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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 cafes and tapas bars near La Avenida del Puerto. Many restaurants offer prix fixe lunch menus, which are a great way to sample 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 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 typically made from gin, vodka, cava (Spanish sparkling wine), sugar and freshly squeezed orange juice – at a sidewalk cafe. 

Among the celebrated and popular eateries in Valencia are Central Bar in the Mercado Central, Abbiocco Ristorante, Casa Montaña, Giardino del Carmen, a huevo Restaurante, Pulpo, Restaurente Gordon 10 and Karak.

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  • #1
    Grillo Grill Bar
    #1 of 4,166 Places to Eat in Valencia
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 275 reviewsTripadvisor (275)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, Barbecue, Grill
    Carrer de Salamanca 7, 46005, Valencia Spain
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  • #2
    Restaurante Nou Chocomeli
    #2 of 4,166 Places to Eat in Valencia
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 283 reviewsTripadvisor (283)
    $$ | Mediterranean, Spanish
    Calle Poeta Antonino Chocomeli 6, 46015, Valencia Spain
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  • #3
    Salad Planet
    #3 of 4,166 Places to Eat in Valencia
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 141 reviewsTripadvisor (141)
    $ | Mediterranean, Healthy
    Calle Doctor Romagosa 3, 46002, Valencia Spain
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  • #4
    El Virrey De Serreria
    #4 of 4,166 Places to Eat in Valencia
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 92 reviewsTripadvisor (92)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, Spanish
    Calle Serreria 10 Chaflan Con Francisco Cubells, 46022, Valencia Spain
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  • #1
    Mikkonos Beach Club
    #1 of 18 Places to Eat in El Saler
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 133 reviewsTripadvisor (133)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, Spanish
    Playa de la Creu, 46012 El Saler, Valencia Spain
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  • #6
    Restaurante Helen Berger
    #6 of 4,166 Places to Eat in Valencia
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 108 reviewsTripadvisor (108)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, Spanish, International
    Calle de las Comedias 22, 46003, Valencia Spain
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  • #7
    Shullun Hot Pot
    #7 of 4,166 Places to Eat in Valencia
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 122 reviewsTripadvisor (122)
    $ - $$ | Asian, Chinese
    Calle Pelayo 16, 46007, Valencia Spain
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  • #8
    Restaurante Gordon 10
    #8 of 4,166 Places to Eat in Valencia
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2161 reviewsTripadvisor (2161)
    $ - $$ | Grill, Argentinean
    Calle Conde de Altea 49 calle conde de Altea 49, 46005, Valencia Spain
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  • #1
    Pasqualet
    #1 of 23 Places to Eat in El Palmar
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 665 reviewsTripadvisor (665)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, Spanish
    Calle Francisco Monleon 12, 46012 El Palmar, Valencia Spain
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  • #10
    Giardino del Carmen
    #10 of 4,166 Places to Eat in Valencia
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 370 reviewsTripadvisor (370)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Sicilian, Southern-Italian
    Plaza de Don Juan de Villarrasa 6 Downstairs, 46001, Valencia Spain
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  • #2
    Arroceria Maribel
    #2 of 23 Places to Eat in El Palmar
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 784 reviewsTripadvisor (784)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, Spanish
    Calle Francisco Monleon 5, 46012 El Palmar, Valencia Spain
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  • #12
    La Taberna Casera
    #12 of 4,166 Places to Eat in Valencia
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 738 reviewsTripadvisor (738)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, Spanish, Healthy
    Calle Antonio Juan 10, 46011, Valencia Spain
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  • #13
    Saltimbocca
    #13 of 4,166 Places to Eat in Valencia
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 349 reviewsTripadvisor (349)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Neapolitan, Campania, Tuscan, Romana, Lazio, Sicilian, Central-Italian, Southern-Italian
    Placa Vannes 7 Entre Guillem de Castro y Ramón y Cajal, 46007, Valencia Spain
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  • #14
    Karak
    #14 of 4,166 Places to Eat in Valencia
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1014 reviewsTripadvisor (1014)
    $ - $$ | Fusion, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
    St Musico Vicente Peydro 9 accessed through the Hotel One Shot Mercat, 46001, Valencia Spain
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  • #15
    Fum de LLum
    #15 of 4,166 Places to Eat in Valencia
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1153 reviewsTripadvisor (1153)
    $ - $$ | Contemporary, Mediterranean, Spanish, Fusion, Healthy
    Calle Conde de Altea 29, 46005, Valencia Spain
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  • #16
    El Porteno Asador Argentino
    #16 of 4,166 Places to Eat in Valencia
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 970 reviewsTripadvisor (970)
    $ - $$ | Steakhouse, Barbecue, Argentinean
    Carrer d_en Llop 4, 46002, Valencia Spain
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  • #17
    Infraganti, con las manos en la masa
    #17 of 4,166 Places to Eat in Valencia
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 159 reviewsTripadvisor (159)
    $ | Italian, Street Food, Pizza, Mediterranean
    Plaza de la Ciudad Brujas n. 343 AL 347 Mercado Central de Valencia, 46001, Valencia Spain
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  • #18
    Kawori
    #18 of 4,166 Places to Eat in Valencia
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 935 reviewsTripadvisor (935)
    $ - $$ | Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Healthy
    Carrer de Carles Cervera, 8, 46006, Valencia Spain
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  • #19
    Terranova
    #19 of 4,166 Places to Eat in Valencia
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 74 reviewsTripadvisor (74)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza, Wine Bar
    Placa Canovas del Castillo 8, 46005, Valencia Spain
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  • #20
    Asador San Telmo
    #20 of 4,166 Places to Eat in Valencia
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1455 reviewsTripadvisor (1455)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, Argentinean, Steakhouse, Latin, Barbecue
    Calle Puerto Rico 14 Ruzafa Neighborhood, 46006, Valencia Spain
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