Restaurants

Top Choice Gastronomy in South Ciutat Vella

El Poblet

Run by noted chef Luis Vallis Rozalén, this upstairs restaurant offers elegance and fine gastronomic dining at prices that are very competitive for this quality. Modern French and Spanish influences combine to creat…
Top Choice Modern Spanish in Denia

Quique Dacosta

In sleek, white, minimalist premises near the beach 3km west of Denia, this coolly handsome place is one of the peninsula's temples to modern gastronomy. The eponymous chef employs molecular and other contemporary t…
Top Choice Valencian in South Ciutat Vella

Navarro

A byword in the city for decades for their quality rice dishes, Navarro is run by the grandkids of the original founders and it offers plenty of choice, outdoor seating and a set menu, including one of the rices as …
Top Choice Fusion in Barrio del Carmen

Refugio

Named for the civil-war hideout opposite and simply decorated in whitewashed brick, Refugio preserves some of the Carmen barrio's former revolutionary spirit. Excellent Med-fusion cuisine is presented in lunchtime m…
Top Choice Tapas in Valencia's Beaches

Bodega Casa Montaña

One of Valencia's most characterful spots, with venerable barrels and an other-era atmosphere, this place has been around since 1836. There's a superb, changing selection of wines and a long list of exquisite tapas,…
Top Choice Spanish in Elche

El Granaino

Across the river from the centre, El Granaino, where the bar is lined with people scarfing down a quick, quality lunch, is worth the 10-minute walk to get here. Top seafood, delicious stews and a fine range of tapas…
Top Choice Tapas in North Ciutat Vella

Delicat

At this particularly friendly, intimate option, Catina, up front, and her partner, Paco, on full view in the kitchen, offer an unbeatable-value, five-course menu of samplers for lunch and a range of truly innovative…
Top Choice Spanish in L'Eixample & Southern Valencia

La Gallineta

Driven by the markets, but thankfully by the food kind, not the stock exchange, this minimalist modern place has a short, quality menu of dishes inspired by what's fresh and good at the moment. It's intimate and lum…
Top Choice Fusion in Morella

Daluan

Daluan is run by Avelino Ramón, a cookery teacher by trade, and his wife, Jovita. Its small interior is satisfyingly contemporary and its terrace, beside a quiet alley, is equally relaxing. Expect friendly service a…
Top Choice Valencian in Xàbia

La Renda

There’s more than you think to a paella, and this well-priced but classy, welcoming place at the port has numerous different rice dishes, including a delicious meloso (with broth) rice with lobster. For most dishes …