This guide to the Restaurants of Valencia includes all our favourites and others that come highly recommended.
Address: Méndez Núñez, 17
This outstanding restaurant offers some of Valencia’s top seafood in the haute cuisine category. The seafood stews are a favourite as are the crust “cigala”, Viver suckling lamb with parsnip cream and the rhubarb crepes. Closed on Monday nights and Sundays and in August. Expensive.
Address: C/ Sorni, 35
Tito Albacar continues to update Valencian Cuisine artistically and with great culinary results. Salvador, his brother, is in charge of the wine cellar and service. Highly recommended are the curry crawfish salad, hot foie-gras with young pigeon and French beans and the coffee parfait with rhum. It is closed on Monday nights and Sundays and in August. Expensive.
Address: C/ Cirilo Amorós, 4
A Galician restaurant with exceptionally high quality seafood transported down from the Atlantic coast. The daily recommendations should be considered. Specialities include fine pasta with “zamburiñas”, anglerfish with squid and gin butter, curd with sugar ice-cream. Excellent wine selection. Closed on Sundays and in August. Expensive.
Address: C/ Lerida, 11
A very popular seafood restaurant frequented mainly by Valencianos attracted by excellent quality cuisine. Probably the city’s top seafood spot. The fish baked in salt (a la sal) comes highly recommended. It closes on Sunday nights and Mondays, at Easter and in August. Expensive.
Address: C/ Navarro Reverter, 18
A Valencian restaurant offering imaginitive regional specialities such as grilled cod with green peppers. Quaint setting in a 1910 townhouse. Closed Sundays, Easter and August. No dinner on Sundays. Expensive.
Address: C/ Ciscar, 3
Locally renowned as the King of Paellas, this moderately priced restaurant offers a variation on the classic Paella Valenciana. It is closed on Mondays and there is no dinner on Sundays.
Address: C/ del Mar, 27
This great value restaurant is the place to head for to enjoy authentic Valencian rice dishes. The paella valenciana is obviously the most popuar dish amongst visitors, but also worth a mention are the fideuá (paella with noodles instead of rice) and the fresh fish dishes cooked with garlic and pepper (all i pebre). Closed Mondays, at Easter and in August.
Address: Calle Conde de Altea 53
This wild west theme restaurant offers a great selection of dishes which include typical Spanish tapas, delicious Tex Mex meals and a selection of sandwiches. Staff speak English and French.