  • Phone Number: +34 975 32 61 38
El restaurante "El Aljibe" esta en la magnifica Villa de Medinaceli, esta construido encima de un aljibe romano, de ahi su nombre.El restaurante "El Aljibe " destaca por su inmejorable ubicacion y sus espectaculares vistas.El interior esta decorado con un ambiente moderno pero en un edificio rustico ,con paredes de piedra vieja y maderas nobles en color wenge. En el interior podemos destacar tambien los esplendidos ventanales de cuatro metros de largo por dos de alto,que dan a las vistas de todo el campo de san Nicolas y a los montes nevados de El Moncayo.Ya en el exterior dispone de dos terrazas, una en la calle y otra amurallada mas privada.,las dos disponen de parte con sol y con sombra.De la cocina podemos decir que es una cocina tradicional castellana ,pero siempre con platos nuevos y de mercado.Platos de la tierra soriana:migas pastoriles,sopa castellana , potajes, setas de cardo,boletos edulis ,pates de Abejar.paletilla de cordero asado ,chuletillas de cordero de raza ojalada de Medinaceli,cochinillo frito con ajitos,chuletones de buey y de ternera a la brasa. Tambien en temporada de caza se ofrece solomillo de ciervo y de corzo en varias recetas. Escabechados de caza menor, pescados, y un largo etcetera de esquisiteces.

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