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La Matandeta

Carretera, 46910 Alfafar, Spain
+34 962 11 21 84
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible17%
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“paella” (7 reviews)
“chicken” (3 reviews)
“rabbit” (3 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Spanish
$$ - $$$
Carretera, 46910 Alfafar, Spain
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Reviewed March 16, 2017

We waited 40 mins for this, we were told we would have to, so I expected something special. The Paella was luke warm the few pieces of chicken and rabbit tough and bony. There was an overwhelming taste and smell of paprika and no hint...More

Thank janet M
Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

We had lunch here as part of a large group and were able to watch the entire paella cooking process. Lovely spot in the country and the paella with rabbit, chicken, duck and snails was unlike any I've ever had before.

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Reviewed November 25, 2016

We visited La M and enjoyed a long afternoon with friends totally devoted to paella. Cooked outside on a wood fire by the owner - a master paella chef - the dish that resulted will define paella for me for a long time - maybe...More

1  Thank SanFranciscoGuy634
Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant isn't, unfortunately, the memorable part of this experience. Due to the location of the restaurant ( in the wetlands ) there are approx 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 Mosquitos per square meter, all waiting for a host. It was awful, if you take a repellent then you...More

Thank Philip s
Reviewed March 23, 2015

Like others, our taxi driver (part time!) from Valencia had a little difficulty finding it, but it was certainly worth the trouble. My eels starter was fantastic as were our other selections. We opted for a seafood paella for our which was really good although...More

1  Thank jimbosmiff
Reviewed September 10, 2014

Food is mediocre at best .Paellas are easy to find in Valencia anywhere and this restaurant paellas are basically the ONLY choice and they are at best acceptable .However the real real problem is the service ! I celebrated a birthday in this restaurant and...More

4  Thank lblascomas
Reviewed July 21, 2013

It was a journey getting to and from this restaurant set in the rice fields, but it was worth the trip. Wonderful patio seating. Great appetizers (calamares, especially) and paella options. Wished we could see the paella being cooked over the wood flames. We took...More

2  Thank Michelle N
Reviewed June 2, 2012

Being taken to this restaurant by one of it's regular guests was a wonderful experience. The food is fresh and fabulous and the Paella excellent. The wine list is broad rangeing and the welcome is as if you are part of the family. A little...More

2  Thank Charlotte d
Reviewed October 26, 2011

We really wanted to try an authentic Paella, not only did we get an authentic paella - the experience was one of our favorites. It was raining out but we sat outside on the patio with what seemed like family and friends of the owners,...More

2  Thank M C
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April 29, 2016|
Response from Alborayenses | Reviewed this property |
Look for other restaurant, LA MATANDETA is not a good place to eat paella. If you can, go to El Palmar. You will find there a lot of restaurants with very tasty paella. I recomend you the restaurant called MORNELL.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carretera, 46910 Alfafar, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Valencian Country  >  Province of Valencia  >  Alfafar
  • Phone Number: +34 962 11 21 84
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