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La Paella Real

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La Paella Real
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Calle Arrieta No. 2, Madrid, Spain
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Calle Arrieta No. 2, Madrid, Spain
91 542 09 42
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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 23
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good Paella and atmosphere

We finished our day of sightseeing and on the way back to the hotel decided to eat at Paella Real in the heart of the plaza. The service was impeccable, the staff accommodating and the food was mixed. The paella was very tasty and authentic. I suspect would have been the same if prepared in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 14, 2014
PaulVA009
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Murray, Utah
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Murray, Utah
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We finished our day of sightseeing and on the way back to the hotel decided to eat at Paella Real in the heart of the plaza. The service was impeccable, the staff accommodating and the food was mixed. The paella was very tasty and authentic. I suspect would have been the same if prepared in the kitchen without the theatrics.... More 

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Burgos, Spain
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This restaurant had been recommended but when we got there and read the menu, we did not see that the price for a single paella is double what it says on the menu, because the price is based on 2 people.(So why don't they just give the full price?) Even the bread and olives were charged. When we complained to... More 

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I really wanted to try authentic paella we were recommended by the hotel we were staying with, (although they were going on a recommendation by a previous guest) I booked a table for 21.30 as most of madrid eats quite later so thought there would be a good mix of customers we arrived a little early and... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Four of us went to La Paella Real, which is hidden in the recesses of a building among other Spanish restaurants. We ordered a jar of sangria, gambas al ajillo, a salad, and two servings of the seafood paella. First of all, we really, REALLY recommend the sangria, which was, according to two natives, the best they had ever tasted.... More 

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california
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Paella is great, better than the other ones we tried in Spain. A friend has recommended the place. It's a bit pricey though, nice ambiance. Ana, our server spoke English and was helpful with our orders. Location is easily accessible.

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Madrid, Spain
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62 reviews 62 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The place is beutifull, Service attentive. Better than eating an awfull and overcocked paella in every restaurant in Madrid center This is your place. Non expensive and relaxing.

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Montenegro, RS - Brasil
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Alone in the restaurant. I would expect a crowded place, but... The place is very nice and clean. Service also very nice. The paella was good, that's it.

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Farnham Common, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

A dinner for 8 guests had been pre-booked and we arrived on time. Three different paella were ordered and all were poorly composed. The Chicken and vegetable was decorated with a single chicken drumstick! The classic seafood contained shrimp that had no fish inside, all shell and no fish! The Black rice again was poorly 'filled' with non rice ingredients.... More 

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surrey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

We had seafood paella which was delicious but quite expensive at 24 euros each.Service was welcoming and efficient

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We weren't surprised that when we asked the front desk at the hotel for a place to get Paella in Madrid that they recommended a place called La Paella- and one that they just 'happened' to have coupons for. However, for the price we paid we were fully satisfied with our meal, including churizo, sangria, and of course Paella

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Arrieta No. 2, Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro
  • Neighborhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: 91 542 09 42

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish

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