Staying in Madrid at Easter has its advantages: there is not much traffic, it is better parked, there are fewer queues to see the trendy places and you can dine without having to book well in advance. It is also good to go on a food excursion to the charming villages of the Community without suffering the endless traffic jams of rush hour.

If you are one of those who sign up for this last plan, write down these five places that we mention below. These are restaurants that, for their culinary proposals, their natural environment and their close treatment, have just been recognized by the Repsol Guide with their Soletes. Traditional, friendly and affordable cuisine that have earned this distinction, and which is represented by a faded yellow sun designed by Luis Úrculo.

Felix El Segoviano (Navacerrada)

P.º de los Españoles, 9, 28491 Navacerrada. Phone: 918 56 00 02

It is one of the classics in the town of Navacerrada, a town known for its weekly markets, its incredible environment in the Sierra de Navacerrada and its multiple hiking trails. Founded in 1957, among the specialties of this establishment are grilled white prawns from Huelva, but also other typical dishes of Castilian cuisine, such as tripe with thistle mushrooms, clams with noodles, fabada of beans from the Royal Site, Castilian soup in the fifteenth century and beef and lamb. It is also very famous during breakfasts and snacks for its chocolate croutons. It has a terrace.

Los Santanales (Guadarrama)

Recaredo Collar, Guadarrama. Tel.: 918 54 28 15.

Rustic inn next to the Plaza de España of the tiny town of Guadarrama in the foothills of the mountains. It has a large dining room, a bar for taking portions and two terraces, one indoor and one outdoor. Their Iberian sausages and grilled meats stand out.

Cava Alta Fusión (San Lorenzo de El Escorial)

Calle del Rey, 41, San Lorenzo del Escorial. Phone: 918 901 912

Just a few steps from the imposing Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial and next to the Museum of Cocheras del Rey, this renowned and cozy restaurant presents a traditional Spanish rustic cuisine with an avant-garde point at a reasonable price. One of its star dishes are tripe a la madrileña, which are among the best in the Community. Another specialty, in addition to grilled meats: oxtail lasagna with manchego cheese.

Restaurant Desguaces La Torre (Torrejón de la Calzada)

Road from Madrid to Toledo, A42, km 24, Carr. Madrid - Toledo, A-42, Torrejón de la Calzada. Phone: 646 65 77 64.

In the small municipality located to the south of the Community is this original cafeteria-restaurant that is a modern addition to the facilities of the car scrapping La Torre. They boast of having a luxury menu of the day at an affordable price (12 euros), "always with first class dishes and the occasional weekly surprise". In its spacious and elegant dining room at the top of a modern building overlooking the scrapyard, the menu is prepared with four options per dish, ideal for all palates, with an open secret that has already made many come to the scrapyard only to eat: on Tuesdays, the menu includes rice with lobster, One of the specialties of the house and, of course, one of its main claims.

The Wolf's Cave (El Molar)

Sta. María de la Cuesta, 14, El Molar. Phone: 639 851 801.

Excavated in the rock of a hill in the urban area of this municipality about 50 km north of Madrid, this winery-restaurant is one of the claims of the town for its originality, along with many others around. Currently, in El Molar there are more than 400 caves distributed between three hills and about 200 wineries where wines have been made and preserved for centuries. Many of these caves and wineries have been transformed into catering centers and restaurants, such as the aforementioned Cueva del Lobo. In its stone dining room with fireplace stand out the lamb chops, the ribeye, the ribs, roasted on a wood grill, and the Iberian, in addition to their wines.

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