Calle Amor de Dios 12, Madrid, 28014
- Recommended for:
- Families with teenagers, Singles, No fuss, People watching
Best for Value for money - Expert review of La Sanabresa
If you didn't know it was there, you'd probably walk straight past the nondescript small entrance to La Sanabresa. Open the door though, and you enter a mad world of packed tables and rushing waiters. This is one of Madrid's best loved casas de comida, or basic restaurant. Gloriously unreconstructed, this is a great place for lunch after you've been to the Prado or Reina Sofia museums. You might have to wait for a table (they only do bookings for large groups), but it is worth it.
There are at least 50 dishes on the a la carte menu, but quite a few also feature on the set menus, which is what most people have. Start with a hearty soup or stew, a salad or maybe some gartlic mushrooms or aubergine fritters. Mains include spare ribs, hake in batter, braised kidneys in sherry and meatballs.
Everyone seems to be talking their heads off at the same time. All sorts of people go here, including tourists, local workers, actors, dancers, writers... It's great fun if you like unpretentious, jolly places, which I certainly do.
The waiters have worked here for years and are great at their job.
Near Plaza de Santa Ana and Anton Martin metro station.
The set menus range from 9.50-15 euros.
More information on La Sanabresa:
- Price guide:
- Spanish, Traditional
- Calle Amor de Dios 12, Madrid, 28014
- 91 429 0338
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Mon-Sat 1pm-4pm, 8.30pm-11.30pm.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Not possible
- Free tags / Keywords:
- Cheap eats