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La Sanabresa

#174 of 7,272 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
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Huertas
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Calle Amor de Dios 12, 28014 Madrid, Spain
34 914 290 338
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Good for:
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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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
Good local experience

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
Rach3107
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England
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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288 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Doha, Qatar
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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England
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Bagnols-sur-Ceze, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Recommended by our hostel as a close by and inexpensive local speciality restaurant we gave it a try an evening without much expectation (didn't check the review before). Saturday evening at about 10pm, the place was full of locals in a quite noisy (probably not the best for a date) but friendly atmosphere. The dishes and menu offered were very... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We found Sanabresa 16yrs ago when we began our twice yearly trips to a Madrid having fallen in love with the city, we a Always eat here at least once per trip, there has been a refurbishment a couple of years ago but it's still quite basic decor with strip lighting, the food is always good and the price is... More 

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Georgia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This was a recommendation from the owner of our hostel. It was quite a walk to get there and we had traveled for most of the day so we were famished by the time we got to the restaurant. It is small and very busy, I felt like the service could have been much better. Our waiter appeared a little... More 

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hobart
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169 reviews 169 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Recommended by the owner of our air bnb in Madrid, we rolled in at 900pm tonight without a reservation and were treated to some amazing food We decided to select the menu 1 selection which included entree, main, desert and wine or water. Our waiter was patient with us and recommended some items off the menu which we agreed to... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

My teenage daughter and I are here for a weekend in Madrid. Our hotel is located close to this very 'local' Spanish restaurant and I'd spotted it as a good option for a traditional meal. We made our way here on our first evening in Madrid - just an hour or so after our plane touched down. We had expected... 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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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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