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Calle San Anton 4, 28200 San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain
+34 910 80 16 74
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Ascot, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Manotick, Canada
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Community of Madrid, Spain
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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 couldn't be prouder or going there every time we get a chance. Highly recommended!!!

Thank Idoia H
Raleigh, North Carolina
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915 reviews
439 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 424 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Bratislava, Slovakia
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425 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 but not very well presented, and the pork loin nothing to write home about. The... More 

Thank Pauak
Toronto, Canada
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72 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 coming through the gabled windows. We were there for lunch on a Satruday - the... More 

Thank davidlocke2015
Community of Madrid, Spain
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

Eating in this restaurant is an extraordinary experience. I always go with my family to celebrate special occasions :).

Thank Idoia H
Bordeaux, France
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174 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2016

After an early start, and no lunch, we were not looking forward to waiting until 21.00 to eat, but surprise surprise this restaurant was willing to serve us at 19.00 and the food was good and plentiful and the wine excellent valus

Thank Green-David-Green
Barcelona, Spain
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Good cuisine a bit expensive though. Nice location and interesting building. First courses are regular. Main courses are good.

Thank Alfons A
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

Ok, so the waiters are a little slow, but we are great food in a gorgeous period building for a decent price. The "sopa castellana" is fantastic, and the house wine's good too.

Thank Ben D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, Spanish, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?