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“Excellent Paella, Good Atmosphere, Not Cheap”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Restaurant Real

Restaurant Real
Ranked #146 of 1,891 Restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Langstrasse
Zurich, Switzerland
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49 reviews
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“Excellent Paella, Good Atmosphere, Not Cheap”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2014

The classically Spanish paella at Real is abundant enough to make two meals for two people. The shellfish was excellent, and the flavoring of the rice was magnificent. They have an excellent wine selection to match, and a tasty dessert tray that is not to be found on the menu. The staff is quite pleasant and extremely attentive, and the restaurant is conveniently located near the Zürich main station.

There are two issues. First, even by Zürich standards the price is a bit high. With wine and a shared dessert, we didn't get out of there for under CHF 200. That also didn't include a starter. When you have a paella, you really have to think twice before having a starter. But we saw the salads go by, and were not impressed, which was the other issue. They should pay just a bit more attention to their starter menu.

  • Visited February 2014
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 584 helpful votes
“good spanish restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2012

they have a large vaiety of starters (not only tapas, aso some spansi stews). the gambas al ajillo (garlic prawns) were good, but only six pieces. the sepia (cuttlefish) was ok, but not the usual spanish variety. the seabass in salt was good, but the quantity did not match with the price. the desserts were great

the wine selection was sufficient, specially certain albariños, not easy to find in zurich

the service was polite and efficient but could be faster

the athmosphere was nice and most of customers were swiss, meaning that they have got a good reputation with the local people

despite this is central zurich, an average of 125 sfr per person seems to me a bit overpriced

  • Visited February 2012
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