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PRICE RANGE
£15 - £36
CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, International, Fusion
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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El Carme
0.3 miles from La Lonja de la Seda
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Reviewed 14 February 2024 via mobile

Wonderful experience. The food was delicious and the service friendly. The restaurant is compact and simple. The kitchen is active and visible.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 29 December 2023 via mobile

Quirky restaurant with lovely staff and delicious food and wine. The food is a mixture of different things with lots of options for vegetarians.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 9 December 2023 via mobile

We took our family of four to Refugio and we were all blown away. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful, joking with us and our kids. The food is best described as "fusion," with elements of Spanish cuisine mixed with healthy influences of Thai,...Indian, Korean, and others. We ordered six dishes to share between the four of us, and every single one of them was amazing! The best food we've had in a long time! This is a "must visit!!"More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 14 November 2023 via mobile

Fireworks for the tastebuds! This is a very cheerful place where a world-fusion of tastes really flies in a way that surprises.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 29 September 2023 via mobile

Just amazing! This little gem is just amazing. The food, the welcome from the hosts is outstanding. We were guided through our choices and I loved every moment there. In addition, I was able to practice my Spanish. If you are in Valencia - come...here (but book like I did). You really won’t be disappointed.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 4 August 2023

I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough. The menu, split into vegetarian, fish and meat dishes, is pretty much guaranteed to feature something you haven’t tried before. We shared three dishes between two and everything was delicious. A particular shout out to the vegetarian rotolo:...we waited a long time for it due to oven issues, but boy, was it worth it! Staff are friendly and make you feel welcome, and the room is unfussy and features some truly odd artwork. Prices seem incredibly reasonable for the quality of the food, and genuine innovation is on display in the cooking. A quirky, wonderful find.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 2 June 2023 via mobile

An easy, homey, creative restaurant run by friendly, caring people. After several weeks in Spain, it was great to see some interesting vegetable-based dishes on the menu. Everything was delicious and artfully presented. A lovely change of pace.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 29 March 2023 via mobile

Excellent Asian inspired Tapas style restaurant. An unassuming simple place. Great service and staff. Interesting dishes and well presented.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 18 January 2023

Unique place with good atmosphere and amazing food. Food is very creative and delicious. It's perfect for sharing between friends. Book in advance it's always full :) Highly recommend to try vegetarian options, they are very very good. I'd come back here next time I...am in Valencia.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 15 January 2023

We really enjoyed our dinner consisting of multiple tapas plates. There was enough choice for a vegetarian and meat eater. Would go back.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 18 November 2022 via mobile

Don't let the simple decor put you off. This place serves the best tapas in Valencia, by far. Extremely friendly staff complete a perfect lunchtime experience.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 18 November 2022 via mobile

Really wonderful little tapas restaurant. The food was absolutely superb. Lots of interesting flavours and fabulous presentation. Love the music and atmosphere in this gem of a place.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 10 November 2022 via mobile

Stumbled across this tiny restaurant in El Carmen and was not disappointed. Generous sizing of dishes. Wanted to try them all but was warned that two dishes are more than enough for solo diner. Host (Barco?) is very welcoming.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 22 October 2022 via mobile

Simply the best. Fantastic welcome on arrival and so nice to be in a family run restaurant where it feels like they’re happy and having fun, so you’re happy and everyone’s party of the family. Food was “out of this world” - inventive, delicious, different....We wanted to eat everything on the menu! Also great to learn about the history of the Valencia’s refugio’s. This place is the real deal - GO!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 14 September 2022

Amazing food - a twist on tapas - small plates of delicious flavours. Helpful and friendly staff. The cheese ice cream is to die for.

Date of visit: September 2022
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