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Refugio- Restaurante del Carmen

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Calle Alta 42, 46003 Valencia, Spain
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Cod and tuna main courses were really good. Fine white wine, friendly service. All in all a very good restaurant.

Thank Arne K
London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Unprepossessing looking place, so nearly didn't go in until looked at menu outside. Friendly efficient service with very enjoyable, I suppose untypical (to me) Spanish food. Delicious mesclun salad shared to start, husband had fabulous hunk of tuna with black rice, absolutely delicious and I don't normally like tuna! I had oven roasted cod with fennel and citrus which was... More 

Thank Julia M
Galway, Ireland
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went to this restaurant going on past recommendations from TripAdvisor.The decor is simple and it has a rustic feel about the place. In fact I went to this restaurant twice during my stay in Valencia. Once for Dinner and then for lunch. I was not disappointed.. On the first visit, for dinner the menu was both in Spanish and... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting dishes not executed particularly well though. Duck breast overcooked although the skin fat not properly rendered. And a promising tuna dish let down by a lousy cut of fish. Good to see interesting combination of ingredients but needs more polish or its a case of style over substance.

Thank Adrian O
Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a lovely menu del dia lunch here today. €12 for three courses plus a cafe. We had the chicken to start. I then had the fish, pieces of monk fish and hake in a bisque sauce whilst my husband had the beef wrapped in a banana leaf. For desert we had the coffee pudding with ice cream and the... More 

Thank suzanneandpeter
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310 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a restaurant with a difference: imaginative dishes beautifully prepared in the open plan kitchen, excellent wines at reasonable prices, a wonderfully friendly host and a great atmosphere in the two tightly packed dining areas. It is no exaggeration to say that this was by some distance the best of many meals that I have eaten in Spain. I... More 

Thank John S
Tiptree, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stumbled on this restaurant, while exploring the Barrio Carmen. The food is very different to anything else we had in Valencia and we would highly recommend it. I started with a mussel, prawn and scallop ceviche with 'tiger' milk, my husband had the goat cheese, both were delicious. For main courses, we had Monkfish with spicy sausage cracker and... More 

Thank Elmrosie
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

Having eaten at some of the more tourist centres restaurants and been totally disappointed we went with recommendations at it was fab! Eat here great food great service and in the heart of Valencia. Wine two courses massive G&T 70 euros I'm here again. Add this to your list!

Thank Richard C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Can't recommend this place highly enough, the menu is really imaginative ad varied and all the food beautifully prepared, We paid 160 euros for 4 people with two bottles of wine which was great value for money. Add in a really friendly and helpful owner / proprietor and it's an absolute winner in an area swamped by restaurants. Would'nt hesitate... More 

Thank richefc
Kloten, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

If you step into the Refugio- Restaurante del Carmen you will meet a clean and simple interior no "high chic" and stile race with modern environment... Don't classify the local by that - the cuisine is OUTSTANDING - super fresh, superbe, made with "Rafinesse" and a combination of different tastes you never had before - real Fusion on highest level... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$18 - $45
Mediterranean, Spanish, International, European, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Alta 42, 46003 Valencia, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Valencian Country  >  Province of Valencia  >  Valencia
  • Phone Number: 34963917754
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?