Finally, I was able to visit Valencia early this year and try one of the best paella places in the city.
Here’s the secret to the best authentic paella from Arroceria Duna in Valencia, Spain…
Arroceria Duna is a destination paella restaurant located on a beach in Playa El Saler, 7 minutes away from the city.
It has a relaxing, minimalist white beach resort ambiance.
Watch this video of The Secret of the Authentic Spanish Paella!
Best to start with some tapas like their croquetas.
Both the Jamon and Lobster croquetas were equally good–very soft with a good crunch and flavor.
The pulpo was very tasty. It’s a good, light appetizer while you wait for the paella.
You can see the ingredients pop out with a thin layer of separated rice.
You have to squeeze the brains of the carabineros over the paella rice for the ultimate umami experience!
We also ordered a tomato ensalada with bacalao, buffalo cheese, and tuna.
Order the calamari with black ink squid rings to go with your seafood paella.
Awesome thanks to Miguel, our Valencia Tour Guide, for bringing us to Arroceria Duna! Check out his blog: https://vlcmiguel.wordpress.com/
End with a chocolate or light dessert to complete your paella experience.
In Manila, the best place to eat authentic Valencia paella is in Arrozeria by Chef Chele.
Paseo Pintor Francisco Lozano módulo 3 s/n 46012 El Saler (Valencia)
Reservations: +34 96 183 04 90
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Arrocería Duna
Related Blog Post: Buen Provecho! | Arrocería Duna (Valencia)
Best Paella Places in Valencia Spain:
- Arroceria Duna
- La Barraca de Toni Montoliu
Valencia Beach Promenade:
- La Pepica,
- La Marcelina,
- El Coso and
- La Alegria de la Huerta
- Casa Carmela
El Palmar (in Albufera Lake)
- El Palmar
For more info, visit www.visitvalencia.com
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Disclosure: Our meal was courtesy of the Valencia Tourism group. I wrote this article with my biases, opinions, and insights. Read Our Awesome Planet Complete Disclosure Policy here.
P.S. The paella can also be enjoyed Melosos-style, which is like a soupy paella.