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“A great find”
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El Galan Dorado
Price range: US$14 - US$41
Cuisines: Spanish
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Description: El Galan Dorado is specialised in paella , fish and seafood. The menu offers a choice out of more then 20 different rice meals. The restaurant is situated in the centre of Lorca, 50 steps away from a guarded parking. The Paella is cooked by a Spanish chef using traditional or innovative Spanish recipes depending on your specification. We offer seafood, rabit , chicken and vegetarian paellas and specific dietary requirements can be catered for. We offer catering with each paella prepared to your needs. English,german,french and dutch spoken.
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“A great find”
Reviewed 11 January 2012

We were in Spain with relatives for Christmas and decided on Boxing Day to go for a day trip to Mula and Lorca. It was sad, but interesting, to see the earthquake damage in Lorca. We were looking for somewhere for lunch when we stumbled across this gem. We were enticed by the board outside offering a €11 menu. We had shellfish soup, followed by monkfish in a prawn sauce, both of which were delicious. The chips that accompanied the monkfish were perfect home-cooked chips, not the nasty little (often frozen) french fries. Dessert was an OK chocolate cake. We drank beer, Estrella Galicia, which was really good and when it came to coffee were served cortados which were as good as any coffee I can remember (and were included in the price). The only thing I could criticise about the meal was that the bread was not fresh, but then it was the day after Christmas day and the whole town, including, presumably, the local bakery, was a bit sleepy. I've had cheaper menus in Spain, I've had menus that gave you more food but I can't remember getting such quality at such a low price. The other people sitting inside were a Spanish family eating paella. We wished we could go back and try some of their a la carte dishes to see if they were good, too. One thing to note: they don't seem to speak English but we got by with my "menu Spanish".

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beek
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“Paella as we expected it to be”
Reviewed 20 May 2010

There are no less than three options provided to make your dining and drinking experience a pleasure. We startet with a drink with home made tapas in a airconditioned stylish environment and later enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere of their spacious terrazo...part of a very lively square where the spanish enjoy the warm evening. We took in our 3 day trip in beautiful lorca offering everything from an extensive buffet breakfast to an express business lunch or an informal dinner. I tried 3 of the 20 paella and seafood meals. Graet!!!! A sumptuous and elegant surrounding for a fine dining experience.

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Thank mijas54
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