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“A good choice in Valencia”
Review of Carosel - CLOSED

Carosel
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Valencia, Spain
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169 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“A good choice in Valencia”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

Excellent location, close to the Central Market, a must when visiting Valencia. Served food comes directly from the market, being of high quality. It’s not the first time I visit this restaurant and it never disappoints you. You can have a good value “menu del día” for 18€. Menu changes very often, so it’s hard to repeat dishes. Appetizers are presented on a piece of wood (four different ones for each guest) and are to be shared (kind of tapas). Second course is on demand and you can choose among several dishes, always including some kind of paella/rice. This time my choice was an excellent rice with cauliflower and codfish. Service is very efficient and professional. A very good restaurant and good value for money.

  • Visited September 2012
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2 Thank Amore64
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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202 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Not the real hospitality”
Reviewed September 13, 2012

The location is nice and the food was alright. Service was blurry and the bill had some surprises (double takes). Bit disappointing over all, too bad.

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Thank AL273
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Ystad, Sweden
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Exquisite cousine”
Reviewed September 7, 2012

This restaurant I found while strolling around in Carmen. I loved the interior, Swedish industrial design. The food was excellent. I didn´t just taste devine but also looked marvelous. I talked to the cook ant to the Swedish owner. Such a cute couple, and their 1 year old girl went around saying Hola to all of the guest. I can´t wait until my next trip there.

  • Visited February 2012
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1 Thank Louise L
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Valencia, Spain
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91 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Sprightly and adventurous cuisine in a characteristic location”
Reviewed August 26, 2012

It dosen't get much better than Carosel in terms of food quality, at least not at this price range. I went with a discerning friend for the great-valued lunch menu, and by the second course we were already on to the second bottle of wine which, although it may seem a trife counter-intuitive, is actually a very good sign.

Service was excellent and the outside location is defined by a fascinating street-styled grafitti art-mural which ordains what would otherwise be an imposing and dull decaying street wall.

  • Visited May 2012
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1 Thank SeasonedLuncher
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Valencia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Valencian cuisine with original touches, very reasonably priced”
Reviewed August 12, 2012

I have dined at "Carosel" in Valencia on four occasions during the past year, and, on each occasion, have been impressed by the quality, flavor and presentation of the dishes--each prepared exclusively with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients--as well as by the surprisingly reasonable price-level the restaurant has been able to maintain. Last night was no exception: Four of us enjoyed a delicious and abundant meal, beginning with delicately-flavored seafood croquettes and a traditional Valencian "coca" (a type of thin-crust focaccia) topped with vegetables and goat cheese. For main dishes, we shared a portion of tender fresh squid, grilled to perfection, a seafood paella for two (which had just the right level of seasoning for our taste--not too salty, as paellas in restaurants here in Valencia can sometimes be), and a generous serving of charcoal-grilled Galician beef with grilled vegetables. This delicious and abundant dinner--which was accompanied by a basket of warm olive bread, fresh from Carosel's ovens, and two bottles of a Monastrell red wine from a vineyard near Valencia--came to an exceptionally reasonable 22 Euros per person.

Carosel is located in the heart of Valencia, on a pedestrian square located just a short walk away from the Central Market and adjacent to the city's 14th century "Lonja" (silk exchange). The restaurant's decor could be described as "urban industrial," with high ceilings, polished concrete floors and simple furnishings. However, with its light walls, colorful accents and warm lighting, the environment seems relaxed and inviting, not pretentious. Last night, we dined "al fresco," in the quiet terrace area just in front of the restaurant, and it was lovely.

  • Visited August 2012
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3 Thank BrianValencia
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