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General Info
We are a 25 year old small family Restaurant serving the best the best, Authentic Spanish food in Los Angeles. Our house specialty is of course Paella that we cook 7 different ways. ( Vegan too) We serve authentic Hot and Cold Spanish Taps, soups, salads, meat, fresh fish and specialty dishes. Sangria - Beer - Spanish and local Wine Gracias! La Paella
Regular Hours
Mon - Fri:
Payment method
all major credit cards
Price Range
Mid-City West, Central LA

La Paella Corner

La Pallea Corner

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Spanish Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Good For Groups: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Cuisines: Spanish, Family Style, European, Continental

Alcohol: Beer, Wine

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No

Pets Allowed: No


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Provided by Citysearch - 
Excellent Food and Service. Nuff Said.

What more can be said? The only disappointment was the dessert selection. But you'll be too full from all the great food to really let that bring things down.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great Spanish tapas and ambience

La Paella is probably the only place in L.A. where you can get authentic Spanish tapas. I especially love the sauteed mushrooms, grilled shrimp, and clams in white wine sauce. The restaurant is cozy and romantic, and the owner is always friendly. Great place for a date and also good for groups.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Exactly like stepping into a taverna in Madrid

I went here a few years back. We were going to go to the Ivy nearby on a Friday night- however, we decided to go here since it was a little hole in the wall, literally. We lived in Spain for a few months and are part Spanish so I was anxious to try some authentic Spanish food in LA- unlike a few other restaurants who say serve Spanish but its not really Spanish. Best tapas- the tortilla espanola, jamon serrano tasted just like in Spain. Best Part: REAL SPANISH BEER. They had Alhambra, but not Mahou which was a bummer- Mahou is the best beer in the world : ) Definitely will go there again and highly recommended. The owner was there and was super nice to us, maybe because we spoke Spanish. It was pretty busy but the service was fast and the ambience was just like being in Madrid again.



Provided by Citysearch - 
The best Spanish restaurant in town

I don't think that Mr. foodcritic711 has been at LA Paella at all, he or she only want to criticize that place. Anybody that has been at LA Paella knows that this guy is not talking about the same place or he/she is lying. Just reading the two first sentences it's a prove that he has never been there because it's obvious that it's not true. Parking has never been a problem and the space between tables is more than we are use to see in the majority of restaurants, at least you don't have to listen the conversation of others. The food is excelent ,the service fantastic and the owner is the best host in town



Provided by Citysearch - 
Stay away from this place

The place was horrible. There's barely any room to move around (very tight quarters). It was very hard to find parking. The portions are very small, the dishes are nothing special, and I still was hungry after leaving the place. Owner and waiters kept on coming by and trying to sell wine. The waiter kept on mooching for a bigger tip after 15% was given. Stay away from this place. It's a waste of time, money, and food.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Exquisite, cozy, and friendly owner!

I went to La Palle for a first date. I was so touched by the ambiance of this place. It was so cozy and heartwarm felt. As my date would describe it to me, it was like stepping into your grandmother's home. It was exactely like that. It was so dreamy and the setting was very intimate and romantic. The ambiance was quiet. Food..FANTASTIC. Highly recommended. Every single thing on that menu is to die for. And what is La Paelle known for....Paella. It was perfectly cooked. Tastes just combined musically in your mouth lol. I have been to Spain and this Paella was great or can even be classified as even better than the Paella that I tried in Europe. Recommend it over and over and over again. Owner greeted us, like we have been going there for years. The staff was attentitive but never aggressive.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great for a Dinner Party at Home

We were having a dinner party for 12 on 1/26/08 and Paella went great with the theme. We've passed by La Paella a million times thinking, I would like to try that place. After checking citysearch and seeing it had 5 stars we thought it would be the place to go. However we wanted to check it out ourselves before so we went down to grab dinner on a Saturday night. Not recommended without reservations. There was an 1hr an a half wait. So for the party we just decided to chance it. It was the right decision. My roommate was able to pick the Paella up in a pan it stayed warm for an hour and the presentation of the food to our friends was awesome. It was a bit of a chore to convience them to let us take the pan but well worth it. Our friends loved it. The test was the taste. It was Delicious! We had the seafood Paella and even those that didn't like seafood ate the Paella. It was around $20 per person and it was well worth it. We were able to impress all of our friends and that was worth it.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great ambience, cozy, great food

Went there today to treat out my boyfriends older sister and her was a lovely dinner. Be aware that they do use a lot of garlic in their dishes..but about 4-5 tapas and a paella plate for 2 was enough food to feed a party of 4. Great food, fast service...I would go back there. Try dipping the bread in the sauces from the tapa plates..mmMmmM



Provided by Citysearch - 

I was amazed by everything! Quality of food is awesome, service is superior, atmosphere is very pleasant.
And - as far as quality of food - I am VERY pleased with the freshness, tenderness, and very good quality (all natural products!)
So, La Paella - is one of the best restaurants I've ever visited!



Provided by Citysearch - 

I loved this restaurant for a few reasons. i love that is small and intimate, yet very elegant. The inside reminds me of an old spanish lady's house in spain. The service was A+ .....My partner and i ordered a pitcher of sangria and our server was there to refil our glasses for us with perfect timing!!! i love that. The food was amazing. We got the patatas which are spicy potatoes and the vegetarian paella, both werevery delicious. I can't wait to go back!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Felt like I was back in Espa?ya

Being a foodie and having lived in Barcelona and Sevilla I was a bit skeptical of what I might find at a ""Spanish"" restaurant in Los Angeles, but I am beyond happy that I went to find out. From the moment I walked in I felt as though I was walking into a restaurant back in Spain. Everything I tasted was so true to how it would have tasted and been served in Espa?ya I was delighted. I loved the patatas bravas (my absolute favorite), the gambas a la plancha, the manchengo cheese, the tortilla espa?ola and the crema catalana (which no other restaurant in Los Angeles that I know of serves) was divine!!! I didn't get to taste the paella, but will when I return, because I will be back as often as possible. Try it, you won't be disappointed.



Provided by Citysearch - 
An all occasion restaurant

I took a girlfriend of mine to this restaurant for her birthday. It was a our first time there, and they surpassed anything that I could possibly imagine. Everything from the tapas, the paella, and the sangria, was wonderful. The food had so much flavor, and the service was impeccable. I can't wait to go this restaurant again.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Yum, Paella!

Great place to take friends or for a romantic date. Great service, great food, and great ambience. My husband had the rice made with squid ink, he said it was absolutely delicious. I had the paella with the seafood mixture, very tasty. It was something different for me, I am not Spanish, but I like to try food from other cultures. A must to try when in LA!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Awesome authentic tapas

Great, authentic tapas, friendly service, cozy restaurant - an amazing find in LA. My only complaint is that the sangrias are only so-so. Get a bottle of rioja instead...



Provided by Citysearch - 
Best Paella , Best Service, great customer service

I been in L a Paella lately and is the best Paella I ever eta before is a great service to much with the great service I really recomend this restaurant to people who like the good food



Provided by Citysearch - 

La Paella is the one true SPANISH restaurant in Los Angeles. I instantly felt like I was in a Spanish taverna when I set foot in this place the first time. Great date spot due to its intamacy, soft lights and candles. The paella Valenciana is a must. You cam make a meal out of the long list of tapas as well. The owner, Pascual is almost always there and is very attentive to what is going on in his restaurant. He is actually from Valencia (Spain, not Magic Mountain) so you know the dishes are authentic.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Not Recomended

The food is not good. The prices are unrealistic. That's it.
Is the kind of food you would find in a taberna or small unexpensive cafeteria in Spain.
The service is bad and the place is not clean.
I would not recomend it.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great food & Good Atmosphere

My friends and I checked out this delicate Spanish restaurant after reading reviews about it. We didn't make a reservation, but the owner still managed to give us a table without waiting for a long time. They have a long list of tapas, both hot and cold, steam mussels, mushrooms, calamari, Tortillla Espanola, etc... The Paella Marinera was really tasty~ Service was excellent, the owner came over and asked how was the dishes, the server was really helpful in recommending their must have dishes, and kept us enjoyed the whole course of our meal. Finally we ordered desserts from their wide selection, a flan and a creme burle, which were both really delicious and suprisingly, they're not very sweet, which is good after having so much good food~