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Fallas making you hungry? What to eat in the Valencia region
18 March 2019 @ 18:38

HOOFING it round the fallas this week in the Valencia region is sure to help you work up an appetite – and luckily, these three Mediterranean provinces are not short of restaurants serving traditional dishes bursting with flavour.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re in Valencia city itself – the third-largest in Spain and home to over 750,000 people – or in a smaller town in its eponymous province or those of Castellón or Alicante; eating out is never expensive, the food is of excellent quality, and you’ll find everything from a low-key corner bar to a Michelin-starred restaurant within walking distance of the nearest falla monument.

If you’re visiting the area, you’ll want to eat like a local – so here are a few ideas of what you shouldn’t leave the area without trying.

 

Paella

When thinking of Spanish food in general, paella is what tends to spring to mind unless you’re familiar with the huge variety of local and regional dishes that are incredibly diverse and, in some cases, even vary from town to town. But paella was invented in the Valencia region and is, probably, one of its best-known exports, other than oranges. It helps that the provinces of Valencia and Alicante grow their own rice, too – the marshland in Pego (Alicante) and between Xeraco (Valencia) and Valencia city are home to vast swathes of paddy fields.

Read more at thinkSPAIN.com

 



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