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La Cueva

Calle San Anton 4, 28200 San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain
+34 910 80 16 74
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good43%
  • Average19%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
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“croquettes” (3 reviews)
“lamb chops” (2 reviews)
“tapas” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Steakhouse, Mediterranean, Spanish, European
$$ - $$$
Calle San Anton 4, 28200 San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here to have dinner with kids. Asked for English menu and were given one, that was not correspondent with the Spanish one. The prices, for example, were different. We wanted to order many tapas dishes, but it was said to be impossible, because it...More

Thank 375hannas
Reviewed March 31, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has been in biz before the independence of USA. So it is quite unique to have a meal here after visiting el Escorial. We had a number of dishes, some were good, others were terrible. Don't order the fish dishes, especially merluza, it...More

Thank victoriaxyz
Reviewed March 18, 2017

An enjoyable and distinctive dining experience, beginning but not ending with the miniature model of the historic building itself in the lobby. I loved the calamari grilled with onions. Ditto, my husband's dish of pork ribs. The wine and the sangria hit the mark. It...More

Thank mermaid86
Reviewed January 15, 2017

Our Spanish friends brought us here for a celebration and we were not disappointed. The interior is lovely with high ceilings over 2 stories. We ordered many different dishes and shared them family style and with pitchers of Sangria. The croquettes, cochinillo aside, and solomillo...More

Thank janicepk
Reviewed November 7, 2016

We had a light, tasty tapas lunch at this very large but quaint restaurant. The tapas was varied, interesting and very very tasty. Great wines.

Thank trevorviegas
Reviewed October 18, 2016

We were a group of three accompanied by a local for the Sunday afternoon meal. Three had the suckling pig and one the lamb chops. We all shared two starters (the croquettes). The service was good as was the food.

Thank SaintWilliam22
Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Most of the time we want to celebrate someone's birthday or any special ocassions we go to La Cueva. We love El Escorial and this restaurant is one of the best around the place. With a very original architectural structure and an excellent service, we...More

Thank Idoia H
Reviewed May 14, 2016

Also known as El Balcon de Piedra, this is a great place for a beer or wine and some free tapas - pinchos. It's also a wonderful place to meet locals. The hot cheese tapas were great.

Thank John M
Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

The place is very nice, and pretty big. They have plenty of dining rooms, making it perfect for larger groups. But the food was not very good. I mean, the appetizers were ok, but the main courses was nothing special. The haddock was tasty but...More

Thank Pauak
Reviewed April 3, 2016

A few steps away from the main square in San Lorenzo de El Escorial, and situated in a building constructed in 1768, according to our waiter, La Cueva presents a traditional-style menu in an historic setting of half-timbered walls and ceilings with lots of light...More

Thank davidlocke2015
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • 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: +34 910 80 16 74
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