we were last week in Madrid for bussiness and we wanted to taste some typical spanish cuisine so our hotel suggested the Paella de la reina. When we arrived there our first impression was not good - the restaurant is rather small and old but what realy hit us was the smell ! it smelled like bad fish ! anyhow we decided to take our chance and we sat in a table.( at 21:30 half of the restaurant was empty when all others due to exhibition were full ).
the service was ok but the paella not ! all paella were for 2 persons or more so we ordered 2 different types one for 2 and one for 3 persons
when arrived in big paella pans, both seemed the same but the special lobster was better, although the lobster was overcooked , than the seafood version - the rice was sticked and burned and overall we were not happy at all with our dinner - i am not an expert but i do not think that this is the famous paella we all had in mind !
the dessert was not good also and for fruits they seveved a slice ( big one ) of pineapple only !
we are not going back to this resturant again !