Valencia Local dining tips

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Master the Market

Mercado Central
Plaza Ciudad de Brujas, s/n 46001 Valencia
Topped with a stunning Art Nouveau dome, decorated with brilliant mosaics and stained glass, and containing a mind-boggling 900+ stalls, Valencia’s Mercado Central is one of Europes oldest and most impressive food markets. Devote a morning to strolling the aisles, where you can pick up everything from snails to farm-fresh eggs. And don’t head out without a stop at the spice and herb stall Natividad Soler, where one of the specialties is saffron, the prized spice that gives authentic Valencian paella its signature golden hue.

Rice is Nice

La Matandeta
Carretera Alfafar, Saler, km 4, 46910 Alfafar, Valencia; +34 962 11 21 84
As any Valencian knows, great paella begins with great rice. And that’s what makes the setting at La Matandeta–a picture-perfect restaurant nestled amidst the rice fields in El Saler, just south of Valencia–so special. The house specialty is, of course, Paella Valenciana–a feast of golden grains studded with rabbit, chicken, duck and snails–but the menu contains many more mouthwatering temptations, too. Come for a leisurely lunch, order a bottle (or two!) of wine, and drink in the the hospitality and the beautiful view.


Explore these epicurean delights on the following Windstar voyages:

  • Splendors of Southern Spain

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