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Calle de Caballeros 5, 46003 Valencia, Spain
+34 963914822
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 53
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Not the best choice we made

We decided to go there due to the good location which was very central and nice. We waited a long time to be served. We wanted to eat paella as the were advertising but it was finished. We ordered a steak which was ok-ish and a roasted salmon. But the salmon was bad choice. I had never seen more... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2015
Lina S
via mobile
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

We decided to go there due to the good location which was very central and nice. We waited a long time to be served. We wanted to eat paella as the were advertising but it was finished. We ordered a steak which was ok-ish and a roasted salmon. But the salmon was bad choice. I had never seen more raw... More 

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Thank Lina S
Fairfax, Virginia
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75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

We were looking for somewhere outside to eat on a sunny afternoon after walking around beautiful Valencia. The squares were crowded so we walked down a side street and found El Generalife and were glad we did. We had the daily menu at either 8.50.or 8.95 euros.It included 3 courses and a glass of wine, beer or sangria! Our waiter,... More 

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Thank Lindatee
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I went there tonight fir dinner; we were u fortunately fooled by the nice location and ambience of the place! We waited 25 minutes to be served, and over 45 minutes for the plates to be cleared-only after we requested! I got some tapas for dinner and my boyfriend got grilled steak. Everything was drenched in salt... More 

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Kep, Cambodia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

We wanted to have a drink in the sun and decided to sit down on the terrace. The waiter wasn't very friendly, but okay.. The sangria was good but not special. After we got the bill, €16 for 2 drinks, we were shocked.

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Thank Diew9
Worthing, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Had a menu del dia with Valencian Paella. Lovely meal. Had to rush the staff to get the bill as we were on a day trip and had to meet the tour guide. Food was very nice, with good service, and did not think it expensive at all. We found all the staff helpful and attentive.

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Thank Jim64
Europe
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93 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I had a city trip in Valencia in end April and popped into it by mistake. I actually intended to dine in the next next one where during the noon time I witnessed a lot of local young people. I am surprised that most reviews are negative. I hope people went to the same address as I did. As far... More 

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Thank jude9999
Torrent, Spain
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I am local and I was having a business dinner with some foreigners’ colleagues, the food was in general of very poor quality, especially the cuttlefish (sepia) which was simply not eatable, the drinks – which were not included in the menu - were expensive e.g. 4 euros for a cup of (bad) sangria. The staff tried to be amusing,... More 

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Thank Sancael
Valencia, Spain
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

There is SO MUCH amazing, good quality food at affordable prices in Valencia. Do not waste your time on this one, not matter how cute you find that orange tree garden in front of it!

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Thank Jeanne K
Sydney
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

An authentic tourist trap. Expensive, untasty food, not at all generous sangria. You have been warned

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Thank hterra
Wallington
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

We to the El Generalife twice just to see if we had been unfortunate the First time. We ordered a salad starter and the main course lamb chops and fish,when our order eventually arrived the lamb chops were all fat we sent the these back and after 45 minutes I was ask if I wanted anything else. I said no... More 

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Thank Peter K

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle de Caballeros 5, 46003 Valencia, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Valencian Country  >  Valencia Province  >  Valencia>  > La Seu
  • Neighborhood: La Seu
  • Phone Number: +34 963914822

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?