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El Cardenal Restaurant

Paseo Recaredo 24 | Hacienda del Cardenal, 45004 Toledo, Spain
+34 925 22 49 00
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good31%
  • Average19%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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Paseo Recaredo 24 | Hacienda del Cardenal, 45004 Toledo, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After our Tauck tour of the City we were taken across the bridge to this very attractive restaurant. We were served a starter of 3 courses including a mixed salad, plate manchego cheese & roasted asparagus all delicious. Then for main I chose my favourite...More

Thank Roger1278
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in Toledo for four days, & within the city walls we received some poor, overpriced lunches / dinners. This restaurant was just outwith the city walls (NH Hotel side), & recommended by the hotel receptionist. We went for lunch, & ate within the bar...More

Thank philcrieff
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is situated in a beautiful building. We took the menu. This had 4 different starters, all very tasteful and took the entrecot, which is really good! Service is very efficient.

Thank msluis
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Had the suckling pig. Very disappointing €26 for what looked like a generous portion of meat, but turned out to be around 50% bone & fat. Accompanied by 3 small undercooked potatoes.

1  Thank Philip F
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

I believe I always give honest and fair reviews. To date this will be the one with mixed reviews. I shall start with the positives : Recommended by staff at the 5* hotel we were staying at On arrival we entered the most beautiful little...More

2  Thank Frances H
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Where do I begin?! A party of 10 of us, our tour guide recommends this place. We sit down, it takes a while for someone to get to us. They were not busy AT ALL. We start letting the waiter know what we'd like to...More

Thank Victor R
Reviewed 5 September 2017

My wife and I visited here today after a wonderful guided walking/bus tour of Toledo. Our hotel concierge from Madrid recommended this restaurant. It is a beautiful establishment and we were really excited for our late lunch. We arrived around 3:20pm and our server was...More

Thank CowtownOhio
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

We went to the restaurant for lunch and were disappointed. - food only mediocre - quite expensive for what you get - no seats outside and really cold air conditioning inside - service good but a little too snobbish - the white wine was good...More

Reviewed 26 August 2017

We had a group dinner here on a beautiful warm evening. a fantastic setting, very peaceful and private, with lovely food and very good wines. The staff were brilliant and everything went smoothly. highly recommended.

Thank Paddy-Relle
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

First the positives: the setting, in a courtyard next to the hotel garden, is very pleasant. The tables are beautifully laid and decorated fresh flowers. All courses were good, but we found nothing really outstanding. The negatives, which unfortunately tipped the balance for us: the...More

Thank ele2020
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$29 - US$59
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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
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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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