Taste of Valencia
Collected by Paul Richardson , AFAR Contributor
Av. de Burjassot, 54 - Bombas Gens Centre d'Art, 46009 València, Valencia, Spain
A chic and relaxing interior is the setting for Ricard Camarena’s innovative Valencian cuisine. This is by common consent the finest restaurant in town, yet it wears its laurels lightly. Camarena is obsessive about origins and traditions,...
Carrer de la Puríssima, 1, 46001 València, Valencia, Spain
The classic choice for a midday beer or glass of wine, this busy stand-up bar established in 1946 and located behind the Lonja also serves splendid seasonal tapas like snails, artichokes à la plancha and all i pebre, a Valencian dish of eel chunks...
Carrer de Xile, 3, 46021 València, Valencia, Spain
This new-wave gastrobar with its impeccable retro-modern design is a little out of the way (take a taxi), but worth the detour for dishes like steak tartare with soy sauce and wasabi, or quail and apple migas. The daily menu is a steal at 12.
Carrer d'Isabel de Villena, 155, 46011 València, Valencia, Spain
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...
C/ Boix, 4, 46003 València, Valencia, Spain
Alejandro Platero’s award-winning restaurant, tucked away on an old town street close to the Turia River, offers fresh and inventive cooking with its roots firmly in Valencian tradition. The seven-course menu degustación (which includes four...