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Casa Rua

Calle Ciudad Rodrigo 3, 28005 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 42 70 74
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good37%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible9%
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“bocadillos” (29 reviews)
“calamares” (26 reviews)
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Bar, Fast food, Mediterranean, Spanish
Calle Ciudad Rodrigo 3, 28005 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Ntous
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank mrsander2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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

Thank Neil K
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

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

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

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

1  Thank Jenny D
Reviewed December 11, 2017 via mobile

One of the most typical things to do in Plaza Mayor it is eating a sandwich of breaded calamari. There are many sites where you can’t taste this tasty food, but this one is one of the best in Madrid. They have fresh produce every...More

1  Thank Elisabeth G
Reviewed December 5, 2017

Yo)u know, as much as I like squid and like sandwiches, it had never occurred to me to have a squid sandwich before. It turns out that they're great, and this is a great place to have them. It's so tiny (admittedly, more seating upstairs)...More

Thank WandererOnTheRoad
Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street
performers, colorful lights, window shopping,
restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and
churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a
collection of plazas interconnected by a network of
side streets. Some of these side streets are wide
pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so
it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Ciudad Rodrigo 3, 28005 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro
  • Neighbourhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: +34 915 42 70 74
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