La Sanabresa

Address: Calle Amor de Dios 12, Madrid, 28014, Spain
Telephone: 91 429 0338

- Budget

4.4

No-nonsense traditional food at great prices.

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.

Food and drink
4.1
90%
Service
4.5
90%
Food and drink
4.1
90%
Value for money
5
90%
Ambience
4.3
90%
Location
4.9
90%

Food and drink

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. 

Ambience

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. 

Service

The waiters have worked here for years and are great at their job.

Location

Near Plaza de Santa Ana and Anton Martin metro station.

Price advice

The set menus range from 9.50-15 euros.

Recommended for

  • Families with teenagers
  • Singles
  • People watching
  • No fuss

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