As we cannot imagine Italy without pasta and pizza, paella always comes to our mind when we talk about Spain. But do you know where it originally comes from? Valencia is the motherland of Paella, so during your stay, or visit, you cannot miss trying out this delicious meal.
In addition, as the epicentre of the gastronomic tradition of Valencia and its province, paella is one of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. If you try to find any distinguished restaurants that offer paella within walking distance, in this case, the app Wikipaella can be very useful. In order to find the Wikipaella restaurants located close to you, you only have to put in the search the type of Paella and/or type of restaurant you prefer.
But it can take months looking for the perfect paella, so here we recommend you the top 6 Paella spots in Valencia.
1. Casa Carmela
The restaurant is located close to the Playa de Malvarrosa and has an amazing view. It’s decorated with a traditional style and offers excellent service and adequate menu prices. You could taste the spectacular Valencian paella, made in a wood fire. It is a good place to go if you are looking for a typically Valencian gastronomic experience. They have a varied menu, great service, it is located close to the beach. Just don’t forget to reserve a table, otherwise, it will take hours standing in line.
2. La Riua
Among its attractions, touristic Valencia has a huge number of restaurants that offer you some quality rice. This is one of them. It’s located in the centre of the city, the area of Plaza de la Reina. The menu has a very extensive variety of rice and ingredients. Reservation is highly recommended. Good starters – great grilled squid, good jamón – and magnificent Valencian paella, with very abundant portions and a good wine list. Definitely, a place to recommend for the quality-price and for such a nice service that makes you feel at home.
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3. Tasquita Del Mar
Cute little Spanish tapas bar with good food and service. The place is comfortable and perfect for a family and friends hangout. Amazing tapas bar, seafood and some Argentinian dishes accompanied with very good wines. It also offers and excellent service with very quiet terrace to have drinks.
4. Restaurante Goya Gallery
Goya is the kind of place you can go for a business lunch, take your parents, or dinner with friends. Elegant, with high-quality products and excellent service. The products and overall elegance of the space and the excellent service make Goya Gallery a bit more expensive than the other options on this list, but if you get the chance you should definitely give it a try. The locals rank it as one of the best restaurants in Valencia with the most delicious paellas and a very extensive menu with top quality products, good wines and desserts.
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5. Restaurante Levante Valencia
Levante Valencia offers such a reasonable price and a huge variety of Valencian paellas. Black rice with allioli, rice with lobster, and also homemade desserts.
6. Bon Aire
The restaurant is located in a traditional Valencian village surrounded by the Natural Park of Albufera. So in case you go to this park to enjoy the sunset, take in mind this restaurant. Last year the Valencian Paella International Contest awarded Bon Aire with the World’s Best Paella award.
In case you have not decided what kind of paella is your favourite one, make sure you’re in Valencia for the World Paella day, which is celebrated on September 20th. Explore with Uniplaces and welcome to Valencia, Paella’s homeland!