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Calle Alfonso VIII 81 | 16001, 16001 Cuenca, Spain
+34 692 95 54 31
20:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 16:30
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Thu - Tue 11:00 - 16:30
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Hobart, Australia
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152 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Few places seem to be open in Cuenca on Monday except for the tourist traps in the Plaza Maya. Further down the road is El Secreto and we were very happy to find it open and not in need of prior reservation. We had a good meal and the service was good too.

Thank Candide57
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Monday is a dining problem in Cuenca, with many restaurants closed for dinner, including Olea, Romera Bistrot, Taberna Albero and Posada San Jose. But El Secreto was open and was a delight. Beautifully presented zucchini rolls, filled with cheese, an excellent aubergine salad and superb, rare grilled loin of venison. The puddings were good, as was the wine by the... More 

Thank Kent_Kipper
Madrid, Spain
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36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Garlic butter and croutons on the table to nibble at. Very nice touch. I started with a dish of artichokes that promised more than it delivered really. It came in a bechamel sauce topped with cheese and had prawns inside which were tiny because of the heat and length of time of the cooking. The juice from the prawn heads... More 

Thank Leadboiler1
ferraricosta rica
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Massively disappointed in this restaurant especially after reading such good reviews. Booked a table 6 weeks in advance and included a high-chair with my booking. Stopped by on arrival in Cuenca to confirm the booking and the high chair and was told everything was confirmed. Turned up for our meal only to be told that their one and only high... More 

Thank ferrariCostaRica
Beijing, China
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86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great meal in this restaurant, good selected food material, tasty, and with good service. Although we have to wait for the seat for 20mins, but we think it is worthy for it.

Thank wil331
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Still in the restaurant but i couldn't wait. Just had some of the best 3 appetizer iv ever had and it was at a reasonable price. Me and my girlfriend just came for tapas and we had some great tapad with there homemade garlic butter with mini toasts. Love this place

Thank Iriana G
Market Harborough
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Nice little restaurant just a few minutes from the main Square . Interesting decor . Starter cheese wrapped in Cucumber was ok to much for one would be better to share . Venison Stew tasty but served in a metal dish that was cold so the meal was just warm and soon got just about warm . A dark winters... More 

Thank casMarketHarborough
Lisbon, Portugal
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We tried the Bacalao the table of cheese and the Parrillada. Both really nice and fair enough for 2 people. Avoid asking too much food unless you are hungry!

Thank Pedro_Diener_Pereira
Port Douglas, Australia
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Have been in here at lunch with friends and cannot say that it was worth eating here. Suggest to book a table just to do not lose the chance of trying it also because doesn't have so many tables. Typical Spanish dishes and typical Cuenca's region food ( estofado de cervo for example, amazing !) The staff is nice and... More 

Thank MaximusProximus
Alicante, Spain
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Found this place by accident as it was one of few where we could eat outside in a sunny spot. Great location just off Plaza Mayor with views and just a few steps from the Hanging Houses. Menu del día was 12 euros... seafood soup or homemade vegetable quiche then salmon fillet or roast pork with homemade crispy wedges, desert... More 

Thank Alison C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 16 - USD 33
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:30
20:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 16:30
20:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 16:30
11:00 - 16:30
20:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 16:30
20:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 16:30
20:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Alfonso VIII 81 | 16001, 16001 Cuenca, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Castile-La Mancha  >  Province of Cuenca  >  Cuenca
  • Phone Number: +34 692 95 54 31
El restaurante «El Secreto»es un sitio con encanto donde se puede degustar en un ambiente relajado, la gastronomía típica conquense, además de ensaladas, tapas, carnes y pescado de la gastronomía actual española. Disponemos de dos salones, con capacidad para 30 personas cada uno de ellos, uno está situado en planta a pie de calle y el otro está en una planta baja.Hacemos menús del día para grupos, comidas especiales para vegetarianos, celiacos…Comidas y Cenas del presupuesto que dispongan, nos adaptamos a sus necesidades. «El Secreto» está situado en la calle Alfonso VIII, 81 una de las calles más coloristas y transitadas por el turista, en pleno casco antiguo frente a los Túneles de Alfonso VIII y a escasos 100m de la catedral. Único lugar donde poder ver “desde dentro” los RASCACIELOS DE SAN MARTÍN y donde además podrás disfrutar de la auténtica gastronomía conquense. «El Secreto» está emplazado en un edificio que forma parte de una arquitectura conquense muy particular denominada «Rascacielos de San Martín», caracterizada por ser parte de las viviendas civiles más altas de Europa hasta el desarrollo de la arquitectura del hormigón, siendo levantadas con piedra, madera, argamasa y yeso. La altura media ronda las diez plantas (unos 35 metros sobre el nivel de la calle) y para alcanzarla, cada casa se apoya, además de en la risca trasera, en las viviendas laterales, dando lugar a edificios de dos niveles: tres o cuatro plantas para la calle Alfonso VIII y de ocho a doce hacia el Barrio de San Martín.

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