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Plaza San Lorenzo 2, 28200 San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain
+34 918 90 33 30
10:00 - 23:00
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Fri - Sat 10:00 - 23:30
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Zabrze, Poland
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66 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had one of the best meals during our holiday in Spain here :) The restaurant is elegant, the staff nice and friendly. And the food was just delicious! The portions were quite big as well. Great restaurant!

Thank Nordique14
Houston, Texas
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Lovely presentation of foods for a special occasion meal. The window seat overlooking the courtyard below was especially lovely! Wonderful Rabo de Toro!

Thank Proti_13
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 March 2016

We had dinner here last week and thought the quality of the food and service was amazing! The waiters were attentive and the food was delicious.

Thank Schuyler H
Madrid, Spain
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294 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2016

Arrived into the bar area for drinks and were served some excellent tapas, absolutely perfect. Moving up into the restaurant we discovered a charming but cool room and this became a theme of the restaurant. Everything tastes excellent but is served cold or cool. Such a pity because it detracts from a very good meal. Cool food served on cold... More 

Thank Bigboy1959
San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain
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61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

I have been to Fonda de Genera a couple of times. When I have a business dinner, I do take people there. The menu is vast and the quality of food is great. Besides, the views of the plaza is quite nice, specially during spring and fall, when the windows are opened. The service is also great.

Thank Rick28200
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 May 2015

We had dinner there, and it was the best dinner we had in Escorial (we were there for 5 days). We had fish - it was great. The place doesn't have a terrace, but it is in the second floor, and the view from windows is cozy. Don't go for breakfast there, though. Very, very bad churros. It was really... More 

Thank Софья А
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300 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2015 via mobile

Had a really nice lunch here. Was an extensive menu del dia at 25 euros and worth every penny. Quality food well cooked and presented - definitely better than others in the area. The steak was some of the best ever. On the first floor so entrance a bit difficult to find and is over a bar. Nice bottle of... More 

Thank Kenny131
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2015

I have been traveling through France, Portugal, and Spain for the last 6 months and this is the first time a restaurant had no one who spoke English and no menu in English. Besides having to fumble with translator everything I had was delicious. A pimento stuffed with goat cheese, then a great vingerette salad with quail, and a steak... More 

Thank Cajun242
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34 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2015 via mobile

If you are not in hurry, this is your place! The food is good, nothing special, but fine. Very classical! But we came on the work day, we ordered a menu of the day and we waited 2(!) hours from the beginning till the end(((

1 Thank Екатерина М
Brussels, Belgium
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94 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2014

We went there for the tapas bar because we didn't want to eat a big menu. It was nice! The bar is cosy and the tapas were very good and often well presented. The wine was good too. If you want to spend a relaxing evening with friends or family, the bar is great. And the price was more than... More 

Thank Alex D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mediterranean, Spanish, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza San Lorenzo 2, 28200 San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  San Lorenzo de El Escorial
  • Phone Number: +34 918 90 33 30

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?