1. The Central Market
A visit to the oldest running food market in Europe found in Valencia is an absolute must. It is a great place to sample local products like olive oil, cheeses, meats and local wines. Try paella here, the Valencian version with rabbit, or the more touristy but still delicious seafood paella.
2. Asodores Pipol
A tapas bar that suits large groups looking to eat from a set menu at great value. Great place to try some Valencian specialties at a reasonable price.
3. Valor Chocolates
If you have a sweet tooth then you must pay a visit to Valor Chocolates, a scrumptious café/shop where you can have one of their rich hot chocolates, sucked down through a churro (Spanish donut), among other scrumptious menu items!
4. Boatella Tapas
Boatella Tapas has a great variety of seafood and vegetarian items available. You can also try the famous Aqua de Valencia by the jug, a tasty mixture of Valencian orange juice, sparkling wine and spirits.
5. 100 Montaditos
100 Montaditos is a cheap Spanish chain where all the students like to go. You can choose from hundreds of montaditos (filled baguettes).
1. Radio City
Located in Carmen, the one of the best areas for heading out in Valencia, you’ll find Radio City at the top of many people’s list. They usually play international music with a large dance floor and a separate bar area for socializing. There’s also a heap of cultural events that are on throughout the year such as films, flamenco and special music nights.
2. Las Animas
Located just outside of the main touristy area, this club is frequented by mostly locals. Las Animas has an alternative / hipster vibe and is considered a bit of a hidden gem.
3. Horchateria de Santa Catalunan
This is voted as the best place to try the famous local horchata drink (nonalcoholic) on Trip Advisor. Made from tiger nuts, horchata is a creamy nutty drink you must try at least once, and this is the place to do it.
4. Music Box
Music Box is a western style club in the center of Barrio del Carmen that appeals mostly to tourists, but also attracts a lot of locals. You’ll hear a blend of tunes pumping out, but mainly the top 40 dance hits.
5. Fox and Congo
This bar always has a good crowd of locals and tourists and plays English dance tracks. Located in Bario del Carmen area, Fox and Congo is conveniently located near other venues.