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$10 - $26
CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Fusion
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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El Carme
0.3 miles from La Lonja de la Seda
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Reviewed August 31, 2020

I went here on a whim with my girlfriend and was astounded by how amazing the food was. I would highly recommend the salmon and calamari Thai parcels and the Raveolli in curry sauce. It’s in a cute location in El Carmen with tables outside....I found online that the head chef was trained by Gordon Ramsey and after my meal I find that totally believable. Couldn’t recommend more. PeaceMore

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed April 13, 2020

In these horribly different times, I am so concerned about La Comisaria. This tiny restaurant produced a truly amazing meal - brilliant Venesuelan chef and his family. If they are doing take away meals, support them - you wont regret it! We long to go...back there - to one of four outside tables (I dont think there were more than that inside), with the chefing and plateting beamed onto the wall across the street - only one car's width! All so friendly - staff and customers, inside and out and through the window! And that food! Small menu but we wanted to order everything - advised not to as we could order more if needed. Please, please help to keep La Comisaria going in any way you can.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed December 4, 2019

We were recommended this small restaurant by the owner of the apartment we were staying in & it was right across the road so very handy. We had booked for 8.30pm which in Spain is still early and it was clear they weren’t quite ready...to receive guests so we agreed to come back at 9pm. Service was a bit slow and seemed a bit disorganised which was slightly off putting however despite this the food was excellent. Each dish was well presented and tasted delicious. It was fun to watch the chef plating up.For the quality of food it is reasonably priced. It is obvious the chef knows how to cook but maybe a bit of work is needed front of house. We enjoyed our meal very much and would return.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed October 20, 2019 via mobile

My experience didn’t even start as the person who attended initially was extremely unfriendly and arrogant. What you expect is to be welcomed not told off.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 29, 2019 via mobile

I can’t recommend this restaurant enough. We had a delightful meal with a range of imaginative tapas dishes. It’s a charming small family run restaurant and the prices were incredibly low. A perfect night.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 13, 2019 via mobile

One of our favourite places in Valencia. A small family run restaurant, Tapas with a twist e.g. black pudding balls, amazing! We had a seat by the open kitchen but if you sit outside, they live stream the chef cooking. The food was amazing and...the chef talking through each of the dishes with us was a nice touch. Highly recommendMore

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed July 17, 2019

We went my husband and I with our daughter (6 years old) and we like everything we had, especially the scallop! Our daughter loved the fact that we could see in the kitchen on a screen while they were preparing our meal. She went down...to watch and she talked to the chef (it was early and it wasn't crowded yet). Very nice people and service too!More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed May 24, 2019 via mobile

This a unique spot in central Valencia. With a town with many tapas restaurants to choose from, master chef Rayber combines the traditional Spanish tapas with fusion flavors from Asia and other exotic places to bring unique flavors and textures. I've visited Valencia two years...in a row and this is definitely in my list of favorite restaurants!More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed April 29, 2019

We called in without booking as many restaurants were closed soon after Easter, and were shown to a table by a friendly host with a great view of the kitchen. Everything was clearly explained, a few of our questions were answered, and we ordered 3...dishes from the very creative tapas menu. Dishes are prepared by the chef in an "open" kitchen. It was good to watch him prepare the food without any pretensions, but with great skill. It was clear that they had focused on simple dishes which looked and tasted great. They had also kept the whole operation small and intimate so that quality could be maintained, and it all worked very well. There was nice atmosphere, with the chef and host chatting to friends on the table next to us, but not allowing this to detract from the quality or service. Mushroom Profiteroles were the unexpected highlight! Secreto de Iberico also very good, and excellent wine and coffee. Very good value also. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed February 25, 2019

Very delicious tapas far above the usual stuff for tourists. Quick and friendly service . You can watch the chef meticulously preparing the plates . We went twice there during our 4 day stay in Valencia and diner at La Comisaria was our best experience....We highly appreciated all tapas , but the grilled asparagus are definetely a must. For the quality you get here the bill is very moderate.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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