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£22 - £33
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Healthy, Contemporary
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 19 March 2024 via mobile

Lovely dinner with excellent food and full commitment of the staff. Wine selection was outstanding, seafood well prepared and tasty. Definitely worth a visit

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 21 February 2024 via mobile

Excellent service and great food. Knowledge waiter for wine recommendations and allergy constraints; good quality, regional food choices; quiet, friendly atmosphere. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 September 2023 via mobile

Exquisite cuisine and friendly staff; very accommodating; highly recommended; mostly frequented by locals which can only be a good thing 😀

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 1 July 2023 via mobile

Good Spanish food. Good atmosphere. Mostly local crowds. Relax and friendly ambience. We had a good time in their terrace during the summer night with a cool breeze. Recommended.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 16 June 2023

We saw the TA 4.5 rating (usually a reliably good indicator) and thought the menu looked good. The meal (stuffed peppers, fried hake, clams) was mediocre at best. The wine was very good. I left wishing we had tried the Italian place next door instead.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 16 February 2023

We had a fantastic meal that suited all tastes. We were a family party of 2 children aged 11 & 12 , plus a vegetarian. We had a good choice, also trying a few samples of some of the specials. Good quality local wine at...good prices. The waiter was very friendly and accommodating.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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El Encuentro V, Propietario at Restaurante El Encuentro, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2023

Thank you Peter a pleasure

Reviewed 18 December 2022

We had come to Valencia for the Christmas lights and sights and as it was close to Christmas booked this restaurant. On arrival we were shown to our reserved table and the place was full, people being turned away from the door. My wife had...the Tartare Atun starter and I had the Seafood salad, they were both delicious and quite generous portions. We then had the Solomillo and the Cod in the Basque style, Bacalao a la Vasca, they were both very nice but I had had this dish in Asturias many years ago and it was very different, the first time with loads of garlic. This was all accompanied with a very nice bottle of wine. I was then tempted to try an orange flan but it was a tad disappointing as it was not very orangey. We rounded off a very nice meal with carajillos, my wife's a house special which would have been too sweet for me.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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El Encuentro V, Propietario at Restaurante El Encuentro, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2023
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Reviewed 3 July 2022

This is a small, very stylish restaurant one block back from the Placa de Ajuntamiento. You can choose to eat outside or in the air-conned interior. We couldn't decide on our mains so the waiter suggested that he bring a selection of small starter dishes...and keep them coming. You select the wine from the rack which takes up an entire wall and is sensibly priced. We first ate here in 2017 and the standard is just as high. And their English is excellent.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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El Encuentro V, Propietario at Restaurante El Encuentro, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2022

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Reviewed 7 June 2022 via mobile

Excellent food and great menu. Angel was very accommodating and very friendly his colleagues were very sweet as well. Definitely a perfect restaurant for any occasion.

Date of visit: June 2022
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El Encuentro V, Propietario at Restaurante El Encuentro, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2022

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Reviewed 1 March 2022

The grilled sea bass was very good along with a glass of Cava, and Eliseo did his best to make our experience enjoyable!

Date of visit: February 2022
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El Encuentro V, Propietario at Restaurante El Encuentro, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2022

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Reviewed 27 February 2022

This is an opinion based on two visits, encouraged by past experience and the amount of good opinions on Tripadvisor. The Friday stew I ate had overheated meat and the rest of the components were of low quality, some of them full of fat (chorizó...and te “blanquet” sausage) and others (the meat and the poultry) hard as stones. And in another meal with friends on a sad Thursday, we were all appalled by the low quality of the dishes (except the acceptable lamb chops). I don't know the reason, but it's a pity. For long time, it has been one of the best “casas de comidas” in town.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 25 February 2022

This is an outstanding restaurant for classic Spanish food executed exquisitely and with a certain lightness despite being traditional fare. The quail with white beans was delicious, the ox steak cooked to perfection. For dessert we had peach soufflé, which we are still talking about....The recommended wine complemented the meal. The waitstaff was friendly and professional. We were thrilled to be able to reserve a table outside but the inside of the restaurant complements the food: traditional in its wood and appointments but not too heavy; it is quite lovely. I wish the proprietors had a restaurant in Madrid as I'd become a regular.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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El Encuentro V, Propietario at Restaurante El Encuentro, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2022

Kathry Thanks for very visit us , always is a pleasure.

Reviewed 29 October 2021 via mobile

Restaurant El Encuentro was recommended by our Valencia Guide book and it didn’t disappoint. The setting is very traditional and has great character and atmosphere even when not full. The staff are very friendly and gave some really helpful advice and recommendations from the menu...and the wine list. They specialise in traditional stews and broths so in the main we chose to stick to these and were not disappointed. The Bulls Tail and the White Bean stews were absolutely delicious. We enjoyed our evening so much that 2 days later we decided to go back for another delightful meal.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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El Encuentro V, Propietario at Restaurante El Encuentro, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2021

Thank you Stoke

Reviewed 16 July 2021 via mobile

The first restaurant we stop by every time we come to Valencia is @rteelencuentro. It has not compromised on quality in any of the last 6 years. We started with Sardine of Santoña with fresh cheese (€3/unit) and Croquettas (€2.2/unit), our favorite product of Spanish...Cuisine. I can still say this is the best I've ever eaten. As the main course, we preferred the Bull Tail stewed D.O. León (€16). It was a kind of “Dance of tastes” experiences with Rioja red. Although we generally like the indoor ambiance, for obvious reasons, this time we chose the option of sitting in the open area. A restaurant worth taking the route.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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El Encuentro V, Propietario at Restaurante El Encuentro, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2021

Thank you Kaimbros your very kind thanks

Reviewed 30 June 2021 via mobile

Disappointing food (the grilled sea bass was the exception) and pretty slow and unattentive service. Overall = 6/10, pretty sure better options are available in the area.

Date of visit: May 2021
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  • Food: 4.5
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