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Refugio- Restaurante del Carmen

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Calle Alta 42, 46003 Valencia, Spain
+34 963 91 77 54
14:00 - 16:00
21:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 14:00 - 16:00
21:00 - 00:00
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You need to book, to not expect to walk in. We saw at least 5 parties get turned away! Starters were fabulous, main course was good, but dessert was a bit of s let down. Service, décor and wine were all brilliant. Absolutely worth a visit!

Thank Simonfranklin2
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely food. Good people. Totally unique tastes. The cerviche offered flavours I've never experienced before and the tuna was top end. And cheese with ice cream - ludicrous or genius? The latter for me.

Thank Richard K
Valencia, Spain
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87 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I used to come here regularly 7 years ago. Recently revisited Valencia with my girlfriend and took her. The food was very fresh, which is great, but it was rather tasteless. We covered it in salt and pepper and it was OK. The service was horrendous though, and they weren't prepared to make anything outside of the menu. I remember... More 

Thank SeasonedLuncher
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good night out in old town in this small, bare venue that really buzzed. The food is tasty and well presented and surprises you with it's innovative nature. Try it and book ahead.

Thank sjbarter
ramat hasharon
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Med-fusion small restaurant at barrio del Carmen We had twice dinner of high quality. Don't miss terrine de queso de cabra,patata con mango y bacalao ahumado, sabiche de fruta de mar, fishes like atun bacalao and rape are prepared in an innovative and exquisite way The deserts are great Try moose chocolate with wasabi and pistachio or helado de queso... More 

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West Midlands
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52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food. Tastes and flavours are astounding. Very relaxed dining.. Definitely recommend a visit..

Thank 333Ann33
The Netherlands
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Adventurous, that's best to describe eating at La Refugia. A small restaurant with friendly staff serve delicious food. Sardines marinated in soy sauce were a great choice. Pork in a peanut/sateh sauce was not Asian but Mediterranean. And who would have thought about ice cream with smoked cheese? All in all a very nice experience. Certainly recommended.

Thank DrRossi
Drammen, Norway
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Not all restaurants have a flashy front door, and definitivt not this one. Passing in the daylight you will have doubts. However, do not let this stop you from visiting for a fantastic meal in the evening. Our food was excellent and served with a perfect wine match. The staff was kind and helpfull and made very good choises for... More 

1 Thank Stig3400
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90 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

I will start with the dessert: smoked cheese ice cream with garam massala cookies, dates and tamarind chutney! Just unforgettable. Fusion dishes with creativity and respect to the ingridients, one of the best eating experiences I have ever had

2 Thank gerkouv
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Tucked away in the glorious back streets of Valencia, this is one of my favourite restaurants anywhere. Their motto is a Cooking Revolution and this is a good thing. They try different things and it works well !! I wont say more other than when I go Valencia, a highlight of my trip is Refugio.

2 Thank Stephen O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$45
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
14:00 - 16:00
21:00 - 00:00
14:00 - 16:00
21:00 - 00:00
14:00 - 16:00
21:00 - 00:00
14:00 - 16:00
21:00 - 00:00
14:00 - 16:00
21:00 - 00:00
14:00 - 16:00
21:00 - 00:00
14:00 - 16:00
21:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Alta 42, 46003 Valencia, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Valencian Country  >  Province of Valencia  >  Valencia
  • Phone Number: +34 963 91 77 54
Restaurante del Carmen in the historic quarter of Valencia is known for its seasonal cooking with high quality ingredients, careful presentation, friendly and informal service and its excellent value for money. All of the dishes are made in-house, including the desserts. The seasonal menu always has a selection of rice, fish and meat dishes and a wide variety of vegetarian options. The ambience is intimate but lively, with two dining rooms. There is a carefully designed wine list and a wide variety of infusions and the restaurant also offers food and wine matching dinners and special menus for groups.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?