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“A Special Place”

Posada El Cristo de la Luz
Ranked #97 of 435 Restaurants in Toledo
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Tel: 622541297
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Fresh food finally! We have been craving some fresh food after a week in Spain. This is the place! We ordered a fatoush and a yoghurt salad and they were delicious. We also ordered falafels and the chicken couscous, way too much for two but it was so tasty we couldn't help but eat it all! Posada El Cristo de la Luz is a special place. Historically, the building itself is incredible. You can see the original gate to the old city through the floor - this was the entry gate to Toledo back in the day. The owner has decorated the place beautifully with artifacts and gentle lighting. We found it to be a very reflective, spiritual ambience. The owner Ghaleb is a highly intelligent conversationalist, full of interesting stories and information. We chatted for over an hour with him after dinner, a lovely connection. But really, if all you want good food at a decent price, you can't go wrong. I'll be back next time I visit. Alhamdu lilah!

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Reviewed 16 July 2016

We arrived at 12:30 pm and were graciously offered the perfect table by the window with a breeze. It was +30c, and we wanted a cold drink and a snack. Well we were delighted with the hospitality and the food. Husband and wife were shortly visited by family. The humus and falafel may have been some of the best we've tasted. The chilled red wine, lemon and ice were the perfect accompaniment. Laid back, easy, and friendliness made it a perfect afternoon.

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Thank brianS1
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Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

This is the best place I've been in Toledo. Physically it's amazing, spiritually it was indescribable . It has the best tea I've drank in years. I'm sure the food is just as good! Ghaleb, the host, is an incredibly special person, his view of life is a must hear. The prophet of Toledo. Don't miss it. It's right across the mosque.

Thank Mona J
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Reviewed 12 June 2016

... if you want a cup of tea! We asked for a cup of tea with cold milk. This was to avoid the age-old problem in France, Spain etc of getting hot milk in tea.

We got the cold milk ok. But the tea already had sugar stirred into it when it was served.

The guy was quite po-faced when we explained that we wanted tea without sugar, saying that we hadn't said that we wanted tea without sugar in it. He added that they served chai. Well, we asked for tea not chai. And the milk came separately, so it wasn't what I would call chai which, when I used to make it, was made by heating up the tea, milk, sugar and spices all together.

Otherwise, a pleasant spot and wouldn't want to put anyone off going there for a drink / snack / meal, etc. But when ordering, be careful not simply to say what you want but also what you don't want!

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Thank Squid397
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Reviewed 26 May 2016

Friendly, helpful and excellent food at very good prices. A beautiful setting, lovely atmosphere. The owner speaks excellent English and kindly let us practise our very rudimentary Spanish. A place to return to.

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Thank Jan F
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