Restaurants

Top Choice Spanish in North Ciutat Vella

La Salvaora

Refined, elegant but not expensive, this intimate spot is decorated with black-and-white portraits of flamenco stars. At first glance, the menu of Spanish favourites – think beef cheek, bull tail, ham, croquettes – …
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 Gastronomy in South Ciutat Vella

El Poblet

This upstairs restaurant, overseen by famed Quique Dacosta and with Luis Valls as chef, offers elegance and fine gastronomic dining at prices that are very competitive for this quality. Modern French and Spanish inf…
Top Choice Tapas in Valencia's Beaches

Bodega Casa Montaña

One of Valencia's most characterful spots, with venerable barrels and an older-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 Tapas in Western Valencia

Bar Ricardo

Ice-cold beer – one of the best cañas in Valencia – and a fabulous array of tapas and other dishes characterise this gloriously traditional place with its old-style mezzanine and pleasant terrace. Snails, top-qualit…
Top Choice Tapas in Northern & Eastern Valencia

La Vida es Bella

The front terrace or back garden of this innovative spot make great places to relax and absorb Benimaclet life with a beer or bite. More house than restaurant, it exudes a casual charm and heartening enthusiasm. The…
Top Choice Spanish in North Ciutat Vella

Entrevins

With a quiet, restrained elegance, this upstairs restaurant makes a lovely lunchtime retreat from the bustle of the street and is handy for several nearby sights. Grab a window table to watch the passers-by below an…
Top Choice Seafood in L'Eixample & Southern Valencia

Sólo del Mar

A great lunch option when visiting the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, this innovative place in a residential complex is a fishmonger that doubles as a restaurant and tapas bar at mealtimes. The seafood is of ex…
Top Choice Fusion in North Ciutat Vella

Cinnamon

This intimate space is so tiny, you wonder how it prepares anything more elaborate than a fried egg. But wonders emerge from the open kitchen, with dishes bursting with taste and freshness. Creative plates include t…
Top Choice Spanish in L'Eixample & Southern Valencia

La Gallineta

This welcoming contemporary space has a short, quality menu of dishes inspired by what's fresh and good at the moment: the power of the market at work. It's intimate and luminous; a large portrait of the fish from w…