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Refugio, Restaurante del Carmen

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Mediterranean, Fusion, Eclectic
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C/ Alta (d'Alt), 42, 46003 Valencia, Spain
963917754
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2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Restaurante del Carmen in the historic quarter of Valencia is known for...
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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Good for:
Romance

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  • 273
    Excellent
  • 111
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food, great ambiance, great value.

We just love this restaurant and have never been disappointed with either the food or the service in this small, just off the main beat, family run venue. Frequented by locals so it must be good.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Gary G
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Harrow, England, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Harrow, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

We just love this restaurant and have never been disappointed with either the food or the service in this small, just off the main beat, family run venue. Frequented by locals so it must be good.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

We were a group of 5 on the night of the Cremà. Crackling atmosphere outside; welcoming inside. Tried duck, tuna, cod and monkfish. All superb. Good crisp white wine (you can also take your own ). Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We tried the "foie gras", the lambs and the pork. We asked the waiter's advice for the wine, and he advices us "Olivastro 2009" which matched perfectly with our dishes. Good memories.

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Ontinyent
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Arrived just as they were opening at 2.00 and we were the first customers.As is usual here the place was soon completely full so best to book in future.All locals,we were the only none Spanish.Noted that there have not been any new TA reviews since my last visit.I suppose they don`t want their restaurant full of visitors.Only the €15 menu... More 

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La Eliana, Spain
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Once again, a fantastic meal. I was out with other expats for dinner. in the group there are two vegetarians and the rest are omnivores. the duck was rich with flavor and a huge portion. two in the group had fish; one had the tuna and the other rape. everyone enjoyed their food, the wine and the service. highly recommended!

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Ontinyent
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I had booked a table for the 4 of us based on the Trip Advisor reviews.The restaurant had just opened so was not busy and the friendly waitress gave us a choice of tables.The room has a bohemian feel to it with slightly decadent paintings,We had some beers whilst choosing from the menu del dia option at 12€ for 3... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

There were some good recipe ideas however there were several details lacking,in order to make the food tasty We took the starter with the goat cheese which tasted not like goat cheese but very different. We didnt like it but at least it was possible to eat. Another starter which was actually very very good was the mix of cod,... More 

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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
12 helpful votes 12 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: C/ Alta (d'Alt), 42, 46003 Valencia, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Valencian Country  >  Valencia Province  >  Valencia
  • Phone Number: 963917754

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 45
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Fusion, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance

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.
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

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