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La Sanabresa

#161 of 7,267 Restaurants in Madrid
#173 of 7,481 Places to Eat in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Huertas
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Calle Amor de Dios 12, 28014 Madrid, Spain
34 914 290 338
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 27
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic Home Cooking In Central Madrid

The food was fantastic. Don't go if you care about "atmosphere" unless the atmosphere you like is complete unpretentiousness.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The food was fantastic. Don't go if you care about "atmosphere" unless the atmosphere you like is complete unpretentiousness.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I visited with the girlfriend. The staff was great. They were welcoming and friendly, but the food was pretty equivalent to a cheap American diner. I really don't get the rave reviews. Wine selection and atmosphere were so-so. We both had a priced fixed menu dinner. She had the 13€ one and I had the 16€ one. She had grilled... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Was staying on Calle Moratin and looked up Trip Advisor to see what was nearby. La Sanabresa was just a couple hundred feet away. The restaurant is small and brightly lit and half filled by locals in the late evening. My wife and I decided to share appetizers, chickpea stew, eggplant fritters and grilled asparagus. This was followed by assorted... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This place with huge menu rocks. You get daily 3 course menu for 10-13 euro with huuge choice of different options. Meals are decent and tasty somtimes even suprisingly tasty. The look is bit old but the everyday queue of locals in front waitng for a free table is the best recomendation.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We went to this restaurant after reading the reviews, we were a little early at 20:30, and were the first diners of the night, however the staff were great and as reviewed the food was very good, I would recommend the Rabbit in Garlic. In fact all the food is what the Spanish might call good home cooking. Also to... More 

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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Went for lunch after the Prado Museum, a fairly quick walk to get there. We were lucky and were able to be seated right away, with set menu choices for primo, secondi platos and desserts starting at 11€ it's a great deal and plenty of good good. The fried abergine and grilled wild asparagus were great firsts, followed by the... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We wanted to be a bit braver with eating out and try some real Spanish food on a visit to Madrid and found this place on Trip Advisor. Got a table without a reservation on a Saturday evening. Staff friendly and spoke some English. We asked what some people at next table were having and ordered some other dishes too.... More 

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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Hearty food like Momma used to make -- if your Momma is from Cordoba, Spain! Simple, unpretentious and an excellent value. Seriously - portions were HUGE, we couldn't finish. Very popular with locals, families, etc. I really loved the vegetables -- which are surprisingly not always an accompainment to many Spanish meals which tend to be very meat-centric; we ordered... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

very good place in city center area. cheap and delicious spanish dishes. you can order daily menu in special prices or other thinks in normal prices. very good vine. it could be problem with free table. menu in english and spanish. atmospher is very friendly. most if customers are spanish.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

After a long afternoon at the Prado, we were looking for cheap, hearty, local food. We got it here. We went for the 11 euro menu of the day. 3 courses, big servings, and a drink included. Don't expect fine dining. But, amazing value for money. Quite a big range of options on the menu. If you want a la... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Amor de Dios 12, 28014 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Huertas
  • Neighborhood: Huertas
  • Phone Number: 34 914 290 338

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
Huertas
Also known as Barrio de las Letras, Huertas was once home to prominent literary figures, Miguel de Cervantes and Lope de Vega among them. The neighborhood is committed to celebrating its rich heritage: Calle Huertas itself is inlaid with quotes from celebrated authors, street names pay homage to them, and second-hand bookshops pervade. Huertas receives a fair amount of spillover from the center — side streets around Plaza Santa Ana take on a foreign party atmosphere at night, and you always see young backpackers navigating the streets — but as you descend into the neighborhood, everything becomes a little more cramped and slightly less refined, and takes on more of an underground feel. Live music is at the heart of Huertas: by night, its subdued bars are ideal for meeting friends, sipping cocktails, and chatting quietly while enjoying jazz or singer-songwriter performances.
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