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We had passed by the restaurant Meson Siglo XIX on different occasions and it was pretty crowded each time. So after returning from our tour among the ruins of Baelo Claudia, we decided to have lunch there. We arrived early, guessing it wouldn’t be long before the place filled up and we were spot on. So if you visit it in the future make sure you follow our lead or you could be waiting ages for a table.
The exterior is charming in an old fashioned sort of way with its brightly coloured yellow tiles. Inside there is an area set aside for main meals, and another for tapas. We decided to go for the latter.
Here is a list of the foods we ordered:
- Cold tomato and bread soup called “Salmorejo.”
- Flambéed Spanish sausage cooked in garlic and brandy. “Chorizo”
- A breaded roll filled with beef tenderloin green peppers and cured ham. “Lomo”,
- Spanish tortilla.
- A small beef burger.
The food was impeccable and the waiters were extremely pleasant and attentive. In fact we both agreed it was one of our favourite places for tapas in the Cádiz province. A price of two or three euro per tapa for such quality, quantity and service is a great deal.