Take a Tapas Tour For a Real Taste of Valencia

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PinxtosA table full of tapas under the Valencian sun is the perfect way to try a wide range of authentic dishes.

Valencia is full to bursting with highly-regarded tapas restaurants. Late lunches, early dinners, moonlit dining, shady suppers and midnight snacks – any excuse goes to sample and compare a vast range of delicacies. Seafood, ham, rabbit, artichokes, rice and veal are regular ingredients and there seems no end of ways to prepare them.

With so much choice, it can be hard for even the most seasoned tourists to know where to begin. A tapas tour of the old city centre is a good starting point.

Try La Salvaora on Calle Calatrava. Starters and tapas include cured Iberico ham croquettes, fried artichokes with saffron allioi, red shrimps carpaccio with the oil of citrus fruits.

Orio is the next stop. The rustic structure meets modern décor with exposed walls and smart, high-end designed furniture. It can be found at San Vicente Mártir.

On the same street are the popular No me toques las palmas que me conozco Valencia and Sagardi. The latter has a name linked to the cider houses of Basque country tradition. Culture and tradition run through the menu at Sagardi, from handmade cheeses to Iparralde duck confit with cider apple.

La Lola takes the bright red, white and black polka dots of flamenco dancers to liven up the look of the traditional tapas bar. Its menu and recent set menus have included traditional rice dishes with rabbit and the not-so-common addition of snails. La Lola Valencia shows off its food and décor on twitter. Follow @LaLolaValencia for their news

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On June 6, 2013
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