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“Spanish bistro experience”

Restaurante El Encuentro
Ranked #35 of 3,506 Restaurants in Valencia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $43
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish, Contemporary
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Make yourself at home, sit back and we will tell you the details of our kitchen, our love for the gastronomy , and the small details that make up our day.Already more than 19 years behind us. We have always maintained our core values ​​by cuisine prepared at home, craftmade, natural, and with fresh and authentic products creating each dish a unique taste , a special taste of Restaurante El Encuentro. Wellcome to Restaurante El Encuentro Valencia
Sidney, Canada
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116 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Spanish bistro experience”
Reviewed November 8, 2013

The perfect cliche of Spanish bistro fare, all dishes excellent and local. beautiful sardines and anchovies and calamari. Nice tables and perfect setting. Wines affordable. Very pleasant staff eager to please. Charged only cost of one bottle for 2 small. And brought free Muscatel digestif on the house. Entire bill very reasonable. Food very tasty and original. Will go back next time in Valencia.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank louise B
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El Encuentro V, Propietario at Restaurante El Encuentro, responded to this review, November 9, 2013
MBeaufort thank you for your review and for your visit , we are very please you have a good time with us .
We wish you all the best.
Thanks again.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A great saturday evening dinner”
Reviewed November 4, 2013

Don't be put off by the unattractive shutter at the front of this restaurant.
Inside it is an interesting building, with a huge selection of wines on display from which to select.
Great food, iberian meats, octopus, lamb, hake etc served by attentive staff.
Ordered second bottle of wine, and were given more expensive bottle at same price as our first choice was not chilled.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank AshleyMee
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El Encuentro V, Propietario at Restaurante El Encuentro, responded to this review, November 9, 2013
Ashley thank you for your review was a pleasure having you at home , thanks again.

Hope to see you soon.

Best Regards
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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Food tasty, service a bit challenged”
Reviewed October 9, 2013

Nice selection of tapas, prepared well with some different choices - try the sardines with cheese, as an example. Service was disorganized - staff really couldn't handle more than one task at a time. Demanding couple at the table next to us made the staff nervous, which made them forget things like wine glasses, the check, etc. If you're prepared to go with the flow and not get too strung out, you should be fine.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank TheRealPhilGold
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El Encuentro V, Propietario at Restaurante El Encuentro, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
TheRealPhilGold thanks for your opnion.
Realy that nigth was difficult the table beside you were quite difficult they use to come frequently and they are not easy , thank you for your observation.
Next time if you come to VAlencia sure we be perfects .

See you

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London, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Delicate and Tasty”
Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

Kind and speedy service, really excellent food, plenty of pride in Spanish tradition. The calamari is fresh and tasty, starters amazing and the Valencian Turia beer strong and vigorous. We loved this place and the people who run it.

  • Visited October 2013
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2 Thank Fran C
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El Encuentro V, Propietario at Restaurante El Encuentro, responded to this review, December 22, 2013
Thank you for your review , I hope had a good time with us in Valencia and we wish you see you next time.
Merry Christmast and very happy 2014
El Encuentro
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Boston, Massachusetts
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213 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“A gem in the old city”
Reviewed October 1, 2013

Had dinner here with colleagues while visiting Valencia. I chose this place based on the reviews here on TA, and we really enjoyed it. Our waiter was helpful and patient, and had great suggestions. Finally we told him that we wanted a variety of dishes to share so that we could try a lot of different things. He then suggested 5 different starters/appetizers/tapas, along with a fish entree. All were interesting and fresh tasting. The house white wine was great also. We then asked for a shared dessert mixture, and got a fantastic tasting plate, followed by cold glasses of local muscatel. It was very reasonable, about Euro 120 for 4, which included beers and wine.

  • Visited October 2013
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5 Thank jd068
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El Encuentro V, Propietario at Restaurante El Encuentro, responded to this review, December 22, 2013
Thank you for your review , I hope had a good time with us in Valencia and we wish you see you next time.
Merry Christmast and very happy 2014
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