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We didn't book ahead and we're lucky to get a table. A lovely atmosphere with sufficient variety in the menu for fussy eaters. Staff here are friendly and do their job well. Prices are a bit high but this is to be expected in this...kind of location. I would return and try more dishes for sure.More
The food (lechal) was mouth-watering, the view (breathtaking), the service (SO hospitable) and the price was so reasonable. Patones is small but unique. DO NOT try to come here on the weekends...no place to park and the road is narrow...no idea how they accommodate more...than ten cars at a time! But El Rey is the BEST.More
It is absolutely fair and deserved their rating as #1 restaurant in this village.
Mid week, full restaurant, no previous reservation, but stopped by and got the guarantee of a table within 40 mins. And so it was.
I have total allergy to dairy, and...eat no meat. Though they have a couple options in the menu for my condition, they still made an arrangement in several dishes so that I ended having a menu of 4 courses and dessert. My partner enjoyed his own 4 courses, one better than the other.
Absolutely delicious, made with love and experience. Traditional dishes mixed with some innovations. Every dish was a compound of flavors and a delight for the sight.
The top terrace is a nice spot to dine. The mood among all clients was inviting already. You see people enjoy the food and the environment. Lunch can last for hours only because you don’t feel for leaving.
Staff was amazingly helpful, polite and willing to please. Emily, the owner, as one more of the staff, goes beyond the expectations. They love what they do.
Overall, a top experience.More
Incredible ah? Emily runs this amazing super fantastic family owned business by herself, only with the help of Ma Jesus, the Cabrito cooker, and 20 other, mostly women. Located around 50 min north of Madrid, and in the medieval hillside village know as Patones de...Arriba, the trip to this Restaurant is worth every second of the journey. Great views, superior food, beautiful setup, and a very warm and service oriented team, vamos, as the locals would say, muy Majos! Do not miss their homemade bread...everything from the menu is worth a try....I had a Torrija for dessert that was out of this world, and a homemade liquour similar to Frangelico but of course, this was way better. Everything is made from scratch. Its a family and they make you feel part of the experience. Make reservations in advance, they open only for lunch, and take advantage of the summer months as they will open Saturdays for dinner. Well done Emily and Team! See you soon!More
Visited on a Sunday, made a reservation, including a parking space (€5 just outside the village). Food and service good and the local wine, whilst young was good value. Croquetas, Morcilla and peppers, Salads and Bisto con egg all really good, bread good, they even...toasted it at my father-in-laws request to go with the oil. I went for the steak in pepper sauce, Good, but not great. Service good and would certainly recommend.More
This is one of the most important restaurants in Patones de Arriba, and I think it is actually divided up into more than one location. The location I visited is the one that sits on Azas street and the decor and furniture are light and...modern. Unfortunately, there is no interesting view, and where I got seated I felt like I was sitting by the entrance as everyone had to get through behind me either to enter, exit or go to the restrooms. However, in good weather, there is a terrace, which might be worth visiting.
Having said that on the negative side, the positive is all about food. I had lunch there with my husband on a Sunday and we both had lamb, albeit in a variety of form. I had the lamb chops, a dish I enjoy every now and then as I am not a big meat eater and they were delicious! And he had the supreme of lamb, which is a piece of roast lamb with a twist. He was pleasantly surprised and impressed. The meat is done in an old oven and this particular piece is one that cooks slowly over many hours ... the result is evident in the taste. We congratulated the lady in charge,Mari!
As a starter, we had artichokes; good, simple and well executed, and a delicious foie.
The dessert was a hidden ace as well: a really tasty tiramisu presented in a glass jar.
Finally, the check made it all even more worth the while: good value for money, undoubtedly.More