Arrocería Gala Review
Hidden on a back street not far from Calle Atocha and the Reina Sofía museum, this cheerful Mediterranean restaurant is usually packed, thanks to the choice of paellas, fideuás (paellas with noodles instead of rice), risottos, and hearty chickpea and bean stews—all served with salad, dessert, and wine. Tables of four or fewer must order the same type of rice. The front dining area is modern and festive; the back room incorporates trees and plants in a glassed-in patio. It has an affordable prix fixe lunch menu on weekdays.