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La Paella Real

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Calle Arrieta No. 2, 28013 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 42 09 42
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Malaga, Spain
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

Nice atmosphere and great service but the food was not as expected for the price. Paella was just okay, we had way better paellas at lower prices.

Thank iborrachris
Cairo, Egypt
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171 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

the paelle was good, the staff was friendly but the place is more expensive than it should be. i think there are better places to eat in madrid

Thank Aya E
Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

We asked our concierge at Hotel Emperador where to go for the best paella and this place was recommended. I thoroughly recommend Paella Real for the most delicious, authentic paella we had in Spain. When walking in, the restaurant looks very expensive but totally the opposite. Don't be fooled by the beautiful napery and silver cutlery...the food is very reasonably... More 

Thank marychristodoulou
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

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 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 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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34 reviews
23 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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63 reviews
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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
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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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3 restaurant reviews
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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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20 restaurant reviews
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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 

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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
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Arrieta No. 2, 28013 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro
  • Neighborhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: +34 915 42 09 42

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • 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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