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El Capricho Extremeno

#575 of 8,912 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
Neighbourhood:
La Latina
As featured in Best Food in Madrid
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Calle Carlos Arniches 30, 28005 Madrid, Spain
+34 913 65 58 41
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12:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 17:00
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Anchorage, Alaska
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Managed to squeeze in for lunch before we toured El Rastro Sunday market. And I do mean SQUEEZE, as this place is packed with locals. Expect to eat your tapas, balanced on your lap, probably outside in the street, as there are not many spots to enjoy the food inside. But don't let that deter you from experiencing this local... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Very busy little place, think we got in just before the market had started to get into full swing. Grabbed a tosta with Iberico and one with gulas (imitation elvers). The Iberico one was good but the gulas was truly excellent. Very cheap and filling, perfect to grab for a mid morning snack.

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Thank bris2lfoodie
Madrid
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Just made I haven't words Nice place, and best food and drinks Good luck and have a nice time Optopus, vine, sangria,.....

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Thank jst943
Cairo, Egypt
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185 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

the place is perfect for lunch on sunday the tapas are huge and delicious. however there is no place to sit inside

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Thank Aya E
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

My dad and I found this place completely by accident while strolling the flea market. We both had a beer and a tostas with anchovy and olives. Really delicious and definitely a locals spot.

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Thank Andrea M
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

There is always a super long queue. As we walked by on a rainy day, there was no queue. And we got the best toasts ever. The stuff is great and they work super fast.There is a reason why people are standing in a queue and it it is totally worth it!

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Thank Agnese B
Brussels, Belgium
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Tasty gulas, very good prices-2, 3 euros a tostada. Very nice place, and fast service even though it was packed.

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Community of Madrid, Spain
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67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

El Capricho is a great place to taste real and great Tostas in Madrid. It is a small "bar/restaurant" near la Latina. The person that takes care is the owner and I always received great treat from all the people that attends there. Great service however be patient because sometime is a bit crowded and you have to wait. In... More 

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Shanghai, China
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Passed by on the Sunday morning during the flea market rush; fortunately there was no line up. Numerous local snacks that I wanted to try, but good portions made it challenging. Hope to come back to try the other items.

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Dublin, Ireland
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370 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Sought this place out when visited the Sunday market. We knew we had found it before even seeing it as people lined outside eating bread with toppings. We got there around mid day and no queue. For about 2.50€ you get a large piece of bread with a topping of your choice. All prepared on trays behind the counter. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Fast food, Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 17:00
Thursday
12:00 - 17:00
Friday
12:00 - 17:00
Saturday
12:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Carlos Arniches 30, 28005 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > La Latina
  • Neighbourhood: La Latina
  • Phone Number: +34 913 65 58 41

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Staying in La Latina

Neighbourhood Profile
La Latina
La Latina is a charming neighbourhood with two unique personalities. At first glance, it’s distinctly old-world, with narrow streets weaving a maze among charming stone buildings in sunny, bright colors like yellow and pink. The other side of La Latina is characterized by a young population and a bohemian vibe, as evidenced by a dynamic and evolving selection of new bars, shops, coworking spaces, and other businesses popping up in the area. In the northern part of the neighbourhood, the Cava Alta and Cava Baja streets constitute the tapas center of Madrid, where each age-old restaurant serves up distinctive specialties like huevos rotos and patatas bravas. Locals have come here for generations to while away hours over drinks and tapas with friends. On Sundays and public holidays, the streets to the south of La Latina metro station transform into a giant open-air market full of locals sifting through tent after tent of art, apparel, and antiques. Any day of the week, the intriguing blend of the traditional and the hip make the streets of La Latina worth exploring.
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