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La Paella de la Reina

Calle de la Reina 39, 28004 Madrid, Spain (Centro)
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Ranked #1,754 of 6,417 restaurants in Madrid
Price range: $25 - $31
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Centro
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English first
Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

We have eaten Paella throughout Spain and in other countries but this is the worst ever experienced. Mostly tasteless rice without safron with little seafood. One prawn, one scollop. Two cockles and little squid. Tasteless and overpriced. Dont go there!

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Hong Kong, China
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

My husband and I were in Madrid for a short time and we really wanted to eat paella being in Spain. After a brief search, we found one right behind our hotel and were very lucky to get a table without a reservation. For starters we had a plate of Manchego and the homemade croquettes. Manchego is manchego, the croquettes... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

I'm surprised by the negative comments seen on this restaurant. I ate there last March and it was delicious. I had one of the best paellas I have ever eaten. The staff was not so friendly but they put us on the list and we were served at around 23:00 (quite impossible in another country!). Prices are quite cheap given... More

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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Being hispanic, I had many paellas and I have to say that the paella served was the best I have had.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The place is not very nice, but that wouldn't have been a problem. The problem was that the service was bad and the paella was served cold.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We were in Madrid 25 years ago and had magnificent paella. But sadly, we couldn't remember the name of the restaurant where we had it. So we took the advice found on Trip Advisor...MISTAKE! The paella was soggy, bland and an utter disappointment. DO NOT GO HERE.

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Marbella, Spain
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014 via mobile

We were out to get the best paella in town, and I think we found it. After a short wait with a GT we got the table and got ourselves a nice big paella with seafood. The rice was smooth and lightly crispy and cooked perfectly. The sea food was just as spotless and in company with a nice Ribera... More

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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We came here after a long day of sightseeing and were very much looking forward to the paella. Other than the rock-hard white bread rolls, the five us of shared a few other small dishes like the croquettes, salad and asparagus. The asparagus was very fresh and sprinkled with sea salt, but tasty. We had the special seafood paella which... More

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Denville, New Jersey
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We went to this gem based on a friend's recommendation who had lived in Madrid and boy, was she correct!! They make classical paella that is just wonderful. Ambience is traditional Spanish and the service is excellent. The staff spoke English so that made it easy for us. And the Sangria was great!

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We ate here on a quiet midweek evening a winderful arroz negro (black rice from the squid ink) and it was indeed what the guide promised. Coocked in the best Valencian style, smelling and tasting beatifull. Frequented by the locals which is always a good sign. The interior is a bit dated but this gives it some intimacy as well.... More

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