Travel Through Food | Morocco
Postcards from Valencia | Restaurant Review
Carrer de Bonaire, 18, 46003 València
+34 963 94 44 05
TYPE OF CUISINE – Moroccan Cuisine
AMBIENCE – nicely decorated with comfortable seating
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES – yes
VEGETARIAN OPTIONS – yes
CLEANLINESS – very clean
VALUE FOR THE MONEY – very good
ACCEPTS RESERVATIONS – yes
GOOD FOR FAMILIES – yes
DN FRIENDLY – N/A
OUTDOOR SEATING – no
Restaurante Almunia is located in the La Xerea district of Valencia, by Plaza de Alfonso el Magnánimo.
John and I were here last April, along with a couple of friends. So, if you have been following us for a while you know that we normally don’t write a review until we have been to a restaurant/bar more than once.
We enjoyed the food and service the first time around so we decided to add it as part of our Travel Through Food adventure. Our group of 8 went for lunch last Sunday and we were not disappointed. Restaurante Almunia is not a ‘dry’ restaurant like other Moroccan restaurants around the city. They do serve alcohol.
The menu offers a wide variety of mouth-watering dishes that include chicken, beef, some seafood and vegetarian options. We all opted for the menu del dia which includes 1 starter, 1 main dish, 1 drink, tea and desssert – all for 12.50€ per person. It is a really good deal especially during the weekend because in and around Valencia, the price of menu del dia usually goes up by a euro or two.
This time around we had a great mix of friends who can give their honest reviews. Two of them are vegetarian and the rest are meat eaters. Everyone enjoyed the beers and wine while I enjoyed my cold water!
For the starter, many of us chose the hummus (made in-house) and it was served with fresh pita bread. It was so delicious that Erin and I asked for extra pita. Next, for the main dish, Catherina, John P, Miryam and I chose the Tajín de Verduras (vegetables), Erin chose the Tajín de Pollo (chicken), Kep, Lino and John L. chose Tajín de Ternera (meatballs). For dessert, they served surtido de dulces caseros (a mix of sweets all made in-house) and lovely Maghrebi mint tea. All in all we had a great time and enjoyed great service along with delicious and freshly prepared food.
Here is what Erin from Curiosity and a Suitcase has to say:
Service was quite good. The staff were friendly and playful which made the experience even better. Menú del día is a pretty good deal considering it includes your first drink, even if you order alcohol. Oh, and that’s a bonus, it’s not a dry restaurant! We all ordered hummus, which I liked but the naan was delicious! My main course was tajin de pollo which was …fine.
Kep ordered the meatballs which as expected, tasted just like meatballs. We needed more naan to sop up the sauce. I was too full to try the dessert but they seemed to be pretty good.
Great service, attentive, and friendly.
Food quality was good and well presented.
Ambiance/atmosphere was very nice.
Next, here is what Miryam had to say:
The menu is versatile with many vegetarian and vegan options. Loved the pastries for desert as well. The prices are great for quality homemade food.
and now from Catherina: This Moroccan restaurant has a lovely ambiance. The waiters were friendly and attentive. The food was good and the daily menu was good value for money.”
There you have it! If you are looking for a delicious and healthy meal, make sure to give Restaurante Almunia a try.