Alfileritos 24 (Toledo): a deliciously intimate gluten-free dinner
After lunch, we continued walking around Toledo. It was raining a bit, so we took the opportunity to visit the White Synagogue of La Judería. That day, the other synagogue was closed. What a pity!
After seeing the synagogue, we continued walking through the walls until we reached the bottom, where we had the hotel. As weather did not help much, we took the opportunity to take a nap.
After the siesta, we climbed back up the escalators and we went to see the sunset from the old city walls, until dinner time. We only had one dinner left in Toledo… we had spent a great time in this city with so much history, and we had eaten even better! Although we couldn’t try all gluten-free restaurants, we had really enjoyed the meals we had at Pizzeria COMES and at La Fábrica de Harinas. And we were convinced that in the Alfileritos 24 would just as good as in the other restaurants.
The Alfileritos 24 is located at number 24, Calle Alfileritos. Same than with the first restaurant, we did not expect it to be that big. In fact, it is divided in two spaces: in the Taberna you can eat some gluten free tapas, and in the restaurant, they can adapt any dish of the menu (it is very well indicated). Also, as we had already informed that we are celiac when we booked, we did not have to explain it to the waiter. Perfect! These details are very good because they make you feel more comfortable eating out.
As you can see in the photo, the decoration respects the shape of the original building – very old – combined with modern elements. In addition, the low light and background music make it a very intimate and quiet place.
This time, we were not very hungry. At lunch we had eaten too much and we wanted a dinner as light as possible. This is always a problem because the dishes that we like the most, are not particularly light… but hey, at least we try!
Here we could also order half portions. This is what we ordered that day. Sharing half portions.
First, we ordered half a portion of foie with goat cheese. The strong flavor of goat cheese mixed with the foie flavor was very tasty. Also, the gluten free bread that they brought to us was also really good.
Then they brought us a full portion of acorn-fed Iberian ham cut with a knife. We ask ordered the whole ration because we love the good ham. It was delicious with the toasted gluten free bread and a little of olive oil.
And then the main course came. I had never tried it. We had ordered half a portion of lamb gizzards with garlic. In fact, I did not know what they were. Isabel told me after eating them. It is a part of the trachea of the lamb, specifically a gland called thymus, which is very tasty. They were really good!
Although there were very appetizing desserts, this time we did not order any. When leaving the restaurant we returned walking to the hotel, enjoying the views offered by the city at night, illuminated.
The next day, it was our last day of holidays. That same day I was driving back to Barcelona, so we decided to return to Alcalá de Henares and eat at Foster’s Hollywood. This would be the last time I would go to Alcalá for a while, since after a week, we would travel to France, Belgium and Holland. We will share it shortly.
You can see the pictures of the trip here.
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