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VALENCIA--seeking Tapas and Paella recs


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VALENCIA--seeking Tapas and Paella recs

erica | | Jan 28, 2011 06:41 AM

I plan to visit Valencia for a few days next month. Unfortunately, the budget here will probably not accommodate Ca'Sento. I would like to sample as much local fare as possible, but will not rule out places specializing in the food of other regions of Spain.

I would like to devote one lunch to paella. These two places are on my list, and one name given to me by a local, and I would love to hear comments about them including what type of rice dish is best to order, and also if there is a way to arrive by public transport. If not, more or less how much would a taxi cost? Is there anything I need to know beforehand about a paella lunch? (I believe I need to order in advance and that the rice dish is served for a minimum of two persons, correct?)

La Matandeta in Alfafar

L'Establiment in El Palmar

Nou Raco

I think we will plan a mix of stand-up at the bar and sit-down places for the other meals. This is what I have so far; please comment and add other ideas and recommendations for each place..

Ca'an Bermel (tapas and sit down)

Tasca Angel (tapas) sardine specialist

Casa Montana in Cabanal (tapas and sit down)

Casa Jomi in Natzaret (tapas; is this a shaky neighborhood?)


Any good eating inside the food market?

We get along well in Spanish and would prefer to visit places that are not mobbed with tourists...

Many thanks!!