The Valencia’s food and drink is characterised by its Mediterranean flavour, the richness of its ingredients and the simplicity of its preparation, and is highly prized by the most discerning of palates. Its most typical dishes is made by ingredients like rice, oranges, seafood and fresh fruit and vegetables. Its traditionally-produced sweets, many of which are of Arab origin, including coca moruna, arrop i tallaetes, arnadí and pastissets de moniato.
The Valencians love eating out and the city has about 1,500 restaurants and over 330 cafés. This means that in places like El Ensanche or El Carmen, a restaurant is never far away. Lunch is normally served from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. and dinner from 9 p.m. and 11:30 p.m., although some are open all day. It's best to reserve your table at the weekend in most establishments.
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