El Sainete

Average price €30
796 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.


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

Restaurant menu

Chef Fran Vicente
  • Average price €30 Special request
Ensaladilla Rusa
Croquetas de jamón "Arturo Sánchez"
Queso de trufa "La Antigua"

User photos

Ensaladilla, queso con trufa y croquetas
Setas con huevo y trufa
Croquetas de jamón
Tartar de salmón
Arroz con pularda
Pollo Coquelet



Ratings & Reviews

based on 796 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a reservation on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :9.1/10
Service :9.3/10
Setting :9.3/10
  1. Juan Manuel D.
    Juan Manuel D.
    • 208 reviews


  2. L.aura C.
    L.aura C.
    • one review


  3. Vivian B.
    Vivian B.
    • 15 reviews

    Nice atmosphere, loved the decoration.

  4. Jill W.
    Jill W.
    • 3 reviews

    The food was excellent and the portions are generous. We ordered 4 dishes to share and it was too much. (We still ate it all). My husband had the roasted pork and I had the chicken ravioli which came decomposed. The waiter finished the dish at the table including shaving a truffle. They have a unique beer selection. The wait staff is attentive. Great atmosphere, too. We will definitely be back.

  5. Hary G.
    Hary G.
    • 23 reviews


  6. Maximo M.
    Maximo M.
    • 15 reviews

    NEW LOCATION SAME GREAT SERVICE. This location is even better than the last. Same awesome menu but new as of a two weeks ago decor. They picked up and moved the restaurant but brought absolutely everything great with them. Servers, food, cooks, and the beermouths! You can not go wrong eating here. The food is served so you can share with one other person so order away. Spectacular service and really great beer and food. Make a reservation and do it early . As soon as the patrons find this place you'll only eat here with reservations. MUST TRY!

  7. Maximo M.
    Maximo M.
    • 15 reviews

    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).

  8. Lucia A.
    Lucia A.
    • 7 reviews

    Fui para repetir una segunda experiencia; habrá una tercera¡

  9. Dimitar B.
    Dimitar B.
    • one review

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

  10. Fernando O.
    Fernando O.
    • 6 reviews

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

  11. Sam W.
    Sam W.
    • one review

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

  12. Steve T.
    Steve T.
    • 6 reviews

    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.

  13. Monica G.
    Monica G.
    • 3 reviews

    Un deleite

  14. Eduardo P.
    Eduardo P.
    • 24 reviews

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

  15. Marco H.
    Marco H.
    • one review

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

  16. SALVA C.
    SALVA C.
    • 4 reviews

    Muy bien en general

  17. Lori S.
    Lori S.
    • one review

    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!

  18. Oliver K.
    Oliver K.
    • 25 reviews

    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.

  19. Oriol B.
    Oriol B.
    • 3 reviews

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

  20. Miguel C.
    Miguel C.
    • 11 reviews

    Divertido y diferente

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More information

Opening time

Miércoles y Jueves 13:00 - 01:00

Viernes y sábado 13:00 - 02:00

Domingo 11:30 - 19:30

How to get to the restaurant

Calle Ponzano, 6, 28010, Madrid, Spain

Public transport

Alonso Cano (L7) - Iglesias (L1)

Directions to get there



About the restaurant

Tenemos un concepto Slow Food, una cocina de mercado, elaborado con el mejor producto y elaboración al momento. El ambiente de taberna, de bodega clásica, donde se respira tradición y se mezclan con las nuevas tendencias.


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