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#307 of 9,142 Restaurants in Madrid
Travellers' Choice2023
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Mediterranean, Spanish
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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Huertas
0.2 miles from Plaza de Santa Ana
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Reviewed 5 February 2024

Updated menu and even better than before. For 15.50 euro you receive an appetizer, entree, dessert and a drink. Sometimes there is a line. Check hours and days of operation. I make a point of going to La Sanabresa when I am in Madrid. Oh...and friendly service too.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 November 2023

The variety of the dishes offered by el Menu del dia (Today's lunch specials) is amazing. I took my vegetarian friend there because I knew that she would find something she could eat there. She did and she really enjoyed the food. We went there...on a Spanish holiday. We arrived there around 2:30. There was a long line outside the restaurant and we got to get a table around 3:30. I walked past many times during the week and saw people cuing up around 2:00. It's a long wait but it's worth it!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 22 October 2023 via mobile

We got La Sanabresa from the Madrid Eater list and it did not disappoint. We were a bit worried because it was almost empty when we walked in. But 10 minutes later it was basically full! And then there was a line out the door....All Kinds of local groups from dates to buddies to families. Not sure we’ve ever eaten anywhere as much as part of the community! And the food was pretty solid too! To be clear, this isn’t 5 stars haute cuisine; this is 5 stars solid local eatery but that’s an awesome thing too!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 30 September 2023 via mobile

Just a regular food, that could be way, way much more tasty. Waiter was polite, fast and accurate. We came because of 4.5tating and Tripadvisor reward, we’re disappointed.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 27 September 2023

You should really try this place. If I lived in Madrid I'd go back here again and again. There was a small queue of people outside before it opened at 8.30, but there was always a table or two available. They have an amazing value...E15 three course menu, with loads to choose from. There's also a very tempting E28 3 course menu and a full a la carte menu. We had the E15 and it was excellent - Soup, a whole Butterflied Grilled Sea Bass and a Creme Caramel. The price even included bread and a huge glass of wine!! Terrific service, lovely ambience and a mix of locals and a few tourists. ONE OF THE BEST PLACES I'VE BEEN TO IN AGES!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 17 June 2023

Place is really cool! Situated 10 min (by foot) away from Museo del Prado, it has a really wide menu and offers you the possibility to choose a fixed price menu. The food is really tasty and high quality and not overpriced. There may be...the chance to queue a little for entering, but it goes quite fast Me and my family really recommend La Sanabresa!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 30 May 2023

I've been coming to the Sanabresa for over 20 years! It is reliable home-style cooking. Always plenty of choices, with beef, pork, chicken, and fish for a main course. What I really love is that you can get a big plate of vegetables for your...first course: spinach / chard / artichokes / eggplant, etc or a bowl of lentils or a plate of paella. The desserts are also very tempting with almond cake, chocolate cake, etc, or a plate of nice fresh in season fruit. All that, plus decent wine! There's always a line out the door waiting for a table. Just ask "la ultima?" to find out who's the last in line. They serve lunch until 4:30.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 29 September 2022

We stumbled into this restaurant and the daily menu is an excellent value with 3 courses plus bread and drink is €14! We were stuffed! The waiter was very friendly and even gave me a container to take away the food that I couldn’t finish....The stew soup is actually noodle soup. The fried artichoke or vegetable are good t start. For main I ordered cod a braz which is not as good as I thought. But grilled seabass was good. Dessert : Flan and homemade pudding and cheese cake were good. Waiter gave us a bottle of wine and I also got Sangria included in the daily menu. Overall it was a good experience. Would recommend to be backMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 22 September 2022 via mobile

We love this restaurant and have been going there for nine years every time we are in Madrid. Often more than once. The food is traditional Spanish, with lots of choices and it is very good. The waiters have been there for years and many...locals go there. There is no better recommendation. It is very good value.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 9 September 2022

We stumbled upon this place one night and loved it so much we went back a second time. The menu is full of country food (think kidneys, sweetbreads, oxtail) as well as succulent ribs and tasty seafood. The decor is simple, the service is friendly...and unfussy. The prices were good for the value and service of the food. I'll be back to eat there.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 7 June 2022

Restaurante casero que frecuentaba en los 80 me gusta mucho ver que sigue igual. Vivo en California pero si voy a España dentro de poco pasaré por ahí no solamente la comida sino muy buena gente Homespun restaurant just like grandma I used to go...to in the 80s when I taught English in Spain. It’s nice to see that it’s the same kind of restaurant. I can’t wait to go there again when I visit Spain. Wonderful people and wonderful food.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 10 May 2022 via mobile

This is like going to your Spanish grandmother’s for Sunday dinner. It was tradition Spanish dishes cooked with love. Stewed dishes were very good. Wine selection very good. Though we speak no Spanish and the waiters speak no English they treated us with immense kindness...both times we ate there. Definitely a place for local regulars.. Many of them did not even get a menu. The waiters just knew what they wanted and brought them their food. We really enjoyed this place.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 2 May 2022 via mobile

After going to more modern, crowded and hipster restaurants, this was a nice change of pace. It's an old school throwback with no frills, just a wide menu of basic Spanish dishes and traditional preparation. Place is a mix of older patrons and tourists. We...enjoyed the veal stew and breaded chicken. They both came with fries but I saw one of the regulars had substituted tomatoes for fries. Would have been good to know that. For 18e, menu of the day is a good deal as it comes with appetizer, entree, dessert, bread and drink. I'm glad we came.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 21 December 2021 via mobile

Noting the exceptional reviews, we sought out this restaurant for its menu del dia. Online the opening time was 1:15 and we arrived at 1:30 to a full house. No open tables but the very accommodating staff actually cleared off items from the small table...they were storing napkins, utensils, etc. to make room for us. We were clearly the only English speakers in this very local restaurant so we immediately felt welcomed. They could have easily turned us away and we would have been none the wiser. Server quickly brought us bread and menus. Menus included an extremely diverse range of options to please any palate. I decided on the chick pea soup and my husband started with the traditional soup. We enjoyed both but I loved mine. Trying to re-create at home. For plates, I choose the whole sea bass and my husband had the braised ox tail. Again both were very well done and oxtail is not something readily available in US. Entrees and plate options were probably 20 choices each. Beverage was also included with our meal and since we both ordered red wine a bottle was delivered to us. Amazing! And of course, the menu del dia would not be complete without dessert. We chose the almond cake and custard. Both were great. Throughout our meal, the line outside the restaurant continued to grow. Definitely a popular spot with locals. For a total price of 26 Euros for both meals (entree, plate, dessert and bottle of wine) I certainly see why! When we’re back in Madrid we’ll definitely be making a return visit. Thanks for making room for us!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 3 August 2021 via mobile

In Madrid, there are only a few places, casa de comidas, which serve cheap, simple and tasty spanish home food. This is a very simple but authentic madrilean eatery. They have very large menu. Very simple dishes but very tasty. I have been here twice....Recommendable experience. Back to old days of Madrid.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5