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
    Giardino del Carmen
    #1 of 4,480 Places to Eat in Valencia
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 91 reviewsTripAdvisor (91)
    $ - $$ | Sicilian, Southern-Italian, Italian, Mediterranean
    Plaza de Don Juan de Villarrasa 6 Bajo, 46001 Valencia Spain
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  • #2
    Infraganti, con las manos en la masa
    #2 of 4,480 Places to Eat in Valencia
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 121 reviewsTripAdvisor (121)
    $ | Italian, Pizza, Fast Food, Mediterranean, Street Food, Spanish
    Plaza de La Ciudad de Brujas n. 343 al 347 Mercado Central de Valencia, 46001 Valencia Spain
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  • #3
    Piazza La Reina
    #3 of 4,480 Places to Eat in Valencia
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 94 reviewsTripAdvisor (94)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza, International, Mediterranean
    Placa Reina 19, 46003 Valencia Spain
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  • #4
    Pulpo
    #4 of 4,480 Places to Eat in Valencia
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 137 reviewsTripAdvisor (137)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, Italian, Pizza
    Calle Chile 5, 46021 Valencia Spain
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  • #5
    Kaori Ruzafa
    #5 of 4,480 Places to Eat in Valencia
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 808 reviewsTripAdvisor (808)
    $ - $$ | Japanese, Sushi, Asian
    Carrer de Carles Cervera, 8, 46006 Valencia Spain
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  • #6
    Restaurante Gordon 10
    #6 of 4,480 Places to Eat in Valencia
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1894 reviewsTripAdvisor (1894)
    $ - $$ | Grill
    Calle Conde de Altea 49 calle conde de Altea 49, 46005 Valencia Spain
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  • #7
    Bocadella Tapas
    #7 of 4,480 Places to Eat in Valencia
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 428 reviewsTripAdvisor (428)
    $ | Italian, Bar, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
    Calle Escultor Alfonso Gabino 19, 46022 Valencia Spain
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  • #8
    Kaikaya
    #8 of 4,480 Places to Eat in Valencia
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 939 reviewsTripAdvisor (939)
    $ - $$ | Japanese, Brazilian, Sushi, Asian, Fusion
    Plaza del Ayuntamiento 10, 46002 Valencia Spain
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  • #9
    Ricard Camarena Restaurant
    #9 of 4,480 Places to Eat in Valencia
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1176 reviewsTripAdvisor (1176)
    $$ | Mediterranean, European, Spanish
    Avda. Burjassot n0 54, 46009 Valencia Spain
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  • #10
    Okay Lah! Valencia
    #10 of 4,480 Places to Eat in Valencia
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 244 reviewsTripAdvisor (244)
    $ | Chinese, Asian, Thai, Indonesian, Hawaiian, Japanese
    Calle les Garrigues 15, 46001 Valencia Spain
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  • #11
    Le Favole
    #11 of 4,480 Places to Eat in Valencia
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1186 reviewsTripAdvisor (1186)
    $ - $$ | Italian
    Calle Hiedra 5, 46001 Valencia Spain
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  • #12
    Restaurante Navarro
    #12 of 4,480 Places to Eat in Valencia
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3662 reviewsTripAdvisor (3662)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
    Calle Arzobispo Mayoral, 5, 46002 Valencia Spain
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  • #13
    a huevo Restaurante
    #13 of 4,480 Places to Eat in Valencia
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 341 reviewsTripAdvisor (341)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, Spanish, Healthy, European
    Calle de Salamanca 28, 46005 Valencia Spain
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  • #14
    Manaw
    #14 of 4,480 Places to Eat in Valencia
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 331 reviewsTripAdvisor (331)
    $ - $$ | Japanese, Peruvian, Asian, Fusion
    Calle Adresadors 10, 46001 Valencia Spain
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  • #15
    Karak
    #15 of 4,480 Places to Eat in Valencia
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 844 reviewsTripAdvisor (844)
    $ - $$ | Fusion, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
    St Musico Vicente Peydro 9 accessed through the Hotel One Shot Mercat, 46001 Valencia Spain
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  • #16
    Thistinto Gastrobar
    #16 of 4,480 Places to Eat in Valencia
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 353 reviewsTripAdvisor (353)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
    Calle Alta 28, 46003 Valencia Spain
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  • #17
    San Tommaso
    #17 of 4,480 Places to Eat in Valencia
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 7345 reviewsTripAdvisor (7345)
    $ - $$ | Pizza
    Calle Corregeria 39, 46001 Valencia Spain
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  • #18
    la manera coffee & food & cocktails
    #18 of 4,480 Places to Eat in Valencia
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 586 reviewsTripAdvisor (586)
    $ - $$ | Bar, International, Healthy
    Calle Moratin 13, 46002 Valencia Spain
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  • #19
    Flor de Valencia
    #19 of 4,480 Places to Eat in Valencia
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1391 reviewsTripAdvisor (1391)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
    Avenida Cardenal Benlloch 22, 46021 Valencia Spain
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  • #20
    Cafe De La Bourse
    #20 of 4,480 Places to Eat in Valencia
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 359 reviewsTripAdvisor (359)
    $ - $$ | French, Mediterranean, European, Healthy, Wine Bar
    Calle Libreros no 3, 46002 Valencia Spain
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