Fodor's Expert Review Charolés

$$$ El Escorial Spanish

Some go to El Escorial for the monastery; others go for Charolés. It's a landmark that attracts a crowd of its own for its noble bearing, with thick stone walls and vaulted ceilings, wooden beams and floors, and stuffy service; its summer terrace a block from the monastery; and its succulent dishes, such as the heavy beans with clams or mushrooms, and the game meats served grilled or in stews. The mammoth, four-course cocido offered on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, tests the endurance of even those with the heartiest appetites.

Spanish Sophisticated Lunch Dinner $$$

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Calle Floridablanca 24
El Escorial, Madrid  28200, Spain


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