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Casa Gallega

#283 of 7,268 Restaurants in Madrid
#299 of 7,482 Places to Eat in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Centro
Chowder
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Calle Bordadores, 11, 28013 Madrid, Spain
915419055
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1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 63
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent seafood

We had been told some of the best seafood is to be found in Madrid, and after eating at this restaurant I can believe that. We had a starter of Galician vegetable soup, very mild and fresh. For our mains we had turbot with Galician sauce and monkfish, both were equally delicious. The monkfish was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
Linda B
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Gosford, Australia
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Gosford, Australia
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We had been told some of the best seafood is to be found in Madrid, and after eating at this restaurant I can believe that. We had a starter of Galician vegetable soup, very mild and fresh. For our mains we had turbot with Galician sauce and monkfish, both were equally delicious. The monkfish was served with a piquant and... More 

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43 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We came as a group of 40, so our meal was pre-ordered. All dietary needs, including a variety of fish & seafood allergies, were catered for, which was potentially challenging in a sea-food restaurant! We plan to return with a smaller group so we can sample more of their menu.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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76 reviews 76 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is a must when visiting Madrid, if you enjoy Galician food. They still serve best Lacón con Grelos, chorizos and potatoes anywhere. Their chuletón de buey, sliced and perfectly cooked was another hit served with piquillo peppers and plenty of fried potatoes cooked to to perfection with a scent of olive oil. Service is great. I highly recommend ordering... More 

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Birmingham, AL
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The three of us came to Madrid from Barcelona for only an overnight stay in order to get a non stop flight home. We walked all day and were very tired but decided to go out to dinner. Our hotel recommended Caja Gallega since it was in walking distance. Their specialty is fish from the Galacian region and the whole... More 

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Bowie
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The Casa Gallega is very close to the Opera Metro stop. After looking through various recommendations, we decided on this seafood restaurant. We are so happy that we did. As we speak little Spanish, the host and wait staff spent extra time (with patience) in helping us sort through the menu. For appetizers, we had the Galecian Octopus and Cod... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Very attentive wait staff. Seafood of Gallegan style. Many versions of merluzza. I had the "cheeks". Wine choices also excellent. Pricey.

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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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170 restaurant reviews
280 helpful votes 280 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Went here for an evening meal. We were well-taken care of from the very first minut we arrived. Owner and staff very attentive and kind during the hole meal. I had the best veal-steak I have ever tasted. Tender, juicy and fried to perfection over charcoal. Wine very tasty aswell. Delicious ice-cream for dessert. Prices reasonable. This restaurant is one... More 

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London
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79 reviews 79 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We stumbled across this when looking for something to eat more than tapas. It is a Galician restaurant so fish and seafood aplenty! Some of us had the fish soup, sizzling prawns and oysters - all very good. I had the Rape (Monkfish) with garlic, my Husband and friend had the Turbot and my other friend had the Paella. The... More 

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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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447 reviews 447 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
283 helpful votes 283 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

In a narrow street close to Plaza Mayor and Puerto Del Sol is this excellent restaurant. Cosy, clean and amicable in style. Menu Cards in Spanish and English, but the food and the place is not a "tourist trap" - on the contrary! The owner and his staff wellcomes you warmly and you feel "at home". Service is alert and... More 

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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great restaurant, excellent food and very nice service. We tried different dishes, all great, but I would suggest 'pulpo al horno' and 'zamburiñas'.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Bordadores, 11, 28013 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro
  • Neighborhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: 915419055

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chowder
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Centro

Neighborhood Profile
Centro
Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street performers, colorful lights, window shopping, restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a collection of plazas interconnected by a network of side streets. Some of these side streets are wide pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.
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