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A delightful old tapas bar and bodega in the El Canyamelar fishing neighbourhood of València, down by the port area, which has been serving locals since 1836.

They have left the interior and structure of that period intact, keeping original barrels behind the bar.

Aside from the bar area, there is a restaurant behind, which can be accessed by dipping under the bar counter. This must be booked in advanced and the menu is slightly more elaborate.

For the less athletic you may access the restaurant from the side street outside.

Tapas are traditional, from good local produce, rather than fancy Michelin.

We tried



Patatas Bravas

Jamón Ibérico

Torta de La Serena


Sopa de Cebolla

Also available are standards like tuna, cuttlefish with onions, broad beans with jamón, padrón peppers, grilled artichokes, codfish croquettes and cod with potatoes and aioli.

There is a great wine list and they have a very friendly service. The place is not that big so demand is great, which may mean you have wait, have a drink at the the bar before being seated.

The characteristic smell of wine hits you as you walk into the buzzy atmosphere.

They have vermut at €2.30 a copa and most tapas are around €2.75

It’s a bit out the city centre in a neighbourhood mainly of locals being around 10 minutes in taxi.

Beware, like most restaurants in Valencia they do not serve fish or shellfish on Mondays.

They are also closed on Sunday.

CASA MONTAÑA Carrer de Jose Benlliure 69, El Canyamelar, 46011 València +34 963 67 23 14

Twitter : @bodegacabanyal www.emilianobodega.com

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