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Calle Floridablanca 24, 28200 San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain
+34 918 90 59 75
13:00 - 16:00
21:00 - 00:00
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21:00 - 00:00
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Bucharest, Romania
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77 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

We chose this restaurant for a late lunch after visiting El Escorial. The restaurant is very nice, with lots of wines exposed (they have a reserve of almost 28k bottles of Rioja) and with rather formal, old-type waiters/personel. All waiters were very nice but the best were the food and especially the house Rioja excellent reserve wine they proposed us.... More 

Thank Bogdan2005
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163 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Charoles is one of my favourite restaurants in the world. Its old fashioned meat-centric Spanish cooking and ambience. The portions are very large, be careful if you are tempted to order a starter as well as a main course; consider sharing a main if there are two of you. Today I had stuffed calves cheeks, which was a rich and... More 

Thank JulianLeicester
Warsaw, Poland
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84 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Great beef rib eye steak you should try if you are meat lover. The interiors are not impressive however in old Spanish style but certainly the taste is there. I was there unfortunately in the late autumn so could not seat in the patio. Very professional and focus on customer staff especially waiters. People who work there are only with... More 

Thank AdrianDamian
Madrid, Spain
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56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

We were running late for lunch. Charoles seemed to be a good option since you can read at its entrance that the kitchen is open all day long. Besides, the restaurant manager kept us informed on when we would seated. Whilst you choose/wait for your food, they offer little appetisers. And food is tasty and nicely presented. Also after you... More 

Thank Ursulachinata
Miami, Florida
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is very expensive for what you get. The location is good and the restaurant atmosphere is great but the meal is just average. The menu is not extensive and most plates try to innovate but they don't make it.

Thank 02jm
Rovaniemi, Finland
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63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

I visit Escorial yearly and many of my friends have come here +15 years. For years I have heard stories of how good Charoles is, but also warnings that it is expensive. Because of the hype I finally decided to visit the place. Atmosphere and surroundings are fantastic and service is also good though the wait staff doesnt really speak... More 

Thank Juha-Matti R
Broadford, Australia
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We went for a Sunday lunch. Ignored on arrival. Seated downstairs by an offhand waiter. Primeros were roasted capsicum and bacalao salad and bean and clam stew. Stew was flavoursome. Capsicum full of seeds and bacalao a bit dry. Too much roasted garlic slivers scattered over the plate. Secundos was solomillo of beef with truffles and chestnuts - rare, as... More 

Thank Unclefey
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We had lunch today after a while not coming to this restaurant. There are places that are a sure bet and this one is a good example. Superb food based on excellent ingredients and cooking, not cheap but you know what you get is worth the price. Tried this time cecina, tasty, very thin cut, a bit too oily perhaps... More 

Thank Nakama O
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Very good Spanish food, excellent meat highly recommendable, but also fish as well as several traditional Spanish dishes. Do not miss it!

Thank LuMiFeGo
Madrid, Spain
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198 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

Last Saturday we went as a group (6 people) for luch. Sat in the terrace ....weather was good and pleasant. Starters were ample and good and the steak to follow was superb. Wine list ample and not too expensive. I did think the restaurant was on the expensive side.

Thank Perrel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$58 - US$87
Steakhouse, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:00 - 16:00
21:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:00
21:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:00
21:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:00
21:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:00
21:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:00
21:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:00
21:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Floridablanca 24, 28200 San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  San Lorenzo de El Escorial
  • Phone Number: +34 918 90 59 75

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?