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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, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, 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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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We happened into Los Galayos on a very hot day in Madrid. We sat on the porch with misters and had a pleasant meal. Very good service, plenty of olives, bread and free tapas. We ordered a meal and were surprised with an awesome bottle of apricot liquor which iced the great meal!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We happened into Los Galayos on a very hot day in Madrid. We sat on the porch with misters and had a pleasant meal. Very good service, plenty of olives, bread and free tapas. We ordered a meal and were surprised with an awesome bottle of apricot liquor which iced the great meal!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We loved the food and the waiter! His reccomendations were excellent and he went above and beyond for us. The food was exceptional

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

My family ang i love this restaurant delicious food and all the we waiters are so kind suckling pig is the best i love it one of the best place in the plaza mayor good service ang

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We had been disappointed earlier that day with lunch in Segovia when the expected speciality, suckling pig, did not appear and was replaced with tough beef stew! So it was that, on our return to Madrid we were hungry and hoping to fins somewhere good to eat, with a possible bonus of suckling pig. The hotel recommended Los Galayos and,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

A very nice room. The server was a bit standoffish at first but he warmed up. The suckling pig is a must and could easily feed two. The paella mixta was also very good. They finished the meal with a complimentary liquor.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Slap bang on Plaza Mayor I was advised this is probably the least touristy of the restaurants and from what I saw I would agree. Nice comfy interior made it comfortable choice for dinner. Service is grumpy at best, but once the waiter engaged with us on wine choice he relaxed a bit and become a bit more friendly. good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Best value for money around Plaza Mayor. Excellent service and great food in a typical Spanish restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We just finished our last dinner in Madrid. The most amazing food. Started with a chilled sliced foie gras with caramelized onions that I have never had such a fine preparation, presentation and taste ANYWHERE! The Suckling pig and suckling lamb. Omg!!!! Presented beautifully and the taste was incredible. In the corner of the Plaza Major. What a find!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Very nice restaurant. Good value for money. Great service. I ordered the famous suckling pig and it was very nice. Large portions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Most delicious Paella I have ever had. Very nice Resturant that's not touristy. Excellent service. Our tour guide recommended.

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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: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Doing business, Bar scene, Special occasions

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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