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La Paella de la Reina

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Chueca
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Calle de la Reina 39 | Con Calle Victor Hugo, 28004 Madrid, Spain
9105326014
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7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 114
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  • 218
    Very good
  • 145
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  • 92
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  • 50
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
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My friend and I tried this restaurant because it was listed on Lonely Planet's highly recommended establishments. We did not make any reservation and yet we were accommodated right away! So I commend the staff for that. They were very helpful and very gracious plus I was able to practice my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
kookibar
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Philippines
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Without reason expensive! Bad paella, dry rice, useless sangria. Try somewhere else. Be aware of the price list. prices refer to one person.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My friend and I tried this restaurant because it was listed on Lonely Planet's highly recommended establishments. We did not make any reservation and yet we were accommodated right away! So I commend the staff for that. They were very helpful and very gracious plus I was able to practice my horrible Spanish :)

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Los Angeles, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

We were recommended by our Hotel Concierge to this restaurant for Paella during our Madrid visit. Should have checked before we went. The paella was absolutely bad and worse, very expensive. Stay away!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Decent paella-- not great, but good. Evidently paella is not a Madrid specialty. However, after researching, this place seemed more authentic than a competitive restaurant up the road. Would return though

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We've been here. Do you wanna eat nice Paella in Madrid? Then just find others. We've read a lot of comments about this restaurant in Trip advisor and they said, it's priceless! Plz don't go! However we've believed ourselves much more than them. Therefore from the day which we've been this restaurant, we TRUST Trip Advisor 100%. Do not take... More 

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Salisbury Mills, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We had the best paella at this location. We liked it so much we had dinner there 3 out of the 6 nights we were in Spain. Bernardo, Manuel and Clamidis were outstanding. So much fun to come eat there and have them greet us like family. And the paella, OMG the paellas are incredible. We so recommend this place.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Resto recommended by Hotel staff for Paella. Not much else on the menu but several paella options available. Authentic spanish setting, simple atmosphere, good service...you come here for the food and sangria you will not be disappointed. Would eat here again.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We ate here a few years ago, and returned again for another incredibly delicious meal. The restaurant is small and cozy. Our server last night was incredibly friendly and helpful. My mouth is watering just thinking about the Paella Valencia...

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Bentivoglio, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Nice time to have lunch at the table without tapas or fast food Spanish kinds. Nice place, nothing really special. Good food and nice price. We appreciated!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I am sorry but the paella was not good at all and it is very expensive. I think that it is overrated, I made the mistake to go because of the positive comments but the rice was very hard and it cost TOO MUCH-My advice: choose a different location, it can't go worse! Per gli italiani: non andate perché è... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle de la Reina 39 | Con Calle Victor Hugo, 28004 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Chueca
  • Neighborhood: Chueca
  • Phone Number: 9105326014

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 31
  • Cuisine: Italian, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
Chueca
Chueca is the hip, gay neighborhood of Madrid where many of the streets are narrow and intimate, but where the hustle and bustle and the eclectic storefronts and people give it a distinctly urban feel. The main thoroughfare is Calle Hortaleza and the main square is Plaza Chueca, completely filled with terraza tables serving copas (mixed drinks) during summer. A mixture of trendy and grungy, some of the adult businesses here are explicitly racy in their signage. From the rainbow flags to the signs above the entrances of its many funky bars, to the date spot restaurants, Chueca is a vibrant and colorful place. It's always interesting to explore the different corners of Chueca by day, and by night, the area becomes a major nightlife destination when the clubs open their doors.
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