El Capricho Extremeño Madrid

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Daniel from Madrid

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El capricho extremeño is a minuscule take-away in Madrid that offers excellent food and a great atmosphere. Here you will find two adjectives that could describe precisely Spanish gastronomy & culture: simplicity and a down-to-earth ambience.

You can choose between many different kinds of sandwiches — my personal favourite would be the octopus Galician style, but all other options are also mega delicious. My recommendation is to go on Sunday at 13:30, as this place is very popular due to the famous Sunday market el Rastro. So please lie back, be patient and embrace all the chitchat and action that will surround you. You will definitely feel the hectic energy.

The food is simple and served fast. Additionally, they have some great brain-freezing sangrías. I think it’s the only place in Spain where I drink sangria — yes, Spanish people almost never drink sangria.

What I enjoy the most is where you sit after you have ordered. The store may be 2mx2m, so people just sit on the street and enjoy that way. I think that is a must to understand the relaxed madrileño spirit. Alternatively, you have a park with benches just metres away.

A great bonus is its location between Embajadores and Lavapies. From there you can enjoy the nearby park or walk around the small streets with interesting small stores offering a wide variety of traditional and hipster locations. After this article, I’m now hungry, but I know where to go.

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Daniel from Madrid

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Si vives en Madrid, eres de Madrid -- this saying captures what I feel about my ...

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Address

Calle de Carlos Arniches 30, Madrid

Opening Times

Sat 10:00 - 17:00, Sun 08:00 - 16:00

Price

Tosta: € 6

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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)