Resaurante El Medioevo

by Morris Bishop
(San Pedro de Alcantara)


It must be some 12 years since I last felt the urge to put pen to paper about a new restaurant, but El Medioevo in the heart of San Pedro de Alcantara has stirred me to do just that.


Before waxing about the food, let me describe the dinning room that seats about 40 and has been created by Miguel Rus in the style of a mini Baronial hall, complete with stained glass windows, suits of armour, carved stone walls, coats of arms, models of jousting horsemen, old coins, and more. There is a lift that takes you down to a private dining room with similar décor for up to 12 people The only things that detracts from the experience are two TV screens, but maybe these could be used to display things of the period - portraits - castles or what have you.

It would be difficult to imagine not finding something to please from the compact menu of 5 or so starters, 5 or so sharing starters, 6 fish, 6 meat and some pasta dishes.

Both the Caesar salad and the warm Goats cheese salad were enough for two and the foie gras, red currents, raspberries, and toasted fruit bread accompaniments, was delicious. For Mains, the Rabo de Toro, in taste and texture, rivaled my wife's superb version - oops!! The Solomillo de Ternera drew exclamations of "melts in the mouth" and "cooked as ordered" and "al dente vegetables for a change" indeed all the dishes that I saw were nicely presented and were making diners smile. We looked at the dessert menu, but having had a more than adequate starter and main, none of us could face more food. Even so mine host insisted on us trying a new creation he is about to introduce of raspberry cake encased in a white chocolate pyramid served with vanilla and white chocolate ice creams We drank an inexpensive Nekeas Rose and a Muga which completed a memorable dining experience, indeed one that we will repeate.

And that, dear reader, is the bottom line, "will we go back" to which the unanimous answer was yes.

El Medioevo can be found In C/ El Pozo, which is in the same pedestrian walkway that Chinalles is in. 50 mt. away in avnd. Maques de Duro. Is a convenient underground car park.

They can be contacted on 951969182

Their day of rest is Monday, and they open for Lunch and dinner for the rest of the week.

Average 3 course meal with wine 35-40€ There is a lunch `menu del dia' for 12€ Bishlin score out of 5 Ambience 4 food 4 menu 3 service 4 value 4 overall score 4 The only reason that the menu score is 3 is there were no Vegetarian options, however with advanced notice, the chef will produce a starter and main that will fill the bill.`

Morris Bishop




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Jan 26, 2013
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San Pedro restaurant El Medioevo
by: Zora

After all of these great reviews, my expectations were pretty high for El Medioevo. In the end it alright and maybe I will give it another try.

The service was nice and up to standard, so I can't complain about this at all. The location is good too. In the heart of San Pedro not far from the new La Sala. There is an underground parking nearby and you just walk a block or two.

For starters we ordered the octopus, which was excellent. It was very tender and came with a lovely sauce. We also started with the fried egg dish layered on top of french fries and topped with thin slices of Spanish iberico ham. This was also very good and we were so surprised by the large portion.

However, when we got to the main dishes we were less pleased. We chose the suckling pig, rosada fish and the lamb chops. They weren't bad, but it just lacked simplicity. The fish and lamb were coated in sauces that seemed like it just tried too hard and didn't really work for us. Again, it could just be us, because everyone else here in this thread seemed to be very happy.

The prices were reasonable, service was good, location convenient and some of the dishes really pleased our palate, so it's worth another go.

Aug 27, 2012
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Great San Pedro restaurant
by: Adriana

Highly recommend this restaurant. It was super kid friendly and accommodating. We went twice and both times they were full but always managed to make room for us. The food was fun and creative Our kids said the food was like "heaven in their bellies."

The waiters were so nice.

Aug 24, 2012
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Fantastic restaurant in San Pedro
by: David

Went there a couple of weeks ago; fantastic. Great food, great value, highly recommended. Tried to introduce it as a new entry on Trip Advisor who informed me it didn't meet their criteria! Perhaps if others tried they'd accept that it was a restaurant!

Aug 16, 2012
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Great Food and Service
by: Mr French

I have just returned from holiday in San Pedro and wanted to put a review on Trip Advisor for this restaurant but they don't list it yet! Would expect it to be high in the rankings once they do. Came across it just by chance and we were actually heading towards the restaurant opposite which we ate in a couple of years ago. As said earlier this is a new restaurant and two years ago the table where we sat down was for the Ranchero! Rather than look rude,or admit the mistake we stayed put and we were very glad for that.

The menu looked very good, it's helpful though if you have a Spanish speaker in the party because the English translations on the menu are a bit sketchy. Don't let that put you off because from what we ate and saw all the food is delicious.
We rarely go back to a restaurant in a week's holiday but we made this place an exception.
My recommendations would be the duck foie gras starter and either the leg of suckling pig, or the iberico pork shoulder. My wife had a beuatiful and generous prawn and avocado starter one day and then shared a grilled aubergine starter with our son which went down very well. She had a prawn wrapped in sole main course with pasta, and grilled rosada both of which she raved about. My son had his usual calamari and in a rare excursion from his holiday routine had the grilled chicken breast on our second visit which he was effusive about (not something 14 year olds are known for). Some very good and reasonable white wines on the list, 12 euros a bottle or thereabouts.

Sadly I couldn't find the space for a dessert either but my wife did ask for and get a very nice cocktail based on bacardi and their coffees are very good too.

Couldn't recommend a meal here higher.

Apr 27, 2012
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Great review
by: Marbella Family

Thank you Morris, for that great review. So charming and pleasant with a fantastic writing style. I hope you are inspired to write more reviews for us of other places. I certainly am inspired by your review...so much, that I'm going to try out El Medioevo tonight!


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