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Refugio- Restaurante del Carmen

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Calle Alta 42, 46003 Valencia, Spain
+34 963 91 77 54
Today
14:00 - 16:00
21:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 14:00 - 16:00
21:00 - 00:00
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Drammen, Norway
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not all restaurants have a flashy front door, and definitivt not this one. Passing in the daylight you will have doubts. However, do not let this stop you from visiting for a fantastic meal in the evening. Our food was excellent and served with a perfect wine match. The staff was kind and helpfull and made very good choises for... More 

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Athens
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I will start with the dessert: smoked cheese ice cream with garam massala cookies, dates and tamarind chutney! Just unforgettable. Fusion dishes with creativity and respect to the ingridients, one of the best eating experiences I have ever had

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tucked away in the glorious back streets of Valencia, this is one of my favourite restaurants anywhere. Their motto is a Cooking Revolution and this is a good thing. They try different things and it works well !! I wont say more other than when I go Valencia, a highlight of my trip is Refugio.

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Valencia, Spain
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72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is very small and a bit squashed and important to book a table. The owner is very friendly and welcoming. There was an interesting choice of dishes, three starters, three mains and three desserts. All sounded delicious. I chose secreto of pork as my main and was disappointed as I was expecting a chunk of meat not grizzle... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

The food at Refugio was so different and amazing. The food had an amazing twist between Spanish and Japanese food which worked so well. This place is a must to try out for anyone visiting Valencia.

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Cadiz, Spain
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I've visited El Refugio twice, once for dinner and most recently for lunch. The restaurant is very conveniently situated in the Cathedral area and it's full character. The decor is nicely downbeat and the lunch set menu is reasonably priced and quite delicious. They catered for a large family dinner the last time I was there, and provided a delicious... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Came here with the family one afternoon. This is the kind of place you want to keep secret all for yourself. First it is great value for what you get. The service is really good, warm and welcoming. Order a gin and tonic and you will be measuring every subsequent one against for the rest of your life against it... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Cod and tuna main courses were really good. Fine white wine, friendly service. All in all a very good restaurant.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Unprepossessing looking place, so nearly didn't go in until looked at menu outside. Friendly efficient service with very enjoyable, I suppose untypical (to me) Spanish food. Delicious mesclun salad shared to start, husband had fabulous hunk of tuna with black rice, absolutely delicious and I don't normally like tuna! I had oven roasted cod with fennel and citrus which was... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I went to this restaurant going on past recommendations from TripAdvisor.The decor is simple and it has a rustic feel about the place. In fact I went to this restaurant twice during my stay in Valencia. Once for Dinner and then for lunch. I was not disappointed.. On the first visit, for dinner the menu was both in Spanish and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$45
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
14:00 - 16:00
21:00 - 00:00
Monday
14:00 - 16:00
21:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
14:00 - 16:00
21:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
14:00 - 16:00
21:00 - 00:00
Thursday
14:00 - 16:00
21:00 - 00:00
Friday
14:00 - 16:00
21:00 - 00:00
Saturday
14:00 - 16:00
21:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Alta 42, 46003 Valencia, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Valencian Country  >  Province of Valencia  >  Valencia
  • Phone Number: +34 963 91 77 54
Description
Restaurante del Carmen in the historic quarter of Valencia is known for its seasonal cooking with high quality ingredients, careful presentation, friendly and informal service and its excellent value for money. All of the dishes are made in-house, including the desserts. The seasonal menu always has a selection of rice, fish and meat dishes and a wide variety of vegetarian options. The ambience is intimate but lively, with two dining rooms. There is a carefully designed wine list and a wide variety of infusions and the restaurant also offers food and wine matching dinners and special menus for groups.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?