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springfieldave Jul 19, 2007 12:49 PM

Will be staying in Newport, RI for a few days soon. Does anyone have any recommendations for a place to get good paella for lunch either in Newport or a car ride away? Thanks.

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  1. Bivalve88 RE: springfieldave Jul 20, 2007 06:56 AM

    The only place I can think of is Spain in Narragansett but it's been getting panned on the boards lately. I ate there last March and had a decent seafood meal, but I didn't try the paella. My guess is that some of the portuguese restaurants in Fall River would venture into paella. You might try a search for some of the recent threads.

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      cerignolas RE: springfieldave Jul 20, 2007 07:00 AM

      I've been to Spain and strongly advise against going there. The restaurant does have paella but you can make a better one at home. It is more like Disneyworld's version of a Spanish restaurant.

      1. Blondie NE RE: springfieldave Jul 23, 2007 06:35 AM

        The Cheeky Monkey will be (re)opening in Narragansett soon. They have posted the menu on their web site, and it includes a seafood paella for $32. Here's the url with a link the menu.

        http://www.cheekymonkeynarragansett.com/

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          JaneRI RE: springfieldave Jul 23, 2007 06:44 AM

          The paella at Spain was downright HORRID last summer (had it 10 yrs ago and it was great then). Also terrible at Trattoria Simpatico in Jamestown. I'm guessing that Cheeky Monkey would do a good paella - I'll have to try that.

          Bivalve's right.....probably somewhere in Fall River.

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            TrollKing RE: springfieldave Jul 23, 2007 10:40 AM

            I had the paella at the Amalfi in Narragansett a few years ago. It was quite good.

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              hlerm2 RE: springfieldave Jul 23, 2007 02:19 PM

              its a drive, but Antonios in new bedford has the best ever paella

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