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Central Bar

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Plaza Mercado 105 a 131 | Plaza del Mercado s/n, 46001 Valencia, Spain
+34 963 82 92 23
06:30 - 15:30
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London, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tucked away inside the fantastic Central Market this busy bar is arranged with lines of stools on either side of the bar/service area. The turnover on the seats is very fast so worth waiting if there is a small queue. Visited on two days for breakfast/brunch when staying at hotel close by and was wonderful to see them squeezing the... More 

Thank PeterCW9
Miami, Florida
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Central Bar when visiting plaza del Mercado. The service is great and everything we are was delicious. Highly recommend it. Must not miss it while in Valencia

Thank Edwin R
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12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Simple menu,amazing products,everything fresh..Food with a lot of flavours and surprisely good price ;)

Thank Dallas K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

We were here for lunch once and once for breakfast during our stay in Valencia. What a place! The food, the location, the staff! All absolutely fantastic! A great place to people watch and to eat and drink like the locals do. Ask what the specials are, ask what they recommend, eat something different! Trust me, it's worth it.

Thank Jadnams
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Great setting to have some small dishes with a beer or glass of wine. However, the pork ear we ordered had turned and we are still in bed recovering...

Thank jan b
Bracknell, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and well worth the 30 minutes we spent queuing to get seats. Highly recommend the ribs, artichokes and meatballs. We ate here more than once in our 5 day stay in Valencia.

Thank Travelfreak X
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Visited Central bar in the main market. A small cafe with maybe 20 seats. Was pretty busy when I was there and judging by the food I had I'm not surprised. It was excellent. The flavours just exploded in my mouth, especially the cod fritters. They do 1/2 portions, perfect as I was on my own. They also have daily... More 

Thank fizzo17
gravesend, kent
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

This was the culinary highlicht of Valencia, a place with a great deal of excellent food. You have to queue (it is worth it!) and you get extraordinary food at normal prices. Patatas Bravas and Aubergine done with as much care as Pigs Ear and Cuttlefish. Good wine and very friendly service as well. Top of the class!

Thank mcf58
Javea, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Stroll round the market savouring the sounds, aromas, colours and tastes one of the, if not the, best markets in Europe to build up an appetite and get the taste buds working. Avoid the breakfast rush and pre-empt queues for lunch, stop here for that wonderful Spanish meal; almuerzo. We enjoyed the food and the theatrics as we were sitting... More 

Thank felipehavana
Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

This really is a tremendous place for having lunch. The 3 of us were served quickly by a friendly and efficient waitress. The food was fresh and delicious and the whole area was clean and well managed. This is obviously a very popular place to eat as there was a constant queue to occupy the bar stools. Prices were reasonable.... More 

Thank kenp31

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:30 - 15:30
06:30 - 15:30
06:30 - 15:30
06:30 - 15:30
06:30 - 15:30
06:30 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza Mercado 105 a 131 | Plaza del Mercado s/n, 46001 Valencia, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Valencian Country  >  Province of Valencia  >  Valencia
  • Phone Number: +34 963 82 92 23
If you've never savoured tapas or a good bocadillo in the hustle and bustle of a thriving market, you simply have to try Central Bar by Ricard Camarena. Our bar is located in the very heart of Valencia's busy Central Market, Europe's biggest and most spectacular art nouveau food market. Thousands of people visit it every day to do their shopping or simply to soak up the atmosphere with its aromas, sounds, colours and tastes.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?