Valencia is home to the famous Spanish dish, “Paella”, and locals are proud of it.
Rice, chicken, green beans, tomato, saffron and rosemary are the main ingredients but you can always order a variety of paella dishes that include: seafood paella or vegetable paella.
Whenever you’re visiting or living in Valencia, this is a shortlist of restaurants you should definitely visit to taste proper paella, (just as locals would cook at their homes):
La Riuà – Restaurant with a great customer service. They’re specialized in traditional Valencian paella (chicken paella).
Address: Calle del Mar 27
La Bernarda – located at the Tapineria Market, it not only specialises in traditional paella but also offers other local delicatessens such as baked rice.
Address: Calle Tapinería 15-17
Restaurante Yuso – Located at the lovely neighbourhood of Ciutat Vella, it’s a great place for large groups. It has an economic menu on weekends.
Address: Calle de la Cruz 4
La Pepica – located at the Malvarrosa beach, the restaurant was founded over 100 years ago and it’s a classic amongst locals and tourist.
Address: Paseo de Neptuno 6
La Alegría de la Huerta – also located at the Malvarrosa beach, it’s well known for its mediterranean cusine and privileged location.
Address: Paseo Marítimo, modulo 6
Restaurante Llevant – Founded in 1907 it’s a cosy restaurant that keeps its roots and traditions. Always cooking paella with firewood
Address: Paseo Marítimo de la Patacona