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Refugio- Restaurante del Carmen

Calle Alta 42, 46003 Valencia, Spain
+34 963 91 77 54
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“mango” (11 reviews)
“tuna” (16 reviews)
“iberian pork” (8 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Calle Alta 42, 46003 Valencia, Spain
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1 - 10 of 634 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You need to book, to not expect to walk in. We saw at least 5 parties get turned away! Starters were fabulous, main course was good, but dessert was a bit of s let down. Service, décor and wine were all brilliant. Absolutely worth a...More

Thank Simonfranklin2
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food. Good people. Totally unique tastes. The cerviche offered flavours I've never experienced before and the tuna was top end. And cheese with ice cream - ludicrous or genius? The latter for me.

Thank Richard K
Reviewed 17 April 2017

I used to come here regularly 7 years ago. Recently revisited Valencia with my girlfriend and took her. The food was very fresh, which is great, but it was rather tasteless. We covered it in salt and pepper and it was OK. The service was...More

Thank SeasonedLuncher
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Good night out in old town in this small, bare venue that really buzzed. The food is tasty and well presented and surprises you with it's innovative nature. Try it and book ahead.

Thank sjbarter
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Med-fusion small restaurant at barrio del Carmen We had twice dinner of high quality. Don't miss terrine de queso de cabra,patata con mango y bacalao ahumado, sabiche de fruta de mar, fishes like atun bacalao and rape are prepared in an innovative and exquisite way...More

Thank armandoramathasharon
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Amazing food. Tastes and flavours are astounding. Very relaxed dining.. Definitely recommend a visit..

Thank 333Ann33
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Adventurous, that's best to describe eating at La Refugia. A small restaurant with friendly staff serve delicious food. Sardines marinated in soy sauce were a great choice. Pork in a peanut/sateh sauce was not Asian but Mediterranean. And who would have thought about ice cream...More

Thank DrRossi
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Not all restaurants have a flashy front door, and definitivt not this one. Passing in the daylight you will have doubts. However, do not let this stop you from visiting for a fantastic meal in the evening. Our food was excellent and served with a...More

1  Thank Stig3400
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

I will start with the dessert: smoked cheese ice cream with garam massala cookies, dates and tamarind chutney! Just unforgettable. Fusion dishes with creativity and respect to the ingridients, one of the best eating experiences I have ever had

2  Thank gerkouv
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Tucked away in the glorious back streets of Valencia, this is one of my favourite restaurants anywhere. Their motto is a Cooking Revolution and this is a good thing. They try different things and it works well !! I wont say more other than when...More

2  Thank Stephen O
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Hello, Is this a Halal (Islamic food) restaurant?
24 June 2015|
Response from Paco_Refugio | Property representative |
Sorry, no, we are not a halal restaurant.
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Hola busco un sitio para cenar el jueves 27 q no se vaya d precio, para unos 12 aprox. Entiendo q el precio varia..pero una aproximación m puedes dar ?? Hacéis menú d noche ?? Tenemos un par d veganos ... Saludos Pepe
15 October 2016|
Response from Paco_Refugio | Property representative |
Hola, Pepe. Más o menos, la media oscila sobre los 30 € por persona. No hay problema con los veganos, tenemos recursos. Si quieres hacer la reserva, llámanos al 963917754, no la hagas vía internet. Un saludo.
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Sergio D
Menu nochevieja?
8 December 2015|
Response from Paco_Refugio | Property representative |
No, lo sentimos, pero nos vamos de fiesta.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$45
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
14:00 - 16:00
21:00 - 00:00
14:00 - 16:00
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14:00 - 16:00
21:00 - 00:00
14:00 - 16:00
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14:00 - 16:00
21:00 - 00:00
14:00 - 16:00
21:00 - 00:00
14:00 - 16:00
21:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Alta 42, 46003 Valencia, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Valencian Country  >  Province of Valencia  >  Valencia
  • Phone Number: +34 963 91 77 54
  • E-mail
Restaurante del Carmen in the historic quarter of Valencia is known for its seasonal cooking with high quality ingredients, careful presentation, friendly and informal service and its excellent value for money. All of the dishes are made in-house, including the desserts. The seasonal menu always has a selection of rice, fish and meat dishes and a wide variety of vegetarian options. The ambience is intimate but lively, with two dining rooms. There is a carefully designed wine list and a wide variety of infusions and the restaurant also offers food and wine matching dinners and special menus for groups.