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Refugio, Restaurante del Carmen

C/ Alta (d'Alt), 42, 46003 Valencia, Spain
963917754
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Ranked #76 of 2,108 Restaurants in Valencia
Price range: $18 - $45
Hours:
Sun - Sat 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Eclectic, Fusion
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: 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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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Have been to this resto five times in past three weeks for both lunch and supper. Have totally enjoyed every meal. The food is always fresh and prepared with lots of different flavors. A unique approach and experience. The place is comfortable and the staff friendly and efficient. Highly recommended for good food, value, and an enjoyable experience.

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Valencia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

My husband and I have been living in Valencia for 8 years, and when thinking where to celebrate my 40th birthday, it didn't take us long to decide. Refugio, of course! The restaurant that does not cease to pleasantly surprise you with its innovative cuisine and its interesting wine list, and where one is always made feel at home. As... More 

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Valencia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Again in the "El Refugio" (The refuge, because there were a war refuge in front of it); first salad and then red tuna. The salad was so original not only in presentation but in flavour and color that you will be surprise, and they variate it every time I visit. The red tune is on of my favourites, with rice... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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56 reviews 56 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

The chef combines flavors that I would not have guessed to be tasty, but he shows they can be. As starter we had smoked cod, with potatoes, mango, balsamico and confit de tomates. An amazing dish, so well balanced. As main I had tuna, with an orange/soy sauce. The sauce was so delicous, a faint hint of orange combined with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Perfect food and service. I will be back next time i'm in town. Interesting menu full of flavours. The location is also great.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The food quality at this place is out of this world. You'll not only get excellent food but also original creations that are exquisitely designed and executed. You can also trust the extremely nice and friendly host with a wine recommendation. We went as a group and had the best night in Valencia ever. Can't recommend it enough.

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Kutna Hora, Czech Republic
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This restaurant might not be able to get a Michelin star because it is not "posh" enough but it's very cozy and the staff (the owner himself in the first place) are very nice and helpful (and speak English). But the food is what you will really want to come back for. I've been to great restaurants including a few... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We stumbled on Refugio on our one and only night in Valencia and were so pleased that we did! This spot was a true gem and one of the highlight meals of our time in Spain, with unique and delicious dishes at mid-range prices, friendly service and an unpretentious room. We were so fortunate to have come across this restaurant... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Try the mango cod dish as a starter , it's delicious!! The main dishes we ate were iberian pork with peanut sauce and the tuna. Both really delicious! A bit more expensieve than some other great restaurants though, but of your several days in Valencia you should definitly go there!

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Valencia, Spain
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Last night was my 4th trip to this restaurant, and it did not let me down. I tried the venison this time, and it was absolutely delicious (although I wish they had asked me how well done I wanted it when I ordered). The dishes are a little dearer than the average restaurant but the dishes are by no means... More 

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Additional Information about Refugio, Restaurante del Carmen

Address: C/ Alta (d'Alt), 42, 46003 Valencia, Spain
Phone Number: 963917754
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Valencian Country  >  Valencia Province  >  Valencia
Open Hours:
Sunday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm  9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm  9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm  9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm  9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm  9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm  9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm  9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 18 - 45
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Eclectic, Fusion

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