El Mandela

C/ Independencia, 1 28013 Madrid Spain Map
Average price €19.00
9,1 /10
1129 reviews
172 reviews

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You'll be able to select the menus in the last step of booking, if available for your criteria.
Menus

Tasting menu 22€

Price per person. Drinks and taxes included.

This Menu includes Start Main + Desert + Drinks

  • Starter
    • Koky (Camerún)
      Mokimo (Kenya)
      Ensalada de aguacate (África)
      Pastel de pistacho (Camerún
  • Segundos:
    • Thiep yape (Senegal)
      Ternera con salsa de cacahuete (África)
      Acheque (Costa de Marfil)
  • Dessert
    • Tarta de banana
  • 2nd dessert
    • Vino de la casa

About the restaurant El Mandela

"Black Africa. A subcontinent and a culture full of exoticism, where the sun determines many of their customs and cuisines, with ingredients from the Earth, full of different flavors for our eyes. That is why it is so attractive, and is what Madrid's El Mandela wants you to know.

Located in the center, very close the Royal Theatre, is a restaurant that combines the best of here and there, with a colorful aesthetic so you feel like your in the environment and are encouraged to taste characteristic dishes such as tortilla de yucca or the Gazelle with raisin sauce fillet.

And since they want to make your experience complete, are not limited to food, they offer wines with denomination of origin of South Africa and Kenyan and Ethiopian coffee. Try different flavors, visit the Mandela."

Restaurant prices

Average à la carte price
€19.00
(average à la carte price based on a two-course meal excluding drinks)

Drink prices

  • €2.00
    Half bottle of mineral water
  • €2.25
    Glass of wine
  • €9.00
    En flaske vin
  • €1.40
    Coffee
Prices and menu can change. Those prices don't take into account any promotion and are VAT included.

How to get to the restaurant El Mandela

How to get there?

  • Public transports
    Metro Ópera (L2 y L5) y autobuses 39, 25 y 500
  • Specific directions to get there
    Junto Teatro Real, y plaza Ópera.
  • Car park C/ Escalinata (paralela a C/ Independencia)

Opening time

Comida: de 13:00 a 16:30 (excepto lunes)
Cena: 20:00 a 24:00 (excepto lunes)

Services

  • American Express , Credit Card , Mastercard , Visa
  • Privatisable (30 maximum number of guests.)
  • Air-conditioning , Bar , Can be privatized , Continuous service , English spoken , Wifi
Excellent
9,1 /10
Only clients who have dined at the restaurant, after booking on TheFork, can leave their opinion.
  • 10
    287
  • 9
    354
  • 8
    320
  • 7
    94
  • < 7
    74
Food
9,2
Service
9,4
Setting
8,6
Value for price
Interesting
Noise level
Quiet
Waiting time
Fast
15/1129 reviews
Trish H.
Foodie
(10 reviews)
Average Rating
4,5 /10
Food
4
Service
6
Setting
4
  • Meal date : 3 Aug 2018
The restaurant didn't have the tasting menu option that we went there for. They had also ran out of many plates on the menu, they said they were about to close for holidays. The crocodile croquettes didn't even taste of meat, they weren't anything special. The main courses were oversized and a the meat really overcooked and dry. I wouldn't be encouraged to go back.
Carlos D.
Conqueror
(9 reviews)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 7 Jan 2018
Volveremos!!
José Ramón U.
Explorer
(3 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 2 Dec 2017
Buenísimo!
Xanthe Z.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 23 Nov 2017
tasty food good service!
Esther B.
Foodie
(18 reviews)
Average Rating
8,5 /10
Food
8
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 30 Jun 2017
Espectacular la ternera con salsa de cacahuetes
Cristina O.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 6 Apr 2017
yo repetiré
Ana C.
Foodie
(171 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 2 Apr 2017
Me ha gustado mucho. El menú degustación no era exactamente como viene en la ficha, pero todos los platos estaban muy ricos. Cuando los sirven te dicen lo que es y de que parte de África es típico. Especialmente rica la salsa de cacahuete. También ha triunfado una especie de pastel de patatas y espinacas. Son muchos platos, no quedas con hambre. Los niños han comido pollo y muy bueno también. Volveré para probar las carnes exoticas.
Alberto P.
Foodie
(19 reviews)
Average Rating
7 /10
Food
6
Service
8
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 21 Dec 2016
Sitio acogedor. Platos bastante aceitosos y en los principales bastante escasos. Algunos de ellos no eran lo esperado, pues el pollo a la parrilla a la africana es pollo a la parrilla con una salsa como de kebab de bote malo por encima. El agaucate relleno de marisco no llevaba más de una gamba si es que llevaba alguna.
Pero los platos están buenos en general. Por cantidad algo pobre como dije, tuve que comerme 3 segundos.

Como curiosidad se puede probar, pero nada del otro mundo.
Felicia O.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 17 Mar 2016
Delighted with the food and service at El Mandela. The tasting menu was superb. Plentiful and delicious. Highly recommend.
Edoardo G.
Foodie
(12 reviews)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 29 Dec 2015
Each dish has been described by the waiter who has been very nice. Everything from entrada to postre was delicious, but we reccomend the main dishes and the Nigerian beer.
Cristian M.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
8,5 /10
Food
8
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 29 Nov 2015
nice place, good quality of dinner
Trish H.
Foodie
(10 reviews)
Average Rating
7,5 /10
Food
8
Service
8
Setting
6
  • Meal date : 20 Dec 2014
The restaurant serves really great food, lots of flavour and well presented. The waiter knows his stuff and is very helpful, though only speaks Spanish and very fast at that. We arrived early and so we're the first diners... This took from the overall atmosphere of the place a little, but later as it began to fill up we enjoyed the busy feel of the restaurant full of people laughing and enjoying their meals. I really enjoyed all of the 7 courses of the menu de degustación, but the dessert was my least favourite (a little too heavy for me). Overall I really enjoyed this restaurant and judging by the good price:quality ratio I will definitely be returning
Pablo G.
Foodie
(10 reviews)
Average Rating
8,5 /10
Food
8
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 15 Mar 2014
Diferente y recomendable restaurante..
Jose Luis P.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 16 Oct 2013
Fenomenal. Excelente trato. Totalmente recomendable!
Ignacio G.
Foodie
(166 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 25 Aug 2013
Sencillo, amable, original. Repetiremos
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