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“Some real quality dishes and packed with locals”
Review of Birlibirloque Bar

Birlibirloque Bar
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Ranked #922 of 3,978 Restaurants in Valencia
Price range: US$12 - US$23
Description: Located on the ground floor of a nineteenth century Modernist building built on ruins of Roman, Visigoth and Muslim origin, right in the center of Valencia between the Plaza de la Reina, the Palacio Marques de Dos Aguas and the Plaza del Ayuntamiento. Birlibirloque is an ideal bar for lunch, to have an aperitif, to eat, to have a snack, to dine or to have a drink. Our cuisine is based on fresh and quality products offering tapas and traditional dishes with modern touches. The place is very versatile, it is divided into 4 different spaces, a long bar where you can watch live sports taking a montadito of Iberian ham and taste a glass of quality wine, the dining room where you can take tapas, the open terrace all year to enjoy the warm atmosphere of our city and a secret basement where a private room for all types of events up to 40 people is hidden.
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Description: Located on the ground floor of a nineteenth century Modernist building built on ruins of Roman, Visigoth and Muslim origin, right in the center of Valencia between the Plaza de la Reina, the Palacio Marques de Dos Aguas and the Plaza del Ayuntamiento. Birlibirloque is an ideal bar for lunch, to have an aperitif, to eat, to have a snack, to dine or to have a drink. Our cuisine is based on fresh and quality products offering tapas and traditional dishes with modern touches. The place is very versatile, it is divided into 4 different spaces, a long bar where you can watch live sports taking a montadito of Iberian ham and taste a glass of quality wine, the dining room where you can take tapas, the open terrace all year to enjoy the warm atmosphere of our city and a secret basement where a private room for all types of events up to 40 people is hidden.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant/bar seems to be like marmite from reading the reviews, so I'll do my best to argue the case for what is a very affordable city centre menu del dia. We popped in for a drink and some tapas on the Sunday to watch the England v Panama game and really enjoyed the tacos as a bar snack. Over the weekend the menu del dia goes up to €19 but the rest of the week it's a much more affordable €12.50. For that you get some bread, a drink (doblé cerveza is allowed) some crisps on the table while you decide what to order, 3 shared starters, a main course and a homemade dessert. I'm not sure how people can argue with that pricing.

The menu changes daily and tends to only make it onto the website at 1pm ish (or sometimes not at all) but if you walk past it'll be posted on the door. Depending on your tastes it can make sense to wait for a better menu on another day, sometimes there's fruit-based gazpacho soup starters, more than one type of salad etc. There's usually one rice dish (minimum of two people on the table) and one meat dish. Interestingly most of the locals were shunning the rice dish and with hindsight so would we as it was a little salty and served piping hot.

Our starters were a tomato and chilli room temperature soup with olive oil and crumbled ham which wouldn't have been out of place in any of the other more expensive restaurants we went to on our trip, in fact my wife rated it as her number one dish. We also had a caesar salad which wasn't anything to write home about but was polished off without a problem, as well as a chicken and pineapple Hawaiian taco which was as delicious as all there other tacos.

As mentioned the rice dish was fine, but served so hot that it made the cod a little overcooked and was a little too salty for our tastes. The alternative was iberian pork (which is often served as a very small loin steak) over a confit potato and shredded carrot. Truth be told it looked a little pathetic on the plate but I'm sure it tasted good and the locals seemed to flock to it in their droves.

Desserts were a chocolate mousse with coffee crumb which was incredibly tasty and a return to form after the main courses, and a lemon tart which was confusingly served in a glass but had a good tart quality to it which rounded the meal off nicely.

If you get a good menu and a good table you'll have eaten (and drunk) incredibly well for €25 for a couple.

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RestauranteEntrevins, Gerente at Birlibirloque Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello MattyLion, we are very grateful that you have stopped to write such a detailed review about your experiences in our establishment. We are glad that you think we offer a good value for money, that is one of the foundations of the Birlibirloque philosophy and we try to achieve it day by day with our market cuisine. We wait for you soon, kind regards.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was quite expensive and not worth the price, the service was slow and chaotic. After 2 hours waiting there were still some of us without the ordered food. This is definitely not a recommendation!

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RestauranteEntrevins, Gerente at Birlibirloque Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We consider that we offer a great value for money and good service. We feel that your experience has not been good, but it is not the usual tone. We hope you give us another opportunity to check this, a warm greeting!

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Having previously enjoyed Entrevins we decided to try here as it is run by the same management. None of the four of us were fans of gazpacho but the first starer was the only gazpacho any of us have ever enjoyed. We all could have had more. The other three of the party all loved the goats cheese salad (I cannot comment as I do not like goats cheese) and we all loved the mussels. All of us chose Baccalo for the main course and we all agreed it had been cooked perfectly. The deserts were excellent too: lemon tart; cheesecake and tiramisu - all served in a glass - very novel. Again, just like Entrevins we would return. In addition, when we walked into the bar, they were not yet open and all the staff were sitting having their lunch before starting service. They let us sit at a table with a drink until they opened. We were very glad to be able to do this and not to have to find somewhere else to eat as we were all tired after a mornings site-seeing.

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Thank hilanne2016
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RestauranteEntrevins, Gerente at Birlibirloque Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Hello, thank you very much for your comment. We are very happy that you have changed your mind about the gazpacho, discovering new things is part of the Birlibirloque philosophy. We love that you enjoyed the food and your visit to our place, we hope to see you soon. Best regards.

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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

We stopped by this place during vacation in Valencia. From the outside it looks inviting, but we were sitting outside for 20 min before they took our order. After that, it took almost an hour to bring the first dish. (Which tasted so-so..). All the while, the place was not at all busy! And at the end, they’ve tried to cheat us with the bill. Avoid this place!!!

Thank Zachary A
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

We had the day menu: 3 appetizers ( really really TINY portions), main dish was rice with seafood ( that rice tasted so bad because of the cooking) and the dessert disappointed us.
The total price was a theft

Thank Galnik69
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RestauranteEntrevins, Gerente at Birlibirloque Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Hello Galnik. We regret that you will not enjoy your visit to our place but the menu is priced at € 12.50 per person and we believe it is more than adequate. We strive daily to offer a good value for money and we believe that we got it. Best regards

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