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“Over priced terrible food”
Review of La Paella Real

La Paella Real
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Ranked #1,951 of 11,010 Restaurants in Madrid
Cuisines: Spanish
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Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Centro
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Over priced terrible food”
Reviewed 15 May 2014 via mobile

My husband and I really wanted to try authentic paella we were recommended by the hotel we were staying with, (although they were going on a recommendation by a previous guest) I booked a table for 21.30 as most of madrid eats quite later so thought there would be a good mix of customers we arrived a little early and we were seated straight away there was no other customers (no other customers arrived while we were there we left at about 22.30
We both ordered the chicken and seafood one , it turned up with 2 chicken drumsticks , 2 mussels , and 2 prawns lots of tasteless rice with lots of white and green beans overcooked and tasteless.
House wine 1/2 a bottle was a Rioja 2012 I thought Rioja had to be 3 years old ??
We paid the very expensive bill €72 euros and left terrible meal

Visited May 2014
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Solid paella, great sangria”
Reviewed 8 May 2014

Four of us went to La Paella Real, which is hidden in the recesses of a building among other Spanish restaurants. We ordered a jar of sangria, gambas al ajillo, a salad, and two servings of the seafood paella. First of all, we really, REALLY recommend the sangria, which was, according to two natives, the best they had ever tasted. It was perfectly fruity, boozey, and fizzy. The paella was also excellent and fit the palate of the non-natives. The rice was not too undercooked and not too salty (but this was after we had ordered it with less salt). Everything else was just average. The price was expensive and the environment, mediocre. Overall we had a pretty good experience at La Paella Real.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank ilimb
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california
Level 5 Contributor
91 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Re: great paella”
Reviewed 5 April 2014 via mobile

Paella is great, better than the other ones we tried in Spain. A friend has recommended the place. It's a bit pricey though, nice ambiance. Ana, our server spoke English and was helpful with our orders. Location is easily accessible.

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Thank ritchcal
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Madrid, Spain
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“One of the best paella inMadrid”
Reviewed 16 March 2014

The place is beutifull, Service attentive. Better than eating an awfull and overcocked paella in every restaurant in Madrid center This is your place. Non expensive and relaxing.

Visited March 2014
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Thank Javier C
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Montenegro, RS - Brasil
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“traditional paellas...”
Reviewed 23 January 2014

Alone in the restaurant. I would expect a crowded place, but... The place is very nice and clean. Service also very nice. The paella was good, that's it.

  • Visited January 2014
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