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“Forcat Flavours”
Review of El Forcat

El Forcat
Ranked #166 of 3,721 Restaurants in Valencia
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: El Carme
Reviewed October 15, 2011

First night in Valencia, Spain, had to mean Paellas in all their glory. Valencia, home of the paella promised much and in the main delivered. It's easy to over-order when you haven't been in Spain for a while and ... you're a glutton! We went a bit wild on the starters, not realizing the size of the portions on offer. The Ensalada Forcat (with anchovy, egg, tomatoes and tuna) was enormous and delicious, as was the calamares and especially the croquetas (bacalao cod, potato and herb filling). We then had the traditional Valencian paella (rabbit), Arroz Negro (black rice) and Fideau (fine noodle paella). The traditional was the stand-out. The Marques de Riscal 2006 Reserva was good, service average, atmosphere less than average (although it was a midweek night). Spain however, always delights with it's outdoor nightlife and friendly people. It's hard to be too harsh on such a great city as Valencia.

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Reviewed April 14, 2010

We live in Spain and have some great memories of restaurants in the Valencia region, this restaurant however is by far the worst food and worse value.
We had the 'Turisto Menu' which gave you the choice of either a fishy soup which tasted like .... ! erm well I dont know but it was out of a tin! or a limp salad which I am sure flopsy the rabbit would have loved but we all thought was a little past it sell by date. My children opted for the chicken croquetas which were expertly cooked from the packet in the freezer into deep fat fryer with the year old oil. We then all had the Paella........and it was best described as atrocious.
The Paella is cooked sometime previously (probable last year) then re-heated, therefore my childrens portion was scolding hot and my wife and mine was freezing cold it was dry and the rice was undercooked with a taste which was unedible. One plate had two pieces of chicken and the rest had none we could not eat this any way as it was undercooked, this was all washed down with a small flat beer and an unpleasant glass of red wine and some not so refreshing luke warm water.
We did as most of us do though, and left by paying all of the bill and making no complaint, but will never return !!

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