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Los Galayos

#289 of 8,495 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Calle Botoneras 5 | Plaza Mayor,1, 28012 Madrid, Spain
+34 913 66 30 28
9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Leland, NC
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57 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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
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121 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank Tony B
Antwerp, Belgium
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Joe F
Perth, Australia
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went as it was recommended by our hotel. Several dishes were served lukewarm...ie seafood soup and, believe it or not, my warm steak, on a cold plate, with fairly cold potatoes. I ordered a sirloin steak, the only cut on the menu to come with the cheese sauce, but got a fillet...now, when I order a sirloin, I want... More 

Thank Foodka
Ascot, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in a group of 10 and had a great evening meal at this great restaurant. We had excellent starters and a truly memorable roast suckling pig and a decent paella.

Thank trevorviegas
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

The weather was pleasant enough to eat outside. Rather than order directly from the menu, we ordered butt-loads of appetizers followed by lamb and sucking pig (of course). This place is reknown for roast pork, and for good reason. Crisp outer skin covers some of the best roast pork you will ever order. The service was spot on the first... More 

Thank Dougie D
Miami, Florida
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84 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

We visited this restaurant with another couple nice classic setting next to the Plaza Mayor, service was good especially from the regular waiters not that much from the captain that was a little bit like teaching us. Good beef pieces a bit overcooked but soft and lots of flavor, good selection of wines and at the end the complimentary "chupitos"... More 

Thank Cgomez13
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

We had the opportunity to come to Los Galayos for dinner and it was amazing. The owner specifically took care of us and made our meal so delicious. We got the GJ and tonics which they make right in front of you with dry ice!! It was the best gin and tonics we have ever had. So fresh and so... More 

Thank Katie S
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

We chose this restaurant as we had seen online that it had excellent suckling pig. My fiancé and I both chose the suckling pig. When our dish arrived I received the ribs and my fiancé received the leg. Both are very contrasting types of meat as the leg is lovely and full of meat, however, the ribs are pure fat... More 

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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
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 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
inglesWhen 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.EspanolCuando nuestro local abrio en 1.894 nadie de nosotros podria haber llegado a adivinar lo tradicional, variado, diferente y adaptado a los gustos de hoy, que es en la actualidad nuestro Restaurante y Bar.Actualmente en Los Galayos podeis encontrar, un espacio multifuncional, donde disfrutar desde un aperitivo en nuestra barra o disfrutar de nuestra carta en cualquiera de los cinco distintos salones.En la barra podreis disfrutar de pinchos y tapas muy especiales. En el restaurante dejamos paso a aquellos que prefieren disfrutar de un ambiente comodo y algo mas formal. Disponemos de salones privados con todo tipo de facilidades audio visuales. Ah! y para aquellos que prefieran las terrazas, disponemos de dos, una de ellas en la misma calle Botoneras en funcionamiento durante todo el ano, y la otra en la Plaza Mayor.Venir a vernos, disfrutareis de un local y de una comida maravillosa.

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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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