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“All fast food should be like this!”

El Capricho Extremeno
Ranked #539 of 10,780 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Spanish
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Dining options: Breakfast
Neighbourhood: La Latina
New York City, New York
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54 reviews
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“All fast food should be like this!”
Reviewed 8 June 2014

Small open faced sandwich shop tucked one block off rastro. For 2.5 per piece one gets a toast loaded with all sorts of deliciousness- octopus, salmon, tuna, chicken breast, ham, etc. these toasts are size of my whole hand, not just my palm as in other shops. Sangria and beer also available. Open both Saturday and Sundays. This was a favorite of ours that we came twice!

Visited June 2014
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Madrid, Spain
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“El Menu del dia”
Reviewed 19 October 2013 via mobile

If you are heading to Madrid and you are looking for a truly authentic casa de comidas de Madrid this is your place! Daily menu first second vourse dtink breafg etc for around 11 And dont miss the special menus for 15€ where you get salad and a great chulet9n de Avila

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Berlin, Berlin, Germany
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“Fast food at its best: best ingredients, rapidly handed out for little money”
Reviewed 29 September 2013

If you go to el Rastro (big multi-street flea market) you should drop by this place, which only sells tostas (toasted slice of white bread with a bit of squished ripe fresh tomato and the topping of your liking and a good drizzle of olive oil) on Sundays, while the flea market is on.
Very yummy, very Spanish, very fast (after you have reached the sometimes very long queue), and very cheap for the size and freshness. I normally take jamon con queso (air-dried ham and cheese) or pulpo a la Gallega (cooked squid slices in olive oil and red bell pepper powder), but they have all different tastes... Take many tissues for the dripping olive oil!

  • Visited September 2013
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Aalborg, Denmark
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“Quite a bargain”
Reviewed 15 August 2013

Great and large tostas served in an extreme tempo at low cost (2,5€ a piece).

Notice! Only open during the Rastro-market (sunday).

Visited August 2013
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Manila, Philippines
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“Most Arrogant Restaurant Establishment---But Cannot Be in Madrid Without Passing By”
Reviewed 14 April 2013

This establishment only opens on Sunday mornings. The rest of the week, they are closed. Despite their opening hours, the only libation served is alcoholic: beer, wine, and sangria (this is Spain, after all). No chairs here. After being served (it is pay-as-you-order), you are told to move away from the bar and go elsewhere to consume your tosta. No establishment could be more snooty.

Yet I cannot come to Madrid without a pilgrimage to Capricho. Hence, I try and make sure my Madrid sojourn always involves a Sunday. Capricho is a family affair. As the name suggests, the proprietor hails from Extremadura, the southwestern autonomous community of Spain. Ramon the father is a bald-headed man given to non-stop histrionics. He is the life of the party. His wife and daughters help him manage the crowd and the extraordinary demand for their tostas.

Tostas are slices of chapata bread onto which heavenly goodies have been piled on---like octopus, ham, bacalo, cheese, gambas...you name it. All finished off with a drizzle of the finest olive oil from, of course, Extremadura.

2 euros a pop. Not bad at all.

Oh, when it is cold they serve a delightful broth for 1.50 euro, and also gazpacho...so it is not just alcohol after all. No worries, when you need coffee there are many bars around.

  • Visited April 2013
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