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La Paella Real

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Calle Arrieta No. 2, 28013 Madrid, Spain
91 542 09 42
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Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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54 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us decided late in the afternoon on Paella so we made our way here at about 3:30. We decided, and the waiter also recommended, on the seafood Paella. First there were 4 tapas, which were great and the highlight of the meal. Then the Paella, which was fine, but a bit overdone. We were the last people to... More 

Thank Donald R
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45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has been mentioned on the guide "Lonely Planet"...at this point, considering our experience tonight, I can only assume they paid someone to be mentioned there. The place looked promising, hidden in a quiet street, away from the very busy turist traps. We got a table, and when the waiter came to take our order, I asked more information... More 

Thank Daphne B
Horsham, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

We selected this restaurant based on a recommendation from our tour guide. The paella was made fresh and was very tasty. We were limited though to only 2 choices even though there were 6 of us. We selected paella with chicken and vegetables and then paella with shellfish. The servings were very large. The bill was 162 euros and that... More 

Thank Michelle C
Rome, Italy
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

The restaurant is very romantic and paella very delicious but you can also eat other fish : squid, shrimp, lobster etc. Furthermore is very near from the centre of the city.

Thank roberta t
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

This was my first time having paella. It was good. The portions were big. I forgot what we paid, but I remember it was high. The service was good, we went at a time when there was hardly anyone there. I remember being confused about whether or not the place was open or not. It was awfully quiet in there.... More 

Thank Alejandra A
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016

Came here for dinner on our honeymoon. Paella was frozen, prawns and lobster not fresh, but rice was ok (edible). Tapas of grilled squid was nice, gazpacho lacked flavour. They bring out bread before the meal and I asked for water. Came to the bill to see that we had been charged for the bread and water!! They don't speak... More 

Thank pirali2016
Brussels, Belgium
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Monday, we came here because we heard they had a good paella. It was two adults and two children with one stroller for lunch. We had the grilled squids in olive oil and lemon. The dish was awesome, they were perfectly cooked and seasoned. We then had the mixed paella for two and shared with the boys. The paella came... More 

Thank expomart
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Difficult to find, small restaurant. Paella was oke but not exceptional. Service a little bit surly. Price above average.

Thank GJ P
Godstone, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Specialist paella restaurant close to the opera and royal palace. Good food without being amazing, excellent service and not expensive. Thing that sets it apart and which came as a welcome change was the quietness compared with the hustle and bustle of the other restaurants and bars we had tried in Madrid.

Thank Gillian G
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2016

Normally one of the best paella in town but this one was slightly disappointing. On the plus side they did a portion for 1 even though they said minimum 2 people. The prawns and langoustine were not as fresh as I would have liked but the paella rice was excellent. It was lunchtime and I am sure the evening food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Spanish, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Arrieta No. 2, 28013 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro
  • Neighborhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: 91 542 09 42

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Centro

Neighborhood Profile
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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