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Plaça de Santa Caterina, 6, 46001 València, Valencia, Spain
Spanish churros and hot chocolate get all the press in Spain, but in Valencia it’s all about horchata and fartons. Horchaterias abound in this Spanish region where the refreshing milky semi-sweet drink is made from chufa (aka tigernuts), water and...
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Valencia, Spain
Valencia’s most famous cocktail, Agua de Valencia was invented in the 1950s (confusingly, at a bar called Cafe Madrid). Something like a souped-up mimosa, it’s a blend of orange juice, champagne, gin, and vodka, best enjoyed by the pitcher while...
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Plaça del Carme, 6, 46003 València, Valencia, Spain
Located in the Plaza Carmen, in the Barrio del Carmen, the Asador del Carme offered a charming and satisfying outdoor dining experience. We chose a price fixe menu that began with salted peanuts, a chicken croquette appetizer, and a...
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Carrer de la Llotja, 6, 46001 València, Valencia, Spain
This shop caters to locals who prefer to skipping Spanish chains like Zara and Mango, in favor of more unusual clothes and accessories. Unique t-shirts, dresses, and outerwear are arranged on organized racks around this well-lit retail space...
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Carrer de Calatrava, 11, 46001 València, Valencia, Spain
Sometimes a boutique just simply understands the discerning, high-end but quirky shopper. High ceilings featuring exposed dark-wood ceiling beams give the space an airy feel, despite the fact that it's fairly crowded with inventory. Racks and...
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Carrer del Comte de Salvatierra, 19, 46004 València, Valencia, Spain
Stop by this gourmet chocolate shop to try the drink of the gods: Aztec-style hot chocolate. It's quite different to the usual drink you may be used to; this is a dense 80% cocoa hit that you can dip sweetened biscuits into. The shop is also the...
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Paseo Neptuno, 6, 46011 València, Valencia, Spain
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Even if time was limited, you cannot go to Valencia without trying their traditional Paella! La Pepica is a restaurant right on the sea side with amazing views of the Mediterranean, friendly atmosphere, and a killer paella.

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Bar los Picapiedra in Valencia is a funky bar that makes an ideal stop for a pitcher of Agua de Valencia, the local cocktail made with cava, orange juice, vodka, and gin. Stay in the lively and sometimes crowded main room downstairs, or head to...
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Carrer d'Amadeu de Savoia, 15, 46010 València, Valencia, Spain
For a Spanish fine dining experience, treat yourself to a prix fixe meal in this elegant and modern restaurant. Each menu is prepared as a complete experience and served with as much attention to presentation as to taste. Chef Alejandro's family...
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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...
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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,...
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Carrer de Joaquín Costa, 27, 46005 València, Valencia, Spain
Watch as the chefs prepare and serve exquisite and unique versions of traditional Spanish and Valencian dishes in Quique DaCosta's diaphanous foodie haven on Joaquín Costa Street. The house cocktail, "Hola Mercatbar," is crisp but sweet, a...
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Calle Pintor Ricardo Verde, 1, 46010 Valencia, Spain
Fusion cuisine (served generously) reigns at this charming eatery. Creative tapas like croquetas made from Thai chicken, or Brazilian bean stew also surprise tastebuds. The menu changes frequently, enticing diners to return time after time....
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Calle de Guillem de Castro, 118, 46003 València, Valencia, Spain
Opened in 1985 as a center for the work of Spanish sculptor Julio González, the Institut Valencià d'Art Modern (IVAM)—in English, the Valencian Institute of Modern Art—has grown in influence to become one of the country’s most important...
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Carrer de Sueca, 15, 46006 València, Valencia, Spain
When Bob Dylan sang about “boots of Spanish leather,” he might have been referring to Sendra. The century-old company prides itself on the comfort and craftsmanship of its beautiful American-style boots. One of two stores in Valencia, the Russafa...
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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...
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Carrer del Comte d'Almodóvar, 4, 46003 València, Valencia, Spain
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This is one of the city’s best restaurants, and if you’ve something to celebrate while you’re in Valencia, this is the place to do it it. Burmese-English chef Steve Anderson’s renowned Mediterranean fusion restaurant is tucked away on a little...