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Valencia Luncheria

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164 Main St, Norwalk, CT 06851-3729
12038468009
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6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Absolutely the best. Each time I visit Norwalk I eat here. First w my in laws and also w my family. My granddaughter loves it here too especially the guacamole.

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Thank Anna B
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Valencia is more than a luncheria. Lunches are fantastic, but so are the appetizers, (homemade guacamole), entries, specials, and house cocktails. Nothing about this place is average, except it isn't big enough! If you plan to go during peak times (I've been hard pressed to find a non-peak time), plan ahead, be prepared to saddle up at the bar, grab... More 

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Thank Ross I
Norwalk, Connecticut
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A hearty brunch with great cocktails to match. Make sure to get reservations in advance as it gets packed and rightfully so. Glad I don't live close anymore (a good problem to have); otherwise I'd be going here brunch lunch and dinner!!!

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Thank Jayant P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend took me here for lunch and I was not disappointed. Quite the contrary. She suggested we get the "works" plate which had one arepa, one empanada, ceviche, rice and beans, avocado and plantains. A tonnage of food for $13. It's a good way to sample a bunch of stuff, all of which was REALLY TASTY! I enjoyed absolutely... More 

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Thank Shoestephanie
Chesapeake, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was spectacular! Margaritas and Mai tais were epic! Very casual and relaxing atmosphere. Whatever you do, try the green sauce!!!!

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Thank ChesVaGram
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place gets a lot of good reviews. Their arepas are fantastic! I just feel like arepas should be arepa priced. The empanadas are small and even in NYC you'd pay $2 for double what you get here.

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Thank ErinOO7
New Canaan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is always very good....went for the second time IN to the restaurant, and had one of their specialty cocktails...both wife and I thought they were OK at best....so stick with beer here, the bar drinks need help. Staff is kind, welcoming.

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Thank StRaymond
Westchester County, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great restaurant for a date, or with a group, or solo. I often get takeout, though it's also great to stay as well. Plenty of favorite dishes. Too many to list but one that stands out is pabellon criollo which features carne mechada. Also the cocktails are among the best in town. I wish they stayed open... More 

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Thank james_j_k
Connecticut
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with another couple. Food was tasty, not expensive, and festive atmosphere. Friendly wait staff. Authentic cuisine. Can get crowded - but it's worth the wait....

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Thank ConnecticutDog
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ethnic food, well presented, well cooked, and great taste. The sangria was perhaps a little sweet, but I happen to like sweet. Some of my friends complained.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $30
Cuisine
Latin, Spanish, Venezuelan, Delicatessen, South American
Meals
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
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 164 Main St, Norwalk, CT 06851-3729
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Norwalk
  • Phone Number: 12038468009

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