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Refugio- Restaurante del Carmen

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C/ Alta, 42, 46003 Valencia, Spain
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent discovery. High grade cuisine for reasonable price. Have visited twice during 2 week trip in Valencià. Will be back.

Thank Chris M
Harrow, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spending 9 weeks in Valencia on baby care duties. We've revisited Refugio's twice (so far). Once for Lunch and once for dinner. I can honestly say that the food is just sublime. Whether it's the great value Menu del Dia or the a la carte dinner menu, you just can't go wrong. We plan to go back with more visiting... More 

Thank Gary G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As a food and wine lover and pretty honest about what and where i eat, this place is a gem. Friendly, welcoming and the food is amazing. A great experience for anyone looking for a relaxed great night in Valencia. Dont miss says charlie brown.

Thank charliebrowneats
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We are very fortunate to be living in Spain where we eat well on a daily basis. When we take occasional trips, we tend to rely on TripAdvisor and when we went to Valencia for a two day jaunt we were persuaded to give El Refugio a try. El Carmen is a neighbourhood which - depending on your point of... More 

Thank Roger J
La Ciotat, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Welcoming, excellent service and simply wonderful food - spicy and original! We were looking for a restaurant close to our apartment as after running the marathon nobody wanted to walk far. We found this one just round the corner from our rented apartment thanks to trip advisor and we weren't disappointed. All the dishes we had - from the salad... More 

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Newmarket, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Had the eu12 set menu lunch yesterday. The duck&apple appetizer was wonderful. Main as fish & udon noodles, nice flavours. Welcoming staff, explained menu in English.

Thank ML-Nwkmt
Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Tasty 3 course lunch for 12 euros. Fusion style worked well - food interesting and delicious. Service excellent.

Thank Bammy7477
Oak Park, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Creative fusion of various cuisines, excellent service and well-priced. I go every time I am in Valencia.

Thank Merle725
Linz, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

We had a really nice evening and the food was just exquisite. I can definitively recommend the red tuna, but the rest of our party seamed to enjoy their meals as well.

Thank s11mon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Had lunch with a colleague from 4 years ago. Absolutely amazing. True Spanish food, friendly staff & excellent value. €15 for the set meal. Can't wait to go back there.

Thank glynis h

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$18 - $45
Mediterranean, International, European, Spanish, Fusion, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Families with children
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: C/ 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?