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L'Albufera Restaurante

Calle Capitan Haya 43 | Meliá Castilla, 28020 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 67 51 97
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“paella” (95 reviews)
“rice” (24 reviews)
“lobster” (9 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Calle Capitan Haya 43 | Meliá Castilla, 28020 Madrid, Spain
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1 - 10 of 138 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been coming to this restaurant for the past 10 years, and the quality and services continues to be excellent. This is a "must" if you want to try a real Paella. They have a large wine selection, as well as their Menu can...More

Thank BassMaster G
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

We were here for a business lunch with special focus on the Paella 🥘 and must say we’re not at all disappointed. We ordered the Chicken and fish version and the Paella that came was thumb licking stuff. We also had fish and asparagus starters...More

Thank Advait S
Gerencia_MCastilla, Guest Experience Manager at L'Albufera Restaurante, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2018

Dear Advait S, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I'm pleased that you had a nice experience at L'Albufera and I'll be sure to pass your positive comments on to the kitchen and restaurant staff. We certainly hope we can have...More

Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

This traditional restaurant offers absolutely the best Paella and Fideuá in Madrid. Excellent service and ambience. This is restaurant is a must in Madrid.More

Thank Cedar32
Gerencia_MCastilla, Guest Experience Manager at L'Albufera Restaurante, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Dear Cedar32, We appreciate you taking the time to write your review. I am absolutely thrilled to read you had a wonderful experience and thank you for your compliments on the service provided and the food. I will have great delight in passing on your...More

Reviewed 23 February 2018

For me it's a "must" this restaurant in Madrid, I've been there at least 20 times, nonetheless this time we were a little bit disappointed with the service. We arrived at 1:00pm and initially service was "ok" but 20 minutes later the restaurant was almost...More

1  Thank Alimuca
Gerencia_MCastilla, Guest Experience Manager at L'Albufera Restaurante, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2018

Dear Alimuca, Thank you for taking the time to give us your valuable feedback and sharing your experience with L'Albufera. I am sorry to read that your expectations were not fully satisfied on this occasion. Our staff are at hand to offer their best welcome...More

Reviewed 27 January 2018

First of all this was amazing paella, beautiful courtyard, nice wine selection. My husband and I went for lunch on our last day in Madrid. We don't speak Spanish, I can say a few phrases, quite poorly. That being said we did have some difficulty...More

1  Thank sberry20
Gerencia_MCastilla, other at L'Albufera Restaurante, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2018

Dear Sberry20, Thank you for taking the time to give us your valuable feedback and sharing your experience with L'Albufera. I am pleased that you enjoyed our paella, courtyard and wine selection, however, it seems that at some point we fell short on our usual...More

Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Amazing amazing restaurant! Paella here is the best you’ll eat in Madrid! Try the seafood paella or the lobster one, unbelievable! The desserts are also amazing plus the stuff are all welcoming and lovely!! Highly recommend it :)More

Thank Mahmoud F
Gerencia_MCastilla, Guest Experience Manager at L'Albufera Restaurante, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Dear Mahmoud F, Thank you for taking the time to reach out and share your experience. The team and I are delighted that you have enjoyed your recent visit to L'Albufera and take heart from the positive sentiments you have expressed regarding the service and...More

Reviewed 21 December 2017

Typical spanish, pure glamour, exceptional food, unique detail, with old school service; from day 1, when I tried booking a table, took me FOUR (4) phone calls to book a table. can notMore

Thank Edu F
Gerencia_MCastilla, Guest Experience Manager at L'Albufera Restaurante, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2017

Dear Edu F, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. Whilst I am pleased that our food, glamour and detail were the highlights of your experience, I am disappointed that we failed to exceed your expectations regarding the service provided. I apologise...More

Reviewed 29 November 2017

If you like Rices and Paella's, this is the place to go! They are excellent and the service is also top quality.More

Thank António V
Gerencia_MCastilla, Guest Experience Manager at L'Albufera Restaurante, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2017

Dear António V, I am delighted to hear we were able to impress you with our food. It's always so pleasing to read such positive comments about us. Thank you for sharing your feedback and for highlighting the level of service you received from the...More

Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Staying at nearby Melia, I opted fo L’Albufera I was seated at a covered terrace. Rather cold considering it’s being a cold November evening I ordered pulpe for starter and arroz negro for main. Only house wine available by glass wherefore I opted for water...More

Thank Idamar
Javier_Alcalde, Adjunto a Dirección at L'Albufera Restaurante, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2017

Dear idamar, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a detailed review. I am sorry to hear about your restaurant experience and please rest assured that I have shared your comments with our Food & Beverage Manager, as we always look for opportunities...More

Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

I was in Madrid only 1 day and crave seafood paella. I took the metro from the airport and was impressed with the staff who were helpful. I like shellfish however really wanted mussels or clams. This restaurant only has shrimps, cuttlefish, monkfish, gambas (essentially...More

Thank audigeek
Javier_Alcalde, Adjunto a Dirección at L'Albufera Restaurante, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2017

Dear Audigeek, Thank you for taking the time to let us know your feedback. We are delighted to hear you had a wonderful experience and thank you for your compliments on the service provided and the food. We are pleased that you enjoyed so much...More

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Annie W
2 March 2017|
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Buenos días: En respuesta a su pregunta, tenemos una paella de verduras que le llamamos arroz huertano que solo lleva verduras y también otra de jamón y boletus. Un saludo y gracias.
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Natia J
4 January 2017|
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Response from Gerencia_MCastilla | Property representative |
Dear Natia, Thanks for your interest in L'Albufera. This restaurant does not have a bar as such, you can order the drinks to the wating staff and they will be served directly to the table. However, would you like to have... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$41 - US$64
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Validated Parking, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
8:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Monday
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
8:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Tuesday
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
8:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Wednesday
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
8:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Thursday
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
8:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Friday
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
8:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Saturday
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
8:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Capitan Haya 43 | Meliá Castilla, 28020 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid
  • Phone Number: +34 915 67 51 97
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Description
Opened in 1983 and a pioneer in Madrid, the famous L’Albufera restaurant is the ideal place for enjoying exquisite east coast rice dishes as well as a wide range of traditional Spanish dishes accompanied by an extensive wine list.
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