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La Riua

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La Xerea
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Calle Mar 27 46003, 46003 Valencia, Spain
+34 963 91 45 71
14:00 - 16:15
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Mon - Sat 14:00 - 16:15
Tue - Sat 21:00 - 23:00
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Valencia, Spain
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231 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an excellent "arroz senyoret" at La Riua and we highly recommend it! The only problem was the long wait between starters and the paella (but the restaurant kindly responded with an extra starter). For dessert, a modern version of a typical dish called Arnadi, which was excellent.

Thank mjs03
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87 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

THE FOOD: supposedly one of the best Paellas in the world. Had the Valencian and Squid - both good but obviously different. Portions are very big! THE SERVICE: smooth and friendly. Nothing to complain about THE RESTAURANT: like it. The venue gives you the feeling that the restaurant is something special - not because of the modern, but because of... More 

Thank ClemensJngmr
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch and were so happy with it! This was the best paella we've had. The deserts are also tasty. We tried flan and another one that I can't remember the name of, but it was made of a traditional fruit that tastes very nutty and the texture was white and soft, my guess was it's a rice pudding... More 

Thank Dovile N
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food in a traditional setting. Book ahead if you can. The paella we had was the seafood type rather than the rabbit one which is typical of the area. Still it was cooked to perfection.

Thank Michael W
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate good paella here, with shrimps and squid. The restaurant looks nothing special. A minus was the waitress, who was very unfriendly. She just "threw" our paella on the table...

Thank SycoP
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Following the recommendation of a local baker we find this fantastic paella restaurant a few steps from Plaza de la Reina in Valencia's city centre. Unpretentious from the outside, you would think it's even closed, but don't be mistaken: you're in for the best Valencian paella experience. The staff is very friendly. They will even take your photo. The paellas... More 

Thank Alvaro P
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Traditional restaurant in the heart Valencia. Best Paella we've ever had, duck breast and chicken. As starter we had marinated cod on top of fresh grated tomato, exceptionally good. Suggest booking in advance, otherwise waiting time is approx. 20min. Friendly staff and good service.

Thank Arjangalidai
Modena, Italy
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213 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

while other restaurants call themselves Taberna and they are nothing like one, this is a super nice one mom and pop style jokes a side, the ambience is very traditional and the service is lean, quick and effective the menu boasts various things but we concentrated on paella cause we heard it was outstanding. well deserved reputation. we had 2... More 

Thank Marco R
Orpington, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Taken there by my daughter who is studying in Valencia and this did not disappoint! Stunning food and great service. We had 2 different paella both served in traditional pans. Food hot and delicious. Great value.

Thank John P
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Incredible Paella Valenciana.... life changing! Took a little bit of time to come out but definitely worth the wait. Just give yourself a lot of time if you're on a tight schedule/have to make a train or something to be safe. The dish was huge and was intended for at least 2 people - there were 2 of us and... More 

Thank Katie H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
14:00 - 16:15
14:00 - 16:15
21:00 - 23:00
14:00 - 16:15
21:00 - 23:00
14:00 - 16:15
21:00 - 23:00
14:00 - 16:15
21:00 - 23:00
14:00 - 16:15
21:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Mar 27 46003, 46003 Valencia, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Valencian Country  >  Province of Valencia  >  Valencia>  > La Xerea
  • Neighbourhood: La Xerea
  • Phone Number: +34 963 91 45 71

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