La Gondola: The Best Lamb Chops in Spain
This restaurant, not only has good food, but excellent service. The wait staff and the owner were very helpful in recommending entrees, desserts and wines. The place was full of locals with families. As tourists, we were a curiosity to them.
Favorite Dish: Definitely the lamb chops. They serve veal lamb chops and regular lamb chops. We tried the regular ones. Cooked to medium rare, they were DELICIOUS with a hint of garlic. We could not find better lamb chops in Cordoba, Sevilla, or Granada.
The potatoes were to die for and the cheese cake (QUESO CASERO) was ceremoniously served. Some patrons came just for the desserts.
We were thanked and sent on our way with two souvenir bottles of olive oil. We will definitely return on our next visit to Baeza and Jaen.
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Taberna El Pajarro: Just a quick lunch !
We were looking for a snack lunch, somewhere to rest our feet and have a cool drink, and this little bar looked as good as any. We sat at a table on the pavement, under the shade of the awning, and idled away an hour, watching the school children playing opposite whilst they waited for Mum to come and collect them.
So we shared a plate of Criquetas Caseras (croquettes, tasty ham and cheese), and a plate of Alcachofas (artichoke hearts), and watched the world go by.
Cost ? - 23 euros, including drinks.
Every bar in town - Todos los bares: Snacks - Tapas
It's very typical to serve a snack for free with your drink in the city of Baeza, and almost in every city in the Province of Jaén. It's a nice tradition due to let you drink as many beers as you want and don't become drunk!
Es muy típico en la ciudad de Baeza, e incluso en todos los pueblos de la provincia, servir una tapa gratuita con tu bebida. Es una buena tradición que tiene por objetivo que puedas beber tantas cervezas como quieras y no emborracharte
Favorite Dish: Olives, almonds, croquettes, meatballs, etc.
Aceitunas, almendras, croquetas, albóndigas, etc.
Cafeteria Mercantil: Observe the Local Life
I called in for some lunch. Much as I like trying local food I thought I'd give the sheeps testicles a miss! I ordered a plate of mixed tapas instead, which was tasty although the accompanying bread was dry.
I sat on the terrace and observed the activity. It was a Sunday and the terrace was very busy, with lots of local chatter and children in their Sunday best milling around. A very pleasant break.
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