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El Sustento

Calle Monte Esquinza 7, 28010 Madrid, Spain
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“salad” (3 reviews)
“manchego” (2 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Spanish
$$ - $$$
Calle Monte Esquinza 7, 28010 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This cafe gets packed with locals and for good reason as it is friendly, with fabulous food and it isn't expensive. We had large burgers topped with manchego, served with sauce and loads of salad in a crispy bun for a bargain 9 Euro. The...More

Thank sheepygold
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Every time I visit Madrid, and it is quite often because I have family living there, I go and eat at El Sustento. It has become a tradition. It is a small restaurant and better to visit during the week rather than the weekends because...More

Thank karensarhon
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

I am staying in a hotel just around the corner and have passed this cafe many times but decided to give it a go. They mainly do tapas but a few meat and fish dishes. I had a 250g homemade burger with a sliver of...More

Thank sheepygold
Reviewed 5 February 2018

This is a great restaurant with wonderful food. The service is great always from smiling people, who obviously work hard but love what they do including the owner. It is not a big place so better reserve before you go. My family and I loved...More

Thank karensarhon
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Had lunch here with a friend who lives in Madrid. Had the excellent fish steak with garlic while my friend had the confit duck leg. Both were served very quickly and the staff was efficient and polite. Would definitely recommend for a quick and tasty...More

Thank Amir_London1986
Reviewed 30 September 2016

This place has become an after work regular for me and a mate - friendly staff, beer on tap and incredibly generous tapas. Amazing value. I've also been here for a lunch time 'menu del dia' - again very good - especially the gazpacho. If...More

Thank Will W
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Had lunch here our first day in Madrid. The Gazpacho soup amazing and best we had in Spain. Great service and staff.

Thank Jose W
Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went to El Susento for a drink because it was close to our hotel. The bartender was very nice and gave us complimentary Tortilla Espanola along with our drinks. Not a single tourist in the bar other than us, but the...More

Thank Elizabeth T
Reviewed 26 October 2014

A gem of a local restaurant. There seemingly weren't any tourists. The staff isn't used to speaking English but acquitted itself very well, and was incredibly hospitable and kind. The food can be a bit hit or miss -- and often too salty -- but...More

2  Thank Carl B
Multi-story residential buildings decorated with
ornate balconies line the traditional, quiet, and
pretty streets of Chamberí. Humble storefronts and
neighbourhood taverns are scattered across the lower
levels down every block, and here and there, there's a
cluster of tables on the sidewalk. It isn't ever
crowded, but people are always out, poking into the
tiny bakeries, hardware stores, and tobacco shops, or
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 12:00 AM
7:30 AM - 12:00 AM
7:30 AM - 12:00 AM
7:30 AM - 12:00 AM
7:30 AM - 2:00 AM
12:30 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Monte Esquinza 7, 28010 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Chamberí
  • Neighbourhood: Chamberí
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