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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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    Very good
  • 67
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  • 19
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  • 22
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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
Most recent review
Glad I wasn't paying

Went here on a group dinner as part of a meeting. Service was surly, food disappointing, white wine being topped up from a single bottle for 70 people. Food not that great either. Warm chicken stock for starter, average paella and then some kind of fried custard. Very underwhelming.

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
greeny_4
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Went here on a group dinner as part of a meeting. Service was surly, food disappointing, white wine being topped up from a single bottle for 70 people. Food not that great either. Warm chicken stock for starter, average paella and then some kind of fried custard. Very underwhelming.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I was there on business dinner. We had steak and everything was fine. I remember with love their own made apricot liqueur. It was sooooo good and smooth. Was pity I cannot buy a bottle to home.

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lower swanwick
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We had a lovely meal staff were very attentive large portions of very good food at the end of the meal a bottle of grapa with fruit in it complements of the house excellant !!

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Nice food. Good staff. Recommended by hotel. Nice and traditional but expensive for basic meat dishes in madrid. Would recommend going for tapas in madrid rather than a sit down meal. Alot more fun and nicer, and for better value :)

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant is large upstairs and smart. The waiting staff look and give the feel of a high end restaurant. Good as it was, the restaurant didn't deliver to the standard you might expect given their outwardly smart set up. The room was very hot so we opened a window only for the first waiter to enter the room to... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I visited Los Galayos on my first night in Madrid with my family. The restaurant was a little bit hard to find in the corner of the square. We had tapas (fried cheeseball things), a mixed paella, a meat paella and Iberian roast pork. The roast pork was by far the standout, and one of the best dishes we had... More 

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157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Good business dinner for a medium sized group. Lovely restaurant atmosphere. Great setting. Good tapas menu.

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Buffalo, NY
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77 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

My wife and I met another couple for dinner at the restaurant during our visit in Madrid. Our hotel recommended this place. We had some concerns when we looked at the reviews on trip advisor (many different opinions) but decided to have dinner there because it was convenient place for us to meet the other couple. Overall food was good... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

If you are after suckling pig - no point to search any further ! Fantastic sucking pig. Better than in Botin. Good squid Andalusian style. Fantastic home made sweet grappa based on various fruits - I guessed cinnamon, pear, raisin ... Could not identified many. Some problems with communication with waiter.

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Timisoara, Romania
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 via mobile

We were a large team, and used a big part of the place. We have choosen from a limited list. At the end, the wine was the best from our choice. We were there in a cold evening, out of the tourist seasson... I am wondering what happen when lot of people would crowd the house. At the end, the... More 

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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: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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