It's said that it is truly difficult to eat badly in Valencia. And while this may mean that you can stick a pin in a map and still come up trumps, it does make mean that finding an exceptional eatery can prove challenging. So, in search of an above average eating experience, my wife (who is originally from Valencia) and I headed to La Botifarra on the advice of a friend. Inside we found a small restaurant on two levels. The decor is unpretentious and there is a small bistro feel to the place. But, as is typical in Spain, this is in no way an indication of the quality of the food on offer. We ordered a few tapas: a salad, one with Longanizas sausages with potatoes in honey (Longanizas rellenas de miel cocinadas con vino blanco) and one containing squid (Calamar plancha e). While I accept that it's unusual to become excited about about salad, which is usually relegated to a healthy but unexciting companion to the main meal, this was really the best salad I've ever tasted. The other dishes were a similar gastronomic delight. Crucially as well, the service was relaxed and friendly. I hope that La Botifarra succeeds - which is not a given as there is a lot of competition in Valencia and it is not on a main thoroughfare so may be overlooked - but I wish it all the best and hope I can eat there on my next visit.
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