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El Generalife

Calle de Caballeros 5, 46003 Valencia, Spain (La Seu)
+34 963914822
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Ranked #1,361 of 1,976 restaurants in Valencia
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: La Seu
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: La Seu
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Huntingdon, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I give this restaurant one star for two reasons 1) TripAdvisor doesn't let me give it 0 and 2) the waiter was worth a star on his own for entertainment value. He gave us the usual spiel about the 'special offer' available only to us and to keep it hush-hush from his boss but somehow forgot to cover up the... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We stopped in during our search for Paella in Valencia after our cruise ship tour and we were not disappointed. The appetizers and seafood paella from the set menu were very good. All the food was flavorful and seemed to be fresh. We had no problem with the service or the food or the wine - there are many options... More

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Edmonton
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97 reviews 97 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

After a long cab ride from cruise boat, we decided on this one, with out door seating. All we wanted was paella but waiter wanted us to have the SET piece lunch, which came with two starters. The starters ended up being better than the Paella, they were some Spanish salad, and a whole frying pan of bacon and eggs... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

My wife and I had our anniversary meal here as we had a very special night here two years before. We kept it simple and went for the seafood paella and bottle of Vallablanca. We found the staff very good and good banter too, overall a very relaxing and enjoyable experience.

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England
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73 reviews 73 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

We should have read your other reviews first! We came across this last night as the restaurant we had chosen didn't have outside eating. It is in a lovely location, that's all. There were four of us and the menu was not extensive. The waiter/owner tried to bully two of our party in to having things they didn't want; they... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

The restaurant is in a great location, but the food is terrible. We had the swordfish and the lamb, both of which I think I could made a better job of. It may have been better with some seasoning but there was none on the table. The service was friendly but sloppy. The bread was nice. It was also too... More

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

If you have a taste for good authentic Paella, you will never like this place for the Paellas they serve. Just like most restaurants, they serve heated up frozen Paella at a fancy cost. We ordered a chicken Paella and a Sea food Paella. None of it was fresh and the meat was stale. The rice was too dry and... More

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Valencia, España
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134 reviews 134 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

I remember eating here 10 years ago and having a lovely meal. Since then, they have reduced the prices, and along with the prices, the quality has clearly reduced. We had the set meal which cost 14€ per head, which with drinks came to 18€ per head. The funny thing I is that it used to cost 18€ for the... More

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Bogis-Bossey, Geneve, Switzerland
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79 reviews 79 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

A strait forward cuisine without any surprise or lasting gastronomic memory. Personnel very friendly and professional. Nicely located in center on the brink of a square with yet an other monumental church.

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London, United Kingdom
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198 reviews 198 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

We shared some tapas and I had the lamb shank. The latter and a couple of the tapas were very oily and I was left with an unpleasant after taste for a few hours into the night.

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