Restaurants

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 Barrio del Carmen

El Tap

Tap is one of Barrio del Carmen’s rich selection of small, characterful restaurants and is genuinely welcoming. The food is market-based and originally and delightfully prepared. Dishes with local tomatoes are a sta…
Top Choice Seafood in Barrio del Carmen

L'Ostrería del Carme

This little stall inside the Mossén Sorell market is a cordial spot and a fabulous snack stop. It has oysters of excellent quality from Valencia and elsewhere; sit down and let them shuck you a few, washed down with…
Valencian in Barrio del Carmen

El Celler del Tossal

One of the Carmen's best lunchtime menú options (€20) is backed up by excellent à la carte dinners, including a couple of quality rice dishes. It's an intimate, elegant, two-level spot that takes its food seriously,…
Vegetarian in Barrio del Carmen

La Lluna

Friendly and full of regulars, with walls of clashing tilework, La Lluna has been serving quality, reasonably priced vegetarian fare (including a superb-value, four-course lunch menu for €8.20) for over 30 years. Yo…
Vegetarian in Barrio del Carmen

La Tastaolletes

La Tastaolletes does a creative range of vegetarian tapas and mains. Pleasantly informal, it serves good, wholesome food created from quality prime ingredients. Salads are large and leafy, and desserts (indulge in t…
Fusion in Barrio del Carmen

Mattilda

The decor is stylish, modern and unpretentious – just like Francisco Borell and his cheery young team, who offer friendly service, an imaginative à la carte selection and a particularly good-value lunch menu (€11.90…
Valencian in Barrio del Carmen

Yuso

In a strategic location with outdoor tables on the Plaza del Carmen, this popular spot is a recent expansion from the original tucked-away location nearby. It does a range of good-value set menus, including at night…