Mercader Cabanyal: new gastronomic proposals in Valencia

new mercader cabanyal in valencia

The city of Turia is full of charming places to enjoy good food, from traditional bars to succulent restaurants with Michelin stars or Repsol suns. Valencia and its cuisine are booming, and in its eagerness to offer the most original gastronomic proposals that surprise, gastronomic markets appear. Great meeting places for food lovers, where accessibility to the kitchen is the protagonist.

 In the different neighborhoods of Valencia we find other culinary bets, and today we go to Cabanyal, a neighborhood that welcomes Mercader, the new gastro market in Valencia. On May 26, it opened in the old Tonelería Soler, a new proposal for hospitality and leisure that stands at the foot of the Mediterranean Sea. From HQ Rooms, we call on foodies, gourmets, and lovers of good food to keep up to date with all the news. We begin a unique culinary experience in the Cabanyal!

El Mercader de Valencia: The new gastronomic epicenter in El Cabanyal

Today we move to the heart of the maritime district of El Cabanyal, to talk about the new gastronomic space of the city that everyone is talking about. Mercader Valencia combines hospitality and leisure and comes to life after a project of restoration and adaptation of the old space of the Soler Cooperage. This impressive restoration has turned an authentic industrial architectural jewel of the early twentieth century into a trendy place to go for tapas, have a cold "El Águila" beer, or enjoy a typical Valencian "esmorzaret".

 The people in charge of creating this new gastronomic space are the owners of Grupo Mercabanyal, Jose Miralles and Hugo Sánchez Cerverón. Their goal is to combine the creation of gastronomic experiences and leisure in a modern space and restore historic buildings that were in disuse. El Mercader de Valencia is a statement of heritage, culture and gastronomy, an open window to the authentic essence of Valencia that promises to surprise and delight visitors. What are you waiting for to get to know the flavors and aromas of this new gastronomic and cultural scene?

Exploring the culinary flavors of Mercader Cabanyal

 As we have already mentioned, Mercader is located in one of the areas with the most beautiful architecture in Valencia, and not only is it an architectural landmark, but it has also become a gastronomic paradise that you won't want to miss. This exciting complex is home to various culinary proposals and typical Valencian bars, with their most traditional flavors. Here we present the spaces you can find inside and the hottest gastronomic proposals to enjoy:

El taller: Bakery & Meat Workshop

El Taller is the first space where we will be able to find in the coming days a specialty coffee stand by Rutins Coffee Corner. The perfect place to recharge your batteries and taste the best freshly baked American rolls.

 Here you will also find the meat workshop by Jenkin's. If you love gourmet burgers, this spot is a must. With an award for the best hamburger in Spain in 2022, Jenkin's offers select cuts of meat such as Galician blonde, Portuguese cachenas, and German Friesian. It is the only space in the gastro market with table service and reservations.

The Cuisine Market: Gastronomic Diversity

 Take note of all the gastronomic offerings and menus of each cuisine:

  • Tonyina Barra: A proposal that combines tradition and surprise, offering dishes full of product and flavor. From torreznos a la brava to pink tomato with avocado and mango, a delicacy!
  • Aldeaneta: Alfonso García, from the seafood bistro Malarmat, presents Aldeaneta, a place to savor sandwiches, dacsa cakes typical of the Marina Alta, and montaditos with unique and rogue touches.
  • Lujuria Marina: A small replica of the iconic fish market stall in the Cabanyal Market. It offers seafood and fresh dishes, such as tuna tataki and oysters from different origins.
  • Sibarita: Traditional and fusion dishes cooked on the spot, specializing in tortillas, croquettes, and empanadas. The most Mediterranean flavors with touches of New American cuisine.


The patio and the garden: Spaces to enjoy the environment

  • La Oficina: This old-fashioned grocery-style bar offers a wide selection of cold meats, cheeses, and gourmet preserves.
  • Michigan Detroit Pizza: Mercader is the first place in the Valencian Community where you can try authentic Detroit-style pizza. Chef Kassandra Mahmud brings you this delicious square pizza, characterized by its focaccia-like dough and cheese-filled rim. Try the Cabanyal pizza, with titaina and other local products, pure flavor!


From bakeries to delicious gourmet burgers, fresh beers and a variety of Mediterranean tapas, Mercader in El Cabanyal is a culinary destination that will satisfy your most demanding cravings. What are you waiting for to discover the gastronomic richness of this exciting space in Valencia?


Stay in Valencia's gastronomic epicenter

If you are one of those who enjoy combining tourism and gastronomy, Valencia is your place! In addition to its historical heritage, the diversity of its architectural styles and its beaches, the capital of Turia offers a wide range of leisure options for all tastes and all budgets. For the most sybarites, Valencia surprises every month with new culinary bets: new local or traditional establishments where you will find traditional dishes, signature or international cuisine.  


Recently we told you about the Mercado de la Imprenta, a new gastronomic space where gastronomy meets culture to offer a fun meeting point with local flavors, the ones we really like. 


Our apartments in the center of Valencia are very close to the gastronomic market of La Imprenta. In addition, a few minutes away you will find bus and subway stops with which you can reach all the neighborhoods and charming corners of Valencia. Start enjoying the Valencian gastronomic tourism firsthand, we are waiting for you!