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“Great tapas bar”

La Bodeguilla del Gato
Ranked #206 of 3,625 Restaurants in Valencia
Price range: US$14 - US$26
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: La Seu
Reviewed 12 June 2014

We had a great meal here just now - hard to understand some of the criticisms from others! Nice atmosphere - we sat in the alley at the front - friendly & fairly quick service, lots of Spanish customers as well as a few tourists, & excellent value. Between the two of us, both fairly hungry, we had a good lettuce courgette & tomato salad, excellent patatas bravas, leeks (unusual as a tapa and really tasty), a fine salmorejo, baked Camembert with cranberry, and chorizo... At which point the quantities finally defeated us... A great recommendation from Jason Webster in Lonely Planet's "Valencia", and we'd be very happy to go back. Strongly recommended.

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Reviewed 19 May 2014

A 'tapas bar' with spanish decoration but not spanish staff. It's very expensive, 6 croquettes around 6 euros, a few fries made like McDonalds deluxe fries they call 'patatas bravas' almost 5 euros... in summary we could have dinner in a restaurant for the same price. In addition we had to demand 3 times the same thing cause the waiter had forgotten it. However it's always full of tourists probably cause the hotels around suggest it. To resume, high prices, small portions and bad service. We won't return.

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2  Thank FranHGT
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

.... as opposed to a tapas bar. Staff were charming and helpful and the food was fine. Tip - it gets really busy so if you don't want to sit at the three tables without reservations by the loo, book in good time, not half an hour before it opens, as we did.

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Reviewed 26 October 2013

Small, nasty and expensive "tostas"; service was just as bad: trying to be "cool", our server seemed more interested in showing off his style of dancing-like-ibiza-type-of-queen to some kind of electronic beat, than concentrating in getting our order right, which he didn't.
Just a joint for uninformed tourists in a decor full of stereotypes of Spanish culture.

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1  Thank Enrique A
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

Located near the Plaza Negrita in El Carmen, the Bodeguilla del Gato was an excellent choice for a meal in a pleasant setting. Our server was friendly and efficient. The food was delicious. A delicious plate of cheese, another of ibericos, some chorizo and two tasty salads – with very fresh ingredients - made for an excellent meal. Good wine choices. Don’t let all the clatter in El Carmen distract you from finding the Bodeguilla.

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Thank Blackdoghill
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