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La Pepica

El Cabanyal-El Canyamelar
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Avenida de Neptuno, 6, 46011 Valencia, Spain
+34 963710366
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1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:45 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: La Pepica Restaurant is the oldest one at the beach of Valencia.Since...
La Pepica Restaurant is the oldest one at the beach of Valencia.Since 1898, their authentic Valencian paellas have been tasted by many famous people (the spanish Kings, the painter Joaquin Sorolla, the writer Ernest Hemingway, bullfighters, artists, politicians, singers and other wellknown people), whose photos can be seen in the walls of the room. Charming terrace facing the beach. Private lounge
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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine

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  • 273
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Lunch with Hemmingway

An excellent restaurant that trades off its Ernest Hemmingway connections. It specialises in Paella & rice dishes and also offers excellent seafood. The staff are very helpful & efficient. Its located near the port and faces the beach and promenade so therefore a ready made walk after lunch... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
jimbosmiff
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Essex
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Somebody had recommend us this restaurant to eat the best paella in Valencia. The paella was ok, but I was not very impressed neither; I'm pretty sure there are much better and cheaper alternatives. And the poor service had really impacted me. It took ages to be asked for our drinks and we even had to ask for a second... More 

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Essex
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122 reviews 122 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

An excellent restaurant that trades off its Ernest Hemmingway connections. It specialises in Paella & rice dishes and also offers excellent seafood. The staff are very helpful & efficient. Its located near the port and faces the beach and promenade so therefore a ready made walk after lunch -- perfect!

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Madrid, Spain
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Came to Valencia for the day and one of my Spanish friends recommended this restaurant to me. Its situated right along the beach where there is seating overlooking the beach and a huge open seating area indoors. I would make a reservation if you want outdoor seating. As the weather becomes more warm it'll only become more in demand. I... More 

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Hertford
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Having eaten at La Pepica several times before I didn't hesitate to take a bunch of good mates for lunch to celebrate a 40th birthday. The Service was as always impeccable and the food excellent.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We had read about this restaurant and tried it one lunch. The paella was dry and disappointing. The staff was lovely and the service was great. It has a perfect location on the beach with grand views. There is better paella to be found.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

spanish friends took us her. We had pecs adios as starter then 2 types of paella, Valencianas and mixed. It was superb. Restaurant on sea front full of Spanish having a long lunch. Little noisy so not much chatting possible. Great atmosphere. Service excellent

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Grimbergen, Belgium
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Loved the setting, the atmosphere and the decor. The food and service were very good. Ernest Hemingway's favourite restaurant in Valencia! We had a great 'paella Pepica' with unshelled seafood.

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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273 reviews 273 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
244 helpful votes 244 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

My friend & I went to La Pepica for lunch, and only just arrived in time to get a table, people was queuing up outside for over an hour to get a table. The staff was very friendly & made you feel welcomed. We had tapas, which was really great. And had paella, which it's famous for, although it was... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Although the interior didn't look too well (very deep building and a large open space), we had a good time there. We were a group of 8 people and all ordered the menu of €17 including a drink, starters (two portions of three different things), paella (two huge dishes, more than enough! you can choose Valencian, vegetarian or seafood paella)... More 

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Bielsko-Biala, Poland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I recommend that place for people who want to taste good spanish cuisine.The restaurant is big and noisy but waiters work quickly. The best paella and seafood.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avenida de Neptuno, 6, 46011 Valencia, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Valencian Country  >  Valencia Province  >  Valencia>  > El Cabanyal-El Canyamelar
  • Neighborhood: El Cabanyal-El Canyamelar
  • Phone Number: +34 963710366

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine

Description

La Pepica Restaurant is the oldest one at the beach of Valencia.Since 1898, their authentic Valencian paellas have been tasted by many famous people (the spanish Kings, the painter Joaquin Sorolla, the writer Ernest Hemingway, bullfighters, artists, politicians, singers and other wellknown people), whose photos can be seen in the walls of the room. Charming terrace facing the beach. Private lounge
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:45 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?