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Arroceria Gala

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Moratin 22, 28014 Madrid, Spain
91-429-2562
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sun 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 29
    Poor
  • 37
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
it has changed a lot

I am from Madrid but currently i am living abroad. I went with my colleages and i want to say that i was dissapointed on how much it has changed since last time a few years ago. Rice was ok but not very special.they charged for some alioli and chistorra that they offered as tapa when we... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 17, 2015
Pattomartin
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Madrid, Spain
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Madrid, Spain
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

I am from Madrid but currently i am living abroad. I went with my colleages and i want to say that i was dissapointed on how much it has changed since last time a few years ago. Rice was ok but not very special.they charged for some alioli and chistorra that they offered as tapa when we ordered. We never... More 

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San Francisco, California, United States
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

One of my favorite spots in Madrid. Make sure to sit in the garden and enjoy their paellas & sangria

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Thank Josh M
Istanbul, Turkey
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

We were a walk in and were seated quickly and service continued to be reasonable - a place where if your smile and engage the waitstaff reciprocate. As for the paella (or whatever variant you choose), we got foxed as a group of three that we needed to make a single choice for the table - and we all wanted... More 

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Thank Equina24
London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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114 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

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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113 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 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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Thank claky
London
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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519 reviews
372 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 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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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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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: Mediterranean, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • 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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