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Pilar

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Moro Zeit, 13, Valencia, Spain
+34 963 91 04 97
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12:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 12:30 - 00:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent... best tapas bar in valencia.... great seafood... very easy going ... authentic... definitely worgh a visit..

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Thank benji o
Olympia, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Also known as La Pilareta, this place is tiny. There are tables outside (much like every other restaurant in town), so you might be in luck there. But, you can always stand at the bar and chuck your mussel shells into the boxes at your feet. They're known for clochinas, or Valencian mussels. Salty broth, pretty good. Nothing too special,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

Went here on the strength of Lonely Planet writeup, it did not disappoint. we were out of the season for the little mussels but had regular ones that were great, and a fantastic grilled swordfish dish. If we're in Valencia again this will be at the top of our list.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2015

Great authentic, old-fashioned bar with a friendly buzz, interesting tiles, a wooden bottle-filled gallery above and lots of antique knick-knacks about. The waiting staff are a cheery and amusing team and although it was packed inside and out, we took a ticket and were made welcome up at the bar - and soon had a table. We had calamari, whitebait,... More 

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1 Thank Tom F
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2015

The menu is simple, but the quality is excellent. Google translate told me that they are specialist in little mussel which is right. The potato is just mind blowing. I cannot believe the simplest dish is the best. The cuttlefish also hit all the spots. In my ten days visit in Valencia. It is either number one or second top... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2015

Hard to find as the sign on the door says La Pilareta. When we found it it became a firm favourite. As it was busy we asked for a table , given a ticket and took our turn. Had Clóchinas al vapor ( Spicy Mussels), Pescaditos on the first night. We returned two days later and had Sepia a la... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

I've been here in 2013 and early 2015. Both times I enjoyed the atmosphere in this little restaurant. As a tourist I liked the fact that it seemed genuine and I could explore their menu with valencian specialties. The highlight were the mussels.

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Thank Klot K
Calpe, Espagne
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2014 via mobile

Having been there before and wanting to introduce this authentic tapas bar, we were very disappointed by the famous mussel tapas dish. The mussels were not freshly cooked, tasted reheated causing the mussels to be pasty. 8:30 pm perhaps too early or too late. Dommage....

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Burlington, Vermont
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2014

Came here to try the mussels after hearing they were the best. They were big and plump. However, they came out about 1 minute after we ordered them. There is no way that those mussels were made to order and I had a suspicion that they were not the freshest. There was absolutely nothing special about the dish. This was... More 

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London, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2014

Recommended by hotel concierge who advised the mussels - they were really good. The atmosphere inside was excellent with the staff calling out the orders to each other. Well worth finding and enjoying.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$100
Cuisine
Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 00:00
Monday
12:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:30 - 00:00
Thursday
12:30 - 00:00
Friday
12:30 - 00:00
Saturday
12:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Moro Zeit, 13, Valencia, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Valencian Country  >  Province of Valencia  >  Valencia>  > El Mercat
  • Neighbourhood: El Mercat
  • Phone Number: +34 963 91 04 97

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?