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Where to Eat the Best Paella in Madrid

Written by Daniella

Paella is, without any doubt, the most typical dish and the identity of Spain, and if you ask tourists, they will tell you it is the best known Spanish cuisine dish. But not all paellas are good, nor are all rice dishes paella. Eating a good paella is not as easy as it seems, although practically any restaurant serves this typical dish of Valencian origin. Today, this article by ShMadrid, will tell you more about where to eat the best paella in Madrid.

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Taste the best paella in the capital

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The first place we would like to recommend is La Paella Real, located at Carrer Arrieta 2, (Plaza de la Opera). Ever since its opening, La Paella Real has sought to stand out as one of the leading restaurants in the capital in the world of gastronomy. And after many years of offering their customers excellent service, specialising in rice dishes and paella, their work and knowledge has finally been recognised, both nationally and internationally. Their meticulous selection of top quality ingredients, their exquisite service and excellent location in the historic centre of Madrid, make them perfect for eating a delicious paella in the capital of Spain. Another option we would like to share with you is restaurant La Paella de la Reina, a Mediterranean cuisine restaurant located in the heart of Madrid, at the start of the Gran Vía, only a 100 metres from Cibeles and a 150 metres from Puerta del Sol. Their care for selecting only top ingredients demonstrates that this restaurant is a gastronomic reference in Madrid.

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The Valencian paella has been its star dish during their 25 years of experience, and it consists of a traditional recipe that lets you taste the most typical products of the Valencian garden and its best rice, which makes it one of the best Valencian paellas in the capital. In addition to their paellas, you can also try out other delicious rice dishes at La Paella de la Reina. If you do not want to leave the comfort of your home, however, you can order paella at Arrocería La Estrella and have it delivered to your front door. Of couse you can also dine at their restaurant, located at Carrer de la Cruz del Sur 5. You will discover that the paellas and rice dishes that are being served at this ‘arrocería’ (restaurant specialised in rice dishes), are made with 100% natural ingredients, without any unnatural dyes or added chemicals. You can also sample their rice dishes, before placing your order for home delivery. Our last recommendation for a good paella is restaurant Socarratt. This place mixes the expertise of Rafa and Jordi, originally from Valencia, and with their great team of chefs and only the most outstanding ingredients, you can taste one of the finest paellas in Madrid. You can also opt for home delivery or take-away at this restaurant, in case you want to try and convince family and friends that you are a magnificent paella chef. As you can see, there are many interesting restaurants in the capital of Spain to taste a good paella. The only thing left now, is to make a choice!

Have you tried any of these restaurants? Which one is your favourite?

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Daniella loves to write and translate. Her bucket list is filled with beautiful places she still needs to visit.

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