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Charoles

Calle Floridablanca, 24, 28200 San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain
+34 918905975
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Price range: $58 - $87
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
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70% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Madrid, Spain
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I´ve been to El Charoles 2-3 times in my life, always for an important celebration, and it never lets you down. Ingredients are always top quality; they prepare the menu each week with what it´s available at the market. Ox meat in other restaurants is usually beef; here I bet is real ox. All traditional and all home made. Highlights:... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Probably the best "cocido" in the world. And if you have never try any this is the right place to do it. Reservation is needed as "cocido" it is served only on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The White Bacon from Verín is almost a good Foie. The Carrot and the Cabbage are exceptional. The "chorizo", the "cachelos", (gallegan potatoes) ​​and... More

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Αθήνα
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

It was a meal full of meat in any version, I had a great meal. I loved the soup, the vegetables and the meat was ok (since I m not fun of meat ). Nice village and I would reccomend it to anybody that wants to eat something typical Spanish.

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Roeselare, Belgium
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Charoles is known for the good meat they serve, and it's worth to go and taste it, But still it's a little bit pricy, In belgium you get this food at a better price. But as Charoles has always been known for their nice meat, go and taste it!

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Falls Church, Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

If you go to El Escorial to tour the royal castle and monastery built by King Philip II, you should definitely have lunch or dinner at Charoles. According to the Fodor's travel guide,"Some go to El Escorial for the monastery; others go for Charoles." We did both in July 2011. Sat outside on a glorious, windy summer day. The grilled... More

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Madrid, Spain
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is excellent. Service was not the best to rate (staff must be comprehensive with tourists) but great food helped to upgrade it. Walking distance from the Royal Palace so the atmosphere elevated the experience. We had a reservation and it saved us so i suggest to call few hours before...hope to be back soon in special at summer...recommended!!!

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Amman, Jordan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I think the place to eat meat in san lorenzo,the staff is freindly and expert ,a nice seating in an old resturant. a must if you love meat ,although they serve other things

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Madrid
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

One of the best restaurants in Madrid area. Very traditional and great cooking with the very best products.

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We were walking around just looking for a place with traditional Spanish food and it seemed that this restaurant was the right one. It is quite popular in the area because of the traditional dishes. In fact the "Cocido Madrileno", which I had, was tasty and it is served in a big portion. The service was ok but not very... More

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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129 reviews 129 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

We went to book a place ranked higher than this on TA and seeing no one there decided to walk around this lovely town and stumbled on Charoles. It was almost full outside on a balmy evening but they found us a table and the rest was pleasure. The maitre d who runs the front of house is very professional.... More

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