Restaurants Open In Valencia Sunday
Looking for a restaurant where to have dinner in Valencia on Sunday? The restaurants’ opening times in Spain can be frustrating, as most only work during lunch and dinner, and many do not serve dinner on Sundays. Roaming the streets looking for an open place is no fun! Be prepared with this list.
Fun & Elaborate Tapas Dinner
Canalla Bistro Restaurant – 8.30 pm – 11.30 pm (Located in Ruzafa)
By Valencian Chef – Ricard Camarena (who, among other restaurants, has a Michelin-starred restaurant). A very cool modern setting, but pretty casual. And the waiters know what they are doing!
Ricard uses the best local products to create small and delicious fusion cuisine bites at this bar: international tapas extravaganza! Tacos, baos, curries… Colorful and very flavorful. The desserts are spectacular, too!
Spanish staples such as the Iberian Ham
Patapuerca Iberian Tavern – 7.00 pm – 12.30 am (Located 5 minutes by taxi from the center of Valencia)
The owners Isa and Oscar have been in the restaurant industry for many years. At the beginning of 2016 they decided to open a tavern of their own, not far from their home (and they have tastefully decorated the place themselves…).
Both are passionate about the high quality local Spanish products such as the best Iberian ham, the Denominación de Orígen (Spain’s product geographical certification of foods and drinks) pungent cheeses, top Spanish wines from all over the country, and go on trips to other regions to bring back the best of the best to their food loving clientele.
Oscar is a professional ham carver (and lover!). So if you are looking for the best jamón for your dinner in Valencia on Sunday, make sure to check his place out!
As he cuts jamón in front of the guests, by the label color on the pig’s leg they know exactly the kind of ham they are getting (for example, the black label corresponds to the 100% Iberian acorn fed ham).
If you love Spanish staple cold cuts and vino, you will not regret coming here.
Interested in how else to spend time? Check out my list of 125 things to do in Valencia!
Classic Service & A Classic Sunday Cocktail
Cerveceria Acuarium – open all day (Located in L’Eixample)
There is only a handful of restaurants in Valencia that have been around for many decades and still keep the original interior decor. Welcome to 1957!
Upon entering find the doors of the cinema theater that was here before the restaurant opened up, next to the staircase. The waiters are dressed in classic uniforms. You cannot not fall in love with this place!
What to have: order seafood tapas such as sepia (squid), or go for bocata de tortilla (a bread roll with Spanish tortilla inside), or the omnipresent tapas ensaladilla rusa (potato mayonnaise salad with tuna). Enjoy one of the alcoholic cocktails a la carta. Watch your cocktail made by an expert at the bar. Chin chin!
Dinner For Steak Lovers
Coco Pazzo Restaurant – 7.00 pm – 12.00 am (Located in Cánovas)
Try resisting the smell of the bbq coming at you from the grill when you pass by – impossible! Argentine cuisine at reasonable prices.
Vegan Or Vegetarian Dinner
Copenhagen Restaurant – 8.30 pm – 11.30 pm (Located in Ruzafa)
If you are a vegetarian or just feeling like you need a break from the Spanish culinary excesses, this restaurant with Scandinavian vibes in the trendy district of Ruzafa offers fresh vegetarian and vegan cuisine.
A Historic Tapas Bar
La Pilareta – 12.00 pm – 12.00 am (Located in the Old Town)
An unpretentious bar where time has has been standing still since it opened in 1917. Enjoy your tapas at the bar like a local, or grab a table. You can check the menu online in English before you go, which is handy.
Try one of the tostas (open faced sandwiches). Valencian seasonal mussels clòtxinas are not to be missed (during the months of May through August).
Contemporary Fresh Cuisine
Habitual Restaurant – 8.30 pm – 10.30 pm (Located inside of Mercado Colón)
Another establishment by Ricard Camarena. Here he uses fruit and vegetables from the local gardens to create the Mediterranean inspired dishes. As in all of his restaurants, you can count on a great meal and friendly English-speaking service.
Mercado Colón, 1 (Columbus Market – downstairs).
I hope this list will help you choose your best spot for dinner in Valencia on Sunday! If you are interested to learn more about Valencia’s cuisine, you will surely enjoy my tapas & wine tour! On this tour we stop at 5 historic & amazing tapas bars. The groups are kept small for an optimal experience.
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