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La Paella Real

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Calle Arrieta No. 2, 28013 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 42 09 42
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Sandhausen, Germany
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was there with a couple and their baby. The service was excellent and we felt really welcome. We shared a salad as a starter which was fresh and tasty. The paella was very good but the price a little bit high. Therefore "only" 4 points

Thank lordtrick
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice experience very polite good quality of food. They helped me with my son you know how kids are.. my son was very happy.

Thank Valerie H
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i' ve never eaten a paella so huge and so good. all of this near royal palace. the price would be high for a paella, that's true but with the fork ( el tendor) we spent not to much for this amazing and tasty experience. Also sangria really nice and fruity

Thank smithdaniel75
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

...If it's good enough for the Pope, the King & Pavarotti?! Authentic feel with lots of locals and fe tourists. Be careful not to over eat on the starters or you won't have enough space for the delicious Paella!

Thank SGJanis
Malaga, Spain
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Nice atmosphere and great service but the food was not as expected for the price. Paella was just okay, we had way better paellas at lower prices.

Thank iborrachris
Cairo, Egypt
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192 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

the paelle was good, the staff was friendly but the place is more expensive than it should be. i think there are better places to eat in madrid

Thank Aya E
Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We asked our concierge at Hotel Emperador where to go for the best paella and this place was recommended. I thoroughly recommend Paella Real for the most delicious, authentic paella we had in Spain. When walking in, the restaurant looks very expensive but totally the opposite. Don't be fooled by the beautiful napery and silver cutlery...the food is very reasonably... More 

Thank marychristodoulou
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Four of us decided late in the afternoon on Paella so we made our way here at about 3:30. We decided, and the waiter also recommended, on the seafood Paella. First there were 4 tapas, which were great and the highlight of the meal. Then the Paella, which was fine, but a bit overdone. We were the last people to... More 

Thank Donald R
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44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has been mentioned on the guide "Lonely Planet"...at this point, considering our experience tonight, I can only assume they paid someone to be mentioned there. The place looked promising, hidden in a quiet street, away from the very busy turist traps. We got a table, and when the waiter came to take our order, I asked more information... More 

Thank Daphne B
Horsham, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We selected this restaurant based on a recommendation from our tour guide. The paella was made fresh and was very tasty. We were limited though to only 2 choices even though there were 6 of us. We selected paella with chicken and vegetables and then paella with shellfish. The servings were very large. The bill was 162 euros and that... More 

Thank Michelle C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Arrieta No. 2, 28013 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro
  • Neighbourhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: +34 915 42 09 42

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Centro

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Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street performers, colorful lights, window shopping, restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a collection of plazas interconnected by a network of side streets. Some of these side streets are wide pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.
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