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Fonda Genara

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Plaza de San Lorenzo, 2, 28200 San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain
918 90 33 30
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10:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 86
    Excellent
  • 81
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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We had dinner there, and it was the best dinner we had in Escorial (we were there for 5 days). We had fish - it was great. The place doesn't have a terrace, but it is in the second floor, and the view from windows is cozy. Don't go for breakfast there, though. Very, very bad churros. It was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We had dinner there, and it was the best dinner we had in Escorial (we were there for 5 days). We had fish - it was great. The place doesn't have a terrace, but it is in the second floor, and the view from windows is cozy. Don't go for breakfast there, though. Very, very bad churros. It was really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Had a really nice lunch here. Was an extensive menu del dia at 25 euros and worth every penny. Quality food well cooked and presented - definitely better than others in the area. The steak was some of the best ever. On the first floor so entrance a bit difficult to find and is over a bar. Nice bottle of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I have been traveling through France, Portugal, and Spain for the last 6 months and this is the first time a restaurant had no one who spoke English and no menu in English. Besides having to fumble with translator everything I had was delicious. A pimento stuffed with goat cheese, then a great vingerette salad with quail, and a steak... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

If you are not in hurry, this is your place! The food is good, nothing special, but fine. Very classical! But we came on the work day, we ordered a menu of the day and we waited 2(!) hours from the beginning till the end(((

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We went there for the tapas bar because we didn't want to eat a big menu. It was nice! The bar is cosy and the tapas were very good and often well presented. The wine was good too. If you want to spend a relaxing evening with friends or family, the bar is great. And the price was more than... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Really enjoyed the place and it's history, the decoration and the ambience us stunning, it's food is a very nice mixture of traditional and nouveau cuisine, and it's service was just perfect.

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Granada, Spain
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

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

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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Plaza de San Lorenzo, 2, 28200 San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  San Lorenzo de El Escorial
  • Phone Number: 918 90 33 30
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm

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