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“Amazing Calamari Sanwich”
Review of Casa Rua

Casa Rua
Ranked #1,505 of 12,946 Restaurants in Madrid
Cuisines: Spanish
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast
Neighbourhood: Centro
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 at only €2,85 which is on par with what you would expect to pay for a bocadillo de calamares around Plaza Mayor. Loved it that we went there again the next morning.
Cons: Can be difficult to enter the store and order one when store is packed, may take a while.

TIP: Good for breakfast also at approx 10am, when ordering a bocadillo de calamares, they are freshly deep fried to order. There is also seating at the bar.

1  Thank Jenny D
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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 594elisabethg
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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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