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La Paella

476 S San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048-4107 (Central L.A)
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Ranked #351 of 8,555 restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $0 - $40
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas
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Good for: Romance, Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Central L.A
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45 reviews from our community

88% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Santa Monica, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Just around the corner from Beverly Hills on San Vicente Blvd. is a charmingly romantic little café named La Paella. Lace trimmed windows, amber lit wall sconces, Spanish music playing softly in the background, terracotta tile floor, twinkling lights line the window and sit upon the tables sends you to the far away country of Spain. Warm and inviting, this... More

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Quaint, charming with great service and food. This is one of my favorites places to eat in LA. The food is authentic and even the servers speak Spanish with that Castilian lisp. Really made me feel like I was in Spain again. The jamon serrano, tortilla espanola, and paella were simply delicious. I'll definitely keep coming!

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London, England
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Enjoyed a lovely evening meeting old friends in a great atmosphere with good food and good cerveza. Paella was good. Whats not to like.

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San Diego
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

I have been to this restaurant three times over about five years. i would have gone more frequently ...but I don't live in LA. The food has been consistently great over the years. This is a small restaurant with great atmosphere. The wait staff is pleasant. The food arrives timely. The food is fresh and very tasty. This is wonderful... More

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Toledo, Ohio
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

This is a lovely quiet restaurant, a place to enjoy an intimate outing. The tables are elegantly set the lights are comfortably dimmed and the atmosphere is "like at home." Service is helpful, friendly and not rushed. The owner was on location, which is always good. We had a few starters which were all tasty. As a main dish we... More

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Bordeaux, France
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126 reviews 126 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Flamingo Music mixed with a bit of Julio Inglesias in the background. Wonderful assorted Spanish plates decorating the walls along with a Picasso prints on the walls and then the wonderful smells from the kitchen Was I really in Spain, no just in a really nice spot on San Vicente Blvd. in LA. We were in a rush so the... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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106 reviews 106 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

This is a tiny restaurant along San Vicente Blvd, not too far from Wilshire Blvd. You have to make a reservation because there are only maybe ten tables and it gets full as the night progresses. It is ideal for those quiet romantic nights for two, or if you just want to eat in peace, this is the place to... More

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

This cozy restaurant nestled in a charming little street somehow sheltered from the city madness, yet in the heart of Beverly Hills, is the best place to go for paella in Los Angeles. There are not that many tables so you need to make a reservation. SOME of the tapas are great, a number of them just average. But the... More

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