The paella It is undoubtedly one of the dishes that most represents Spanish cuisine, with the permission of the omelette. Specifically, it is a typical Valencian dish so On this September 20, when we celebrate World Paella Day, we discovered where to eat the best paella in Valencia.
Where to eat the best paella in Valencia
Find the best restaurant in Valencia in which eating paella can be somewhat complicated if we take into account that all the restaurants in the city, and in the community, offer this dish as one of the highlights in your letter.
But if we pay attention to the awards and contests, we have to mention that the 60 + 1 of the International Competition of Paella Valenciana de Sueca (Valencia) in which the restaurant El Madrileño de Guadarrama was honored with the award for the Best Paella in the World, but in addition to this restaurant in Madrid, they were also awarded in second position and in third position, the Takeaway rice from Pepi Rodríguez, from Alcàsser (Valencia) and the Tabick Lounge-Rice and Embers Restaurant, in Llombai (Valencia). For this reason, these last two restaurants are perhaps the ones we should go to in the case of visiting the Valencian community and wanting to eat a good paella.
Secondly if we pay attention to the opinion of the clients And those who have visited Valencia to taste precisely the Valencian rice, we can say that in forums and on gastronomy websites, perhaps the three restaurants that are always recommended are these that we now list and that also They are all located in the city of Valencia itself.
Although it is a restaurant in Valencia that is a bit far from the center (about 2.5 km from the historic center) the dishes that we find in the Flor de Valencia restaurant are worth the trip and of course, its paella with a traditional recipe It is valued as one of the best if not the best in the entire city of Valencia. Made with chicken, rabbit, snails and vegetables, those who have tried it say that it is exquisite.
Address: Avenida Cardenal Benlloch 22, 46021 Valencia, Spain
Another restaurant that you should not miss if you want to eat one of the best paellas in Valencia is the Civera Marisquerías, near the central market of the city. This restaurant’s strong point is seafood, which comes in many varieties, so do not hesitate to try their seafood paella, or the whole seafood paella as they are the best in town.
Address: Calle de Mossèn Femades, 10, 46002 Valencia Spain
Another highly recommended restaurant is Rincón 33, in the heart of Barrio del Carmen. However, curiously this restaurant is run by Italians but it is always full, so it is advisable to book. In this restaurant you cannot miss the paella del senyoret, or paella with shellfish without shell. And as a curious fact, while you wait for the main dish, people recommend trying the ham croquettes, fried ham croquettes, which are served with an incredible garlic sauce.
Address: Calle de la Corretgeria 33, 46001 Valencia Spain
The origin of Paella
It was in the Albufera Natural Park, in the 8th century the Arabs introduced the cultivation of rice, which today is found in three different varieties, Bomba, Bahía and Senia. The paella as we know it today was probably born between the 15th and 16th centuries, when the locals began to combine rice, a poor and simple food to cook, with other raw materials of the territory: chicken, rabbit, ferraúra and garrofón (two types of beans), tomato, saffron and garlic.
The The name «paella» derives from the typical container in which this dish is cooked, a large saucepan in which the handle has been replaced by two handles, to make it easier to transport. In fact, tradition has it that paella is served on the table directly in the container in which it is cooked.