Toledo + Central Spain

Restaurants in Toledo + Central Spain

Local artists have painted the wine casks that line the walls of the vaulted tavern, which is popular for traditional Spanish fare, such as chipirones rellenos (small squid stuffed with shellfish) and croquetas de bacalao.

The bulls in Sixtina’s ceiling paintings have been inspired by the nearby Altamira caves. They turn up on the menu as well in the form of succulently tender rabo de toro (stewed bull’s tail).

The local clams and tiny lobster set the gold standard for fresh seafood. And the 1960’s mahogany-paneled time capsule of a dining room sets the standard for retro-chic style.

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Imagine an old neighborhood joint updated in white Corian for the hipster generation and you’ve got Las Olas. The standout seafood tapas are prepared in a bustling open kitchen.

Join the businessmen and fishermen for lunch or an apertivo at this wonderfully airy spot known for its tortillas (Spanish-style omelets) and montaditos—little toasts topped with an array of delicacies, like tender sardines.

Enter the converted 19th century mill (molino is Spanish for mill) through a tunnel, and order from a menu of Castilian dishes cooked in a wood-burning oven. Wooden beams sit above a butter-toned dining room with exposed stone walls.