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Fonda Genara

Plaza de San Lorenzo, 2, 28200 San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain
918 90 33 30
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Granada, Spain
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Recommended by our hotelier as a place to dine.. Cynically we suspected some kind of vested interest on his part, but no, it turns out he has never eaten there or even set foot in the place.He steered us towards the restaurant based solely on all of the positive comments made by his hotel guests following their dining experience there.... More

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Naples, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

Amazing food proud people loving what they do perfect views incredible food fantastic memoeries of a beautiful place go there

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Amman, Jordan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I recommend this place to eat in,they need to get an english menu,but the staff is so freindly and will do his best to please you ,we had a good meal and nice evening

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

We have eaten in this place several times over the years and have not been dissapointed. We normally go for the set menu. The choice is good, some of the portions are large, so you nned to watch out how much you cane eat. But if you are a big eater you will not have a problem. When we go... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Rude service and food that was just okay. Tough steak and awful espresso. The decor is old, but not graceful old, just really faded. This cannot be ranked 1 in TripAdvisor, there must be a better place in town.

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Wautoma, Wisconsin
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

We had read about Fonda Genara, and after our tour of El Escorial, set out to find the restaurant. It is on the square, but we had a little trouble finding the entrance. The restaurant is up some stairs. It is a beautiful restaurant. We sat in front of open windows, and enjoyed the view of the square. The service... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Our hosts suggested this place for lunch and for tapas. The menu was in Spanish only so we took our chances with what we ordered. The tapas was better than the lunch. The quality of the food was good; I just couldn't eat such a large portion of only 1 item at lunch. The servers seemed grumpy, but that could... More

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Madrid, Spain
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

We came 2 times to this restaurant. Once on a saturday for lunch and despite we made a reservation, we had to wit 45 minutes until we get a table, we were not proposed a drink nor a seat while waiting, waiters did not care at all. The meals were good, well elaborated. The second time was for diner on... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012 via mobile

Absolutely splendid for only 25 euros you will have a incredible menu. Very high standard. Everything from the foi till the solo mio was very well prepared and the taste was heavenly !!! Lovely old restaurant on the first floor with very nice old pictures of actors and actresses

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