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Calle San Anton, 4, 28200 San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain
910801674
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Atmospheric authentic restaurant

We walked to La Cueva restaurant from El Escorial Monastery and were pleased to quickly be given a salad nicoise & fresh crusty bread. This was followed by roasted chicken with mushrooms (+ chips) and then original icecream and coffee. The waiters were helpful and friendly and, although a party of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
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88 reviews 88 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We walked to La Cueva restaurant from El Escorial Monastery and were pleased to quickly be given a salad nicoise & fresh crusty bread. This was followed by roasted chicken with mushrooms (+ chips) and then original icecream and coffee. The waiters were helpful and friendly and, although a party of 36, we did not feel rushed.

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Leicester
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38 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This is one of the best restaurants in EL Escorial. It is an old Posada I believe; it has an small interior courtyard with stairs ascending around it to the rooms. The room we ate it was cosy, and there was a stove burning (it was January, and freezing outside). We had really delicious croquettas with our starter, as well... More 

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London
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I reserved here for a birthday luncheon for my wife: we were 7 altogether, and I had reserved for 3 p.m. (a very typical hour for lunch in Spain). As our group were all coming from different directions, and at different times, I had to call them to advise that we would be a little late. “No problem, Sir, your... More 

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Great place to eat a little expensive perhaps, but you will not be dissapointed with the food. Staff very friendly. Looks very old inside which gives the restaurant its charm.

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Berlin, Germany
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71 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

This is a beautiful inn built in 1768. You can check out the history, photos, info on their website. While it was very charming, cozy and a nice setting to have a meal, the food is very disappointing and not cheap for what it is. We had the fixed lunch menu that came with soup, cochinillo and a dessert. The... More 

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Chicago
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99 restaurant reviews
249 helpful votes 249 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2011

we went here with a friend from the town. The building is 250 years old and very colorful. The food was excellent, especially the gaspacho and trout.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2011

We had a perfect day visiting El Escorial right when it opened until about 2pm, then over to La Cueva at 2:30pm for a 2 hour leisurely lunch. The building is soaked with atmosphere dating from 1768 or so and we had 3 attentive servers watching over us for the entire time. San Lorenzo is a royal getaway from Madrid... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2009

great cochinillo (and other asados), impressive 1700-something building, Sunday-Madrid-escape recommendation

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Madrid, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2009

This places is not bad, but nothing special for the high prices it has.

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Address: Calle San Anton, 4, 28200 San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain
Phone Number: 910801674
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  San Lorenzo de El Escorial
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish

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  • Address: Calle San Anton, 4, 28200 San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  San Lorenzo de El Escorial
  • Phone Number: 910801674

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish

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