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Casa Gallega

#232 of 7,601 Restaurants in Madrid
#252 of 7,831 Places to Eat in Madrid
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Neighborhood:
Centro
Chowder, Soups
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 81
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  • 71
    Very good
  • 16
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  • 6
    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
Good, but not more

The food here was fine, and the service pleasant. However, the atmosphere is a bit old and tired, and I cannot say that the anything about the experience was excellent. You will likely have a good meal here, but there are better places in Madrid.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The food here was fine, and the service pleasant. However, the atmosphere is a bit old and tired, and I cannot say that the anything about the experience was excellent. You will likely have a good meal here, but there are better places in Madrid.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We had a set menu for €29. The smoked salmon salad was great and the salmon was of high quality, properly trimmed and thinly sliced. Croquet was tasty. The seafood paella was ok, albeit a little bland. I saw another couple opposite who had a seafood paella from the a la carte menu, which had shellfish in it and looked... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We really enjoyed the ambience of this restaurant. We came just when it opened for the night, so it was near empty, but inside of the restaurant is gorgeously old-world and the older staff were attentive from the get-go despite language barriers. We ordered crabs and prawns, and the staff even showed them to us before cooking them. They were... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

A Galician octopus followed by a Galician turbot and I am already thinking to relocate to the north of Spain! The staff are very nice and attentive. A pleasant evening and a happy customer Muchas Gracias!

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We stayed in Madrid for two nights and the hotel recomended casa Gallega to us for fish. A very old world restaurant with I suspect long established staff. All very plesent and helpfull. Very good food I had a rice dish with seafood that was of a good standard however my wife had soal on the bone that was to... More 

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Community of Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The food was delicious, the service attentive but not oppressive, the ambiance: perfect. I plan to dine here often.

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Hudson Valley, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Our hotel recommended this restaurant when we asked for a good seafood paella. I would say most of the patrons were local. The restaurant was completely filled and we seemed to be only English speaking people on a late Saturday afternoon. None of the waiters spoke English although they were helpful. They chose our wine based on our order. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Recommended by our hotel and near the Calle Arenal and El Corte Ingles Department store, Café Gallega was a lovely fine dining experience in a small but charming setting. Unlike most restaurants, it offered a single serving of Paella--the seafood paella was delicious and the portion large enough to serve 4 people. The hake with pesto was a highlight as... More 

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Gosford, Australia
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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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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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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, Soups
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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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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