Valencia Travel Guide

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What to Eat in Valencia

The best Spanish cuisine in located on the winding streets of Center City (especially in the Mercado Central), while another top option are the cafés and tapas bars along la Avenida del Puerto. Many restaurants offer prix-fixe lunch menus, which are a good way of experiencing Spanish cuisine without spending too many euros. Remember that the Spanish do not normally sit down to dinner until 9 p.m. at the earliest. If you find that your stomach is rumbling before it's time to eat, follow the Valencians to one of the many tapas bars located throughout the city.

Valencia is the birthplace of one of Spain's most popular dishes, paella. The paella valenciana of this city is a mixture of rice, seafood, meat and vegetables flavored with saffron.

Valencia is also known for its orange groves. Don't miss your chance to sample this juicy fruit the way Valencians do. If you're looking for some refreshment after a long day of sightseeing, order an Agua de Valencia -- a cocktail made from gin, vodka, cava (Spanish champagne), sugar and freshly squeezed orange juice -- at a sidewalk café. 

Find the Best Restaurants in Valencia

  • #1
    Vernetta Restaurante
    #1 of 4,422 Places to Eat in Valencia
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 80 reviewsTripAdvisor (80)
    $$ | Spanish, International, Fusion
    Calle del Mestre Racional 15, 46005 Valencia Spain
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  • #2
    Infraganti, con las manos en la masa
    #2 of 4,422 Places to Eat in Valencia
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 111 reviewsTripAdvisor (111)
    $ | Italian, Pizza, Fast Food, Mediterranean, Street Food, Spanish
    Plaza de La Ciudad de Brujas n. 343 al 347 Mercado Central de Valencia, 46001 Valencia Spain
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  • #3
    Pulpo
    #3 of 4,422 Places to Eat in Valencia
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 108 reviewsTripAdvisor (108)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, Italian, Pizza
    Calle Chile 5, 46021 Valencia Spain
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  • #4
    Kaori Ruzafa
    #4 of 4,422 Places to Eat in Valencia
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 776 reviewsTripAdvisor (776)
    $ - $$ | Japanese, Sushi, Asian
    Carrer de Carles Cervera, 8, 46006 Valencia Spain
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  • #5
    Restaurante Gordon 10
    #5 of 4,422 Places to Eat in Valencia
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1854 reviewsTripAdvisor (1854)
    $ - $$ | Grill
    Calle Conde de Altea 49 calle conde de Altea 49, 46005 Valencia Spain
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  • #6
    Thistinto Gastrobar
    #6 of 4,422 Places to Eat in Valencia
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 332 reviewsTripAdvisor (332)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
    Calle Alta 28, 46003 Valencia Spain
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  • #7
    Kaikaya
    #7 of 4,422 Places to Eat in Valencia
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 814 reviewsTripAdvisor (814)
    $ - $$ | Japanese, Brazilian, Sushi, Asian, Fusion
    Plaza del Ayuntamiento 10, 46002 Valencia Spain
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  • #8
    Cafe De La Bourse
    #8 of 4,422 Places to Eat in Valencia
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 334 reviewsTripAdvisor (334)
    $ - $$ | French, Mediterranean, European, International, Healthy
    Calle Libreros no 3, 46002 Valencia Spain
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  • #9
    Le Favole
    #9 of 4,422 Places to Eat in Valencia
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1097 reviewsTripAdvisor (1097)
    $ - $$ | Italian
    Calle Hiedra 5, 46001 Valencia Spain
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  • #10
    Bocadella Tapas
    #10 of 4,422 Places to Eat in Valencia
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 399 reviewsTripAdvisor (399)
    $ | Italian, Bar, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
    Calle Escultor Alfonso Gabino 19, 46022 Valencia Spain
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  • #11
    Ricard Camarena Restaurant
    #11 of 4,422 Places to Eat in Valencia
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1146 reviewsTripAdvisor (1146)
    $$ | Mediterranean, European, Spanish
    Avda. Burjassot n0 54, 46009 Valencia Spain
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  • #12
    Restaurante Navarro
    #12 of 4,422 Places to Eat in Valencia
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3592 reviewsTripAdvisor (3592)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
    Calle Arzobispo Mayoral, 5, 46002 Valencia Spain
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  • #13
    Bajamarea
    #13 of 4,422 Places to Eat in Valencia
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 434 reviewsTripAdvisor (434)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza, Seafood, European
    Calle Baja 12 Barrio del Carmen, 46003 Valencia Spain
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  • #14
    San Tommaso
    #14 of 4,422 Places to Eat in Valencia
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 7099 reviewsTripAdvisor (7099)
    $ - $$ | Pizza
    Calle Corregeria 39, 46001 Valencia Spain
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  • #15
    a huevo Restaurante
    #15 of 4,422 Places to Eat in Valencia
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 306 reviewsTripAdvisor (306)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, Spanish, Healthy, European
    Calle de Salamanca 28, 46005 Valencia Spain
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  • #16
    Okay Lah! Valencia
    #16 of 4,422 Places to Eat in Valencia
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 215 reviewsTripAdvisor (215)
    $ | Chinese, Asian, Thai, Indonesian, Hawaiian, Japanese
    Calle les Garrigues 15, 46001 Valencia Spain
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  • #17
    la manera coffee & cocktails
    #17 of 4,422 Places to Eat in Valencia
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 554 reviewsTripAdvisor (554)
    $ - $$ | Bar, Cafe, International, Healthy
    Calle Moratin 13, 46002 Valencia Spain
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  • #18
    Flor de Valencia
    #18 of 4,422 Places to Eat in Valencia
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1338 reviewsTripAdvisor (1338)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
    Avenida Cardenal Benlloch 22, 46021 Valencia Spain
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  • #19
    Karak
    #19 of 4,422 Places to Eat in Valencia
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 821 reviewsTripAdvisor (821)
    $ - $$ | Fusion, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
    St Musico Vicente Peydro 9 accessed through the Hotel One Shot Mercat, 46001 Valencia Spain
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  • #20
    La Pequena Pasteleria de Mama
    #20 of 4,422 Places to Eat in Valencia
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 313 reviewsTripAdvisor (313)
    $ - $$ | American, Argentinean, European, Deli
    Calle Poeta Josep Cervera I Grifol 14, 46013 Valencia Spain
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