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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
    Restaurante Nou Chocomeli
    #1 of 4,205 Places to Eat in Valencia
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 403 reviewsTripadvisor (403)
    $$ | Mediterranean, Spanish, Steakhouse
    Calle Poeta Antonino Chocomeli 6, 46015, Valencia Spain
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  • #2
    Grillo Grill Bar
    #2 of 4,205 Places to Eat in Valencia
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 321 reviewsTripadvisor (321)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, Barbecue, Argentinean, Grill, South American
    Carrer de Salamanca 7, 46005, Valencia Spain
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  • #3
    Salad Planet
    #3 of 4,205 Places to Eat in Valencia
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 166 reviewsTripadvisor (166)
    $ | Mediterranean, Healthy, Fast Food
    Calle Doctor Romagosa 3, 46002, Valencia Spain
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  • #4
    Eggcellent Brunch Cafe
    #4 of 4,205 Places to Eat in Valencia
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 89 reviewsTripadvisor (89)
    $ - $$ | Cafe, European, Healthy, Central European
    Avinguda Oest 33, 46001, Valencia Spain
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  • #5
    La Terrazza
    #5 of 4,205 Places to Eat in Valencia
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 251 reviewsTripadvisor (251)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Healthy, Tuscan, Sicilian, Central-Italian, Southern-Italian
    Calle de San Vicente Martir 26, 46002, Valencia Spain
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  • #1
    Pasqualet
    #1 of 23 Places to Eat in El Palmar
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 679 reviewsTripadvisor (679)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, Spanish
    Calle Francisco Monleon 12, 46012 El Palmar, Valencia Spain
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  • #7
    La Taberna Casera
    #7 of 4,205 Places to Eat in Valencia
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 913 reviewsTripadvisor (913)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, Spanish, Healthy
    Calle Antonio Juan 10, 46011, Valencia Spain
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  • #8
    Restaurante Gordon 10
    #8 of 4,205 Places to Eat in Valencia
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2187 reviewsTripadvisor (2187)
    $ - $$ | Grill, Argentinean
    Calle Conde de Altea 49 calle conde de Altea 49, 46005, Valencia Spain
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  • #9
    Giardino del Carmen
    #9 of 4,205 Places to Eat in Valencia
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 395 reviewsTripadvisor (395)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Sicilian, Southern-Italian
    Plaza de Don Juan de Villarrasa 6 Downstairs, 46001, Valencia Spain
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  • #10
    Terranova
    #10 of 4,205 Places to Eat in Valencia
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 88 reviewsTripadvisor (88)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza, Healthy, Wine Bar, Sicilian, Southern-Italian
    Placa Canovas del Castillo 8, 46005, Valencia Spain
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  • #11
    Fum de LLum
    #11 of 4,205 Places to Eat in Valencia
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1214 reviewsTripadvisor (1214)
    $ - $$ | Contemporary, Mediterranean, Spanish, Fusion, Healthy
    Calle Conde de Altea 29, 46005, Valencia Spain
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  • #12
    Karak
    #12 of 4,205 Places to Eat in Valencia
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1034 reviewsTripadvisor (1034)
    $ - $$ | Fusion, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
    St Musico Vicente Peydro 9 accessed through the Hotel One Shot Mercat, 46001, Valencia Spain
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  • #13
    Meat Market
    #13 of 4,205 Places to Eat in Valencia
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1015 reviewsTripadvisor (1015)
    $$ | Steakhouse, Barbecue, Grill, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Healthy
    Calle Burriana 38 Bajo, 46005, Valencia Spain
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  • #14
    Saltimbocca
    #14 of 4,205 Places to Eat in Valencia
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 405 reviewsTripadvisor (405)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Healthy, Neapolitan, Campania, Tuscan, Romana, Lazio, Sicilian, Central-Italian, Southern-Italian
    Placa Vannes 7 Entre Guillem de Castro y Ramón y Cajal, 46007, Valencia Spain
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  • #15
    El Porteno Asador Argentino
    #15 of 4,205 Places to Eat in Valencia
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1088 reviewsTripadvisor (1088)
    $ - $$ | Steakhouse, Barbecue, Argentinean
    Carrer d_en Llop 4, 46002, Valencia Spain
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  • #16
    Shullun Hot Pot
    #16 of 4,205 Places to Eat in Valencia
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 151 reviewsTripadvisor (151)
    $ - $$ | Asian, Chinese
    Calle Pelayo 16, 46007, Valencia Spain
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  • #1
    Mikkonos Beach Club
    #1 of 18 Places to Eat in El Saler
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 175 reviewsTripadvisor (175)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, Spanish
    Playa de la Creu, 46012 El Saler, Valencia Spain
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  • #18
    Asador San Telmo
    #18 of 4,205 Places to Eat in Valencia
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1558 reviewsTripadvisor (1558)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, Argentinean, Steakhouse, Latin, Barbecue
    Calle Puerto Rico 14 Ruzafa Neighborhood, 46006, Valencia Spain
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  • #2
    Arroceria Maribel
    #2 of 23 Places to Eat in El Palmar
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 834 reviewsTripadvisor (834)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, Spanish
    Calle Francisco Monleon 5, 46012 El Palmar, Valencia Spain
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  • #20
    Latte&Farina
    #20 of 4,205 Places to Eat in Valencia
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 310 reviewsTripadvisor (310)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Healthy, Neapolitan, Campania, Tuscan, Romana, Lazio, Sicilian, Central-Italian, Southern-Italian
    Placa Redonda 1, 46001, Valencia Spain
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