Special offers and Menus

Special offers are only available by booking online with TheFork.
You'll be able to select the menus in the last step of booking, if available for your criteria.

30% off food

Specials and drinks not included. Minimums apply start + main or main + desert per person. Tuesday to Sunday lunch, and Tuesday to Thursday dinners, and Sunday dinners.


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
    • 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
(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
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)


  • American Express , Credit Card , Mastercard , Visa
  • Privatisable (30 maximum number of guests.)
  • Air conditioned , Bar , Can be privatized , Caters , Continuous service , English spoken , Wifi
8,8 /10
Only clients who have dined at the restaurant, after booking on TheFork, can leave their opinion.
  • 10
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Value for price
Noise level
Waiting time
8/1033 reviews
Felicia O. Explorer (2 reviews) 10 /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. Adventurer (1 review) 9,5 /10
  • 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. Adventurer (1 review) 8,5 /10
  • Meal date : 29 Nov 2015
nice place, good quality of dinner
Trish H. Explorer (4 reviews) 7,5 /10
  • 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) 8,5 /10
  • Meal date : 15 Mar 2014
Diferente y recomendable restaurante..
Paul S. Adventurer (1 review) 9,5 /10
  • Meal date : 21 Feb 2014
Restraurant has pleasant if a bit spartan decor with some Nelson Mandela books and African-style motifs as expected. The food was quite good (I had the solomillo of Zebra which I asked them to grill just a bit more and they happily complied). The service was excelent and our waiter steered us adroitly to helpful choices. He suggested I get yucca with my Zebra instead of plantains b/c the plantain entrante we ordered had plenty of plantains. We were quite pleased by the whole experience and an inexpensive but worthwhile bottle of Tempranillo. I would love to dine here again.
José Luis P. Adventurer (1 review) 9,5 /10
  • Meal date : 16 Oct 2013
Fenomenal. Excelente trato. Totalmente recomendable!
Ignacio G. Foodie (115 reviews) 10 /10
  • Meal date : 25 Aug 2013
Sencillo, amable, original. Repetiremos
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