Third largest city in Spain, Valencia has a privileged location along the Mediterranean sea. It receives a steady flow of tourists, specially in the summer, thanks to its amazing beaches and lovely Summer weather. But Valencia has a lot more to offer; unparalleled nightlife, bewitching architecture, many museums to visit, intriguing history and plenty of cultural activities. Valencia also hosts one of the largest and most impressive aquariums in Europe, well worth a visit. And did you know that the world famous paella was created here? That's right. Food is very important in Valencia. Below our selection of the best restaurants in the city.
Where: Calle Avellanas 9, 46003
Prices: 25€ to 35€ per person
Reservations: +34 963 925 166
Visit Mar d' Avellane's website
This Valencia restaurant is situated in the Carmen de Valencia quarter, steps away from the cathedral. Mar d' Avellanes's proposal is market gastronomy with touches of creative cuisine; a fresh and light Mediterranean cuisine. This sophisticated and informal restaurant promises a cosmopolitan ambiance with affordable prices, including a lunch menu for under 20€. It also has a very ample wine list. We recommend the kingcrab tartare with avocado, mushrooms and tiger nut soup, the cod confit with garlic museline and the chocolate textures for dessert.
Opposite Arenas de Valencia beach, Azahar has a privileged view of the sea. In this restaurant in Valencia you can either choose to sit indoors, in a hall where the tables are distanced from each other as to give intimacy to the guests, or the terrace if you want to enjoy the marine breeze. Valencian cuisine at its best, specially when it come to rices (including different paella varieties). We recommend the fried baby squids, the cauliflower and cod paella and hot chocolate cake with ice cream for dessert.
A Tu Gusto
Where: Calle Marques de Lozoya 4º bajo, entrance through Calle Escritor Rafael Ferreres, 46013
Prices: 10€ for an executive menu from Monday to Friday, 20€ to 35€ a la carte per person
Reservation: +34 963 227 026
Visit A Tu Gusto's website
This restaurant in Valencia is decorated in minimalist style located in Ciudad de las Artes y de las Letras. A Tu Gusto offers an spontaneous cuisine, rooted in Mediterranean gastronomy, perfectly combining traditional dishes with creative cuisine. All the dishes and desserts are the restaurants own creation and guest's palates are delighted as they discover the delicious combinations of textures, aromas and flavors. We recommend the piquillo peppers stuffed with confit duck, leek and onion, the rabbit in red wine rice and the yogurt foam with red berries.
Where: Calle Sorní 31, 46004
Prices: 27.82€ for set menu at lunch, 40,66 for night set menu, 49.22€ for tasting menu and 50€ to 60€ a la carte
Reservations: +34 963 738 170 or book online
Visit Sangoroneta's website (in Spanish)
Contemporary cuisine with very creative dishes is the gastronomic philosophy of this Valencia restaurant. The tables are well separated from each other, which gives certain intimacy to guests. The ambience is set in rustic white brick walls with discreet yet stylish decoration, a few paintings on the walls and amazingly comfortable chairs. Sangoroneta is among the culinary references in Valencia and it never disappoints. We recommend the rabbit terrine, mushroom and aromatic herbs consomme with an emulsion of spring onions, the boned ox tail in its juice and licorice, crunchy bread and potato parmentier and passion fruit ravioli and mango with almond ice cream in yogurt sauce and passion treacle.
Where: Calle de San Vicente Mártir, 26, 46002
Prices: Set menu for 12.50€
Reservations: +34 963 943 582
Visit Nibs' website
Tasty, creative cuisine full of imagination is this Valencia restaurant's proposal. Good news, Nibs also offers products for celiacs, diabetics, and for those with specific intolerance such as lactose, egg or nuts. The restaurant itself isn't particularly special, you probably won't feel like a star. Discreetly decorated, the treatment is friendly and welcoming, but what's so great about it is it's delicious menu at a more than affordable. We recommend the artichoke hearts with ham and tender garlic, the eggplant cake (similar to moussaka) and pieces of assorted cakes for dessert.