Fans of José Luis Perales must get a big kick out of dining in his former home. But even if you are not familiar with the singer-songwriter and composer, you will enjoy your meal in this venerable building where the decor is as smooth as Perales’ voice and as elegant as his guitar. For summer dining, try for a table on the outdoor terrace. Inside, the most sought-after tables are those with views of the Huécar gorge, but we also enjoy dining in the book-lined library. Although the kitchen pays homage to tradition (morteruelo, ajoarriero, salad with pickled partridge—all available as starters), it brings modern creativity to Cuencan cuisine with dishes like a creamed squash soup with a hint of cheese and parsley-infused oil, or grilled veal sirloin with a Manchego cheese sauce. The restaurant also offers a very reasonable three-course menu del día. The wine bar is a good spot to taste the well-made reds now being produced in the D.O. Cuenca region. Take a hint from the staff, who all wear dark suits and ties, and dress for dinner.