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Restaurante Babalu

Calle Cerrajeros, 17, 46001 Valencia, Spain
+34 961 14 27 97
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good36%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“ropa vieja” (5 reviews)
“stewed beef” (2 reviews)
“paella” (17 reviews)
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Latin, Cuban, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
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Calle Cerrajeros, 17, 46001 Valencia, Spain
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1 - 10 of 64 reviews

Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Delicious paella and drinks! It is a must visit! Go see Ricky the manager! Friendly and great customer service!

Thank Brandon D
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful paella dishes and very enjoyable sangria and tapas starter too. Situated in a busy street bustling with atmosphere that you can soak up while eating. Really enjoyed this meal.

Thank Loveportugal_10
Reviewed 9 July 2017

It allready started upon our arrival: the owner/gerant snabbed at us because we sat down too fast and was really unfriendly. We should have left then, but were tempted by the low prices. Although these should have been an omen: you get what you pay...More

Thank klaus_mus
Reviewed 6 June 2017

we were in 4 italian friends looking for dinner, we asked for the " menu del dia" and the italian waitress told us that beer and wine were included in the menu' of 14.50eur, so we asked 4 big beers but in the end they...More

Thank Fabio C
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Nice and easy place in the streets of the centre, where you can find both locals and tourists. They have nice salads and big portions. We haven't tried paella but croquettas were also good. Bill was €35 for 1 tapa 2 salads and drinks!

Thank ChiaraCamerada
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

All home made, fresh and really tastefull tapas! Together with the location and good, friendly and enthousiastic service by the owner....had a really nice time! A special combination that i've not found easily in Valencia. I recommend Babalu very much!

1  Thank Hilbert v
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

The ambiance was super pleasant. The prices reasonable and food and drink on point. Highly recommend.

Thank Aaron S
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Delicious paella ! The jug of sangria is a bit expensive, you can get cheaper a jug of sangria outside of the center. But the waiters are really friendly and great service !

Thank OWT_onworldtour
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

A group of nine arrived like locusts and were made to feel welcome from the start. Tables and chairs arrived from nowhere to accommodate us and we were treated to a 'nothing is too much trouble' attitude. Drink measures were LARGE. Our party had the...More

Thank Paul K
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We sat at Babalu by accident,but were very satisfied with the food. Had starters tortilla with chicken and tortilla with jamon, and for main dish roja vieja and chicken in some kind of caribbean sauce( aphrodisiac something), and the food was great and the portions...More

Thank Ivan M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Cerrajeros, 17, 46001 Valencia, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Valencian Country  >  Province of Valencia  >  Valencia
  • Phone Number: +34 961 14 27 97
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Welcome to Babalu, a restaurant in the historic center of Valencia, where you will discover a cuisine in true Cuban style Caribbean & Mediterranean.
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