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El Cardenal Restaurant

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Paseo Recaredo 24 | Hacienda del Cardenal, 45004 Toledo, Spain
+34 925 22 49 00
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 23:00
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The salmon tatar was excellent and the mushroom ravioli delicious. Nice waiter, good wine and the white chocolate soup for dessert was the best . Something different bit sooo good

Thank Svenja M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tried to have a couple of beers and a light lunch here after a long bike ride from Horcajo de los Montes. The waiter was snappy and rude. After a couple of tries he took our order, but while waiting, the entire staff left the premises - including our waiter. Another wait staff member tied to wisk away out... More 

Thank Ed H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered the pig and lamp dish and the croquets as a starter. Except that the whole main diah was literally 2 bites also the meat was smelling bad. The croquets were still had the taste of freezer when they served them to us. We didnt manage to eat any of the food from how bad it was and they... More 

Thank Marina E
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really good food and really good service. It is an old style restaurant in a very nice building . 5 min walk from the senter of Toledo.

Thank miguel r
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

Not everyone will like this place but having lived in Spain for 15 years , I understand what they are trying to achieve. On a quiet night I enjoyed perfectly cooked fresh artichokes and the two oven baked meats . Both lamb and pork are milk fed babies so have a somewhat acquired taste but they are done well here... More 

Thank pemzadit
1 review
Reviewed 3 January 2017

we orderd the roast pork, and after the long wait it arrived dry! the the waiter just ignored our complaint as he didnt do anything about it. so i wont be coming back soon disapointing!

Thank alek m
Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

We enjoyed a fine dinner in their upstairs dining room. Best meal — quality of food and preparation, service, atmosphere — of five weeks in Spain.

1 Thank RDB2004
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Reviewed 23 December 2016

You might want to come here just to walk on the magnificent hotel grounds. The dining room was lovely, and the service excellent. The cuisine was not memorable.

Thank jade g
Eugene, Oregon
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Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Focus on what this straightforward restaurant does best and you'll be amply rewarded. I know it's a Spanish cuisine trope, but the roast suckling pig at El Cardenal is, indeed, succulent.... Crisp, sweet skin giving way to moist, beautiful meat, with just the right amount of fat to keep things interesting. It was the finest version I either saw or... More 

Thank Sig79
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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Charming and cozy restaurant and outstanding roasted whole suckling piglet (their specialty)! Ordered the set menu and it didn't disappoint at all. 39 euros per person...unbeatable!

Thank Carlos M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 28 - USD 56
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Paseo Recaredo 24 | Hacienda del Cardenal, 45004 Toledo, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Castile-La Mancha  >  Province of Toledo  >  Toledo
  • Phone Number: +34 925 22 49 00
The Hostal del Cardenal is located in an 18th century Toledo palace that has been converted into a three star hostel. The hostel���s restaurant, in an attractive setting surrounded by gardens, offers traditional Spanish cooking, featuring roast suckling pig and lamb cooked in traditional Castilian style in a wood fired oven, and Toledo-style partridge casserole. Desserts include the marzipans and ���marquesitas��� (small pastries) that are typical of the Toledo region. There is a special area set aside for children���s games and in the summer the terrace is a great spot to enjoy a meal with friends.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?