The restaurants in downtown Valencia with the best value for money

best restaurants in valencia downtown

When we think of Valencian gastronomy, it is inevitable that “paella valenciana” comes to mind. There is no doubt that it is the most traditional dish. However, Valencian gastronomy offers so much more. For instance, all i pebre, buñuelos, fartons with horchata... And many more!

At HQ Rooms we have a wide range of flats in the heart of the city, where you can enjoy a delicious meal. Would you like to know where to eat cheap in the center of Valencia? In the following article we will tell you which are our favorite restaurants where you can eat all these local dishes and many more. Shall we start?

Eating cheap in the center of Valencia: is it possible?

We already discussed in previous posts the places to see in the center of Valencia. And today we come to talk about the typical restaurants in downtown Valencia. The truth is that trying to summarize them in a post is not an easy task at all. Valencia offers us so many alternatives. So, let’s start with our guide of traditional restaurants in Valencia!


  • Neighborhood: “Arrancapins”

  • Address: Angel Guimera Street, 61

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We begin our list of typical Valencian restaurants with Bar Rausell, which since 1948 has been committed to traditional, market cuisine and local, quality products. A reference gastronomic space where you can eat in the restaurant, at the bar, or order food to go. In addition, i's cellar has a wide variety of champagnes and certificate of origin wines. You have to try their famous “patatas bravas”.

Casa Carmela

  • Neighborhood: Malvarrosa

  • Address: Isabel de Villena Street, 155

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We continue with one of the most traditional restaurants in Valencia: they cook the emblematic Valencian paella over low heat and orange wood. What a show! Here, you will find a unique experience where you can savour the best traditional flavors.

Bar Ricardo

  • Neighborhood: La petxina

  • Address: Doctor Zamenhof Street, 16

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Let's talk about Bar Ricardo, the classic tapas bar that has been passed down from parents to children. They offer fresh products direct from the fish market and the market with a Mediterranean cuisine. If you are looking for a place to eat cheap in the center of Valencia, this is your place! Prices are commensurate with the quality of their dishes.

Pelayo Gastro Trinquet

  • Neighborhood: La roqueta

  • Address: Pelayo Street, 6

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As its name suggests, the restaurant's atmosphere revolves around the Valencian sport “pilota valenciana”. In fact, inside it we can find a trinquet, where games are still played. With a menu based on Valencian gastronomy and a real Valencian environment, they delight us with local products, a touch of grilled food and dreamy rice dishes. In addition, you can also enjoy a good Valencian "esmorzaret": A Valencian tradition of eating a large meal at noon. It is usually a sandwich.

Casa Mundo

  • Neighborhood: La Xerea

  • Address: Don Juan de Austria Street, 11

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This is one of the most prestigious traditional restaurants in Valencia, known for its calamari sandwiches, its tapas and its location. In the heart of the city, we find this bar founded by the former Valencia CF player Edmundo Suárez "Mundo" and his wife Mrs. Josefa Navalón.

HABITUAL by Ricard Camarena

  • Neighborhood: El Pla del Remei, Ensanche

  • Address: Colon Market. Jorge Juan Street, 19

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We could not continue with this list of typical Valencian restaurants without mentioning two of the greatest figures in Valencian cuisine. We start with HABITUAL, one of Ricard Camarena's spaces, where you will find in an excellent location, purely Mediterranean cuisine awarded with a Sol Repsol.

Llisa Negra by Quique Dacosta

  • Neighborhood: Sant Frances

  • Address: Pascual y Genís Street, 10

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We continue with another of the gastronomic proposals of Valencia, this time by the chef Quique Dacosta and his fashionable place, Llisa Negra located in the city center. Here you will find a market cuisine, with many references to the Valencian orchard, meats and salted foods.

La “terreta” offers a wide variety of traditional restaurants and bars where you can enjoy all the flavors of Mediterranean food. Our local raw ingredients make each dish a whole experience. From the Valencian orchard and its seasonal ingredients, fresh fish and shellfish, also top-quality meats, to manufactured foods: salted foods, nougats... and many other products and drinks.

Valencia is on trend, it has recently been named as the best city in the world to live. And its gastronomy has been one of the factors that have favored this first place in the ranking. In HQ Rooms, we have apartments in the center, specifically in the Arrancapins neighborhood, very close to all the typical restaurant proposals in Valencia. Choose between our two bedroom apartments with a balcony and penthouses with a terrace. ¡Come visit us!

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