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$25 - $100
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Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish
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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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La Gran Via
0.6 miles from Plaza del Ayuntamiento
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Reviewed February 21, 2020

We loved this bar and we were recommended to come in. We would definitely recommend to others. We would encourage people to order off the tapas menu. The meat platter, croquetas, calamares and tuna were excellent. A proper Spanish bar with great food. We would...go again.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed December 28, 2019

We’ve been lunching there pretty often over the last six month. The place is a neighborhood hangout and many customers know each other. The waiters are friendly and pleasure to chat with. Sitting outside over a caña de cerveza watching people of Gran Via passing...by is relaxing. As appetizers, I’d recommend octopus salad Galician style and/or smoked sardine. Gazpacho is out of this world. For main course try pork chops.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed August 12, 2019 via mobile

We came across this restaurant at 11pm as we had ventured out late. The staff accommodated us, the atmosphere sitting in the street was fab and the restaurant was buzzing with happy customers. The tapas menu was varied and food excellent quality. The bottle of...Bilbao red is definitely worth a try. Muchas gracias.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed May 10, 2019 via mobile

The food was outstanding. Particularly the dog fish (cazón), fried chicken and most impressively, the papas aliñas, simple but beautiful. Service was so grumpy, we loved it.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

Those of you who like the real tapas bars, need to go El Albero: a typical tapas bar with Andalusion specials.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed June 20, 2018

We've been coming to El Albero for over 15 years. I used to live in Valencia, now in Switzerland, but my family is still there and almost every single time I visit we end up eating at Albero once. We like it so much that,...the day before we got married, we invited all the out-of-town attendees that were already there (my husband's Swedish so we were quite a few) for lunch at El Albero. This is a non-pretentious, traditional Andalusian tapas place. There is not much space at all to sit down inside, but there are tables on the sidewalk that are very pleasant to sit at, even in the middle of the scorching summer, since they are in the shade of big trees. We usually stick to tapas (not big dishes), beer (not wine) and soft drinks. We are big eaters and even so we usually stay on the 15-18 € range per person. Our usual picks reflect what we don't usually eat at home which is fried stuff: lágrimas (fried chicken bits), tortillas de camarones (just try them!), adobo (brined fried small pieces of cazón, which is a Mediterranean shark), puntilla (fried tiny squids that you can eat in a bite), pluma ibérica (grilled special piece of the Iberian pork, with "straw" (extra fine) fried potatoes, and at least two portions of the papas aliñás (cold boiled potatoes with a nice vinegary dressing). We don't usually eat dessert there, we either just have a coffee or go somewhere else for an ice cream. Don't be put off by the (seemingly) sour-faced waiters/waitresses, they are just very busy and great professionals. Once they get to know you they even crack a joke or two.More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

Great little place amongst the various eateries in this part of town. The tapas dishes were tasty and arrived quickly. Selection of wines by the glass also good.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed February 9, 2018

We grabbed the last spot to perch ourselves at the bar and had a lovely time soaking up the energy and atmosphere. Some quality tapas washed down with cold beer and plenty of locals making it a nice authentic experience. Loved El Albero as much...as we loved the great city of Valencia.More

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed November 3, 2017

We were out on a Monday night before a Bank holiday and found that there are few if any restaurants open in Valencia. No problem...we went to El Albero. This was the best jamon we had all week. Really outstanding. And, standing we did. We...had a group of about 25 people and had a great time eating tapas and drinking as we were 'bellied up' to the bar at El Albero. Service was excellent. Food was also really good. Jamon was best of the week. The chorizo was just right...spicey, but not blowing your head off. Squid was also very good. Beer was cold and flowing...Would highly recommend El Albero for a great stand up and mingle spot (you can also sit inside or out, but why, when the space and staff were so accommodating).More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed July 17, 2017 via mobile

If I lived in Valencia this would be a regular for me. Sitting outside at 11pm enjoying local tapas. Local wine and beer while watching the world slowly rumble by is my idea of heaven. Waiter was attentive but not invasive and the fish in...vinaigrette was delicious. Life is easier when it's simple and this place delivers good simple honest fair and serviceMore

Date of visit: July 2017
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