At short distance from La Pedriza, in Moralzarzal, we find what is probably the most distinguished and elegant restaurant in the Sierra de Guadarrama; founded in 1985 by Salvador Gallego, it is already part of the history of Madrid’s gastronomy.

After training – at a very young age – at El Coto, Salvador Gallego worked in different restaurants in France and the United Kingdom, joined the kitchen of cruise ships and ocean liners and finally landed in Madrid when he took charge of the kitchens of the Casa de Alba. With all this background, he had time to run two restaurants in Madrid until he finally moved to Moralzarzal to create, with his wife, a place that was tailor-made for him, achieving a Michelin star and complementing the restaurant with a small hotel that came to belong to the Relais & Chateaux chain.

The place occupies a well-kept independent villa and enjoys an atmosphere dominated by good taste, where details such as the crockery, cutlery and table linen attest to the seriousness with which its owners face the daily challenge of ensuring that everything is perfect.

Something special has always been his hotel school, which he started in 1999 and through which, many of the chefs who today form the front line of Spanish gastronomy have passed, and which earned him the 2015 Luis Irizar Award for training.

The visit to Moralzarzal will also allow you to pass by the workshop that won in 2021 the Award for the Best Roscón de Reyes of the Community of Madrid, take a pincho de tortilla in the legendary kiosk Puskas, enjoy snacks and rations in the bars next to the Plaza de Toros and we invite you to discover its small restaurants and “casas de comidas” with a great value for money.