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Restaurante El Secreto

Calle Alfonso VIII 81 | 16001, 16001 Cuenca, Spain
+34 692 95 54 31
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“venison” (12 reviews)
“meatballs” (8 reviews)
“cheesecake” (5 reviews)
Opens in 17 min
All hours
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Calle Alfonso VIII 81 | 16001, 16001 Cuenca, Spain
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We eventually found this place [ the TA/google earth pin puts it on the street below the one it's actually on]. It was worth the extra effort to find. The liver pate with fig jam was fantastic as was the salmon with beetroot, feta cheese...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband & I both had the "menu del dia" and we both were happy. I had the cerdo & he had the salmon. The salmon was underdone & he sent it back. Once cooked well it was excellent. The service was efficient & pleasant.

Thank Saltspringsgirl
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

I did not know, I was going to have a nice gastronomic experience. The restaurant is just beautiful, the staff is very attentive, and efficient, and the food is delicious. It was a surprise when I tried the green asparagus with pistachio ice cream, the...More

Thank Ariel C
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Had the menu del dia, it was lovely. Quick efficient service and the food was really good, would recommend

Thank MissSpain42
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

If you have had your fill of the standard tapas, raciones and plata's then this is well worth searching out. Excellent food, considerate, informative service and interesting decor.

Thank travelstc
Reviewed 1 May 2017

I had booked ahead based on the fact that this is one of only two restaurants in Cuenca with any claim to be veggie-friendly. It was good that I did as it was busy even on a freezing cold and rainy evening. We were instantly...More

Thank flo-josh
Reviewed 27 April 2017

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...More

Thank Candide57
Reviewed 24 April 2017

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,...More

Thank Kent_Kipper
Reviewed 22 April 2017

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...More

Thank Leadboiler1
Reviewed 19 April 2017

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....More

Thank ferrariCostaRica
Nearby Restaurants
Romera Bistrot
295 reviews
.35 km away
Restaurante Candela
392 reviews
.24 km away
Taberna Albero
398 reviews
.23 km away
Nearby Attractions
Historic Walled Town of Cuenca
610 reviews
.39 km away
Puente de San Pablo (Saint Paul Bridge)
1,372 reviews
.35 km away
Museo de Arte Abstracto Espanol - Casas Colgadas
684 reviews
.26 km away
Catedral de Cuenca
1,275 reviews
.27 km away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$35
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine, 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
  • E-mail
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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