dL’Albufera, a word that in its Arabic origin means “el marecito”, or land of rice fields and sunsets, inspired the best-known dish in Spanish cuisine, the Paella.

It also gave name to this restaurant, whose objective since its opening in 1983 has been to provide Madrid a space where everyone can enjoy the rich flavors of Levantine gastronomy while experiencing the healthy Mediterranean style of sharing food.

On our menu, you will find an extensive variety of rice as well as other specialties prepared with an excellent selection of meat and fish, with a combination of quality ingredients and care down to the smallest details, in the preparation of our dishes.

We hope you enjoy our cuisine, rich with history and flavor.

Vegetarian DishVegetarian dishes
Gluten Free PlateGluten free dishes

Food allergies and intolerance information available upon request.


Gluten Free PlateArtichokes with foie gras and raspberry sauce (per unit.) 6,5 €
Mediterranean seafood soup 16 €
Gluten Free PlateGrilled octopus served over parmentier and Spanish paprika 24 €
Gluten Free PlateIberian Ham Portion 29 €
1/2 Portion 18 €
Gluten Free PlateManchego Cheese

Portion 20 €
1/2 Serving 12 €

Rock Mussels in seafood sauce Portion 20
1/2 Portion 12 €

Baby Broad Beans sautéed with Iberian ham and tomato

Portion 21
1/2 Portion 12,5 €

Santoña anchovies in Virgin Olive Oil served on toast (per unit)

5 €
Grilled baby squids served with romescu sauce Portion 16
1/2 Portion 12 €
Gluten Free PlateRed sweet peppers stuffed with monkfish and shrimps Portion 16
1/2 Portion 9,5 €
Homemades croquettes
Seafood / Boletus / Iberian Ham
1/2 Portion 8 €
*L’Albufera snack and assorted handcrafted breads (p.p.) 3,5 €

From the orchard

Vegetarian Free Gluten PlateSeasonal grilled vegetables 15 €
Vegetarian Free Gluten PlateSalad of L’Albufera – lettuce, watercress, carrot, tomato, avocado, asparagus, endive 14 €
Gluten Free Plate

   Heritage tomato served with fresh spring onion, olives and tuna belly

17 €
Caesar salad with chicken and parmesan flakes 17 €
Vegetarian Free Gluten PlateSeasonal vegetable cream 15 €

Gluten Free Plate Paella

Paella Valenciana – chicken, green beans and carafe 26 €
Vegetarian DishVegan paella – Heura, green beans and carafe 25 €
Paella L’Albufera – lobster, cuttlefish, shrimp and tiger prawns 39 €
Paella Cazadora – chicken, rabbit, artichokes and baby beans 28 €

Vegetarian Dish

Paella hortelana – with artichoke, garlic sprouts, cauliflower and green beans

25 €
Arroz negro – king prawns and cuttlefish cooked in squid ink 26 €
Paella del Señorito – chicken, shell less prawns and cuttlefish 28 €
Mixed paella – chicken, cuttlefish shrimp and prawn 28 €
Arroz a banda – King prawns, alongside with monkfish and tiger prawn side dish 29 €

Paella de marisco – crayfish, tiger prawns and shrimps

29 €

Gluten Free Plate Mellow Rice

Mellow rice served with king prawns and lobster

37 €

Mellow rice served with monk fish, king prawns and squid

28 €

Mellow rice served with boletus

28 €


Seafood and fish vermicelli served with crayfish, tiger prawns, shrimps

28 €

Marinera very fine vermicelli served with monk fish, king prawns and cuttlefish

27 €
Vegetarian Dish

Vegan very fine vermicelli served with heura, green beans and garrafó

25 €

All rices and fideúas need to be ordered minimum for 2 persons, prices are shown for one guest, 30 min prep.


Gluten Free PlateAged beefsteak (minimum 30 days) served with fried potato and Guernica green peppers 28 €
Gluten Free Plate

Tenderloin beefsteak with boulangère potatoes, bell pepper and red onions

28 €

Gluten Free PlateSuckling lamb chops with fried potatoes

25 €

Gluten Free PlateSlow Cooked Pork Cheeks in red wine sauce

26 €


Gluten Free PlateSnapper to Bilbao 24 €
Gluten Free PlateGrilled fresh hake with potato, garlic and parsley sauce 24 €
Gluten Free PlateSea bass with ratatouille Manchego 27 €
Gluten Free PlateBaked turbot with calvados sauce and pumpkin at low temperature 28 €


L’Albufera assorted ice cream (Lemon, orange, mint, chocolate, strawberry, nougat, vainilla)

6 €
Gluten Free PlateSeasonal fresh fruit 7 €

Chocolate mousse

8 €
Dark chocolate scarf 8 €
Lemon Tartlet 8 €


Gluten Free PlateLemon and Cava wine sorbet 7,5 €
Gluten Free PlateSoufflé al Grand Marnière (20min) 10 €

Puff pastry handcrafted apple tart served with vanilla ice cream (12min)

8 €
Gluten Free PlatePanna cotta with passion fruit sauce 7,5 €