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“In a time warp”
Review of Galicia Restaurant

Galicia Restaurant
Ranked #3,316 of 22,674 Restaurants in London
Price range: $31 - $45
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“In a time warp”
Reviewed June 24, 2014

This restaurant is long established and it shows. The place needs updating and a good lick of paint. Champiñones al ajillo had an interesting sauce with some garlic but no hint of the sizzling garlic dish it should have been. The Patatas Bravas were more tired than Bravas with a bland tomato sauce. I would not recommend this place to anyone if they are looking for good Spanish dishes, it seems to be surviving on its past reputation. Very disappointing.

  • Visited June 2014
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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“Love this place”
Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

Really authentic Spanish food. Always great buzzing atmosphere and very reasonable prices. I have been many times and will continue doing so. Shame they don't do croquetas though.

Si echáis de menos la comida casera, ir a Galicia.

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Thank Haizea B
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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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“Hola chicos”
Reviewed June 14, 2014

This simple place is a really authentic Spanish restaurant. We once took a friend, with a huge fondness for the cuisine, he was so lost 'somewhere in Spain' he offered them Euros on paying .

Visited June 2014
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Thank MadamedeSevigne
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London
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51 restaurant reviews
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“Alone or with friends it's perfect ”
Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

One of my favourite restaurants in London. I work around the corner and have to stop myself from coming here all the time. Calamari, octopus with paprika, squid in black ink and boquerones with a crisp mixed salad all washed down with Rioja. Heaven.

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Thank Naamski
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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“A hidden gem”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

I've been going to Galicia for years and it is my favourite Spanish restaurant in England. Actually I favour it over many in Spain. Nicely hidden at the bottom end of Portobello. The quality of the Tapas is great but also are the sizes. The cost of each dish is pretty amazing in this day and age. Why would you go to the unbelievably bad La Tasca and pay twice as much?
Old school Spanish waiters give it an authentic vibe.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Cosi_FanTutte101
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