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“I would recommend this creative restaurant without a doubt”

La Francesa del Carmen
Ranked #247 of 3,506 Restaurants in Valencia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $30
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Welcome to Francesa del Carmen.A little charming restaurant located in the very heart of “El Carmen” district.Nice music ambience, really genuine cooking prepared with excellent ingredients and lots of love.Warm atmosphere where one feels right at home due to the fact that it is run by the owners, she at the kitchen and he at the dining area.
Valencia, Spain
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“I would recommend this creative restaurant without a doubt”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

We were looking for a nice cozy restaurant and all of a sudden saw this very nice looking one on tripadvisor, with great opinions. It was much more than we expected! Not only was it cozy, elegant, clean and very romantic (the music was very smooth, very nice), but the food was delicious, I would say exquisite, in all the main dishes we tasted, as well as desserts...
We really didn't expect to find this "JOYA" as you would say in Spanish, in the middle of the Barrio del Carmen, in fact, taht is what also makes it so superb. Fernando knows how to make your stay as wonderful as possible. We discovered La Francesa just two weeks ago, and we are already going back. Enjoy it, you'll love it.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank TCapellayPCoca
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Odilegarland, Gerente at La Francesa del Carmen, responded to this review, November 7, 2013
So nice to read comments like yours from yesterday! We're glad that you enjoyed our restaurant and our food. We're working hard to offer the best possible food experience in our little spot on Barrio del Carmen.

We hope to see you again soon.

Regards.
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“Pleasant surprise”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

At first we had a hard time finding the restaurant, as we were looking for a place named La Francesa del Carmen, and therefore passed the place a few times before we went in. The sign only says La Carma (or something like that).
We were pleased to discover the menu, which was three courses and also included a drink, to an extremely reasonable price.
My starter, which was the crepe with mushroom filling, was really good, although somewhat filling for a starter. There could have been a bit less of the mushroom filling, but of course it's possible to stop eating when pleased. As a main, I had the duck. It did not seem a lot, but it was just enough.

As a dessert, I wanted to try something new, and went for the snow ball. It was cooked to perfection, and absolutely delicious.

The whole restaurant had a very nice atmosphere with impressive interior, and the service was efficient.
Would absolutely go here again, and recommend it to friends and family.

  • Visited July 2013
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Odilegarland, Gerente at La Francesa del Carmen, responded to this review, November 7, 2013
Hi MimiSanda!

We believe you were in the wrong place. You visited the restaurant "El Carme", they are our neighbors.

Next time we hope you make a visit to us and you discover our plates that are also very rich.

You can enter our address on Google Maps: 5,Sogueros Street.

Kind regards,
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“I'll be back”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

this restaurant is lovely for lovers of the paladar...todo good really exquisito...enhorabuena.
a place where you enjoyed a increíble evening and an environment where you divertiras

  • Visited July 2013
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Odilegarland, Gerente at La Francesa del Carmen, responded to this review, November 7, 2013
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Gracias por tu crítica en Tripadvisor...

Te tomamos la palabra y esperamos verte pronto!

un saludo
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“Warm and welcoming restaurant”
Reviewed June 29, 2013

We went "early" for dinner and were warmly welcomed. Most people arrived around 10 pm. The atmosphere is romantic; French music adds to it. The food was delicious, a slight departure from pure Spanish fare but the tastes were superb. I loved the eggplant salad and the tuna main dish was done to perfection. The restaurant is down a quiet street but the area is alive with restaurants and diners. It's particularly enjoyable when the server is so warm and jolly.

  • Visited June 2013
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Odilegarland, Propietario at La Francesa del Carmen, responded to this review, October 6, 2013
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Gracias por tu opinión stopoverqueen!

Nos encanta poder ser lugar de parada para muchos turistas y viajeros que descubren el barrio del carmen y se pierden entre sus calles. Os esperamos en vuestra próxima visita a la ciudad.

Un saludo.
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Woodberry Forest, Virginia
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“The Best. Period.”
Reviewed June 29, 2013

Everything in 'La Francesa del Carmen' is superb. It is without a doubt one of the finest restaurants in all of Spain. The owners, Fernando and Odile, are two of the nicest people that you will come across. Dishes to definitely order are: Ensalada de Berenjenas (eggplant), Ensalada de la Francesa, Brochetas de Atun, Pollo al Curry. Bread is excellent, wine is excellent. All ingredients are fresh and from the Mercat Central. This is the place to go for your last meal on Earth.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Drew C
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Odilegarland, Gerente at La Francesa del Carmen, responded to this review, November 7, 2013
Thanks for your comment, Drew! We hope to see you again soon, for Xmas maybe, like Santa Claus?

Kind regards,
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