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EL Secreto de la Catedral

Calle Alfonso VIII 81 | Cerca de la Catedral, 16001 Cuenca, Spain
+34 627 63 74 74
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good45%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“old house” (2 reviews)
“cathedral” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Calle Alfonso VIII 81 | Cerca de la Catedral, 16001 Cuenca, Spain
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

We went there to have some lunch and everything was awful. The menu is a pale imitation of Spanish dishes, the waiters are extremely rude and the prices are very high. It is the typical tourist bait that should be closed. Plus, on your way...More

Thank Nicolas M
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Overall we had a good experience here. We were visiting on a tight schedule so did not have time to linger. It was a warm and sunny late October day so we ate outside enjoying a beer and working out what we were ordering from...More

Thank Ian S
Reviewed 23 April 2017

We walked past the small bar downstairs, with it's display of delicious tapas, to eat in the small upstairs dining room. We weren't sure what to expect but discovered a very pleasant waiter, delicious food, lovely wine and, overall, a wonderful experience. We tried one...More

Thank Lisa P
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We arrived in Cuenca quite late and wanted to avoid eating in the main square (too touristy) and a friend from Cuenca suggested we tried this place. It's tucked away down the side of the cathedral in a quirky old house that has been lovingly...More

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Very good quality food, the menu is not too big, but plates are very tasteful and good presentation. Place is cozy and there is good attention. Fully recommended.

Thank AroundTheWorld1254
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Outside they have a terrace but that was packed. Inside you come to a bar where people are standing and eating tapas. Luckily a waiter came to us to see if we wanted lunch and he prepared a table upstairs. The waitress was lovely and...More

Thank SebandDaph
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Good food but rather overpriced. There were some issues with the language which made some of our choices a surprise!

Thank 649maggie1953
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Situated high in the old city this Tapas Bar must rate as one of the best. Quite an unusual range of choices but a must is the Cod in Béchamel Sauce and second to that the Scrambled Eggs. Great, friendly staff, lovely outside atmosphere and...More

Thank Miguel065_11
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Had lunch here with the family. It is right next to the cathedral so perfect location. Food was great. We had the lamb stew and the kids had massive kids hamburgers they could not finish. The stew was great but the service was absolutely terrible....More

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Just had lunch with the family. Mediocre food and arrogant waiter who did everything to ignore us while we waited for one of the four desserts we had ordered. If honest, we should have cancelled the crepe. It was stale and cold. Would recommend this...More

Thank Adrobin
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Alfonso VIII 81 | Cerca de la Catedral, 16001 Cuenca, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Castile-La Mancha  >  Province of Cuenca  >  Cuenca
  • Phone Number: +34 627 63 74 74
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