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Best Paella Restaurants in Valencia
Valencia´s Mediterranean climate makes it a great destination to be enjoyed through the year. There are few places in the world that are so connected to a dish as Valencia. Paella is almost a synonym for Valencia. Visitors flock to ensure they try the best paella in Valencia.
Our local team has put together a list with excellent options in different areas of Valencia, and for different budgets. including the amazing natural park of La Albufera. Locals refer to paella as rice and it comes in many different versions: seafood, vegetables, black rice…. No matter which one you try, this will for sure be a superb experience if you opt for one of the restaurants in this list.
El Mornell, romantic restaurant for paellas in La Albufera, Valencia
Monrell is located slightly south of Valencia, in the Albufera nature park. If you are willing to make the drive down, or you are already in the area, this is definitely one of the best places you will find. They serve a variety of homemade Valencian classics, including, of course, a series of mouth-watering paellas that never fail to impress.
Arrocería Maribel – Truly valencian paella in la Albufera
The first rice restaurant that opened back in 1983, Arrocería Maribel, has stood the test of time with its excellent selection of paellas and rice dishes in La Albufera. Chef María José Estevens has created a gastro bar-style menu filled with delicious homemade goodie, where the obvious highlight is the rice dishes. The restaurant is bright and elegant and the ambiance is laid back and relaxed. One of the best places for paella in the city.
La Albufera is a natural park and one of the top attractions to enjoy in Valencia. We strongly recommend a visit to the Albufera natural park, especially to enjoy the sunset!
Mateu restaurant – eat like a local in La Albufera in Valencia
Slightly south of Valencia, in the Albufera park, surrounded by a unique and beautiful natural setting we find Mateu. Mateu offers a truly authentic Valencian experience. The menu consists of an array of home-made classic Valencian classics where the starts are the seafood and of course the paella. If your willing to make the trip, don’t hesitate.
Arrocería Boscà 29- quality paella near City of arts in Valencia
Near the city of the arts and sciences of Valencia, we cand find one of the best, if not the best restaurant for Paella in the city. This small bistro-style restaurant is modern, bright, and inviting. Their menu consists of a variety of classic Valencian dishes, but the true protagonist of the movie is their rice dishes. If you are in the area and you are looking for some top-notch paella, this is the restaurant you were looking for. If you are looking for a good option to enjoy paella near the City of arts Arroceria Bosca is for you.
Best Restaurants in Valencia
ELViENTo Bar – Some of the Best Tapas near la Malvarosa Beach in Valencia
El Viento Bar is located slightly outside the center of Valencia, near the beach. El Viento offers a series of top-notch, not-so-typical tapas meant to be enjoyed with friends or family. The restaurant is dimly lit and inviting. If you are in the area and want to try some original and tasty tapas, this is the place you were looking for.
Aladroc Fish Bar- Valencia
Aladroc is a small, quaint eatery in the heart of Valencia that specializes in traditional seafood dishes. If you are looking for some really excellent, simple seafood tapas and rations that won’t break the bank in the center of town, Aladroc is probably your best option.
Restaurant La Firma in Valencia
Located in the Canovás neighborhood in the center of Valencia, one of the best areas in the city if you are looking for something tasty to eat. La Firma, run by chef Marisa García, is undoubtedly one of the best of the best.
The restaurant is beautifully decorated and features an Andalusian-style interior patio if you want to enjoy an intimate meal and a long bar area if you just want to kick back with friends. The menu offers an assortment of traditional southern Spanish dishes that never fail to impress. If you are in the area, this is a wonderful option.
APTC - Valencia
APTC is located in the center of Valencia and they offer an interesting menu filled with personal creations fusing the flavors of traditional Valencian cooking with elements of different international cuisines. The restaurant is small, quaint, and cozy. The best part is that this top-notch meal won’t break the bank at an average cost of 15€ per person.
El Sequer de Tonica- Top Paella near La Albufera in Valencia
One of the best and most elegant option you will find in the Albufera nature park, slightly south of valencia. Everything on the menu is homemade and appetizing, but if you go to El Sequer de Tonica you are there for the rice or the seafood. They offer some of the best paellas you will find and some excellent fish and seafood. If you are in La Albufera or headed that way and you want to enjoy an elegant dining experience, this is the place you were looking for.
La Anjana Tapas and Paella Like a Local in Valencia
In the center of Valencia, in the Eixample district (in the Ruzafa neighborhood) we find La Anjana. La Anjana specializes in Valencian style tapas. The restaurant is cozy and modest, an excellent place to go with friends or family and share a bite to eat and a “caña” (beer). If you are in Valencia in spring or summer, they feature a nice terrace, the perfect place to sit back, relax, and spend the afternoon
Mesón El Rebeco - One of the Best Places to Enjoy Meat in Valencia
If you had to use three words to describe Mesón El Rebeco they would be: tradition, tradition, and tradition. Mesón El Rebeco is a classic Castilian style mesón that specializes in giant, delicious, and juicy steaks. Everything on the menú from the starters to the desserts is all homemade. If you are a fan of steak and what to try the best of the best that Spanish beef has to offer, this is the restaurant you were looking for.
Eladio restaurant – Galician-style Food in Valencia
Eladio, located in the center of Valencia, is a classic family restaurant that features traditional dishes from Valencia and Galicia. The restaurant is warm and inviting. They opened their doors back in 1980. Husband and wife Eladio and Violette have been serving their brand of classic Spanish cuisine 40 years and have become a staple of the Valencian gastronomic scene. Everything is homemade and worth a taste, but the highlight is clearly the seafood.
Best Tapas Joints in Valencia
Tapas are usually a fun way to enjoy a casual meal. We find this Spanish style of eating is great while traveling since it is so flexible and takes less time than formal dining… so all the time you save can be used to enjoy the city´s top attractions.
Tapas bars in Valencia can be found in every quarter of the city, but there are some of them in which you will really feel like a local.
Our team has selected the top tapas bars to enjoy while in Valencia.
At some of these bars you will be able to find a great wine selection (local grapes like Bobal produce very distinctive wines). We also recommend you pay attention to local Valencian sparkling wines! At some of their tapas restaurants, you will also be able to enjoy rice dishes.
Vinomio – modern tapas and wine in Valencia
Vinomio is a small, elegantly decorated eatery in the heart of Valencia that specializes in wine, and serves some really excellent food to go along with it. As the name indicates, this restaurant is all about wine, particularly Spanish wine. The menu consists of a collection of classic Spanish gastronomy and Valencian dishes that are designed to pair perfectly with the carefully selected wine.
ELViENTo Bar – Some of the Best Tapas near la Malvarosa Beach in Valencia
El Viento Bar makes another appearance on our list, because not only is it one of the best restaurants overall you can enjoy in Valencia, it just happens that it specializes in tapas. So, it is also one of our top picks if what are you looking for is some top-notch tapas. El Viento’s cozy ambiance and excellent cooking make it one of the top choices when you are in Valencia.
More Top Restaurants In Spain by City
A selection of the best restaurants in Spain to enjoy a great stay. Restaurants for all budgets and that cover different styles of Spanish cuisine. You will also find restaurants that are close to some of the main tourist attractions to ensure you enjoy great food without losing too much time during your trip itinerraries … Read More