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La Sanabresa

#200 of 7,612 Restaurants in Madrid
#220 of 7,842 Places to Eat in Madrid
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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, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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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
Authentic Spanish Food in the Heart of Madrid

Ok this place is fantastic, the food is VERY Spanish, and not your usual tapas fare. The menu is comprehensive (in Spanish obviously). service is fast and friendly. It is very, very popular with locals and usually packed, but speak to service staff as I have seen them work miracles shuffling... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
TheWoodenMan
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Bradford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Ok this place is fantastic, the food is VERY Spanish, and not your usual tapas fare. The menu is comprehensive (in Spanish obviously). service is fast and friendly. It is very, very popular with locals and usually packed, but speak to service staff as I have seen them work miracles shuffling tables around to accommodate. The food is hearty and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I ate there three times! When you are in a city like Madrid, where there are so many restaurants to choose from, it means a lot. The food is extremely well prepared, the menu is varied and service is superb. You are in a family atmosphere, i.e. lots of Spaniards eating there opposed to a tourist trap. Don't miss it.... More 

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Oregon City, OR
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Good home cooked food. Our waiter was quite adorable. We wanted the fixed meal but wanted to add Sangria and my Spanish was escaping me, so we only ended up with the Sangria. But it was ok. I had a fish dish and it was yummy.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Great food. Ate twice for dinner at this local restaurant in central Madrid. Very good value for money but be ready to wait for a while to get a table. Nothing romantic about the very noisy dining room of this authentic local restaurant. If you want to try something tasty at a great price, this is the place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

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 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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Logrono, Spain
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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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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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Staying in Huertas

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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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