Roll in batter and fried calamari rings are one of the most common tapas in Spain. They are a bit rubbery in the inside and crispy in the outside. The taste is like sea food combine with a touch of lemon. Hum! Delicious. They are usually eat on Sunday appetizer before the family weekly lunch. They can be accompany with a vermouth on tap, a white dry wine or a beer.
Madrid locals love for calamari was gone one step forward. They invented the roll in batter calamari rings sandwich. Easy to take away or to eat in a bar. It is made out with fresh baguette and some tartar sauce or mayonnaise. It is a delicious light lunch or dinner. In Spanish is called “bocata de calamares”.
Where to eat the best Calamari Sandwichs in Madrid
It is say that the best calamari sandwiches are served in Bar Postas in Madrid downtown. There are also some other places like La Campana, La Ideal and Cervecería Sol Mayor. All these bars are in the surroundings of Plaza Mayor, part of our Walking tours around Madrid. Since all bars serving calamari snadwich are very close to each other, try them all and decide which is your favorite!
Bar Postas Cervecería
Bar Postas is a “freiduría”, a type of traditional Spanish restaurant where everything is batter deep fried. Its specialty besides the calamari sandwich are fried fish and tapas.
Postas, 13. 28012, Madrid.
Open every day, except Wednesdays, from 8:00 a.m. to midnight.
Postas Street is two blocks away from Puerta del Sol subway station. Also you can take bus number 3 to San Amaro stop, over Calle Mayor and then walk 2 minutes to the corner of Postas Street.
Bar La Campana
Open in 1870, this is one of the most traditional bars in Madrid. La Campana started serving Calamari Sandwiches from the first day, so they consider to have one of the best recipes of this meal.
Botoneras, 6. 28012, Madrid.
Monday to Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Friday to Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to midnight. Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
La Campana is right in Plaza Mayor. To get here take the subway to Puerta del Sol station or bus number 3.
Bar La Ideal
Another traditional tapas bars in Madrid, specializing in calamari sandwiches. Also located in the Plaza Mayor this bar rivals with the famous La Campana for the best Madrid calamari sandwich.
Botoneras, 4. 28012 Madrid.
Daily from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Plaza Mayor closest subway station is Puerta del Sol.
Cervecería Sol Mayor
This century-old dispute brewery also offer the best squid sandwich in town. Located very close to the Puerta del Sol, they can try their specialties also in tapas and beer.
Postas, 5. 28012, Madrid.
Monday to Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to midnight. Tuesday close.
The restaurant is two blocks away from Puerta del Sol and one block south in Esparteros Street.