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Calle Alfonso VIII 81 | 16001, 16001 Cuenca, Spain
+34 678 61 13 01
Wednesday
Closed
Hours:
Thu - Mon 20:00 - 23:30
Thu - Tue 11:00 - 16:30
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Market Harborough
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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!

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Port Douglas, Australia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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Alicante, Spain
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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California
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

How refreshing to dine in a place with an incentive menu at a reasonable price. No comparison with popular restaurants in old city. The rolled zucchini as a starter is highly recommended. Cool vibe and decor, great blues playing, friendly and attentive staff.

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Thank CaliforniaCass
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3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Got my order wrong twice. Then serves me raw pork and asked me if I wanted it cooked more to let them know. Sorry I don't recall raw pork ever being a good idea. Anyway they got it wrong twice. Overall I spent the entire meal asking for either the correct food or food that wouldn't make me sick. Not... More 

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Nottingham
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Down the hill from the Plaza Mayor and nothing special from the outside but interesting interior. Excellent range of food, different from typical Spanish. Well cooked, well presented and friendly service. Reasonably priced.

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Thank Eddie P
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17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

This place grabbed our attention because we could read the menu! Didn't know it was quirky on the inside (tiled paintings and the carved wooden columns made this place so unique). Has a window with a nice view too. Had the octopus salad which was really nice and a plate of cold meat with 2 beers which came to 31€... More 

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Barcelona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

This place has a check in all the right places: good location, great sevice, delicious food, and reasonable prices! The deer meatball is must try! Homemade, juicy, and full of flavor! Other dishes worth trying are the pisto (sweet veggie tomato sauce) with grilled manchego, the enormous goat cheese and fried eggplant salad, and the salmon and mushroom starter. For... More 

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Oakland, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Our short stroll down from Plaza Mayor to this sweet restaurant was rewarded by cheerful, accommodating staff and well presented comfort food. As a pescaterian, I had lots to choose from but went for the ajorriera. Nicely balanced! My husband and son enjoyed braised and burger-style deer. Unavailable in our home town. The French toast dessert was more decadent than... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 43
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 16:30
20:00 - 23:30
Monday
11:00 - 16:30
20:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 16:30
Thursday
11:00 - 16:30
20:00 - 23:30
Friday
11:00 - 16:30
20:00 - 23:30
Saturday
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: +34 678 61 13 01
Description
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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