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Casa Carmela

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Isabel de Villena 155. Playa de la Malvarrosa, 46011 Valencia, Spain
+34 963 71 00 73
13:00 - 16:00
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Houston, Texas
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100 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We are staying in the old city of Valencia and our hotel recommended this restaurant. They made us a reservation but when we arrived there was no record and the hostess acted like it was a huge favor to seat us. They sat us in the back room which was lovely. Partially enclosed and nice temperature. The service was mediocre... More 

Thank David7117
The Netherlands
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160 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Casa Carmela is renowned for its Paella. It is only open for lunch. We had the seafood paella: delicious! (I am on a 'seafood diet': when I see food, I eat it :-) In high season make sure you make a reservation.

Thank Schreuder
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51 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to this restaurant on recondition from a Spanish friend. We ordered the Paella which was great - big portion and very tasty. The razor clams were abit fishy to my taste. However the dessert (fruit plate) was SO disappointing. We paid €6 euros for this please see pictures attached. Other that that, service was just okay. We overheard... More 

Thank ganm
Singapore, Singapore
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky to reserve a table for lunch (this restaurant only serves lunch 1.00pm to 4.00pm) the day before and ordered the original paella which requires advance booking. It is truly an experience as the paella is cooked with rabbit, chicken, duck, small escargots, artichoke and flat beans. The stock for the paella is cooked for an hour. The... More 

Thank minizee
Szczecin, Poland
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would go for a selection of appetizers next time. Shrimps were too delicious to describe. Yes, you have to wait for paela. Yes, you should call and book a table but we were lucky to get one without reservation. Beware siesta and opening times ,)

Thank ThomsShmims
Los Angeles, California
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120 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is definitely a place to go with friends for Seafood and Paella. It doesn't look like much from the street, however, it has nice bar and seafood display when you enter a visible Paella kitchen and the service is top notch, as is the food. Many different dished to choose from and many Paellas. Well worth it!!

Thank tiges88
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although our hotel was in the city we took the time to book a table for lunch here in advance & head to the beach to experience this lovely old venue. Glad we did ! Try the Puntilla frita, the best baby fried octopus we'd ever had, & the Paella Mariner was delicious too. The 3 course meal for 2... More 

Thank FlyMe_11
Milan, Italy
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect paella but we stayed 3.5 hours. Service incredibly slow and didnt care about our requests. Go there if you are really patient

Thank MicheleArisi
Gothenburg, Sweden
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We started with puntilla frita and then with a pulpo a la brasa. The sauce, the paprika sauce together with the potatoes and the octopus was like heaven! 🐙🌑🌈🌈Mums. So worthy not expensive at all. We had a cava while waiting in the "barra" so amazing to see how they cook paella a la brasa. Great to have the tips... More 

Thank AivlisChy
Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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153 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

A local friend told us to try Casa Carmela for an authentic paella. We were not disappointed. We started our lunch with perfectly-grilled, tender sepia served with fragrant olive oil. We followed with the Paella de Marisco (seafood paella) - fragrant, tender, deliciously seasoned al dente rice with a perfect 'socarrat' (the brown, crispy layer that forms on the bottom... More 

Thank Louise H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
13:00 - 16:00
13:00 - 16:00
13:00 - 16:00
13:00 - 16:00
13:00 - 16:00
13:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Isabel de Villena 155. Playa de la Malvarrosa, 46011 Valencia, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Valencian Country  >  Province of Valencia  >  Valencia
  • Phone Number: +34 963 71 00 73

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?