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Mateu is a Mediterranean restaurant located in the village of El Palmar, near the Albufera Natural Park. They serve an array of tapas, paella, and grilled fish dishes, all expertly paired with a glass of excellent wine. The beautiful sunsets and some of the best paella in the region make the trip out of town well worth it.


Valencia is not just the birthplace of paella, but a city where you will find everything from Michelin-starred restaurants to traditional bars specialized in local tapas. With plenty of fresh produce from the sea and the surrounding huerta, delicious local wines, and creative chefs, eating out in Valencia is a joy. Beware Valencians eat late and many restaurants won’t serve dinner before 8:30 pm.