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£58 - £133
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Healthy
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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This magnificent place is part of the refurbished Bombas Gens factory, which also houses an arts and culture centre. Here, there is a large foyer with ...
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Two MICHELIN Stars: Excellent cooking, worth a detour!
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I recently visited Richard Camarena on a trip to Valencia. Not only was this such a unique experience, the service and food was exceptional. My husband is Vegan and they were extremely accommodating as well. The chef takes such pride in the...ingredients he uses (which he grows locally, himself) and it makes each of the courses that much more personal and delicious. Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 26 February 2024

The restaurant is very attractive and the staff seem very attentive. We had one Oxalis Path and one Synthesis (I asked for pescatarian) - both tasting menues. Some of the food was really good - for example the carob cured tuna, the confit tomato and...the roasted veg soup Some of the food was home - standard, for example the corn tissoto and the mini artichoke. Some of the food contained red meet: The potato in the first course contained bone marrow and there was chorizo in the shrimps (we checked with the staff - who didn't seem concerned that they had served red meat to a pescy). I ate the food (and it was tasty) because I think it's even worse killing an animal and then not eating it. I am glad though that I don't suffer from any food allergies. Overall, most of it was good and there was some unexpected pleasant surprises. Perhaps because we went there on the night of the Valencia fire, the staff were a bit spooked, but at these prices, the order should match the customer's wishes.More

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

What a joy to visit a restaurant celebrating vegetables in season and locally sourced. The experience here is very special- located in an art gallery the design of the space is clever which unusual angles and lines and the hearth of the open kitchen at...the centre. The service was extremely attentive and they accommodated our dietary requirements very well- checking prior to our arrival which I appreciated. We had a very memorable evening here.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 23 November 2023

First time at Ricard Camarena was a beautiful experience. Ricard introduced tuna for us and the tasting was exceptional. The rest of the evening was just as great. A little problem was that the evening was rushed. We would have liked the pace slowed down.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 25 October 2023 via mobile

Amazing experience. We dined here in October 2023. Love the sustainability of this restaurant. It came through on many of the dishes. Great experience to meet the owner and chef. The desserts were incredible and most from locally sustainable products and not too sugary. We...were fortunate enough to dine at 10 Michelin * restaurants over a 2 week period and Richard Camarena was No 1 on the list. We highly recommend this dining experience it was well worth it. We enjoyed the extended menu.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 6 August 2023 via mobile

Our family of 5 went here our last night in Valencia to celebrate my wife’s and my wedding anniversary. It was everything we had hoped for. Incredible venue (you get to a non-descript part of town, are escorted through large doors and then a courtyard...to a room separate from the dining area where your experience starts). Service was phenomenal all evening - full white glove. Tasting menu was adjusted for our many food allergies and they gave us a nice note from the whole team to acknowledge our anniversary. Food was fantastic - we all enjoyed every dish. Wine was great too. And we didn’t feel rushed at any point of the evening - were one of the first groups in and one of the last out. Amazing experience all around.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 22 July 2023

Lovely modern dining environment. Had quite strong Joel Robouchon vibes with the asian fusion elements. Our menu was almost entirely cold, which was highly suited to the heat wave. Perfectly in tune with the season. Very knowledgeable and friendly staff. Thoroughly enjoyable. Dealt with coeliac/no...wheat requirement impeccably. Quirky toilets.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 19 September 2022

It will be probably very personal, but I did not like the dishes, nor the wines ... I missed power in the tastes and crunchiness in the textures and I don t like it when the cheapest food, as an onion, is presented as a...delicacy. The pairing wines were far-fetched and for sure not worth their excessive price ( € 135 per person). My husband liked it all better than me, but had expected more too for what is announced to be a restaurant that will get its 3th Michelin star in the near future. Beautiful setting though. And what to say about the staff member that let us out and at first did not believe us that we had already paid the bill and accompanied us to the financial responsible to double check ?! How does that make a client feel ?More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 23 August 2022 via mobile

have eaten here many times. The food is consistently excellent, always beautifully presented and delicious. The staff bend over backwards to accommodate any food allergies and can't do enough for you. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 6 July 2022

The staff repeated several times during our meal how the restaurant emphasizes using every part of their produce and protein, zero waste. I wonder if that sometimes overshadows making consistently excellent food. Only five of the dishes out of about twenty served were really excellent...and there were some bad misfires. Some of the misfires included - Aged anchovy served on a cracker-like base. The anchovy was good, but the "cracker" was mealy, if I didn't know everything was made fresh I would have said it was stale. - Tuna cured with carob. Yes, it's different, but didn't actually work, I felt bad that the tuna was wasted on this instead of a more traditional approach. - Cucumber flower. Tasted like something from the grocery store, the sprinkling of herbs wasn't enough to make it interesting. - Fig and sardine. Both of them had a mushy texture, not a good pairing. Flavor did not pop. Left me wondering if the kitchen is trying too hard to avoid salt. - Roast zuchinni with a peanut sauce. Could be interesting for someone who has never had Thai food but this really felt low effort. - White asparagus ice cream. My least favorite of the night. Hard to articulate why, maybe because this was the fourth dish containing a big helping of asparagus. Overall for the evening there was a lot of zuchinni, a lot of cucumber, and most of all a lot of asparagus. Again, I get that you don't want to waste anything but this isn't Iron Chef, making good food should take priority and it didn't. On the positive side, the highlights for the evening were the semi-preserved tomatoes in sheeps butter that evoked the best tomato soup you've ever had, concentrated in a few bites, and the oysters in an avacado and "cream" sauce was an instance where doing something very different from how you usually prepare oysters paid off.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 1 July 2022 via mobile

My wife loved this restaurant . I enjoyed it. Make no mistake the menu is largely vegetarian , some fish and less meat . My beef if you will pardon the pun was the bread .Not the in house excellently produced sourdough blended bread but...my gluten free bread which had come out of a preheated bag . (I had eaten it before in less salubrious establishments).Poor show really considering the 2 stars and prices. I found the wine pairings measley, some of questionable quality and others not well matched to the courses . ( Who really drinks orange wine ?) However all told …pure theatre and a unique experience . Worth a visit though just to prove me a bit of s curmudgeon!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 20 April 2022 via mobile

We went to Ricard Camarena for our 28th wedding anniversary and we were not disappointed. We had looked forward to this meal since planning a one month vacation to Valencia. A welcome letter from Ricard and cava was a very thoughtful and appreciated gesture. So...to the food … the philosophy of the chef is to use every part of the produce and as a result the innovation of the dishes is extraordinary. We enjoyed the opportunity to meet Ricard and for him to share some of this philosophy. All in all a memorable, wonderful, delicious and elegant restaurant. We will be back.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 16 April 2022

I was first here for lunch (tasting menu with wine pairings) in June 2019 and was blown away by how amazing the food was - experienced flavours from vegetables and seafood that I could not believe existed. When I came back to Spain in April...2022, I made it a point to come to Valencia just for dinner here. I was not disappointed - on the contrary, I was even more impressed. So much so that I wanted to come back the next day but it was Saturday and they are only open Tuesday-Friday. So, I will be returning for lunch next Friday with a friend - we are coming in from Barcelona just for this.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 2 February 2022

Wonderful dinning experience. Loved every dish. Really appreciate the focus on seafood and vegetables. The sommelier was so helpful. We loved the wine she suggested. The room is beautifully designed. Should be 3 stars. An important restaurant for the whole region, and one of the...best we have ever experienced in SpainMore

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 4 June 2021 via mobile

3rd time, but spread over 6 years. Amazingly RC keeps a record, says a lot about the attention to detail. There is a choice of 3 menus, varying in price, with the wine pairing. We went for this as the we were given a choice...and range way beyond our knowledge or experience. The food is mainly fish and local vegetables. Exceeds the Michelin 2 star rating. Food highlights. Broccoli in coconut, caviar and coffee (who knew). Red shrimp with garlic, Bobby beans and egg yolk.the lemon fish carpaccio. Desserts were mind blowing: a citrus ice cream, the pumpkin and almonds cold pie. This year we were introduced to RC himself. Both of us were star struck as he talked us through 3 courses as we tasted and ate. The main restaurant is ‘Mad Man’ (TV series) cool. I still want my next house to look like this: dream on. Clever use of wood reduces background noise. Thus in a restaurant, but feel private. Coffee was served in comfy chairs on the terrace. The staff are a delight. If you want a top end experience, but want to feel also you are in Valencia, I would highly recommend.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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The set up at this restaurant is a lot of little dishes - neatly and innovativley presented most of the time. You'll have about 15 different dishes to chose from and I'm sure you'll be able to avoid meat completely.
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Ricard Camarena Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5