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Valencia Luncheria

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164 Main St Tuscan Oven, Norwalk, CT 06851
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Norwalk, Connecticut
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great food and good prices. A bit noisy, though. Outdoor dining available. Better for lunch/brunch than diner.

Thank toothdocxxx
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Everything was great, friendly staff, great food excellent value. This place NEVER let's us down, our go to place in Norwalk.

Thank Kevin S
Norwalk, Connecticut
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must spot to check out if you're visiting or a regular. Great selection and fresh ingredients. A perfect spot to meet friends to enjoy a fantastic meal.

Thank icando515
New Jersey
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had lunch here & the food was so delicious! We tried "The Works", which is black beans & rice, friend plantains, ceviche, avocado, 1 arepa (your choice) & 1 empanada (your choice), as well as Venezuelan hot chocolate (incredible!!!), dulce de leche coffee, and chocolate banana bread pudding. Everything was wonderful!

Thank KidAstro
Weston, Connecticut
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I visit about once a month and order the same thing. Boring? Perhaps. But good. I always go Sunday mornings. I order a Red Smitty with a side of avacado yum. They do a big after work and dinner business and great brunch. Go,enjoy.

Thank Noslomot
Stamford, Connecticut
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Ordered the blackened Telapia It was delicious and the selection of arepas are to die for. We sat at the bar while waiting to be seated and we're sat in the front outdoor area. We took our shoes off to feel the sand on our feet. Yes, I said sand. Felt like we were dining on the beach.

Thank lottie d
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80 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't have high hopes for this place, but the food was decent. The portions for the sampler and vegetarian plates were generous. The black beans and rice had good flavor. The drink glasses were dirty or maybe cloudy. I wonder about the quality of the meats, whether they have been responsibly raised. There is no mention of organically grown... More 

Thank GoldenMonarch
Denver, Colorado
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hands down favorite restaurant in CT. Whenever I am home for a holiday, my friends and I make a point to eat at Valencia. We've been going since it was a tiny shop a few doors down, but the new location has great ambiance, awesome service, and phenomenal food.

Thank hammka01
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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147 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to try this place because it looked crowded all the time and TripAdvisor rated it #1. That being said, I found it average which made it a little disappointing. We both got the sampler platter with an empanada and an arepa and side ceviche. I got the Cuban empanada which was great but the arepa with Venezuelan pork... More 

Thank Kim449
Middlebury, Vermont
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234 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We sampled mussels with arepas, empanadas, burritos, and more at a family dinner here recently. The restaurant was crowded but we were seated inside in about 15 minutes; the wait for an outside table was about 45 minutes. Everything was delicious!

Thank Bikers_Mom

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $30
Latin, Spanish, Venezuelan, Delicatessen, South American, Gluten Free
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 164 Main St Tuscan Oven, Norwalk, CT 06851
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Norwalk
  • Phone Number: 12038468009

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?