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Special offers and Menus

Special offers are only available by booking online with thefork.
You'll be able to select the menus in the last step of booking, if available for your criteria.
Menus

Menu 17€

By booking this set menu, you will be able to order either this set menu or "à la carte" if you change your mind.

This set menu includes:Starter + Main course + Dessert

    Please note: The main courses listed above are susceptible to change depending on market availabilty. All changes are will be indicated.

    Menu 14,00€

    By booking this set menu, you will be able to order either this set menu or "à la carte" if you change your mind.

    This set menu includes:Starter + Main course + Dessert

      Please note: The main courses listed above are susceptible to change depending on market availabilty. All changes are will be indicated.

      About the restaurant El Refugio

      El Refugio se descubre en el casco histórico de la ciudad de Valencia. Su cocina de filosofía revolucionaria os hará disfrutar de una fantástica experiencia de aromas y sabores.

      Cocina a un ritmo pausado donde disfrutar de el Magret de pato con bizcocho de wasabi sobre cama de berenjenas escabechadas y caramelo de chipotles, el Rape con emulsión de alga wakame y anacardos, calabaza agridulce y canutillo de morcilla patatera, entre otros platos y opción vegetariana como el Crujiente de quinoa con queso feta asado, tomate seco y aceitunas de Kalamata. Indispensables son sus postres como el Helado de queso ahumado Idiazabal con galleta de “garam masala” y chutney de dátiles y tamarindos.

      Ideal para grupos y celebraciones diversas, El refugio es una alternativa donde el precio y la calidad encuentran su justa dimensión. Donde la comida es el símbolo de una revolución, que lucha contra una cocina impersonal y de baja calidad. No dejes que te lo cuente ¡reserva ya!

      Restaurant prices

      Average à la carte price
      €33.00
      (average à la carte price based on a two-course meal excluding drinks)

      Drink prices

      • €2.00
        Half bottle of mineral water
      • €2.50
        Glass of wine
      • €12.50
        Bottle of wine
      • €19.00
        Bottle of champagne
      • €1.40
        Coffee
      Prices and menu can change. Those prices don't take into account any promotion and are VAT included.

      How to get to the restaurant El Refugio

      How to get there?

      • Public transports
        Bus: 81

      Opening time

      Comida: De 14:00 a 15:30 (todos los días)
      Cena: De 21:00 a 23:30 (todos los días)

      Closing period

      Domingos de julio y agosto.

      Services

      • Credit Card , Mastercard
      • Privatisable (8 maximum number of guests.)
      • Air-conditioning , Can be privatized , English spoken
      Excellent
      9 /10
      Only clients who have dined at the restaurant, after booking on TheFork, can leave their opinion.
      • 10
        156
      • 9
        153
      • 8
        94
      • 7
        43
      • < 7
        38
      Food
      9,2
      Service
      9,2
      Setting
      8,6
      Value for price
      Interesting
      Noise level
      Moderate
      Waiting time
      Fast
      54/484 reviews
      Sharon L.
      Explorer
      (2 reviews)
      Average Rating
      10 /10
      Food
      10
      Service
      10
      Setting
      10
      • Meal date : 23 Jun 2019
      Fabulous inventive food , our favourite in Valencia
      Carmina A.
      (1 review)
      Average Rating
      10 /10
      Food
      10
      Service
      10
      Setting
      10
      • Meal date : 23 Jun 2019
      Fenomenal el trato de la camarera y rapidez en el servicio
      El menú esquisto,repetiremos seguro
      Joy D.
      (1 review)
      Average Rating
      8,5 /10
      Food
      8
      Service
      10
      Setting
      8
      • Meal date : 17 Jun 2019
      Food unusual, well presented but maybe a little too adventurous for me. Requested duck to be well cooked but was swimming in blood by the time I had cut half way through. Good service.
      Alex H.
      Explorer
      (4 reviews)
      Average Rating
      9,5 /10
      Food
      10
      Service
      10
      Setting
      8
      • Meal date : 29 May 2019
      Really brave and inventive cuisine- everything well seasoned and very flavourful. Don't be too concerned by the sparse decor- they really know what they are doing!
      Fiona M.
      Adventurer
      (2 reviews)
      Average Rating
      7 /10
      Food
      6
      Service
      8
      Setting
      8
      • Meal date : 28 May 2019
      Friendly welcoming and menu promised much. We had good starters ( bruschetta & burger) my burger was raw in the middle- around the foie gras so that wasnt warm. Then we had lamb and duck. Good combinations of flavours and quite unusual but again my duck wasnt pink in the middle- it was mostly raw and very chewy.

      Nevertheless it wouldn’t put me off trying it again as sometimes the ingredients arent great for a variety of reasons
      Micah S.
      (1 review)
      Average Rating
      9,5 /10
      Food
      10
      Service
      10
      Setting
      8
      • Meal date : 23 May 2019
      Wonderful innovative flavors
      Stefan M.
      Adventurer
      (1 review)
      Average Rating
      8,5 /10
      Food
      10
      Service
      8
      Setting
      6
      • Meal date : 20 May 2019
      Excellent innovative food at moderate prices. Rather quite on a Monday night. A place to visit for the quality and origininality of the food rather than for the ambience which is a bit basic and disappointing. Worth trying. Situated in Barrio del Carmen and easily accessable with Google Maps.
      Sarah N.
      (1 review)
      Average Rating
      9,5 /10
      Food
      10
      Service
      10
      Setting
      8
      • Meal date : 15 May 2019
      2nd visit for our group one year on. The food was just as interesting and delicious and the welcome just as warm as we remembered.
      Yvette B.
      Conqueror
      (5 reviews)
      Average Rating
      8,5 /10
      Food
      8
      Service
      10
      Setting
      8
      • Meal date : 23 Apr 2019
      great service limited but super fresh menu. It can be a challenge with kids as not a lot of food to select
      Rose F.
      Conqueror
      (5 reviews)
      Average Rating
      10 /10
      Food
      10
      Service
      10
      Setting
      10
      • Meal date : 2 Jan 2019
      The food was imaginative, beautifully presented and very delicious. The service is excellent and the atmosphere friendly.
      We love Refugio and will definitely return!
      Liz C.
      Adventurer
      (1 review)
      Average Rating
      9,5 /10
      Food
      10
      Service
      10
      Setting
      8
      • Meal date : 10 Nov 2018
      Saturday lunch visit. Three courses of excellent - wonderful flavours and delightful friendly service. All at a very reasonable price.
      Michelle V.
      Adventurer
      (1 review)
      Average Rating
      10 /10
      Food
      10
      Service
      10
      Setting
      10
      • Meal date : 2 Nov 2018
      Fantastic food with great flavour and great night out
      Judith W.
      Explorer
      (2 reviews)
      Average Rating
      10 /10
      Food
      10
      Service
      10
      Setting
      10
      • Meal date : 28 Oct 2018
      Great little restaurant with a really interesting menu - would thoroughly recommend it.
      Deborah S.
      Foodie
      (23 reviews)
      Average Rating
      10 /10
      Food
      10
      Service
      10
      Setting
      10
      • Meal date : 14 Oct 2018
      Excellent food and service. They run out of dishes early though
      Deborah S.
      Foodie
      (23 reviews)
      Average Rating
      9,5 /10
      Food
      10
      Service
      10
      Setting
      8
      • Meal date : 9 Oct 2018
      Enjoyed a delicious 3 course lunch
      Andrej M.
      Adventurer
      (2 reviews)
      Average Rating
      10 /10
      Food
      10
      Service
      10
      Setting
      10
      • Meal date : 7 Oct 2018
      Great food and wine, relaxed atmosphere.
      Celia M.
      Explorer
      (4 reviews)
      Average Rating
      10 /10
      Food
      10
      Service
      10
      Setting
      10
      • Meal date : 3 Oct 2018
      Fantástico.
      Mark S.
      Adventurer
      (1 review)
      Average Rating
      9,5 /10
      Food
      10
      Service
      10
      Setting
      8
      • Meal date : 23 Sep 2018
      Great, well prepared food, friendly service and an interesting history. I recommend El Refugio.
      Emily K.
      Adventurer
      (1 review)
      Average Rating
      10 /10
      Food
      10
      Service
      10
      Setting
      10
      • Meal date : 15 Sep 2018
      Really enjoyed the food.
      Rosa V.
      Adventurer
      (1 review)
      Average Rating
      3 /10
      Food
      2
      Service
      4
      Setting
      4
      • Meal date : 13 Sep 2018
      We were really looking forward to eating here for dinner. Information online suggested a set menu. When we arrived there was no set menu and mains started at around €17. No information online to indicate prices other than the set menu which must just be for lunch. Usually this would be out of our prices range but given it was our last night in Valencia and the good reviews we stayed and ordered a main each. The fish (tuna and salmon) was served extremely rare, raw and translucent which was not pleasant especially with the salmon. The flavours were interesting but we felt really disappointed. The food was barely warm which was confusing as the food had just been cooked and the restaurant was not busy. The atmosphere created by staff did not make it feel comfortable to ask about the cooking of the fish. Wines only advertised by bottle and only one white wine served by the glass which is not in the menu which is unusual. Overall a very disappointing dinner - maybe it’s a better lunch spot!
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