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Arroceria Gala

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Huertas
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Calle Moratin 22, 28014 Madrid, Spain
+34 914 29 25 62
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1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sun 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing so strong energy there 😍 You can feel a real Madrid soul there 🇪🇸 And food good I eat Paellas bus it was to salty for me. But maybe It happen just that time :)

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Thank Rimantė B
Long Preston, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I was first introduced to Gala 17 years ago by Spanish colleagues and have come here every time I'm in Madrid since then. It's traditional, slightly eccentric, maybe a bit run down decor wise and with a short menu but consistently fantastic for paella. The indoor terrace is just lovely any time of year as has AC for Summer. It's... More 

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Thank bunnybarron
Madrid, Spain
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107 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

And suddently you feel like to eat paella this place will fulfill your willings. Not very expensive, Variety and quality of rices done at Valencian style. Decoration is surprising and helpfull and painstaking service. Eating in the covered backyard is relaxing and perfect in the summertime. My last recommendation; don't eat paella at night, rice digestion is thick, All tourists... More 

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Thank Javier C
Sao Paulo, SP
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

We walked in after seeing most guests were local. The paella is amazing with crispy rice in the bottom and a lot of flavor all over. You do have to choose only one dish to share for 2 or 3. Will definitely come back next time I'm in Madrid.

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Thank vdg_brazil
Madrid, Spain
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2015

I am from Madrid but currently i am living abroad. I went with my colleages and i want to say that i was dissapointed on how much it has changed since last time a few years ago. Rice was ok but not very special.they charged for some alioli and chistorra that they offered as tapa when we ordered. We never... More 

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Thank Pattomartin
San Francisco, California, United States
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2015

One of my favorite spots in Madrid. Make sure to sit in the garden and enjoy their paellas & sangria

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Thank Josh M
Istanbul, Turkey
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

We were a walk in and were seated quickly and service continued to be reasonable - a place where if your smile and engage the waitstaff reciprocate. As for the paella (or whatever variant you choose), we got foxed as a group of three that we needed to make a single choice for the table - and we all wanted... More 

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Thank Equina24
London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2015

Every time we come to Madrid, we always choose Gala for paella. Great place too to bring a big group of friends of family as they have additional space in a nice indoor patio area (though its impossible to sit there when it's hot and summer because it's like a sauna!) We usually go for the marinera but they are... More 

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Bentleigh East
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29 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2015

We were recommended to this restaurant. The service was poor and erratic. The paella was salty (I assume to cover blandness) and for a mixed paella had very little in the way of seafood and chorizo. The chicken was an entire drumstick. We didn't need to travel halfway around the world for such poor quality food when we have Spanish... More 

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Thank Michael E
Enschede, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

Because we rented an apartment next door we tried this restaurant. We had with 6 people 2 different kind of paella. One mixed with seafood, chicken and sausages, and the other one only with seafood. Before this we had a salad, sausages and bread. Including a bottle of wine and water and soft drinks we paid 150 Euro. Quality of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$36
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Moratin 22, 28014 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Huertas
  • Neighborhood: Huertas
  • Phone Number: +34 914 29 25 62
Description
True to its name, Arroceria Gala restaurant (Gala Rice Restaurant) serves Mediterranean inspired rice dishes.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
Huertas
Also known as Barrio de las Letras, Huertas was once home to prominent literary figures, Miguel de Cervantes and Lope de Vega among them. The neighborhood is committed to celebrating its rich heritage: Calle Huertas itself is inlaid with quotes from celebrated authors, street names pay homage to them, and second-hand bookshops pervade. Huertas receives a fair amount of spillover from the center — side streets around Plaza Santa Ana take on a foreign party atmosphere at night, and you always see young backpackers navigating the streets — but as you descend into the neighborhood, everything becomes a little more cramped and slightly less refined, and takes on more of an underground feel. Live music is at the heart of Huertas: by night, its subdued bars are ideal for meeting friends, sipping cocktails, and chatting quietly while enjoying jazz or singer-songwriter performances.
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