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El Poblet restaurant brings two Michelin stars to the heart of Valencia

Updated: Jun 18, 2023



El Poblet is in the city's heart, perfectly located for sightseeing before or after your dining experience. Spend an afternoon walking around the art nouveau Central Market, try a glass of local vermouth in one of the stylish vermouth bars, or dive into Valencian history by visiting the Silk Exchange (Lonja de Seda).


Headed by Luis Valls, one of the best chefs in Valencia who had the pleasure of training under Quique Dacosta, this is one of the best Michelin-star restaurants in Valencia and one of only two to hold a two Michelin-star rating. With a penchant for deconstructing traditions and driving innovation, this remarkable restaurant allows a glimpse into the soul of the Valencian pantry.



Chef Luis Valls Rozalén: Artiste extraordinaire

- Hernán Menno, Chef Luís Valls and Ana Botella -


When asked what three things his kitchen could not function without, Valls responds, "knives, harmony and creativity." Things you would never find in his kitchen? Disorder, carelessness, idleness, and Tupperware without lids.


Luis Valls trained under Quique Dacosta for four years. He inherited the creativity and passion for innovation that guided the former to his reputation as Spain’s top chef. In 2014, he was entrusted with El Poblet Valencia, son of the original three Michelin stars, El Poblet in Denia. He has continued Dacosta’s great work of deconstructing and enhancing Mediterranean seafood traditions. His passion for local flavours, quality produce, Valencian spirit and art has helped El Poblet earn its prestigious place in the city’s exciting gastronomical scene.


Despite his formal culinary education and time in Denia, working shoulder to shoulder with his guru, Quique Dacosta, Valls has created a unique style in his cuisine, adding to the overall distinctive character you’ll find in El Poblet. This is partly due to his great respect for the origins and traditions of his ingredients. As he says, all innovative dishes have a background in tradition.



The menu at El Poblet

- The tasting menus at El Poblet are a constantly evolving affair -


Valls' dedication to the earth of Valencia and her fruits means that the creative process is a long experience grounded in respect for the original product. He describes looking at the seasons and the products available to him and then trying to give them love, adding delicate nuances, but always without spoiling the original product.


The results of these affectionate endeavours can be experienced with two tasting menus, the 12-course Ciutat Vella (Old Town) and the nine-course Territori, although the name of this menu often changes. From smooth Parmesan edible stones and whiskey-infused tenderloin plated with ash-covered rice to the locally famous foie gras Cuba libre, complete with frozen lemon. Every course will surprise and delight the senses. Our favourite dessert was the Pinos y piñas, but that’s a secret we can’t give away.


Choose to complement your dishes with a tailored wine menu from our resident sommelier Hernán Menno to take your experience one step further. From sweet German wines to smooth sherries from Jerez, El Poblet has an excellent wine cellar with the perfect match for any creation.



The area


El Poblet is in the city's heart, perfectly located for sightseeing before or after your dining experience. Spend an afternoon walking around the art nouveau Central Market, try a glass of local vermouth in one of the stylish vermouth bars, or dive into Valencian history by visiting the Silk Exchange (Lonja de Seda).


Valencia is a wonderful city for food lovers, and whether it’s a traditional Valencian paella or a gourmet restaurant using deliciously fresh produce from the region, you’re sure not to be disappointed. To please your palate in Valencia is mandatory.


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