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9.2/10

Excellent

based on 344 reviews
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  1. Salvador S.
    Salvador S.
    • 5 reviews
    9.5/10

    Una muy buena experiencia

  2. Linda H.
    Linda H.
    • 16 reviews
    9.5/10

    Our 3rd time here. Very good. food and service. Nice wine select. Authentic Spanish good. Good local cuisine.

  3. Elizabeth P.
    Elizabeth P.
    • 2 reviews
    4/10

    We had expected an old fashioned place, with good food, but from the moment we arrived we knew we had made a mistake. The staff were unwelcoming, there was a tired, half dead tulip lying across our table (a gift?), and it was some time before we were given menus or spoken to at all. Two inedible cracker biscuits with some sort of cheese paste and some jam and a bruised grape on them were plonked on our table as an amuse-bouche - we didn’t eat them. We left as soon as we could, after some very mediocre food, and will not return. This place may once have been good but it seems to have lost its way.

  4. Shawn R.
    Shawn R.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Absolutely fantastic..great service. Very welcoming and terrific food recommendations. We loved it. Definitely a return visit required.

  5. Nick  C.
    Nick C.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    A small but varied traditional Spanish menu; everything was delightful and delicious. There were 6 in our party and thefriendly and helpful waiter warned us that the pickled partridge was a cold dish, which was fine and very tasty, and that the pig's trotter was gelatinous; so it was, and exceedingly tasty, too. The house red and, especially, the house white were fine. The fish was top notch and I will single out the cinammony 'fried milk' as a dessert which must be tried. Altogether a marvellous experience. If this is old-fashioned Spanish dining (as one review put it) then I will eschew the modern stuff forever.

  6. John M.
    John M.
    • 2 reviews
    8.5/10

    Nice food, nice place, nice people.

  7. Lesley Ciarula T.
    Lesley Ciarula T.
    • one review
    10/10

    Muy simpatico

  8. Ethan C.
    Ethan C.
    • 26 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent food and service!

  9. Gillian L.
    Gillian L.
    • 4 reviews
    8.5/10

    Very friendly staff who made us feel welcome. Explained everything clearly that was on the menu. Definitely worth visiting if you are looking for traditional Spanish food.

  10. Laura N.
    Laura N.
    • 2 reviews
    9.5/10

    Wonderful restaurant and not at all touristy. Probably the best service we have had at any restaurant, ever. We had several attendants check on us throughout the evening to make sure all was well, including the chef. Our server Pilar was wonderful at explaining the dishes and very patient with us. The food was all delicious and my husband says it was the best foreign meal he has ever had. On Mondays in Valencia the fish isn't fresh so if you go that day prepare to order something besides fish. We had a few starters, and then my husband had the calamari and I had the oxen; would recommend both.

  11. Charles M.
    Charles M.
    • 7 reviews
    10/10

    Imaginative and tasty food. I had lovely mini clams in a piquant sauce, followed by rich, meaty ox-tail stew - a dish you see in too few restaurants. There is no wine list - you simply look at the bottles (which are all priced up) on the shelf and choose one, with the waiter's help if you want. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Overall, a really enjoyable dining out experience.

  12. John H.
    John H.
    • 2 reviews
    9/10

    Great service, really friendly and helpful staff, had a lovely relaxed dining experience

  13. Martin K.
    Martin K.
    • 3 reviews
    7.5/10

    Good food and wine at correct price. Would recommend the ox tail. Waiter didn't speak english and got the order wrong.

  14. - -.
    • 9 reviews
    10/10

    Great food at a reasonable price. The service was friendly and helpful and the selection of wines vast! Would definitely recommend this restaurant to everyone.