Guidebook for València

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Guidebook for València

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Just accross the apartment. Great local place to have breakfast or lunch (delicious "menú del día") and one of the top 10 bars in the city to have an authentic Valencian "almuerzo popular" experience (the "almuerzo", a mid-morning snack, is very typical in Valencia. Theoretically, the intent of this meal is to serve as a snack that rounds out breakfast and keeps you energized until lunch, which is later in Spain than in other countries).
Bar Restaurante Rojas Clemente
0 Plaça de Rojas Clemente
Just accross the apartment. Great local place to have breakfast or lunch (delicious "menú del día") and one of the top 10 bars in the city to have an authentic Valencian "almuerzo popular" experience (the "almuerzo", a mid-morning snack, is very typical in Valencia. Theoretically, the intent of this meal is to serve as a snack that rounds out breakfast and keeps you energized until lunch, which is later in Spain than in other countries).
Pastries. Bocadillos. Café. Another lovely place to have breakfast or brunch in Ruzafa, although it has no terrace. Famous for its "Pincho de tortilla" or its cakes. They have a sister Restaurant in the Patacona Beach, which I definitely reccommend to try at least once during your stay in Valencia if you go to the beach area!
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La Más Bonita Ruzafa
61 Carrer de Cadis
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Pastries. Bocadillos. Café. Another lovely place to have breakfast or brunch in Ruzafa, although it has no terrace. Famous for its "Pincho de tortilla" or its cakes. They have a sister Restaurant in the Patacona Beach, which I definitely reccommend to try at least once during your stay in Valencia if you go to the beach area!
Bakery. Pastries. Café. Cozy and lovely coffeeshop in the heart of Valencia's shopping centre, perfect for breakfast, brunch, a bite or just a cup of coffee or tea.
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La Petite Brioche Sorní
28 Carrer de Sorní
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Bakery. Pastries. Café. Cozy and lovely coffeeshop in the heart of Valencia's shopping centre, perfect for breakfast, brunch, a bite or just a cup of coffee or tea.
This bar belongs to the renowned local Chef Ricard Camarena. It's a small bar located inside the Central Market. Have a Valencian "almuerzo" or some tapas. My preferred tapas: “ensaladilla rusa”, “croquetas de pollo”, “buñuelos de bacalao” and “patatas bravas”. It might be crowded (especially on Saturdays), so be prepared for a wait.
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Central Bar
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This bar belongs to the renowned local Chef Ricard Camarena. It's a small bar located inside the Central Market. Have a Valencian "almuerzo" or some tapas. My preferred tapas: “ensaladilla rusa”, “croquetas de pollo”, “buñuelos de bacalao” and “patatas bravas”. It might be crowded (especially on Saturdays), so be prepared for a wait.
Gourmet. Creative cuisine. 1 Michelin star-rated restaurant from renowned Chef Ricard Camarena. The tasting menu might be around the 85 EUR p.p. If you wish a more convenient and informal option to try its cuisine, you should try "Canalla Bistro", just a few steps away from its gastronomic restaurant, "Habitual" (located inside the Colón Market) or "Central Bar" (located inside the Central Market).
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Ricard Camarena Restaurant
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Gourmet. Creative cuisine. 1 Michelin star-rated restaurant from renowned Chef Ricard Camarena. The tasting menu might be around the 85 EUR p.p. If you wish a more convenient and informal option to try its cuisine, you should try "Canalla Bistro", just a few steps away from its gastronomic restaurant, "Habitual" (located inside the Colón Market) or "Central Bar" (located inside the Central Market).
1 Michelin star-rated restaurant from renowned German chef Bernd Knöller. He is a Star and I personally know him. The tasting menu might be around the 69 EUR, beverages excluded, p.p., but I know he offers an amazing "Menu del Día" (set lunch menu) at around 30 EUR, beverages excluded. One of my favourites restaurants in Valencia for celebrating special occasions.
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Restaurante RiFF
18 Carrer del Comte d'Altea
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1 Michelin star-rated restaurant from renowned German chef Bernd Knöller. He is a Star and I personally know him. The tasting menu might be around the 69 EUR, beverages excluded, p.p., but I know he offers an amazing "Menu del Día" (set lunch menu) at around 30 EUR, beverages excluded. One of my favourites restaurants in Valencia for celebrating special occasions.
Winecellar. I always say Casa Montaña is a must for every visitor and resident in Valencia. Local tapas restaurant full of character in the "Cabañal" neighbourhood (beach area). Dishes are simple but high-quality with the very best ingredients. Wine list is extremely good. Staff friendly and attentive. You have to book, as it gets very busy! If you don't go there for lunch or dinner, I at least recommend you to go there for a glass of red wine and a plate of Iberian ham... You will love it! :-)
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Casa Montaña
69 Carrer de Josep Benlliure
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Winecellar. I always say Casa Montaña is a must for every visitor and resident in Valencia. Local tapas restaurant full of character in the "Cabañal" neighbourhood (beach area). Dishes are simple but high-quality with the very best ingredients. Wine list is extremely good. Staff friendly and attentive. You have to book, as it gets very busy! If you don't go there for lunch or dinner, I at least recommend you to go there for a glass of red wine and a plate of Iberian ham... You will love it! :-)
Mediterranean cuisine. This restaurant is a delight. The food is extremely tasteful, elegantly presented and amazing value. Staff are friendly, informative and welcoming. Very good "menú del día" (set lunch menu). You need to book in advance.
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El Celler del Tossal
6 Carrer de Quart
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Mediterranean cuisine. This restaurant is a delight. The food is extremely tasteful, elegantly presented and amazing value. Staff are friendly, informative and welcoming. Very good "menú del día" (set lunch menu). You need to book in advance.
Fresh market, creative tapas. This is a more convenient and informal option to try the cuisine of Michelin star-rated and renowned chef Ricard Camarena. My favourite Chef and one of my favourite restaurants in Valencia. Try the "Ensaladilla Rusa"!
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Canalla Bistro by Ricard Camarena
5 Carrer del Mestre Josep Serrano
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Fresh market, creative tapas. This is a more convenient and informal option to try the cuisine of Michelin star-rated and renowned chef Ricard Camarena. My favourite Chef and one of my favourite restaurants in Valencia. Try the "Ensaladilla Rusa"!
Mediterranean /Spanish cuisine with good wine list. With terrace and a great location next to the City Hall square. It's a traditional, elegant yet welcoming restaurant with mainly local vistors.
Restaurante El Encuentro
28 Calle San Vicente Mártir
Mediterranean /Spanish cuisine with good wine list. With terrace and a great location next to the City Hall square. It's a traditional, elegant yet welcoming restaurant with mainly local vistors.
Is considered by locals the best "tortilla" (Spanish omelette) in Valencia. The meatballs are also to not miss. Always busy. Ideal for a quick standing meal in the "barra".
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Cervecería Alhambra
8 Carrer de Calixt III
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Is considered by locals the best "tortilla" (Spanish omelette) in Valencia. The meatballs are also to not miss. Always busy. Ideal for a quick standing meal in the "barra".
Modern tapas. Central and original place. Service is fast and friendly, and the food, delicious. Due to the central location, you might find tourists. But if you are in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento area, this is a good choice.
Vinotinto Valencia
44 Carrer de Sant Vicent Màrtir
Modern tapas. Central and original place. Service is fast and friendly, and the food, delicious. Due to the central location, you might find tourists. But if you are in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento area, this is a good choice.
Creative, modern tapas. This is a more convenient and informal option to try some of the dishes of the Michelin star-rated and renowned chef Quique Dacosta (he has a 3* Michelin restaurant in Denia, 2 hours away from Valencia, and a 1* Michelin restaurant in Valencia, in the 1st floor of the same building as Vuelve Carolina).
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Restaurante Vuelve Carolina
8 Carrer de Correus
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Creative, modern tapas. This is a more convenient and informal option to try some of the dishes of the Michelin star-rated and renowned chef Quique Dacosta (he has a 3* Michelin restaurant in Denia, 2 hours away from Valencia, and a 1* Michelin restaurant in Valencia, in the 1st floor of the same building as Vuelve Carolina).
Fresh market, modern tapas. One of my favourite places to have lunch, dinner, or just a pre-lunch vermouth on a saturday or sunday (when they do some live music) in Ruzafa, currently the most fashionable district in Valencia.
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Bar Vermudez
16 Carrer de Sueca
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Fresh market, modern tapas. One of my favourite places to have lunch, dinner, or just a pre-lunch vermouth on a saturday or sunday (when they do some live music) in Ruzafa, currently the most fashionable district in Valencia.
Fresh market tapas. Small restaurant in the Old Town, very welcoming, with fast and friendly service. Good 15€ set lunch menu.
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REFUGIO RESTAURANTE
42 Carrer de Dalt
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Fresh market tapas. Small restaurant in the Old Town, very welcoming, with fast and friendly service. Good 15€ set lunch menu.
Mediterranean cuisine. Right in the Old Town, next to the Plaza de la Reina / Cathedral area. Personal service, very good food at the right price, for being the heart of the city center. Good set lunch menu at around €11.50.
Mar Cuatro
4 Carrer del Mar
Mediterranean cuisine. Right in the Old Town, next to the Plaza de la Reina / Cathedral area. Personal service, very good food at the right price, for being the heart of the city center. Good set lunch menu at around €11.50.
Tapas. Little place next to one of my favourite squares (Plaza del Negrito) with delicious food and great staff. Not the cheapest, but not off the scale either. Try the home-made croquettes. Good mini hamburgers.
Trece
12 Carrer de Calatrava
Tapas. Little place next to one of my favourite squares (Plaza del Negrito) with delicious food and great staff. Not the cheapest, but not off the scale either. Try the home-made croquettes. Good mini hamburgers.
A place that serves a touch of international food with local flavours, in the trendy Ruzafa neighbourhood. Good service combined with an ever changing specials board. A favourite that I never get bored of.
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Restaurante Bouet
34 Gran Via de les Germanies
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A place that serves a touch of international food with local flavours, in the trendy Ruzafa neighbourhood. Good service combined with an ever changing specials board. A favourite that I never get bored of.
They call it a gastrobar and they are spot on. Cozy (industrial décor), quite small (so if possible try to book in advance) and good service. Might be a bit expensive, but it is a trendy place right now in Valencia. Also ideal for a first after-dinner drink.
DE CALLE
12 Carrer del Comte d'Altea
They call it a gastrobar and they are spot on. Cozy (industrial décor), quite small (so if possible try to book in advance) and good service. Might be a bit expensive, but it is a trendy place right now in Valencia. Also ideal for a first after-dinner drink.
Nice place on the Alameda Boulevar, on the other side of the old riverbed park (Turia Gardens). Good presentation of the dishes, good service, high quality ingredients and reasonable prices. Try the "pan de cristal".
Restaurante Bocado Bar
1 Passeig de l'Albereda
Nice place on the Alameda Boulevar, on the other side of the old riverbed park (Turia Gardens). Good presentation of the dishes, good service, high quality ingredients and reasonable prices. Try the "pan de cristal".
Spanish tapas in El Carmen. This is one of the oldest running tapas bars in Valencia; for me it's a special place with lot of personality. Is a place were every Valencian has gone once in life. The tapas are quite large, so it's better to order only 2-3 to start and then go from there. Is famous for its "Clochinas" (steamed mussels in a spicy lemon & paprika sauce)
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La Pilareta
13 Carrer del Moro Zeid
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Spanish tapas in El Carmen. This is one of the oldest running tapas bars in Valencia; for me it's a special place with lot of personality. Is a place were every Valencian has gone once in life. The tapas are quite large, so it's better to order only 2-3 to start and then go from there. Is famous for its "Clochinas" (steamed mussels in a spicy lemon & paprika sauce)
Spanish tapas. This is a typical andalusian "taberna" in the Cánovas neighbourhood, run by Andalusians and serving typical food from the south of Spain. Is good to have some tapas standing (as the place is small, although they also have a terrace), enjoying a glass of wine or a "caña", in a crowdy and funny atmosphere.
El Albero
12 Carrer de Ciscar
Spanish tapas. This is a typical andalusian "taberna" in the Cánovas neighbourhood, run by Andalusians and serving typical food from the south of Spain. Is good to have some tapas standing (as the place is small, although they also have a terrace), enjoying a glass of wine or a "caña", in a crowdy and funny atmosphere.
Arrocería & traditional food of the region. It is just off Colon street. Good service. It is a traditional, elegant restaurant. The do good paellas, as well as some other local dishes. Prices are average and reasonable.
Palace Fesol
7 Carrer d'Hernán Cortés
Arrocería & traditional food of the region. It is just off Colon street. Good service. It is a traditional, elegant restaurant. The do good paellas, as well as some other local dishes. Prices are average and reasonable.
Arrocería. Very central, in the City Hall Square area, and considered one of the best "arrocerías" in the city centre. The speciality is the "paella valenciana" (with chicken and rabbit). Is a place were Valencians would go. Is not cheap, but neither expensive for the quality, service and location they offer.
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Restaurante Navarro
5 Calle del Arzobispo Mayoral
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Arrocería. Very central, in the City Hall Square area, and considered one of the best "arrocerías" in the city centre. The speciality is the "paella valenciana" (with chicken and rabbit). Is a place were Valencians would go. Is not cheap, but neither expensive for the quality, service and location they offer.
Arrocería. In the Cánovas neighbourhood. Very good rices (paella valenciana, or arroz al senyoret are their specialities). Great service, wonderful atmosphere, and appropriately priced.
Raco del Turia
10 Carrer de Ciscar
Arrocería. In the Cánovas neighbourhood. Very good rices (paella valenciana, or arroz al senyoret are their specialities). Great service, wonderful atmosphere, and appropriately priced.
Basque pintxos. Next to the City Hall Square. Very central location. I recommend it for having some "pinchos" standing, and not for having a proper lunch or dinner. You pick out your own pinchos and save the toothpicks and at the end of the meal the waiters count them and charge you for each one. If you're not careful, it can be quite overpriced. But the location, ambiance and the quality of food worth it.
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SAGARDI Valencia Centro
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Basque pintxos. Next to the City Hall Square. Very central location. I recommend it for having some "pinchos" standing, and not for having a proper lunch or dinner. You pick out your own pinchos and save the toothpicks and at the end of the meal the waiters count them and charge you for each one. If you're not careful, it can be quite overpriced. But the location, ambiance and the quality of food worth it.
Argentinian Grill. Considered one of the best places in Valencia for having a great steak . Also a good place to have beers & burgers. Offers a nice atmosphere, more pubby than restaurant.
Restaurante Asador Argentino Gordon 10
49 Carrer del Comte d'Altea
Argentinian Grill. Considered one of the best places in Valencia for having a great steak . Also a good place to have beers & burgers. Offers a nice atmosphere, more pubby than restaurant.
Vegetarian. In Ruzafa neighbourhood. A great restaurant for veggies looking for something more than just non-meat food. This is a place you need not feel embarrassed to take non-veggie friends to. Part of a chain that includes Malmo (just round corner) and Oslo (in historic centre). The design of the restaurant is a mixture between nordic and industrial style.
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Restaurante Copenhagen
8 Carrer del Literat Azorín
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Vegetarian. In Ruzafa neighbourhood. A great restaurant for veggies looking for something more than just non-meat food. This is a place you need not feel embarrassed to take non-veggie friends to. Part of a chain that includes Malmo (just round corner) and Oslo (in historic centre). The design of the restaurant is a mixture between nordic and industrial style.
Vegetarian. In El Carmen district. A great restaurant for veggies looking for something more than just non-meat food. This is a place you need not feel embarrassed to take non-veggie friends to. They are not a franchise, but part of the group are Malmö (in Ruzafa) and Copenhagen (also in Ruzafa, just round corner of Malmö).
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Restaurante Oslo
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Vegetarian. In El Carmen district. A great restaurant for veggies looking for something more than just non-meat food. This is a place you need not feel embarrassed to take non-veggie friends to. They are not a franchise, but part of the group are Malmö (in Ruzafa) and Copenhagen (also in Ruzafa, just round corner of Malmö).
Vegetarian. In Ruzafa neighbourhood. A great restaurant for veggies looking for something more than just non-meat food. This is a place you need not feel embarrassed to take non-veggie friends to. Part of a chain that includes Copenhagen (just round corner) and Oslo (in historic centre).
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Restaurante MALMÖ
46 Calle de Sueca
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Vegetarian. In Ruzafa neighbourhood. A great restaurant for veggies looking for something more than just non-meat food. This is a place you need not feel embarrassed to take non-veggie friends to. Part of a chain that includes Copenhagen (just round corner) and Oslo (in historic centre).
Together with Komori, this is one of the best Japanese restaurants in Valencia. In contrast to Komori, this is more "purist", while Komori is "fusion". Great wine list and stylish decor (featured on several architectural design magazines). One of my preferred places to celebrate a special occasion, as I love Japanese.
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Nozomi Sushi Bar
11 Carrer de Pere III el Gran
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Together with Komori, this is one of the best Japanese restaurants in Valencia. In contrast to Komori, this is more "purist", while Komori is "fusion". Great wine list and stylish decor (featured on several architectural design magazines). One of my preferred places to celebrate a special occasion, as I love Japanese.
Japanese Fusion. In Cánovas neighbourhood. After Komori and Nozomi, this one is the next on my list (it is also priced underneath of these 2).
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Kamon
42 Carrer del Comte d'Altea
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Japanese Fusion. In Cánovas neighbourhood. After Komori and Nozomi, this one is the next on my list (it is also priced underneath of these 2).
This is a delightful bistro style, small Japanese Restaurant providing much more than just traditional sushi. Very popular and you will need to book well ahead.. or just be lucky to get a table!
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Tora Taberna Japonesa
13 Carrer de Pere III el Gran
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This is a delightful bistro style, small Japanese Restaurant providing much more than just traditional sushi. Very popular and you will need to book well ahead.. or just be lucky to get a table!
Bocadillos & tapas, with terrace on the Paseo de la Alameda (on the other side of the old riverbed park, the Turia Gardens). This is an informal place were to enjoy some tapas and drinks on a nice terrace in a sunny day.
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Llebeig Café
6 Passeig de l'Albereda
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Bocadillos & tapas, with terrace on the Paseo de la Alameda (on the other side of the old riverbed park, the Turia Gardens). This is an informal place were to enjoy some tapas and drinks on a nice terrace in a sunny day.
Bocadillos. Is famous for its "bocadillos" and salats. Good for a quick bite or informal gathering. Nice terrace in a lively street in the trendy neighbourhood of Ruzafa.
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Restaurante El Rus
35 Calle de Sueca
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Bocadillos. Is famous for its "bocadillos" and salats. Good for a quick bite or informal gathering. Nice terrace in a lively street in the trendy neighbourhood of Ruzafa.
Italian. This is considered, not only by me, but also by famous Valencian gourmets, undoubtly the best Italian in Valencia and one of the best restaurants in town. Small, family-run restaurant serving great traditional Neapolitan food.
Restaurante la Cantinella
10 Calle del Pintor Ferrer Calatayud
Italian. This is considered, not only by me, but also by famous Valencian gourmets, undoubtly the best Italian in Valencia and one of the best restaurants in town. Small, family-run restaurant serving great traditional Neapolitan food.
Japanese-Mediterranean fusion cuisine. It is located inside The Westin Valencia, the most luxury hotel in Valencia, so is a place that I would recommend for kind of special celebration. Very exiting concept, fusioning Japanese with Mediterranean cuisine. The fish and seafood is very fresh. Try the chef's menu. It might be pricy but worth every penny. Together with Nozomi, for me, one of the best Japanese restaurants in Valencia.
Komori
14 Carrer del General Gil Dolz
Japanese-Mediterranean fusion cuisine. It is located inside The Westin Valencia, the most luxury hotel in Valencia, so is a place that I would recommend for kind of special celebration. Very exiting concept, fusioning Japanese with Mediterranean cuisine. The fish and seafood is very fresh. Try the chef's menu. It might be pricy but worth every penny. Together with Nozomi, for me, one of the best Japanese restaurants in Valencia.
Small and charming Italian-Mediterranean restaurant in the Old Town, with a unique decoration, elaborated, healthy dishes and a nice terrace.
La Casa di Sophia
8 Plaça de Joan de Vila-rasa
Small and charming Italian-Mediterranean restaurant in the Old Town, with a unique decoration, elaborated, healthy dishes and a nice terrace.
Very tiny (only 5 tables....), cozy and authentic Italian bistro located in the cool, vibrant neighborhood of Ruzafa. It is famous for its home-made pasta. If you are a pasta lover, you will love it.
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L'Alquimista
1 Carrer de Lluís de Santàngel
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Very tiny (only 5 tables....), cozy and authentic Italian bistro located in the cool, vibrant neighborhood of Ruzafa. It is famous for its home-made pasta. If you are a pasta lover, you will love it.
Asian-Mediterranean fusion. Located in the basement of the Mercado de Colón, they offer tapas with a fusion of Asian tastes: dumplings, noodles, spring rolls, samosas, stays and buns. An eclectic mix of textures and tastes with excellent wine and fabulous service.
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Ma Khin Café
19 Carrer de Jorge Juan
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Asian-Mediterranean fusion. Located in the basement of the Mercado de Colón, they offer tapas with a fusion of Asian tastes: dumplings, noodles, spring rolls, samosas, stays and buns. An eclectic mix of textures and tastes with excellent wine and fabulous service.
Very special and curious place for a light meal, and very original concept in the hipster neighbourhood of Ruzafa. It is an ancient fish shop where you can eat fish cans –sardines, anchovies, tuna, spicy eel-.
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La Conservera
18 Carrer del Literat Azorín
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Very special and curious place for a light meal, and very original concept in the hipster neighbourhood of Ruzafa. It is an ancient fish shop where you can eat fish cans –sardines, anchovies, tuna, spicy eel-.
Italian restaurant above the average in Cánovas district, with good pizza and pasta.
come in casa
5 Calle de Salamanca
Italian restaurant above the average in Cánovas district, with good pizza and pasta.
Burgers. Gourmet style burgers in Ruzafa, currently the most fashoinable district in Valencia.
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Mediterránea de Hamburguesas SL
45 Carrer de Sueca
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Burgers. Gourmet style burgers in Ruzafa, currently the most fashoinable district in Valencia.
In Valencia, and in the Cánovas neighbourhood specialy, there are several places were you can eat a good rice. In Casa Roberto, quality is always extremely high, and you can be sure that you will be eating a good one. As many others, it's not cheap, but if you like rice, you will pay with pleasure.
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Casa Roberto
19 Carrer del Mestre Gozalbo
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In Valencia, and in the Cánovas neighbourhood specialy, there are several places were you can eat a good rice. In Casa Roberto, quality is always extremely high, and you can be sure that you will be eating a good one. As many others, it's not cheap, but if you like rice, you will pay with pleasure.
Open Mon.-Sat. from 07:30-14:30 (closed on Sunday). Go there in the morning to enjoy its full activity and just walk around; visit the impressive fish and sea food section; buy some fresh fruits, vegetables, ham, cheese, mojama de atún (wind-dried tuna),olives, pickled “encurtidos”, or some Valencian wine… And just look up and around you. Have a Valencian almuerzo or some tapas at Central Bar by renowned local chef Ricard Camarena, a small bar inside the market. My preferred tapas: “ensaladilla rusa”, “croquetas de pollo”, “buñuelos de bacalao” and “patatas bravas”. It might be crowded (especially on Saturdays), so be prepared for a wait.
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The Central Market of Valencia
s/n Plaça de la Ciutat de Bruges
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Open Mon.-Sat. from 07:30-14:30 (closed on Sunday). Go there in the morning to enjoy its full activity and just walk around; visit the impressive fish and sea food section; buy some fresh fruits, vegetables, ham, cheese, mojama de atún (wind-dried tuna),olives, pickled “encurtidos”, or some Valencian wine… And just look up and around you. Have a Valencian almuerzo or some tapas at Central Bar by renowned local chef Ricard Camarena, a small bar inside the market. My preferred tapas: “ensaladilla rusa”, “croquetas de pollo”, “buñuelos de bacalao” and “patatas bravas”. It might be crowded (especially on Saturdays), so be prepared for a wait.

Drinks & Nightlife

Beach bar located right on the beach, offering beautiful views of the sea, a wonderful outdoor seating area, good drinks selection (reasonably priced) and some chill out house music. With the sun setting in the background is the perfect place to spend the afternoon over the weekend.
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Marina Beach Club Valencia
s/n Carrer Marina Real Juan Carlos I
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Beach bar located right on the beach, offering beautiful views of the sea, a wonderful outdoor seating area, good drinks selection (reasonably priced) and some chill out house music. With the sun setting in the background is the perfect place to spend the afternoon over the weekend.
Outdoor club in very special setting in the City of Arts and Sciences, offering great cocktails, service and music. There is enough room for everyone to enjoy a dance.
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Umbracle
5 Av. del Professor López Piñero
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Outdoor club in very special setting in the City of Arts and Sciences, offering great cocktails, service and music. There is enough room for everyone to enjoy a dance.

Sightseeing

From my apartment, walk 400 m. to the imposing Torres de Quart (Quart Towers), originally part of the city walls and ancient medieval entranceways. From there, spend time just wandering the narrow streets and squares of this cool and lively district. Take the Calle de Quart and then the charismatic Calle Caballeros to the Plaza de la Virgen. You will see the Palau de la Generalitat, the Basilica, the Cathedral, the Miguelete. Visit the Church of San Nicolas (the so called Valencian Sistine Chapel). You can also seek out Torres de Serranos (Serrano Towers), north of the Carmen, near the old riverbed, and there is a great view and a photo shot across the river. Enjoy a café or a drink at the Plaza del Negrito...
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El Carmen
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From my apartment, walk 400 m. to the imposing Torres de Quart (Quart Towers), originally part of the city walls and ancient medieval entranceways. From there, spend time just wandering the narrow streets and squares of this cool and lively district. Take the Calle de Quart and then the charismatic Calle Caballeros to the Plaza de la Virgen. You will see the Palau de la Generalitat, the Basilica, the Cathedral, the Miguelete. Visit the Church of San Nicolas (the so called Valencian Sistine Chapel). You can also seek out Torres de Serranos (Serrano Towers), north of the Carmen, near the old riverbed, and there is a great view and a photo shot across the river. Enjoy a café or a drink at the Plaza del Negrito...
This was the Silk Exchange, built between 1482 and 1533, and nowadays is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is made of three rooms almost empty and a beautiful small garden. You can spend your time in the small garden reading a newspaper or a book.
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La Lonja de la Seda
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This was the Silk Exchange, built between 1482 and 1533, and nowadays is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is made of three rooms almost empty and a beautiful small garden. You can spend your time in the small garden reading a newspaper or a book.
Enter the magnificent Post Office. Visit also the City Hall and its Balcony, the Crystal Room and the Historical Museum (free of charge and open Mon.-Fri., from 8:00-15:00). If you head just south of Plaza del Ayuntamiento, you can see the wonderful modernist train station “l’Estació del Nord” (Nord Railway Station), the Plaza de Toros (Bull Ring) and then head along Calle Colón for a little light shopping in Camper, Zara, Massimo Dutti, El Corte Inglés and other Spanish shops.
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Plaça de l'Ajuntament
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Enter the magnificent Post Office. Visit also the City Hall and its Balcony, the Crystal Room and the Historical Museum (free of charge and open Mon.-Fri., from 8:00-15:00). If you head just south of Plaza del Ayuntamiento, you can see the wonderful modernist train station “l’Estació del Nord” (Nord Railway Station), the Plaza de Toros (Bull Ring) and then head along Calle Colón for a little light shopping in Camper, Zara, Massimo Dutti, El Corte Inglés and other Spanish shops.
My actual neighborhood and currently the most fashionable district in Valencia. You will find art galleries, cool shops (like Gnomo) and bookstores (Bartleby, Ubik Café), lots of lively restaurants and bars with terraces and also clubs offering a more alternative atmosphere. Ruzafa is where most Valencians use to go out for dinner and to hang out. In the morning I would recommend dropping by the multi-coloured retro-chic Mercat de Russafa (“Ruzafa Market”), much smaller and less crowded than the Central Market; stop at “La Más Bonita” for breakfast, brunch or just for a coffee, or also at “Dulce de Leche”, an Argentinean pastry shop (try the strawberry and lemon tart). For a beer and tapas at midday, La Conservera (ancient fish shop where you can eat fish cans – sardines, anchovies, tuna, spicy eel…) is fantastic. If you haven’t tried the Agua de Valencia (cava with orange juice), ask for one at the terrace of Café 33. For dinner, my favourite place is Bar Vermúdez. They also serve a Vermouth aperitif on Saturdays and Sundays (between 11:00 and 13:00) with live music.
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Russafa
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My actual neighborhood and currently the most fashionable district in Valencia. You will find art galleries, cool shops (like Gnomo) and bookstores (Bartleby, Ubik Café), lots of lively restaurants and bars with terraces and also clubs offering a more alternative atmosphere. Ruzafa is where most Valencians use to go out for dinner and to hang out. In the morning I would recommend dropping by the multi-coloured retro-chic Mercat de Russafa (“Ruzafa Market”), much smaller and less crowded than the Central Market; stop at “La Más Bonita” for breakfast, brunch or just for a coffee, or also at “Dulce de Leche”, an Argentinean pastry shop (try the strawberry and lemon tart). For a beer and tapas at midday, La Conservera (ancient fish shop where you can eat fish cans – sardines, anchovies, tuna, spicy eel…) is fantastic. If you haven’t tried the Agua de Valencia (cava with orange juice), ask for one at the terrace of Café 33. For dinner, my favourite place is Bar Vermúdez. They also serve a Vermouth aperitif on Saturdays and Sundays (between 11:00 and 13:00) with live music.

Parks & Nature

Enjoy the Turia Gardens (the old riverbed park) on a sunny day. It is the largest urban garden in Spain, with about 9 km long and 110 hectares. After a flood in 1957, the river Turia was diverted to the south of the city and Valencians turned it into a park. Its route is dotted by many places of interest: the Cabecera Park, the Bioparc (best zoological park in Europe), the Gulliver Park (children will love it), the Palau de la Música and the stunning City of Arts and Sciences... It has become the most popular place for sports as it has many sports facilities in its route (including a 5 km running track). The best way to enjoy it is by bike. You can rent a bike (I recommend Valencia Bikes, at Passeig de la Petxina 32 (open 09:30-18:00, reservation needed calling +34 963851740, located just a 10 min. walk from home) and cycle up to the “Parque de Cabecera” and down to the City of Arts and Sciences. There are a couple of kiosks with terraces to get refreshments on the way.
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INSTALACIONES JARDÍN DEL TURIA
s/n Av. de Manuel de Falla
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Enjoy the Turia Gardens (the old riverbed park) on a sunny day. It is the largest urban garden in Spain, with about 9 km long and 110 hectares. After a flood in 1957, the river Turia was diverted to the south of the city and Valencians turned it into a park. Its route is dotted by many places of interest: the Cabecera Park, the Bioparc (best zoological park in Europe), the Gulliver Park (children will love it), the Palau de la Música and the stunning City of Arts and Sciences... It has become the most popular place for sports as it has many sports facilities in its route (including a 5 km running track). The best way to enjoy it is by bike. You can rent a bike (I recommend Valencia Bikes, at Passeig de la Petxina 32 (open 09:30-18:00, reservation needed calling +34 963851740, located just a 10 min. walk from home) and cycle up to the “Parque de Cabecera” and down to the City of Arts and Sciences. There are a couple of kiosks with terraces to get refreshments on the way.
Have breakfast or brunch at “La Más Bonita” on the Playa de la Patacona, and then enjoy a day on the beach (Playa de Las Arenas). If lunch or dinner time approaches, visit one of my favourite wine and tapas restaurants in Valencia, Bodega Casa Montaña (is not cheap, but the place is worth a visit, at least for a glass of wine… or some Spanish ham), or have a Valencian paella or "arroz a banda" at Casa Chaparro Playa. As you will be in the area, you can also visit the former America’s Cup port (Marina Real) and spend the afternoon at the Marina Beach Club enjoying a cocktail and some chill-out music.
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Playa de la Malvarrosa
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Have breakfast or brunch at “La Más Bonita” on the Playa de la Patacona, and then enjoy a day on the beach (Playa de Las Arenas). If lunch or dinner time approaches, visit one of my favourite wine and tapas restaurants in Valencia, Bodega Casa Montaña (is not cheap, but the place is worth a visit, at least for a glass of wine… or some Spanish ham), or have a Valencian paella or "arroz a banda" at Casa Chaparro Playa. As you will be in the area, you can also visit the former America’s Cup port (Marina Real) and spend the afternoon at the Marina Beach Club enjoying a cocktail and some chill-out music.

Getting Around

The Metro station "Àngel Guimerà" – 350 m / 4 min. from the doorstep - is the city's best public transport connection hub to/from Valencia Airport (17 min. travel time) / train stations (“Estació del Nord” train station, 1 min. / 1 stop; “Estació Joaquín Sorolla” AVE high-speed train station, 3 min. / 2 stops) / beaches (20 min.). Metro runs from 5.27 until 23.30 at night. This is the fastest & most frequent transportation service, running every 6-9 min throughout day, 7 days. All major bus routes are also available either from Àngel Guimerà or Gran Vía de Fernando El Católico.
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Àngel Guimerà
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The Metro station "Àngel Guimerà" – 350 m / 4 min. from the doorstep - is the city's best public transport connection hub to/from Valencia Airport (17 min. travel time) / train stations (“Estació del Nord” train station, 1 min. / 1 stop; “Estació Joaquín Sorolla” AVE high-speed train station, 3 min. / 2 stops) / beaches (20 min.). Metro runs from 5.27 until 23.30 at night. This is the fastest & most frequent transportation service, running every 6-9 min throughout day, 7 days. All major bus routes are also available either from Àngel Guimerà or Gran Vía de Fernando El Católico.