Fodor's Expert Review Mesón de Cándido

$$$$ Segovia Spanish

Amid the dark-wood beams and Castilian knickknacks of this restaurant beneath the aqueduct hang photos of celebrities who have dined here, among them Ernest Hemingway and Princess Grace. The suckling pig (cochinillo) is the star; partridge stew and roast lamb are also memorable, especially on cold afternoons. Beginning life as an inn near the end of the 18th century, Mesón de Cándido was declared a national monument in 1941. Ask for a table near a window, with a view of the aqueduct, just a few feet away, and be sure to book ahead.

Spanish Historical Lively Lunch Dinner $$$$

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Pl. de Azoguejo 5
Segovia, Castille and León  40001, Spain


Known For:
  • Cochinillo
  • Partridge stew
  • Famous former patrons like Ernest Hemingway
  • Wood-fire-oven-roasted cochinillo
  • Historic building

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