Discover Cuenca’s cuisine

”Cuenca, a City with Character” offers you three restaurants where you can sample the local cuisine.

A place previously used as a greenhouse is the stage where Hotel Convento del Giraldo has a first-class culinary offer.

We are talking about El Aljibe Restaurant, a restaurant located in an annexed building that you access from inside the hotel. Here you can see a huge cistern (aljibe, in Spanish) that was discovered during the renovation works. 13 feet deep and more than 30m3 in volume, it used to store water during medieval times.

Bright, large and exquisitely decorated under an impressive exposed wooden deck, the restaurant offers a varied menu with local and regional dishes.

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Located in the old palace stables, what today is the Hotel Leonor de Aquitania, in a space carved in stone, we find the Horno de las Campanas restaurant, right in the heart of the city of Cuenca and accessible from Calle San Pedro or from Ronda de Julián Romero.+

Horno de las Campanas offers traditional cuisine from the region of La Mancha, elaborated with excellent fresh and seasonal regional products in a natural and attentive way, to which we add modernity and innovation. We highlight their meat and game dishes as well as an excellent tasting menu.

A rustic decoration, a warm atmosphere and a pleasant and efficient service complement and reinforce the culinary offer of Horno de las Campanas.

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Our third gastronomic option for your stay in Cuenca. In the morning, we offer an exquisite breakfast buffet with a wide range of hot and cold dishes, fresh juices, coffee, teas and, of course, freshly-made pastries.

At lunchtime and at night, our restaurant’s cuisine, located in the Hotel Cueva del Fraile, proposes that you discover the typical cuisine from the Castilla-La Mancha region: game meats and traditional stews (ajo arriero, morteruelo or pisto manchego) are the base of our menu that will delight all clients. After the delicious meal, we invite you to sample some of our local spirits (resolí, aguardiente…).

If you prefer and if the weather is good, you can enjoy the exquisite dishes in the open air, in our summer restaurant by the swimming pool, where you can sample a wide range of delicious rice dishes.

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