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Los Galayos

#357 of 8,828 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
As featured in Living Madrid
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Calle Botoneras 5 | Plaza Mayor,1, 28012 Madrid, Spain
+34 913 66 30 28
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Stewarton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Been there a few times now and always coming back they make the best gin tonic on town Alicia Grande thanks very much .

Thank escoces1
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149 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

Sensational traditional Spanish restaurant not to be missed. Friendly and efficient staff. Extensive menu, lots of local delicacies. Portions huge! Food quality tremendous. Located in great area to explore. More 

Thank Tony B
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Porthcawl, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an incredible meal here. We went with friends from Madrid who go there regularly and know the owners well, so we received excellent service, though I'm sure we'd have had the same even if we'd been alone. The cuisine was outstanding and the portions generous. It was the best "oreja" I've ever had (though I appreciate that might... More 

Thank camargasa
Community of Madrid, Spain
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My friend and I dined here the other night before doing a Tour starting in Plaza Mayor. We were able to book a table online which is always a big bonus for us and so convenient. I arrived a few minutes before the reservation and the staff were friendly and the table was ready. They served us in a timely... More 

Thank Alicia T
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016 via mobile

It is located in a very crowed and dirty plaza. We love Spanish food and have been in Spain more than 5 times. This is probably the worst restaurant we have experienced in Spain. The food is greasy and service is very poor. Stay away!

Thank PK168
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

We actually ate here twice, once for bar tapas on the ground floor and the second time for dinner upstairs. This place is quite okay although the service at first was not that perfect. Once your order gets rolling the service became better. We actually didn't come here for the suckling pig but when we asked the waiter what would... More 

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Bristol, England
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74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

The restaurant was recommended by our hotel and a group of 9 of us went from a business conference. The ambience was pleasant. The streets outside were heaving, as the Christmas market in adjacent Plaza Major was in full swing and there were massive queues for food takeaway/ shops across the lane, so a bit of a tussle to get... More 

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Leland, NC
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63 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is adorable and located at Plaza Mayor. Honestly, the ambience is great. The grappa is wonderful to drink. The food was just okay. The reason the the poor score is the suckling pig I ordered. I had heard that Madrid was famous for this dish. When it arrived I began to eat and thought wow this is almost... More 

Thank JDLimbo
Gerente1969, Gerente at Los Galayos, responded to this review
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Estimado Señor, lamentablemente a estas alturas lo único que puedo hacer es pedirle disculpas. No podemos saber que ha podido... More 

Antwerp, Belgium
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

I was there on November 11th with my youngest daughter to have paella and it was very good. We could sit outside on the terras with heaters to warm us. We had a great faustino white wine with the paella and it was all very good. After dinner we got free drinks, kind of grappa. All in all. Ot expensive... More 

Thank guypieters
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

Los Galayos has been in business since 1894. The food an wine was excellent. Especially the Spanish omelet with potatoes. Make sure to see the caves below.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $35
Mediterranean, Spanish, Grill
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Botoneras 5 | Plaza Mayor,1, 28012 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro
  • Neighborhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: +34 913 66 30 28
When our Restaurant opened in 1894 none of us could have come to guess the traditional, varied, different and tailored to the tastes of todayNowdays in Los Galayos can find a multifunctional space where you can enjoy a snack from our bar or enjoy our menu in any of five different saloons.In the bar you can enjoy snacks and tapas specials. In the restaurant we happened to those who prefer to enjoy a comfortable and somewhat formal. We have private rooms with all facilities audio visual. Ah! and for those who prefer the terraces, we have two, one on the same street Botoneras running all year around, and the other in the Plaza Mayor.Come and see us, you will enjoy a nice ambiance and a wonderful meal.

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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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