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Casa Rua

Calle Ciudad Rodrigo 3, 28005 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 42 70 74
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good37%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible10%
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“bocadillos” (18 reviews)
“calamares” (23 reviews)
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Bar, Fast food, Mediterranean, Spanish
Calle Ciudad Rodrigo 3, 28005 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 11 December 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 5 December 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
Reviewed 3 December 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
Reviewed 2 November 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!!

Thank Francesco C
Reviewed 14 October 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

Thank must_travel_soon_10
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

What a great place... it was recommended by someone who lives in Madrid as a must visit place for a snack of a fried calamari sandwich! What a treat with patatas bravas and a Spanish cider. Small bar with extra seating upstairs just off a...More

Thank Rachel B
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Grab a seat at the bar and everyone order a fried calamari sandwich and cold beer. Or wine. Savor every bite. One of the simplest pleasures you can have, but oh so good!!

Thank IaTravel
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Casa Rua is a small place and just far enough that you can't people watch on Plaza Mayor...which I know is a tragedy for many tourists... But for a mere €2.80, Casa Rua will whip up a freshly deep fried Calamari Sandwich. Its nothing exotic,...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 10 June 2017

We could have passed the door easily while on our way out of Plaza Mayor. But our friend (a local) told us that we must not miss the calamari sandwiches. We waited a short while and the rings were good, fresh and tasty. I would...More

Thank SoBrasov
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

This place is all about its calamari sandwich, which you can get at just 2.85euros! The calamari was surprisingly tasty, covered with tasty batter and isn't rubbery at all. The bread is a normal baguette, but really if you're eating a calamari sandwich, you aren't...More

Thank qyqi
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, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
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09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
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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