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Arroceria Gala

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Calle Moratin 22, 28014 Madrid, Spain
+34 914 29 25 62
Tue - Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Fri - Sun 20:00 - 23:00
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

This place is amazing so strong energy there 😍 You can feel a real Madrid soul there 🇪🇸 And food good I eat Paellas bus it was to salty for me. But maybe It happen just that time :)

Thank Rimantė B
Long Preston, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

I was first introduced to Gala 17 years ago by Spanish colleagues and have come here every time I'm in Madrid since then. It's traditional, slightly eccentric, maybe a bit run down decor wise and with a short menu but consistently fantastic for paella. The indoor terrace is just lovely any time of year as has AC for Summer. It's... More 

Thank bunnybarron
Madrid, Spain
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110 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

And suddently you feel like to eat paella this place will fulfill your willings. Not very expensive, Variety and quality of rices done at Valencian style. Decoration is surprising and helpfull and painstaking service. Eating in the covered backyard is relaxing and perfect in the summertime. My last recommendation; don't eat paella at night, rice digestion is thick, All tourists... More 

Thank Javier C
Sao Paulo, SP
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

We walked in after seeing most guests were local. The paella is amazing with crispy rice in the bottom and a lot of flavor all over. You do have to choose only one dish to share for 2 or 3. Will definitely come back next time I'm in Madrid.

Thank vdg_brazil
Madrid, Spain
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2015

I am from Madrid but currently i am living abroad. I went with my colleages and i want to say that i was dissapointed on how much it has changed since last time a few years ago. Rice was ok but not very special.they charged for some alioli and chistorra that they offered as tapa when we ordered. We never... More 

Thank Pattomartin
San Francisco, California, United States
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5 reviews
Reviewed 17 November 2015

One of my favorite spots in Madrid. Make sure to sit in the garden and enjoy their paellas & sangria

Thank Josh M
Istanbul, Turkey
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

We were a walk in and were seated quickly and service continued to be reasonable - a place where if your smile and engage the waitstaff reciprocate. As for the paella (or whatever variant you choose), we got foxed as a group of three that we needed to make a single choice for the table - and we all wanted... More 

Thank Equina24
London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 29 July 2015

Every time we come to Madrid, we always choose Gala for paella. Great place too to bring a big group of friends of family as they have additional space in a nice indoor patio area (though its impossible to sit there when it's hot and summer because it's like a sauna!) We usually go for the marinera but they are... More 

Thank J B
Bentleigh East
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 16 May 2015

We were recommended to this restaurant. The service was poor and erratic. The paella was salty (I assume to cover blandness) and for a mixed paella had very little in the way of seafood and chorizo. The chicken was an entire drumstick. We didn't need to travel halfway around the world for such poor quality food when we have Spanish... More 

Thank Michael E
Enschede, The Netherlands
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257 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2015 via mobile

Because we rented an apartment next door we tried this restaurant. We had with 6 people 2 different kind of paella. One mixed with seafood, chicken and sausages, and the other one only with seafood. Before this we had a salad, sausages and bread. Including a bottle of wine and water and soft drinks we paid 150 Euro. Quality of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:00 - 17:00
20:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 17:00
13:00 - 17:00
13:00 - 17:00
13:00 - 17:00
20:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 17:00
20:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Moratin 22, 28014 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Huertas
  • Neighbourhood: Huertas
  • Phone Number: +34 914 29 25 62
True to its name, Arroceria Gala restaurant (Gala Rice Restaurant) serves Mediterranean inspired rice dishes.

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

Staying in Huertas

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Also known as Barrio de las Letras, Huertas was once home to prominent literary figures, Miguel de Cervantes and Lope de Vega among them. The neighbourhood is committed to celebrating its rich heritage: Calle Huertas itself is inlaid with quotes from celebrated authors, street names pay homage to them, and second-hand bookshops pervade. Huertas receives a fair amount of spillover from the center — side streets around Plaza Santa Ana take on a foreign party atmosphere at night, and you always see young backpackers navigating the streets — but as you descend into the neighbourhood, everything becomes a little more cramped and slightly less refined, and takes on more of an underground feel. Live music is at the heart of Huertas: by night, its subdued bars are ideal for meeting friends, sipping cocktails, and chatting quietly while enjoying jazz or singer-songwriter performances.
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