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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
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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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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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.

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Eugene, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Majorca, Spain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere, gracious waiters, food....could be better. Definitely worth having lunch here in such a special surrounding, but next time I would order a la carte from the menu. The waiters were all delightful. Not Micheline but quite correct food and service, also fair price.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

This restaurant is part of a beautiful hotel in the northern wall of the old town. It is charming and very local-looking in spite of the mostly foreign clientele. We enjoyed the gastronomic menu for two which includes four courses and a bottle of wine. The dishes were typical of the region and absolutely delicious. We took advantage of our... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

This is a great place for an al fresco dinner. The restaurant is part of the hotel's courtyard and creates a great ambience for dinner and conversation, especially at dusk, when the soft lighting of the place complements the "blue hour" of the evening. The menu is good-- I literally devoured the entire roasted pig suckling as soon as it... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

This place is all about the location - which is really lovely. The food and service would, in any other circumstances, be a bit run-of-the-mill, but hey! - How often do you get to have a reasonably priced meal, served by reasonably competent staff in such a spectacular place? So, ignore the negative stuff, sure, the food isn't brilliant, but... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

The location is excellent, with tables in a small courtyard, surrounded by soft lighting once the sun goes down. The set meal, which included wine, was a good selection of tapas, and a good sized main course. The wine was pleasant. The service was OK.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$27 - US$53
Cuisine
Spanish, Mediterranean, European
Meals
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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 23:00
Monday
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 23:00
Thursday
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 23:00
Friday
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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