Baden Baden restaurant terrace Valencia Spain

A Little Bit of Germany in Valencia

Who would have known that a plate of sausages could make me so happy? We have walked by Cervecería Baden Baden in Ruzafa nearly everyday for months, reminding ourselves each time that we wanted to stop in for some brats. Now you might find it strange to be craving German food in Spain, but when you…

Chuletitas de cordero contenedor seville spain

Beyond Tapas in Sevilla

Oh yes, we ate well in Seville. We discovered some great restaurants with delicious and creative takes on local Andalusian ingredients. As in other cities we’ve visited in Spain where the people are very proud of their part of the world, these restaurants in Seville (Sevilla in Spanish) focused on food and wine from local…

Plaza de Espana Sevilla Spain

A Glimpse of Sevilla, Spain

We’ve been itching to visit other areas of Spain and Sevilla was at the top of that list. Sevilla (Seville in English) is the fourth largest city in Spain and the capital of the autonomous community of Andalusia on the southern coast of Spain. The Moors ruled in Andalusia for 800 years and their influence is stronger…

Creamy artichoke soup garnished with serrano ham

Creamy Artichoke Soup

Artichoke season is still going strong in Spain, with huge piles of them in the markets. Artichokes are a cold weather crop that are at their best from November to April. Once the weather heats up, the artichokes will grow too quickly, open their leaves and begin to transform into beautiful but inedible flowers. Artichokes…

pasta fagioli L'alquimista Valencia

L’Alquimista: magical pasta in Valencia Spain

There are many pizza and pasta restaurants in Valencia, but where do the Italians living in Valencia go for authentic Italian food? Our Italian friends recommend a place that they affectionately describe as their grandmothers kind of Italian food. That special place is L’Alquimista, a tiny little gem hidden in the Russafa barrio. Owner Mario…

Non-Spanish Restaurants in Canovas, Valencia

Okay, have you had enough of Spanish cuisine? Need a break from sardines, croquetas, jamón, and paella? Then it is time to step out of Valencia’s city center and venture into another part of the town where you can find restaurants with cuisine from all over the world. Canovas and Russafa are two neighborhoods (barrios…

Spicy red tuna tartare Canalla Bistro Valencia

Canalla Bistro: A fusion of flavors in Valencia

Some of the most interesting restaurants in Valencia are found outside of the Old Town in the trendy neighborhood of Ruzafa (Russafa). This is where Ricard Camarena, one of the most well known chefs in Valencia, chose to open his third Michelin-starred restaurant. Ricard Camarena Restaurant opened in July 2012. A few months later that…