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El Sainete

Average price €30
597 reviews

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Es difícil no enamorarse de uno de los lemas de esta cervecería madrileña: “la cerveza es libertad”. Con esta máxima, que quien más quien menos ha sentido en sus carnes alguna vez en la vida, presentan una carta de cervezas interminable, repleta de referencias sorprendentes. Porque antes de entrar a El Sainete conviene tener claro que en su carta no tienen vino. Nada. Solo cerveza y agua, y muchas ganas de hacer pedagogía sobre un brebaje que ha decidido al fin reivindicar el lugar que se merece.

El chef Fran Vicente, ex concursante de Top Chef y curtido en los fogones de Coque, es el encargado de elaborar una carta pensada para maridar con las mejores cervezas del mercado internacional. Y lo hace sin temor a nada ni a nadie, pero con mucho respeto. Espumas, gelatinas, ingredientes de aquí y de allá y mucho rock’n roll es lo que vamos a encontrar en una carta que incluye desde un bao hasta unos callos, pasando por un ceviche o una picanha. Es perfecta para compartir, y está pensada hasta el milímetro para maridar con un surtido de cervezas que se encuentra entre los más completos de Madrid. Nada menos que unas 150 referencias en botella y 22 grifos forman la oferta de un establecimiento que presume de tener la cerveza perfecta incluso para todos aquellos a quienes no les gusta.

( insider ) tip
La súper gilda de bonito en escabeche merece por sí sola una visita al local.

Restaurant menu

Chef’s recommendations Fran Vicente

Menú Diario
€18
Average price €30 Special request

Dietary requirements

See à la carte and set menus

Scores & Reviews

9.4/10
Excellent
based on 597 reviews
  1. Maximo M.
    • 9 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent excellent restaurant! Two floors- bar upstairs with sit down service downstairs. The front door is a bit hard to find as it’s not off the obvious Main Street. Smart casual for the restaurant but jeans are fine. The staff is very attentive and explain both the food and custom beers in great detail. The menu is really played for sharing 2 people comfortably share one plate and a dinner meal was three plates and neither of us left hungry. The food is all well presented and tastes great—- this is no “bar food”. Recommend the beer flight of 6 beers and we let the staff pick. Finally if you don’t get anything else get the beermouth (sp?) it’s a cocktail to start. Honestly it’s the best handcrafted cocktail I’ve had in spain in almost a year here. Always make a reservation because the place will be packed and I’m telling you this place is worth the visit. Great staff and great food. ( we are wine drinkers....but we come back here).

  2. Lucia A.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Fui para repetir una segunda experiencia; habrá una tercera¡

  3. Dimitar B.
    • one review
    10/10

    Amazing cusine and awesome service! 10 out of 10 experience ????????????

  4. Fernando O.
    • 5 reviews
    8.5/10

    Excellent beer, but the portions could have been a bit bigger

  5. Sam W.
    • one review
    10/10

    Wonderful setting and delicious traditional Spanish food. Amazing beer too. Would definitely recommend!

  6. Steve T.
    • 6 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent modern-ish Spanish cuisine near the Palacio Real. The setting is a renovated street level space, keeping much of the original stone walls. The service is friendly and helpful. But the highlight is the delicious food, some seasonal, some regulars on the menu. Tip. Try the seasonal stuff. The ibérico pork (not ham) was flavorful and full-bodied, the bean and duck cassoulet-style dish was unctuous. And te standby short rib tacos are a Spanish twist on a Mexican standard. Very good.

  7. Monica G.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Un deleite

  8. Eduardo P.
    • 20 reviews
    9.5/10

    Platos originales y muy ricos en un local agradable y con un servicio notable.

  9. Marco H.
    • one review
    10/10

    Surprisingly very delicious ! We really liked it and would highly recommend it!

  10. SALVA C.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Muy bien en general

  11. Lori S.
    • one review
    10/10

    Really nice décor. Menu was well rounded and offered enough choices without being overwhelming. Service was kind and accommodating. I’m not a beer lover and I loved that they paired with my courses. Music was loud enough to hear, but not obnoxious. I really liked the design of the restaurant and hope enough cool people patronizing the restaurant to keep it running smoothly. Delightful discovery!

  12. Oliver K.
    • 22 reviews
    6.5/10

    Were there for the Madrid Restaurant Week menu. Food quality is correct. Maridaje with the beers is very interesting! We liked the food and the service a lot, the only negative point is that we still were hungry after the menu. This is maybe because it was a special offer.

  13. Oriol B.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Menu restaurant week con meridaje de cervezas muy recomendable!! El trato y local excelentes!!

  14. Miguel C.
    • 10 reviews
    9/10

    Divertido y diferente

  15. alexander s.
    • 8 reviews
    6.5/10

    Nice place to drink beer. But rather expensive for beer lovers and not sophisticated enough for all others.

  16. Reme V.
    • 123 reviews
    9.5/10

    Estupenda comida, a destacar la Royal de erizo.

  17. M Luisa M.
    • 57 reviews
    9.5/10

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  18. Amanda P.
    • 42 reviews
    9.5/10

    Muy recomendable. Platos exquisitos y muy buen trato. La super Gilda espectacular, pularda y lascas de bacalao deliciosas. Repetiremos seguro!

  19. Antonio C.
    • 69 reviews
    10/10

    Sitio recomendable. Los postres imprescindibles.

  20. Cedric C.
    • 15 reviews
    9/10

    Splendid quality of dishes, wonderful waiting service. A different beer with each course. There was variety, there was vivacity and atmosphere. Generally top quality meal.

TheFork offers

Menu 18€

This set menu includes:Starter + Main course + Dessert

Practical information

Opening time

Comida: de 13:00 a 15:45 (de miercoles a domingo)

Cena: de 20:30 a 22:45 (de miercoles a domingo) Viernes y Sábados Noche hasta las 23:30 H.

How to get to the restaurant

Calle Segovia 8, (Esquina C/ Cordón 5), 28005, Madrid, Spain

Public transport

Metro La Latina (L5)

Directions to get there

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Restaurant can be privatized (30 people max)

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