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Los Galayos

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Calle Botoneras, 5 | Plaza Mayor,1, 28012 Madrid, Spain
+34 913663028
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: inglesWhen our Restaurant opened in 1894 none of us could have come to...
inglesWhen our Restaurant opened in 1894 none of us could have come to guess the traditional, varied, different and tailored to the tastes of todayNowdays in Los Galayos can find a multifunctional space where you can enjoy a snack from our bar or enjoy our menu in any of five different saloons.In the bar you can enjoy snacks and tapas specials. In the restaurant we happened to those who prefer to enjoy a comfortable and somewhat formal. We have private rooms with all facilities audio visual. Ah! and for those who prefer the terraces, we have two, one on the same street Botoneras running all year around, and the other in the Plaza Mayor.Come and see us, you will enjoy a nice ambiance and a wonderful meal.EspanolCuando nuestro local abrio en 1.894 nadie de nosotros podria haber llegado a adivinar lo tradicional, variado, diferente y adaptado a los gustos de hoy, que es en la actualidad nuestro Restaurante y Bar.Actualmente en Los Galayos podeis encontrar, un espacio multifuncional, donde disfrutar desde un aperitivo en nuestra barra o disfrutar de nuestra carta en cualquiera de los cinco distintos salones.En la barra podreis disfrutar de pinchos y tapas muy especiales. En el restaurante dejamos paso a aquellos que prefieren disfrutar de un ambiente comodo y algo mas formal. Disponemos de salones privados con todo tipo de facilidades audio visuales. Ah! y para aquellos que prefieran las terrazas, disponemos de dos, una de ellas en la misma calle Botoneras en funcionamiento durante todo el ano, y la otra en la Plaza Mayor.Venir a vernos, disfrutareis de un local y de una comida maravillosa.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food excellent value, but slow service.

We were 10 on a business dinner. We don´t speak spanish and they didn´t speak any english, so the waiter used smartphone and google translate. It worked, but was not very efficient. Dated and not a cosy restaurant, local pub/restaurant with few tourists. Exceptionel food. Splendid Pulpo Gaellica... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
JensPetterStrommen
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Tonsberg, Norway
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

Great location in the Plaza Mayor but very pushy staff. The tapas were lovely and the sangria too, but the staff let this restaurant down.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

We were 10 on a business dinner. We don´t speak spanish and they didn´t speak any english, so the waiter used smartphone and google translate. It worked, but was not very efficient. Dated and not a cosy restaurant, local pub/restaurant with few tourists. Exceptionel food. Splendid Pulpo Gaellica, one of the best entrecote ever and very good and inexpensive vines.... More 

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Montana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

We thought the food just average--fish dish uninspiring, veal a bit overcooked. Staff seemed distracted and not particularly attentive. Maybe a bad night.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This is the busiest restaurant I have been to in a long time. No sooner is a table emptied than it is filled in no time. The food is great and you understand why it's a favourite with Madrileños and tourists. However the downside is that service is painful my slow. All said, it's worth the wait!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

How to select among so many restaurants located in one of the most popular / visited place in Madrid? You need a good friend who lives around to help you out ! That was the case and the evening was just massive ! Great welcome followed by high quality service. Food is excellent and choice of wine, excellent. To finish... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

recommended by a colleague who lived in Madrid for years, this is a gem. Suckling pig was spectacular, grilled vegetables were a delight while the wine list was very satisfactory. Service was very good once the waiter realised th a t we loved food. Don't be put off by the fact that it is in a major tourist spot.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

You have to visit that restaurant by all means!Fantastic dishes, services are on very good level.We visited that restaurant at the first evening of our stay in Madrid.We ordered Salmon fish for my wife and paella for me.I've eaten many times paella, but not so delicious like this one.My dish of paella was so enormous, that was impossible to be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I had my Palm Sunday lunch here, the food was good, as was the service. It's a rather conventional restaurant, somewhere to bring your parents for a nice dinner.

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Amman, Jordan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

After rave reviews from others a group of us visited for the famous "suckling pork". It lived up to the reputation and was delicious (as were all the pork products). The wine was good too. A later visit with a different group yielded just as good paella.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I really enjoyed my evening at Los Galayos. The welcome was very friendly. The meal was delicious, particularly the veal. The house wine was good at a reasonable price. Terrific atmosphere - I would love to return.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Botoneras, 5 | Plaza Mayor,1, 28012 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro
  • Neighborhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: +34 913663028

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients

Description

inglesWhen our Restaurant opened in 1894 none of us could have come to guess the traditional, varied, different and tailored to the tastes of todayNowdays in Los Galayos can find a multifunctional space where you can enjoy a snack from our bar or enjoy our menu in any of five different saloons.In the bar you can enjoy snacks and tapas specials. In the restaurant we happened to those who prefer to enjoy a comfortable and somewhat formal. We have private rooms with all facilities audio visual. Ah! and for those who prefer the terraces, we have two, one on the same street Botoneras running all year around, and the other in the Plaza Mayor.Come and see us, you will enjoy a nice ambiance and a wonderful meal.EspanolCuando nuestro local abrio en 1.894 nadie de nosotros podria haber llegado a adivinar lo tradicional, variado, diferente y adaptado a los gustos de hoy, que es en la actualidad nuestro Restaurante y Bar.Actualmente en Los Galayos podeis encontrar, un espacio multifuncional, donde disfrutar desde un aperitivo en nuestra barra o disfrutar de nuestra carta en cualquiera de los cinco distintos salones.En la barra podreis disfrutar de pinchos y tapas muy especiales. En el restaurante dejamos paso a aquellos que prefieren disfrutar de un ambiente comodo y algo mas formal. Disponemos de salones privados con todo tipo de facilidades audio visuales. Ah! y para aquellos que prefieran las terrazas, disponemos de dos, una de ellas en la misma calle Botoneras en funcionamiento durante todo el ano, y la otra en la Plaza Mayor.Venir a vernos, disfrutareis de un local y de una comida maravillosa.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 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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