Restaurants in Valencia
As the birthplace of paella, Valencia’s culinary scene has earned quite the reputation. With seafood restaurants and classic tapas taverns aplenty, the city is a great place to eat your heart out.
The Valencia restaurants below have been hand-picked by our guide author and are grouped into three pricing categories:
Expensive (over €60)
Moderate (€25 to €60)
Cheap (up to €25)
These Valencia restaurant prices are for a three-course or a set menu meal for one, excluding wine but including tax. Tipping is not customary in Spain, but if service is not included on the bill, a tip of 5-10% is suggested.
Ricard Camarena RestaurantCuisine: Mediterranean, Modern
This Michelin-starred restaurant features cutting-edge design that includes an open kitchen and a big communal dining table. Dishes are prepared using local and seasonal ingredients, and the bold and innovative cuisine draws on both traditional and contemporary influences with an emphasis on flavours and textures.Address: , Carrer del Dr. Sumsi, 4, Valencia, 46005
Telephone: +34 963 355 418.
Riff RestaurantCuisine: Mediterranean
The brainchild of German chef and long-time expat, Bernd Knöller, this Michelin-starred restaurant features streamlined, minimalist design and menus full of daring and unusual combinations. Expect a visit from Knöller during your meal here; he likes to make sure his guests are enjoying their food and receive feedback to inspire his next creations.Address: , Carrer del Comte d'Altea, 18, Valencia, 46005
Telephone: +34 671 875 975.
Set in the largest aquarium in Europe, L'Oceanogràfic, this upmarket restaurant offers the chance to dine 'underwater' with 10,000 fish swimming around you. The menus include a plethora of gourmet seafood options, as well as traditional Valencian cuisine and fusion dishes that draw inspiration from across the globe.Address: , Eduardo Primo Yufera, 1B, Valencia, 46013
Telephone: +34 961 975 565.
Canalla BistroCuisine: Eclectic
This casual bistro by renowned Valencian restauranteur Ricard Camanera is set in the hip Rufaza neighbourhood. The menu is intriguingly eclectic yet affordable and ranges from modern tapas to salads and seafood. The decor is just as off-beat as the menu, with a dimly-lit, industrial-chic vibe. There's also a bar.Address: Rufaza, Carrer del Mestre Josep Serrano, 5, Valencia,
Telephone: +34 963 740 509.
Mood Food RestaurantCuisine: Fusion
This intimate restaurant is distinctive in both its cuisine and management. Flavours range from the local and traditional to the truly international, with many dishes drawing inspiration from Asian and South American countries. Often the only one working, the owner performs an impressive juggling-act of hosting, cooking and serving drinks solo.Address: , Pintor Salvador Abril, 7, Valencia, 46005
Telephone: +34 961 050 269.
Seu XereaCuisine: Fusion
Just off Plaza de la Virgen, this airy, modern restaurant is one of the city's best-loved venues. Inspired by his British and Burmese heritage, chef Steve Anderson draws on both European and Asian food traditions for inspiration. The menu offers elegant and artistic cuisine, with fusion flavours that will surprise even the most experienced palate.Address: , Carrer del Comte d'Almodóvar, 4, Valencia, 46003
Telephone: +34 963 924 000.
Casa MontañaCuisine: Spanish
Tucked away in the Cabanyal Quarter, this landmark restaurant was founded in 1836 and has been known as a meeting place for intellectuals, artists and politicians for generations. Menus include classic Spanish dishes and a full range of traditional tapas, all made with artisan ingredients sourced from across the region.Address: , Carrer de Josep Benlliure, 69, Valencia, 46011
Telephone: +34 963 672 314.
Taberna VintaraCuisine: Spanish
Dating back to the 1960s, this cosy, family-run restaurant is known for its delicious home cooking, humble decor and relaxed atmosphere. If you manage to beat the crowds to a table, be sure to sample time-honoured regional specialities like Iberian ham with scrambled eggs, pan-fried swordfish and Burgos black pudding.Address: , Plaça de la Reina, 19, Valencia, 46003
Telephone: +34 963 924 185.
Tasca El BotijoCuisine: Tapas
This small and busy tapas bar is located near the Central Market in Barrio El Carmen. It's a great place to munch on inexpensive tapas and drinks in the company of locals. As an added bonus it's open from 0900-0130 daily.Address: El Carmen, Calle San Miguel, Valencia,
Telephone: +34 963 239 890.
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