Spain is known for their paella, but as anyone in the city will tell you - it was born in Valencia!
As the real home of paella nearly every other restaurant is touting their version and there is no shortage of high quality options. Listen for the Spanish floating around the terraces, and choose the one which has the most Spanish speaking going on!
The typical paella Valenciana must have: rabbit, chicken, and fresh vegetables. But you will find seafood, vegetarian, and just about any other type of Paella your heart desires here. For a traditional Spanish favorite try Casa Carmela
Photo Courtesy of Casa Carmela
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For good or ill, paella is the dish that has come to define Valencia as a food city. Surprisingly, however, it isn't always easy—even here in its homeland—to find a first-class version of it. This classic beachside restaurant, run by the same family since 1922, is recommended both for paella and other Valenciano rice specialties.