Ate at casa de oro Nelson Bay tonight with my wife and 8 month child. The place was empty but then again it was a thursday night, not in holiday times. The advertisement for paella drew us in. We thought the price of $52 was on the higher end for Spanish paella but hoped it was worth it. The service of the wait staff was excellent, no marks down for that. We were told the paella would take about 40 mins so decided to have breads to fill the gap. Paella arrived about 30 mins after we ordered which we thought was good but turned out that we would've preferred the extra 10 mins.
The paella was burnt on the bottom and the rice slightly undercooked and crunchy. Typical of being cooked too quick. Besides that the flavor was there and the prawns used were indeed king sized prawns. We couldn't finish the dish due to its size and the burnt bottom. We picked the top of the paella and it was very good. Eating past the top layer resulted in a burnt taste that spoiled the dish.
All in all the rating I give is 3.5 for the overall restaurant.
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