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“The best bocata of calamari”
Review of Casa Rua

Casa Rua
Ranked #1,510 of 12,874 Restaurants in Madrid
Cuisines: Spanish
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast
Neighbourhood: Centro
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 day and have been serving it for more than 20 years.

It cost 2.85 euros, and it is about 15 cm no so big. You can take away or eat inside the bar.

I have tried other snacks and in my opinion, I prefer this, you taste real calamari not pots, a substitute of calamari.

1  Thank Elisabeth G
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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) that we thought we wouldn't get in, but there was just room for the two of us. A couple of beers, a couple of squid sandwiches, what could be better?

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Thank WandererOnTheRoad
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Reviewed December 3, 2017 via mobile

cheap, simple & good calamari sandwiches. if you need to sit down, there are tables & chairs in the 2nd floor. don’t expect too much on service - it’s pretty much a self-service kind of place but food is good!

Thank marica36
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Reviewed November 2, 2017

The best place around Plaza Major to take a break, the boccadillo de calamares is tasty and deliciuos, to eat with a small beer (cana).

Great place!!

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Thank Francesco C
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Reviewed October 14, 2017

Freshly prepared calamari in a chewy bun, delicious. Yes it's deep fried, but a small indulgence that is so tasty and cheap. 2.85euros Beside entrance to Plaza Mayor

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