Cuenca’s cuisine features traditional dishes such as zarajos (grilled lamb intestines), ajoarriero (cod and potato spread), morteruelo (game pâté) and alajú (a nut and honey sweet). Beverages include the area’s famous wines and resolí, a traditional local liqueur, as well as delicious Manchego cheeses made using artisanal methods. In addition to classic recipes, the Parador offers extraordinary house specialties, including truffled eggs, beef jowls and menestra (sautéed mixed vegetables), along with desserts such as artisan cheese ice cream and tocinillo de cielo (caramel custard) with gin tonic gelatin.
Parador de Cuenca
The restaurant is located in the dining room formerly used by the monastery’s monks, offering an excellent spot in which to enjoy a fine lunch or dinner in Cuenca. We carefully plan every detail to create a special experience for you. During the summer, pleasant dinners on the terrace are accompanied by live music, and in the winter, we invite you to sample our exquisite pairing dinners.