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Casa Rua


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#1,470 of 10,468 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence2015 Winner


Bar, Fast food, Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, After-hours
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol

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Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

Old taoas bar just out of the square at plaza major. Most of its business is their famous calamari bocadillo, which at just under €3 , gives great value.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Kingpaul100
Reviewed October 18, 2018

The location is great and everyone we spoke to raved about how great the bocadillo de calamares was so I decided to try it. The price of 3 euros was great, but about half of the calamari rings appeared to be overcooked since they were...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mike M
Reviewed September 3, 2018

The calamari sandwich was really good here and was cheap (<3 euros). My cousin from Madrid highly recommended this place and the calamari sandwich. It was between the plaza mayor and the don miguel marketplace. Highly recommend

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Ntous
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Located right outside of Plaza Mayor, this location serves up a authentic bocadillo calamares. This sandwich is delicious and the quality of the calamari and bread was second to none. The atmosphere was great - the four bartenders were jovial and nice. Definitely recommend this...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank mrsander2018
Reviewed August 30, 2018

Just when I decided to stop feverishly searching for the most classic, the most authentic, the most Madrileno, the most everything, and just drop into the next joint pouring beer, I tumbled into Casa Rua, which turned out to be everything I was looking for!...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank artgeorge74
Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

This is a really authentic tavern that we visited on our resent holiday to Madrid and what a great find. As authentic as you can get, it's set over two floors ,it's only a small place but it's awesome with great decor and furnishings and...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank 293neilk
Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

Calamari rolls were freshly made quick and with a squeeze of lemon was delicious and tender. Must try for only 2.80 each

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Siciliani2013
Reviewed May 23, 2018

you can't beat this joint great little bagpiped in for the calamares and a glass of wine at about 11.30 am only just got a seat got the last two there were two guys working one cooking the other serving the drinks man they were...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Ozgreynomad
Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

This place is very famous for the quick bite especially Calamari Bocadillo and that too very cheap in about 2.85 euros. You can choose to order some beer and have calamari bocadillo in peace. I love the service is very fast and it takes less...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank nidhi_jha
Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

Conveniently located on the edge of Plaza Mayor, we noticed a very busy rustic bar selling bocadillo de calamares (calamari sanwich). Pros: Delicious fresh bread roll filled with squid rings that have been lightly coated in flour and deep fried in olive oil. Good value...More

Date of visit: March 2018
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