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La Sanabresa

#193 of 7,388 Restaurants in Madrid
#213 of 7,621 Places to Eat 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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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Honest food, honest price

Stumbling around looking for a reasonably priced place for dinner we found LaSanabreaca. An extensive menu always makes me wonder, but the food was all simple, well prepared and delicious. Gazpacho was good, as was the pork with black pepper sauce. Everything everyone else ordered looked delicious... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Charles53775
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

With a friend, we liked the place so much that we ate there three days in a row! Delicious Spanish food (I'd especially recommend paella, croquetas, spinach, asparagus and fishes), very agreeable atmosphere and waiters of top quality. For 10 euros you can eat two big dishes, a dessert, a piece of bread and drink a bottle of wine. Close... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Stumbling around looking for a reasonably priced place for dinner we found LaSanabreaca. An extensive menu always makes me wonder, but the food was all simple, well prepared and delicious. Gazpacho was good, as was the pork with black pepper sauce. Everything everyone else ordered looked delicious. One diner got a big slice of ripe watermelon for dessert. As 10... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We found this restaurant while pacing through the streets of Madrid. I've noticed while traveling that following locals into restaurants oftentimes leads to spectacular food experiences. I was not disappointed this time either. Mostly an older crowd with abuelos and office workers. It's the kind of place where you see what your neighbors have ordered and wonder if you made... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This place never fails me. I have been to madrid a number of times and have always come here to eat. Prices are fantastic and service with a smile. Food always fresh, traditional spanish home style cooking

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Home-made food with diligent service in the centre. I always go there whenever I miss my comfy food and I haven't been dissapointed so far. Okay, the place won't get an award for its decor but I don't solely visit restaurants for that reason. The food is v.good quality, you get what you expect. The staff are attentive and you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Service , quality and service first. One of the best restaurants in the area Anton Martin. Along with a first class attention from the staff.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This is my second visit. The first we had a lovely meal, which made us look forward to returning - I thought we had found a secret local gem. The restaurant often has people queuing and is great value for money 11 or 13 Euro for three courses, plus bread and a drink. Sadly my last visit was disappointing and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I would only recommend this restaurant to a backpacker on a budget. Every vegetable we on our table came directly out of a can. None of it was fresh. Yes it's cheap, yes there is variety, but canned food slathered in olive oil and salt isn't really my thing. The decor is also terrible - it's all bright fluorescent bulbs.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We went to La Sanabresa twice during a short break in Madrid. On both occasions chose the €11 menu. The food is simple, traditional and beautifully cooked; the wine included was very good, and service was friendly. One slight mix-up with an order was remedied promptly. As other reviewers have mentioned - get there early (around 1 pm) or late... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I heartily recommend La Sanabresa as a true "Blue Plate Special" in central Madrid. Other reviewers are spot on: the restaurant is not a mecca for haute cuisine, but they do a really remarkable job of providing a staggering variety of good quality food. While many Madrid restaurants have a very good set menu, one would be hard pressed to... More 

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

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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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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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