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La Paella

$$$$
Central L.A
Spanish, Tapas
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476 S San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048-4107
323-951-0745
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Romance
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 23
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very Good

This restaurant is a very good Spanish restaurant. I have dined there before and the quality is top notch. The foods is some of the best I have experienced in a restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 5, 2015
Douglas P
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Peoria, Arizona
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Reservations
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53 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Peoria, Arizona
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This restaurant is a very good Spanish restaurant. I have dined there before and the quality is top notch. The foods is some of the best I have experienced in a restaurant.

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Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Place was great :) small, intimate restaurant - the tapas are absolutely amazing. However, the paella was much to be desired. It was ok - it wasn't bad, but having been to Spain recently, I was expecting something much, much better. Menu can be confusing for some: each person must spend 20.00 worth of food/drinks at the table. For a... More 

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Beverly Hills, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Bitter disappoint awaits those who expect a great Spanish dining experience. And any claims that this is the best paella in LA are delusional. But our disappointment with the food and service could not have prepared us for when the server came running after us on the sidewalk outside the restaurant complaining about her tip. Need I say that we... More 

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L.A.
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

La Paella is a gem. While L.A. is endlessly infatuated with celebrity restaurants featuring style over substance, La Paella goes in the other -- and most welcome -- direction. Outstanding service, a delightful atmosphere without a shred of pretense and, to be blunt, some of the best damn cooking in this or any other town. The paellas are exquisite and... More 

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Beverly Hills, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Excellent food in a good location. The place haven't been updated but the service and the food are great. Do not plan a visit on a Sunday, they don't open.

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
444 reviews 444 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

On a Saturday night my girlfriend said she felt like paella and made reservations for LA Paella, which she'd been to before, but which I'd never even heard of. We found metered parking on the street around the corner, and since we were there after 8 PM, parking was free. Once inside, I really liked the atmosphere and décor of... More 

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los angeles, california
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The paella is always excellent and well presented. The sangria was very good. The restaurant is in a home type setting which is very relaxing. Love going here for dinner.

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Anaheim, CA
Top Contributor
398 reviews 398 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I can't remember how I discovered La Paella, I'm guessing either Yelp or LA Magazine, after returning from my trip from Spain in 2008. According to foursquare, my last visit to LA Paella was in 2011, and I can't believe I didn't take the time to do a review until now. The paella is their specialty, and requires a minimum... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The food, service, and setting combined to create a memorable evening. The tapas menu was so tempting, we could have ordered every one. We all loved the paella.

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Bucharest, Romania
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Finally a place with Gazpacho Andaluz almost like in Spain. Gambas al ajillo are also nice. Very nice atmosphere, fast service and reasonable prices.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 476 S San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048-4107
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighborhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: 323-951-0745

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 40
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 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?