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La Ideal

Calle Botoneras 4, 28012 Madrid, Spain
+34 913 65 72 78
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good41%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“calamares” (10 reviews)
“sandwiches” (5 reviews)
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Bar, Spanish, Fast food, Mediterranean
Calle Botoneras 4, 28012 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Probably one of the best places to eat a "bocadillo de calamares" and enjoy a "caña". And it's right next to plaza mayor. Cheap, fast, authentic and delicious. What else would you ask for?

Thank Erwan G
Reviewed 1 week ago

you can't expect more! if you want to try a bocadillo de calamares and you are around plaza mayor...this is the place! it couldn't be more authentic, you will breath the real Spain!

Thank mfre
Reviewed 7 September 2017

While on a walking tour of Madrid, our guide (Tatiana from Ogo Free Walking Tours) recommended "La Ideal" as the best calamari sandwich in all of Madrid, and for less than 3Euro. Neither of us are fond of calamari, but we decided afterwards to give...More

Thank packymag
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Grab an iconic sandwich at this no frills restaurant where the calamari is fresh and the bread crunchy. Side of olives was great and all washed down with a cold beer. All thumbs up from me!

Thank JulzAP
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Great food at very reasonable prices. It was extremely full when we went but you get served quickly and it was pretty much spot on!

Thank MantaEngland
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

This place I think is best known for the calamari but I beg differ. The chorizo is to die for and the potatoes with the spicy sauce are spot on. For leas than 11 euros and change I got a awesome meal for two for...More

2  Thank Harpal K
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Great Calamari Sandwich. If it had some sauce on it, would have been amazing. Nevertheless, it was seasoned well and had a nice crunch to it. Yum

Thank Gloria K
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Madrid is famous for its calamari sandwiches – and this bar is reputedly the best place to buy them. We bought two between the four of us, and ate them sitting on stone benches in the sunshine in Plaza Mayor. At less than €3 per...More

Thank Tynedale
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Calamari sandwich and beer, served with a smile, in and out in 15 minutes. Bustling busy, but great atmosphere and fast service. If you like calamari then come here. And it's very inexpensive.

1  Thank Lambo68
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Called in here on our last day to sample a calamari sandwich. Quaint, traditional bar with great service. The calamari sandwich was huge and very tasty washed down with a chilled glass of Mahou.

1  Thank Angel57
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
Average prices
US$ 12
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Botoneras 4, 28012 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro
  • Neighbourhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: +34 913 65 72 78
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