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“Impressive and proper Spanish tapas”
Review of Galicia Restaurant

Galicia Restaurant
Ranked #4,015 of 23,873 Restaurants in London
Price range: $31 - $45
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed August 1, 2014

I have not enough words to explain the quality of the food. It's exactly the food you can eat in a proper Spanish tapas bar/restaurant in Spain. I didn't expect such an authentic place in London. We were a bunch of 10 people and we had 20 tapas dishes, all of them top quality. Some were impressive such as pimientos de padron, squids, tortilla, chorizo al vino, etc... We really enjoy the eve and the tavern atmosphere. Great service: old and very friendly waiters who took care of us, advising us, attentive and never intrusive. We drunk 4 bottles of a good red house wine, and some shots of aguardiente in the end of the meal as digestive. When the bill arrived we couldn't believe our eye: £21 each, drinks included!!! In leaving the place the manager offered us a round of coffee liqueur shots.
Till now this is the best place to eat I have ever tried in London.

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Thank nicola g
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Reviewed July 30, 2014

This still remains a favourite whenever I'm in London partly because it is convenient and partly because the food is good. Have given it an average rating because service really sucked the last time we were here, despite the fact that we are regulars (must have been there a dozen times). This is quite authentically a Spanish restaurant, and the crowd tends to be Spanish speakers (tourists and locals). Waiters (some almost geriatric) are slow and don't speak much English, so naturally they tend to engage better with the Spanish customers who sometimes have long discussions with them while others wait to be served (as if they weren't slow enough). If you speak Spanish you'll probably like this place especially the lively Spanish speaking crowd at the bar on a late night. On a busy day expect bad dinner service, but on quieter days things are general OK. Best dishes are the baby octopus and grilled chillies.

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Thank Legal_itinerant
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Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is the third time we've eaten here. It never disappoints -the food and atmosphere is so authentic you could actually be in old Madrid, or rather Santiago. When we returned after several months, the waiter incredibly remembered the wine we had ordered previously. The pulpo, chipirones in their ink, and the tarta de Santiago were especially good - best outside Spain. Compared to Alquimia in Putney (an example of disgusting, inauthentic food that dares to call itself Spanish, where we paid over £100 for almost inedible tapas) Galicia is a shining example of charm and authenticity. It was also half the price of Alquimia. Try it and see for yourself.









With compliments

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Thank Putney2
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Reviewed July 8, 2014

Don't have enough words to express the quality of food that is served at Galicia.Only if I could go there more often than I actually do, completely my loss!
Just pick anything on that menu and it's bound to be superb, perfectly cooked and attention to details is very much evident.
Excellent

Thank Ganesh N
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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.

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Thank Chelo C
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