Best Restaurants For Early Supper In Valencia
Early supper is highly uncommon among locals in Spain and it’s not easy to find a suitable place in Valencia. Here are the best restaurants for early supper to go to, if you get hungry before the official dinner time in Spain!
Generally the type of places you will find open at about 7 pm are taverns and tapas bars. They start heating the stoves just after 7 pm. So why not get some tapas – shareable plates of varied food and accompany them by a glass or two of wine?
Local mussels clóchinas – at La Pilareta. Image credit: Jason Raish
This Old Town tapas bar decorated in the manner of old-world Spain serves Valencian traditional food and delicious tapas all day long. Its most famous among locals for its clóchinas – local mussels that are in season between May and August.
The 1957 decoration is still there at Acuarium.
Another classic spot. This bar is frequented by locals in search of the exemplary cocktails and small plates of simple food made of fresh and prime ingredients.
Bodegas Gargallo’s delectable ham selection.
One of the best restaurants for early supper – my favorite! They specialize in Spanish ham jamón, but the menu goes beyond pork products. A good selection of wines and all sorts of delicatessen: from premium olives in brine to the best Spanish cheeses.
Bodegas Gargallo is one of the stops on my delicious wine & tapas tour, where among other yummy treats you can learn and taste different types of Iberian ham.
Delicious spicy potatoes patatas bravas at Bar Vermúdez.
Andalusian influences weave their way through the menu at this Ruzafa bar. They also specialize in Spanish vermouth, so be sure to have a taste of this back-in-fashion bitter-sweet herbal drink.
The famous sardines at Tasca Angel.
This well-traversed bar has been around for a long time. Its main focus is on fresh seafood, which is also quite cheap here. So gorge yourself silly with the house specialty – grilled sardines!
Best restaurants for early supper in Valencia are mainly long-lived tapas bars that have been serving classic fare to the loyal local clientele for decades. If you like to eat like a local, join me on my informative and fun food tour!