I’ve already written about why I think Valencia is Europe most underrated city, and one of those reasons is the incredible food! Here’s my list of where to eat in Valencia, so you’re trip can be filled with just as many good meals as mine.
Alma del Temple
Located inside Caro Hotel is one of the world’s most beautiful restaurants, Alma del Temple. Dine surrounded by artifacts and get ready to be treated by Valencia’s finest chefs. We ordered four dishes, plus dessert, and everything was perfect for sharing. Don’t leave without trying the Valencia Salad!
When we visited Valencia I had already been eating my share of Spanish food for a few months, so when I found this eclectic Italian restaurant called Al Pomodoro filled with Valencian locals I knew it was the perfect spot. Paul had the All’Italiana pizza and I had a rigatoni pasta with eggplant and buffalo mozzarella. We loved our food and left completely satisfied. We were even happier when our bill came and it was only 25€.
Located underneath Palau de les Arts is Restaurante Contrapunto. This is the perfect place to sit near the City of Arts and Sciences for a cold drink. Sandwiches and salads are particularly great here – making this a good spot for lunch when you’re sightseeing in the area.
When you’re looking for incredible paella you can’t miss La Pepica. We had the traditional Valencian paella which has chicken and rabbit in it. It was amazing, and I’m really picky with paella. You can tell this was cooked properly. It’s just an added bonus that their outside terrace has views of the beach.
Zumeria Naturalia is a juice bar with a huge selection of fresh juices, with or without alcohol. The serving sizes are massive and I could hardly finish my orange-pineapple juice! Paul’s orange-lemon-strawberry was equally as good as mine. If we discovered this place sooner we would have gone more than once!
Cafe de Las Horas
The over-the-top decor inside Cafe de Las Horas transports you to another century. Find a comfortable table and order this city’s signature cocktail: agua de Valencia! Before visiting Valencia I had never heard of this drink, but now I’m a huge fan! It’s made with Valencia orange juice, cava, gin and vodka. It’s pretty potent so make sure you have someone to share the pitcher with. If you’re looking to try ague de Valencia, this is the bar to do it at.