It`s always a challenge when visiting a new destination where to find good restaurants. So I keep a list of the places I`ve been and hopefully they`ll help you on your next trip! Okay, let`s find out where to eat in Valencia?
My first experience with the real Spanish paella was in the restaurant La Riua, located in the Barrio del Carmen, Old city center of Valencia. It`s a cozy little restaurant which, for me personally after having more paella the next days, served the best paella I had in the Valencia Region.
Casa Montaña is a lovely wine bar were you can have delicious tapas AND wine of course! It`s a cozy tavern located in the area of “El Cabañal” near the port of Valencia.
Photo Credit of Casa Montaña
At the Sagardi’s grill restaurant, located in the historical center of Valencia, I had the pleasure of trying their grilled meat as a main course and it was yummy! Others of the group tried the fish and told me it was heavenly as well.
The next restaurant, Arrop, must have been the highlight on the gastronomic part of the trip, even if you hadn`t tasted it. Let me explain. Each dish was served as an art piece on his own. Here`s a picture of the salad and the dessert…
@ArantxaR described the dessert as looking like a beach… and it does!
Twice I had the privilege to sense my taste buds in a Mediterranean restaurant by the beach, outside of Valencia.
At Denia, which is located on the Costa Blanca halfway between Alicante and Valencia, we had a lovely lunch at Casa Mena. What`s nice about this place is the location. It has a beautiful view overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
Another great restaurant, located at the beach, is La Ferradura. Sitting at the table I had an amazing view while enjoying a delightful lunch.
Spaniards definitely love their food and I`ve been privileged to experience the different restaurants around Valencia in great company!