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Aug 23, 2010 03:34 PM

Looking for the best paella in downtown Seattle

I am bringing my boss with me to the Penny Arcade conference in 2 weeks and we're staying at the Grand Hyatt downtown. He told me to find the best paella in Seattle and I'm looking for suggestions.

The meal is meant to be relaxed business casual, so a bunch of drinks, good paella and a room not put off by a bunch of nerds laughing and telling stoties. Price is not a worry. We would prefer to walk (and have walked down to Pike's Market, so that is our radius more or less).

I've seen good things about Andaluca, Bilbao, Tango and La Teberna Del Alabardero for spanish style foods. We do not mind sharing a few paellas between those at the table and tapas or other menu items are a plus. Can anyone recommend their favorite?

Andaluca Restaurant
407 Olive Way, Seattle, WA 98101

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  1. Those are all good restaurants, but if Paella is your goal, then definitely La Taberna. It is fairly authentic (in my humble opinion - having only been to Spain once). The squid ink paella is especially good.

    Not sure if Andaluca nd Tango even have paella on the menu. Andaluca is great food, but more regional mediteranian. Tango is tapas style, also don't recall paella on the menu. Good chili-spiced chocolate cake, tho!

    I have not been to Bilbao yet.

    Andaluca Restaurant
    407 Olive Way, Seattle, WA 98101

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    1. re: bluedog67

      i've had both really good paella and really bad paella at tango- - the good paella was fantastic though - the carne was always good while the mixta was hit or miss - i think its usually been when we were there on monday nights that the quality was not as expected

    2. My neighbors from Madrid have eaten at La Taberna dozens of times and rave about it.