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La Paella de la Reina

Calle de la Reina 39, 28004 Madrid, Spain (Centro)
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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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49% Recommend
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  • German first
  • Italian first
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  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Hong Kong, China
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Introduced by our hotel as one of the best paella restaurants in the vicinity. We went there early without booking and were assigned a table as most of the restaurant was still unoccupied at the time. We tried to get a bigger table at the corner but were firmly told that that table was for more than 4 persons, only... More

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Dallas, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Found this on a whim craving paella in this wonderful city there is so much to choose from. Lived up to expectations! Very welcoming and gracious host. Will be back!

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Dallas, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The was not that great. We had seafood paella and it was not to our expectation. I was told it was one of the best in town. We also ordered grilled prawns and the prawns were whole with shell and head. Crime brûlée was very runney and had some uncooked egg pieces. Overall Price was very high. No one spoke... More

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Voorburg, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We were looking for another restaurant which serves paella as la Barraca was closed for renovation. As we don't speak the language and spoke English instead, they were not quite friendly in the beginning. Then, we ignored this (because we were very hungry anyway) and began to order some food and possibility to order a glass of sangria. It was... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

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

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

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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