La Manduca de Azagra

Address: Calle Sagasta 14, Madrid, 28004, Spain
Telephone: 91 591 0112

- Mid-range

4.7

Contemporary cuisine from Navarra with great vegetable dishes.

Navarra does not have the fame of the Basque Country when it comes to food, but  really should be better known. Some of the best vegetables in Spain are grown there, and the cuisine is refined with a bit of a French influence. This restaurant serves well-conceived dishes using first-class ingredients. The owner, Juan Miguel Sola, is from the village of Azagra in Navarra, and vegetables are sent from there to the restaurant every day by various members of his family.

Food and drink
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Service
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Value for money
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Ambience
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Location
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Food and drink

Start with artichokes, asaparagus, broad beans or whatever is in season. Let the waitress advise you. Then maybe monkfish or sea bass, or a steak. The hot chocolate souflee is very sinful. Navarra also produces some fantastic wines, particularly reds and roses, and there is a great list here. 

Recommended dishes

Be sure to order the cristal peppers, which are prepared eveyr day by Sola's mother, Pili, in Navarra and sent to Madrid.

Ambience

The restaurant was designed by the renowned architect Patxi Mangado, who is also from Navarra. There is a lot of pale wood, which creates a light, airy atmosphere with plenty of space between the tables. For once, you won't be forced to eavesdrop on the conversation of the table next to you. You get a mix of business people and media types here, with few tourists. Look out for singers, actors and politicians.

Service

Informative and friendly.

Location

Off the tourist beat, but a short walk from Calle Fuencarral and Chueca.

Price advice

Starters are around 10-15 euros, mains 20-30 euros and desserts 6.50 euros.

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Couples
  • Foodies
  • Mature travellers
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Celebrity spotting
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Design and architecture

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