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Arroceria Gala

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Moratin 22, 28014 Madrid, Spain
91-429-2562
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1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sun 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Description: True to its name, Arroceria Gala restaurant (Gala Rice Restaurant) serves...
True to its name, Arroceria Gala restaurant (Gala Rice Restaurant) serves Mediterranean inspired rice dishes.
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Visitor rating
  • 21
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 34
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Paella in Madrid.......

Because we rented an apartment next door we tried this restaurant. We had with 6 people 2 different kind of paella. One mixed with seafood, chicken and sausages, and the other one only with seafood. Before this we had a salad, sausages and bread. Including a bottle of wine and water and soft drinks... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
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Enschede, The Netherlands
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London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Every time we come to Madrid, we always choose Gala for paella. Great place too to bring a big group of friends of family as they have additional space in a nice indoor patio area (though its impossible to sit there when it's hot and summer because it's like a sauna!) We usually go for the marinera but they are... More 

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Bentleigh East
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We were recommended to this restaurant. The service was poor and erratic. The paella was salty (I assume to cover blandness) and for a mixed paella had very little in the way of seafood and chorizo. The chicken was an entire drumstick. We didn't need to travel halfway around the world for such poor quality food when we have Spanish... More 

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Enschede, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Because we rented an apartment next door we tried this restaurant. We had with 6 people 2 different kind of paella. One mixed with seafood, chicken and sausages, and the other one only with seafood. Before this we had a salad, sausages and bread. Including a bottle of wine and water and soft drinks we paid 150 Euro. Quality of... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We were walking around the neighbourhood and ready for lunch and thought we would try this restaurant. We had a wonderful experience here. They went and found a staff member who spoke English and helped us order our food. We had wonderful Paella. I'm not normally a fan of Paella but the two we ordered were really good. We had... More 

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London
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

iv been here several times! its not too pricey nor very touristy. we had a mix paella and it was delicious. i recommend it!

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

My wife and I ate here as our "last meal in Spain" while vacationing in July. We were just walking the streets close to our hotel in an area we knew had good restaurants...it was a Friday evening and, even though it wasn't full, had a good crowd so we said "why not!" Greeted and seated immediately, we ordered a... More 

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Riyadh Province, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I went to Arroceria Gala in the past and loved it. I went with a friend and we had sangria with the paella. The atmosphere made the experience even more enjoyable. It felt like eating dinner in a garden. I had the paella of course and from what I heard, this place is great for the paella.

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Barcelona, Spain
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

The place has a cute atmposphere and nice patio though when I was there we were indoors bc it was cold. All spaniards having lunch here when I went, they offer paella and I ordered black rice. It was good and it was a huge portion, definitely for 2-3 persons. The service is fine. I speak Spanish so maybe others... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

I love spanish food anyway so this restaurant rates high on my list ! The paella is a must, go try it and enjoy, the perfect dish to enjoy after time spent sightseeing. Then wash it down with a fruity Sangria!! I love paella, so i decided to try the veggie option of this dish and it was so nice,... More 

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

My husband and I had lunch here when we were in Madrid last fall... We just happened upon the restaurant and they had just opened for lunch so we took a table. We were especially happy that they could make our paella without bell peppers (as I can't eat them). We had a delicious lunch -- I didn't find the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Moratin 22, 28014 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Huertas
  • Neighborhood: Huertas
  • Phone Number: 91-429-2562

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 36
  • Cuisine: Spanish

Description

True to its name, Arroceria Gala restaurant (Gala Rice Restaurant) serves Mediterranean inspired rice dishes.
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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

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Huertas
Also known as Barrio de las Letras, Huertas was once home to prominent literary figures, Miguel de Cervantes and Lope de Vega among them. The neighborhood is committed to celebrating its rich heritage: Calle Huertas itself is inlaid with quotes from celebrated authors, street names pay homage to them, and second-hand bookshops pervade. Huertas receives a fair amount of spillover from the center — side streets around Plaza Santa Ana take on a foreign party atmosphere at night, and you always see young backpackers navigating the streets — but as you descend into the neighborhood, everything becomes a little more cramped and slightly less refined, and takes on more of an underground feel. Live music is at the heart of Huertas: by night, its subdued bars are ideal for meeting friends, sipping cocktails, and chatting quietly while enjoying jazz or singer-songwriter performances.
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