While in Toledo, Spain back in April 2011, we stayed at the Hilton Buenavista north of the city, and spent most of our evenings at the hotel. However, we decided we were going to stay in the old city one evening, and see Toledo at night, and have dinner at a nice restaurant. We picked Adolfo Coleccion for our dinner, because it looked promising.
We began the evening by watching the sun go down across the river from Toledo.
Once the sun had set, we wandered through the city’s labyrinthine cobblestone streets, with the street lights creating a romantic but also slightly spooky atmosphere.
Finally, having worked up an appetite, we headed back to the restaurant.
On first glance, Adolfo Coleccion looked to us like it could be just another one of those delicatessens or sandwich shops that are everywhere in Toledo’s old town. On further examination, though, its clean brightly-lit interior with simple decor suggested the kind of unassuming smallish place that lets its food be the sole star.
Our second impression was the correct one. I had a nice pimientos rellenos tapas and then venison for my main course. I don’t remember what my wife ordered, but I know she enjoyed that as well. We shared a bottle of a really nice hearty red wine. And the chef put together a special dairy free dessert for me, which always wins me over (with my allergy, there is often nothing on the dessert menu I can eat).
From start to finish, we were taken care of by our waiter Michael, the kind of friendly caring host who could be anything from waiter to manager to owner. He treated us very nicely. We were very pleased with our one night eating out in old Toledo!