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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.

Expensive

Ricard Camarena Restaurant

Cuisine: 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.
Website: http://www.ricardcamarenarestaurant.com

Riff Restaurant

Cuisine: 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.
Website: http://www.restaurante-riff.com

Submarino

Cuisine: Fusion

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.
Website: http://www.restaurantesubmarino.es

Moderate

Canalla Bistro

Cuisine: 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.
Website: http://www.canallabistro.com

Mood Food Restaurant

Cuisine: 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 Xerea

Cuisine: 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.
Website: http://www.seuxerea.com/en

Cheap

Casa Montaña

Cuisine: 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.
Website: http://www.emilianobodega.com

Taberna Vintara

Cuisine: 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.
Website: http://www.tabernasvintara.com

Tasca El Botijo

Cuisine: 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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This simple, traditional hotel benefits from easy access to Valencia's beaches and cultural attractions via nearby bus and metro links. The functional rooms are decorated in creams and wooden furnishings and offer free Wi-Fi and flatscreen TVs. Ask for the rooftop suite; it has its own sundeck.

Hostal Antigua Morellana

Set in an 18th-century townhouse, this classic Spanish inn is run by four sisters and situated in a narrow lane close to Valencia's historic silk exchange and cathedral. Its cosy, no-frills rooms feature memory-foam mattresses and private bathrooms, as well as TVs and free Wi-Fi. Some rooms also have small balconies.

Hotel ibis Valencia Alfafar

Opposite Albufera Natural Park, this straightforward, chain hotel features modern, budget rooms with flatscreen TVs and Wi-Fi access. Hotel amenities include a restaurant, a bar and a fitness centre, plus guest parking, a business centre and an all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast.

Hotel One Shot Colon 46

Within walking distance of the Cathedral, this hotel is part of the Spanish hotel chain One Shot and offers simple chic for a reasonable price. The unfussy rooms have smart TVs, mini-fridges and rain showers, and those on the top floor have balconies. There's a cafe in the first floor where breakfast is served.

Hotel Ad Hoc Monumental

Situated near Valencia's Cathedral and the Serranos Towers, this charming hotel dates back to 1881 and boasts original features such as exposed brickwork and wood-beamed ceilings. The airy rooms are decorated in old-world style, and many have marble floors and private balconies.

Hotel Las Arenas

Set on the beach, this resort-style hotel dates back to 1898 and offers bright, modern rooms with city, garden or sea views. Its renowned spa and wellness centre includes indoor and outdoor Jacuzzis, bubble beds, ice fountains and a relaxation garden. Its brasserie offers the best in modern Spanish gastronomy.