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Casa Rua

Calle Ciudad Rodrigo 3, 28005 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 42 70 74
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good38%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
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“bocadillos” (29 reviews)
“calamares” (26 reviews)
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9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
Bar, Fast food, Mediterranean, Spanish
Calle Ciudad Rodrigo 3, 28005 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

Always packed due to its great calamari sandwich, there are few more options but I always order the same. Can't go wrong It is a very small place and lots of people, but it is worth it

Thank Alejandro A
Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

You will find locals with their elbows up on the counter crowing these delicious calamari bocadillos. Sure, there's not much to them, but at a little over 2€ each, you can't beat it! There's seating upstairs FYI, but these are also great on the go....More

Thank Nicole S
Reviewed September 8, 2015

not sure how other joints do their Calamari sandwich, but this was priced at EUR 2.85, and was not salty or dripping in oil. the place has limited seating, but seems quite popular with locals. the chorizo sandwich was slightly salty; we ordered it because...More

Thank hairbend
Reviewed June 1, 2015

Food was overpriced for what else is available in the area. its not the greatest of quality either. food was presented quickly and the staff were friendly, overall seemed like a wasted meal. the calamari was dry and not the best.

1  Thank Chris88Proctor
Reviewed February 1, 2015

This place is always packed, no matter the time of day. The reason for that is the cheap and delicious calamari sandwiches. It wasn't the best I had in Madrid, but it was pretty close. Politely push your way to the bar to order and...More

Thank faithk
Reviewed December 29, 2014

In my opinion absolutely not the best Bocadillo de Calamari in town despite their history. My sandwich was very dry & Calamaris were not freshly prepared. But what I witnessed while there was hard to digest, 2 Locals walked-in the server immediately start frying fresh...More

Thank LLT7
Reviewed November 13, 2014

The calamares bocadillos and the pimientos bocadillos were the best things I ate in Madrid. They are made to order, so they come out fresh and hot. They are big and cost less than 3 euro per sandwich. Highly recommended! This is just a simple...More

Thank Dave_Polpetta
Reviewed November 8, 2014

Delicious and generous sandwich! We love the bocadillo de calamari, very reasonably priced and taste fresh. The workers are very friendly and they give fast service too. This restaurant is cozy but clean. Since this restaurant is by Plaza Mayor, you can have your bocadillo...More

Thank Jannie1976
Reviewed September 21, 2014

Located just off Plaza Mayor, this small bar is famous for its calamari sandwiches. A good quick pit-stop place for a bite to eat without having to wait and cheap too. We had a calamari sandwich and black pudding sandwich both served fresh and hot.

Thank Ian A
Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

They have cheap calamari sandwiches. I think it is about 2.50 euros or somewhere along those lines. It is made fresh and taste amazing. We also got the potatoes which were equally as good. The service was great! We went early in the morning at...More

Thank Michelle Q
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
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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