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Boatella Tapas

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Plaza Mercado 34, 46001 Valencia, Spain
+34 (0)96 3911314
08:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 01:00
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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704 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 317 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This popular tapas restaurant or hole in the wall is situated opposite the busy Central Market in the historic center of Valencia. We ended up eating lunch at this crowded place following our 3-hour walking tour. The terrace area was packed but we were lucky to squeeze in by the bar which had a permeating smell of fried food but,... More 

Thank T-Bird1974
Zurich, Switzerland
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92 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

If you are looking for simple, traditional, authentic, fresh tapas, this is your place. The kitchen looks uninviting but believe me: the ingredients directly come from the market opposite the bar and are perfectly fresh. And the guys operating the kitchen and serving the guests know their business. Everything is delicious. Order all tapas based on seafood. Any anything else... More 

Thank jeanluc865
Valencia, Spain
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I guess if you want to try out typical Spanish tapas this place is ok for you, however we were not really impressed... Russian salad was really good, patatas bravas way too spicy for our liking, pan con Tomate had way too much olive oil on it and didn't really taste that good and also the croquetas were really oily...... More 

Thank Malin1998
Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Great staff, great food and great atmosphere. Found this place on our first night of a three night break. Busy outside but managed to get 6 seats at bar in front of tempting food display. Tried three to start but we did not stop there - we must have tried the whole tapas menu. The staff were very good suggesting... More 

Thank stanretired
Bristol, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Tourist price great tasty meatballs, the patatas brava served with horrible mayo. Lovely waiters working hard to please.

Thank wendieshmit
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

I don't think I'm being Scrooge for not wanting to pay 5-7 euros for fried potatoes with a bit of mayo. Some of these tapas places charge far too much for what it is. This place, just opposite the central food market is constantly dishing out food and at a decent price. Their cod croquettes are lush BTW. We chilled... More 

Thank Veli01i
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

I have come here couple of times and I definitely recommend it. Prices are quite ok, the staff is great and the food is wonderful!

Thank Lucía R
Brussels, Belgium
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Very typical, very nice people but not a fine menu to expect. La ensalada de Valencia and the Patatas Bravas are typical sure, but rough and not fine.

Thank Rithoun
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Came here a few years ago on a day trip as part of a cruise. Loved it then and its still fantastic. Traditional tapas bar. Food is excellent and service is fantastic. Staff are friendly and helpful. It's now my local in Valencia!

Thank Allensy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

I have to say the foods are very delicious, don't go for the attitude of waiter because its obvious may be for English speakers it will be not usual. Try as much as different food here because i went to so many places my favourite one is this. More beautiful is having meal with beautiful songs which is played by... More 

Thank Claire B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza Mercado 34, 46001 Valencia, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Valencian Country  >  Province of Valencia  >  Valencia
  • Phone Number: +34 (0)96 3911314

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?