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El Capricho Extremeno

#412 of 7,227 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
La Latina
As featured in Best Food in Madrid
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Calle de Carlos Arniches, 30, 28005 Madrid, Spain
+34 913 65 58 41
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12:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 12:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • 41
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  • 31
    Very good
  • 4
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
New year break away in Madrid.

Great food, Very friendly staff, family owned restaurant. Great value for money. The food was fresh and locally sourced from the market area in and near the restaurant.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 10, 2015
jlyn1974
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Limerick, Ireland
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
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Limerick, Ireland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Great food, Very friendly staff, family owned restaurant. Great value for money. The food was fresh and locally sourced from the market area in and near the restaurant.

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Timisoara, Romania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

You have to try this place to understand that all the fuss is about!! People were waiting in lines to get these big, delicious tostas with olive oil sprinckled wiht extra virgin olive oil. We tried the one with octopus and the one with hamon...yummy!! It is a must for all sandwich lovers around the world. Great prices too! ;)

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South Florida
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85 reviews 85 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

a small, family run restaurant/bar near the plaza mayor daily prix fixed menu of 10 euros gets a first course, entrée, dessert/coffee/wine this is authentic cooking; gregarious pater familia greeting at the door, the daughters waiting tables ... fresh gazpacho, a garbanzo/ham stew, grilled pork ... dessert recommendation was a mousse de limon ... gosh ... this was wonderful fun!

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New York City, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 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... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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120 reviews 120 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

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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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 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... More 

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Aalborg, Denmark
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 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).

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Cebu Island, Philippines
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76 reviews 76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 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... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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83 reviews 83 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Good typical Spanish food from the Extremadura region, with nice tapas and simple dishes. Migas (bread crumbs fried and combined with vegetables, great!), cheese (Torta from La Serena, fantastic), great iberico ham, chorizo, cured lomo, olives and other great delicacies. Just wonderful to lunch after a tour on the Rastro on the weekends.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

For me this is a must for Madrid. A rastro tradition with great giant fresh tostas wth generous dosings of olive oil. The line snakes out the door on Sundays when the rastro is up and running by on Saturday, you can take your time inside (still standing room only), that way you can grab a glass of white wine... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle de Carlos Arniches, 30, 28005 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > La Latina
  • Neighborhood: La Latina
  • Phone Number: +34 913 65 58 41

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in La Latina

Neighborhood Profile
La Latina
La Latina is a charming neighborhood 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 neighborhood, 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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