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“Great place, excellent service”

Restaurante El Encuentro
Ranked #39 of 3,494 Restaurants in Valencia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$42
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish, Contemporary
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Make yourself at home, sit back and we will tell you the details of our kitchen, our love for the gastronomy , and the small details that make up our day.Already more than 19 years behind us. We have always maintained our core values ​​by cuisine prepared at home, craftmade, natural, and with fresh and authentic products creating each dish a unique taste , a special taste of Restaurante El Encuentro. Wellcome to Restaurante El Encuentro Valencia
Valencia, Spain
2 reviews
“Great place, excellent service”
Reviewed 19 June 2014

Good food but the whole experience was made better by our excellent waitress who made some great recommendations and was very attentive. And the fact she spoke very good English did help! We all felt it was good value for money. Everyone was happy with their meal.

  • Visited June 2014
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Athens, Greece
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“We loved it”
Reviewed 11 June 2014

Amazing food!!!Great service by Michele and Angel who kept on beeing polite and smily all the time.When we mentioned that we had our 25th anniversary that day,they surprsed us with a lovely desert!!!i would surelly go back!!!

  • Visited June 2014
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cornwall, UK
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“Excellent traditional cooking in a friendly atmosphere.”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

We spotted this very traditional looking restaurant on our way back to our hotel on our first or second night in Valencia, but didn't get to eat there until the last one, which we were regretting by the end of the meal, as there were so many things on the menu that we wanted to try.

The service was very friendly, the staff very patient in explaining the dishes, and the cooking of high quality ingredients was excellent. We just loved the clams, the baby lamb chops and the bull's tail stew, and I'm sure we'd have loved everything else on the menu too. Another great touch is the cabinet of wines - instead of a wine list, all the wine bottles, at very good prices, are displayed before you; the staff will advise on what may suit and everyone we saw or heard seemed very pleased with their choice, including us.

When we left, at about 10.30 pm, there was a mixture of tourists like us and locals, though it struck us as being more a "locals'" restaurant rather than a fashionable place trying to attract trendy diners of whatever origin, and none the worse for that.

The bill, including a very good bottle of wine, water, coffee, first and second courses, but no dessert, was €77 to which we added a €10 tip. A bargain!

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Ann H
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El Encuentro V, Propietario at Restaurante El Encuentro, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
Thank you for your beatiful review , is was a honour for us

All the best for you

Thanks

El Encuentro Staff
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Maastricht
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“Great food, drinks and service”
Reviewed 23 May 2014

We went without reservation for lunch. The place nicely decorated place was full with mainly Spanish people but the wife of the owner made room for the two of us. She was a perfect host for us during the whole lunch. The card is complete and extended with local but also international food. As a main course we had an entrecote steak that was grilled to perfection. The wine we could pick from a big rack that had all the Spanish wines offered in their restaurant with the price on it. Prices were very moderate for the quality food and wines they offered. We had a great afternoon.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Rene219
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London
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“Lentil Tuesday. Great home cooking.”
Reviewed 20 May 2014

Looked at TA reviews and checked their website. We are not the greatest seafood fans so looking for meat based options. This had limited choice for us but took the plunge and were not disappointed.

We had to kill some time to wait for the 20.30 opening. Only had English and Antipodeans in there when we arrived but then plenty of Spanish started to arrive after us. Then I started to think we hadn't fallen into a tourist trap.
The waiter was really helpful and had a great sense of humour. We chose croquettes which were creamy and delicious, then we shared lentils which were fantastic. So happy that we were there on lentil Tuesday.

I had lamb chops main course and wife had huevos estrellados with iberico ham. That is a Spanish version of ham, egg and chips. The biggest yolks I have ever seen in an egg. She loved it.

Everything about this place says fresh, homemade food. The more we were there the more I thought this was a good choice.

I let the waiter pick the local vino tinto and it was very nice. He checked I was happy with the price, which I was. And very nice it was too. He thought the bottle had a leak in it, but it was only because we enjoyed it so much and drained the bottle.

No need for postres after very nice main course and starters but we were given free profiteroles. Nice strong coffee to finish off with a brandy I left the waiter to choose. Another excellent choice and very large!

When I asked for the bill more profiteroles were offered but declined but we did accept a complimentary moscatel and another generous brandy.

I was a little bit worried when we arrived but we ŵleft very happy and satisfied.

Great, simple home cooked food and good, friendly service.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Glitch33
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