Celebrated in particular for its tapas and paella, Valencia is one of Spain’s great culinary draws offering a contemporary take on local cuisine as well as traditional fare. Reflecting the diversity of cuisine here, these are the five best restaurants in Valencia.
The accomplished chef Quique Dacosta, who was awarded three Michelin stars for his restaurant in Denia, opened El Poblet in the heart of Valencia in 2012 and it was awarded its Michelin star the following year. Chef Luis Valls Rozalen heads up the kitchen here with culinary focus placed on Dacosta’s signature haute cuisine. Guests can dine a la carte or choose between the lunchtime Migdia menu, El Poblet tasting menu or the Ciutat Vella tasting menu, which each bring together a selection of innovative and texturally interesting plates such as red king prawn from Denia with Swiss chard tea, and white asparagus “Ajoblanco” with grilled tuna belly. Like the presentation of food, the interiors are playful and contemporary in style.