Where to satisfy your Paella craving

Valencia City

Just set foot in Valencia city with a rumbling stomach? Time for a serving of delicious Paella – a rice dish, consisting of round grain rice, beans, rabbit, chicken, duck or even seafood, saffron and olive oil, served in a large skillet.

  1. Casa Carmela
Credits: Casa Carmela

This family-run restaurant has been operating for nearly 100 years, so you can expect an authentic experience here. Their Paella is cooked over orange wood and, sticking with traditions, served in the middle of the table for sharing. 

Located in the seaside Malvarrosa neighbourhood, you can also take a stroll along the beach after having an amazing meal. But keep in mind that it’s closed on Mondays!

Address: Carrer d’Isabel de Villena, 155, 46011 València, Valencia, Spain

  1. La Pepica

This restaurant is almost considered a tourist attraction because of the famous people that have visited it, including Ernest Hemingway and Spanish royalty.

Aside from traditional Valencia Paella, they also serve an in-house special Pepica’s Paella, containing peeled shellfish, which was created for the famous painter Joaquin Sorolla!

Address: Passeig de Neptú, nº 6, 46011 València, Valencia, Spain

  1. La Riuà
Credits: Restaurante La Riuà

If you like old-school décor and aesthetics, you’re in luck! Step foot into this restaurant located in Valencia’s picturesque historic centre and you will be instantly transported back to the 19th century.

This restaurant offers more than a dozen varieties of Paella. If you’re in for something new, you should also try their arroz negro, a rice and seafood dish coloured black with squid ink.

Address: Carrer del Mar, 27, 46003 València, Valencia, Spain

Let these three restaurants start your discovery of the wonders of Paella!

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