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Valencia Luncheria

164 Main St Tuscan Oven, Anthony E Karen Pirraglia, Norwalk, CT 06851
(203) 846-8009
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Ranked #1 of 318 Restaurants in Norwalk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Tue 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Fri 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Delicatessen
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
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English first
Connecticut
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It took us a year and 1/2 to get to the luncheria...worth every second of waiting. There were 4 of us and we all loved our meals. Drinks kicked butt! Perfectly mixed! LOVEd our waiter Chico!!!!! It was the first time for all of us and we had some dietary restrictions among us. NO PROBLEM! Chico helped us to make... More

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Clifton Park, New York
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145 reviews 145 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I stopped here for lunch, while en route to the Maritime Aquarium. At the suggestion of a family friend, my brother and I each tried the Arapas. Very, very good. Fried bread, with a choice of a variety of fillings. Great choices, if you are a picky eater and a great selection of drinks too. I want to look for... More

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The empanadas are always fantastic here and their "guasacaca" is to die for. Media Noche sandwich is only served at lunch time so I decided to try their dinner steak. Empanadas were yummy as usual. Steak, not so much. For $25 I expected a larger portion and loads more flavor. We will definitely return for the empanadas but will pass... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Lots of reviews so I will be brief. The food is fantastic. This is my new favorite in Norwalk. It does get VERY busy but there is a reason for that. I have only been here twice but so far have never tasted anything that wasn't remarkable. The arroz con pollo blew me away. Sounds simple but it was unexpectedly... More

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I went with 6 friends and everyone's meal was delicious. It is a very casual place with a very friendly staff. Can't wait to go back!

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Long Island City
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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Certainly above most options in Norwalk. I had the guacamole and steak, and the rum and Coke, all good, no complaint! Fun fake beach terrace and nice decor inside.

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The food at Valencia is incredible. I love going to breakfast here. I've tried most of the menu, and I have never had anything that I didn't think was tasty. My recommendation is to have an arepa (or two if you're super hungry!). I love the coffee, but what's even better is that all the juices are freshly made before... More

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Boston, MA
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83 reviews 83 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Here's what you're gonna do: you're going to only order arepas because that is all you need from here. I literally only ordered an actual dish from here once and honestly, it wasn't anything special. The arepas are the reason for these high ratings and why this place is on TV. I have been here at least 5 times. Every... More

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I must be the only person NOT to like Valencia. Had a terrible lunch there recently...my friend had to send her wrap back as it was not as advertised...but neither version was really edible. My food was indifferent, at best...a salad! With limp iceberg lettuce. I loved the margaritas the first time I went...I guess it's good for drinks. Also... More

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Woodmere, New York
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80 reviews 80 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

my husband and I took our granddaughters here for lunch and we loved the complimentary guacamole and chips. The baditos, juice/milk drinks, were so delicious and refreshing too. We tried arapas which were tasty, ; mango with brie, tomato with mozzarella, salmon and cream cheese etc. We liked the fun picnic tables with beach umbrellas atop the sand covered front... More

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