About El Cabanyal

Coworker basic survival guide to Valencia’s Marina and Cabanyal

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Do you work in El Cabanyal or La Marina de Valencia? In this blog we tell you what you need to know to make your working day in the area easier. A survival guide that we deliver to the new Vortex Coworking incorporations on their first day and that we now want to share with other professionals and coworkers who work here: where to have coffee, the menu restaurants, the takeaways, the terraces sun and where to take something when leaving work.

Let´s start:

Where to have a cup of coffee:

  • El Rinconcillo It is one of our favorites and the closest to coworking. As you would expect with Italian owners, coffee and croissants are top and they also have soy milk option. But the best thing is your terrace in the sun away from traffic to enjoy the weather and the light of Valencia. They open at 9am.
  • Café al Forn It is a bakery with a nice decoration and area for kids. Coffee, pastries and pleasant surroundings
  • Cafetéate Cabanyal Market offers specialties of coffees and teas brought from around the world. The favorite of our coworkers, the capuccino with chocolate
  • Ca Rakel, with whom we share a wall in Vortex Coworking, prepare the best “Cremaet” we have tasted in Valencia

Where to eat from midday menu for less than € 10:

  • El Rinconcillo: Italian with a dish of the day (Italian specialty, different every day) for € 5.
  • Malafama: Although the pintxos bar is the specialty, at midday they have a menu that usually includes a vegan option –
  • Ca Rakel changes its menu every day and usually includes some vegetarian option
  • Café Contigo has, in addition to a menu, a wide salad menu, juices and smoothies

Takeaway and so eat in the office or coworking:

  • La Barraca: Homemade food with rations 3-4 €. The specialty? Valencian paella and fideua every day, and a different rice every day. The quality of the food is so well known to all that it is necessary to reserve the ration before 12 o’clock, or you may be left without. We dare to say that it is one of the places with the best price in Valencia.
  • Bar Compostela: next to Vortex Coworking, they have a very wide and varied menu every day and you can order a ration to take for € 3
  • El Rinconcillo, Ca Rakel, Café Contigo.

Supermarkets:

  • We have two Mercadona close to Vortex Coworking: Mercadona 1 Mercadona 2
  • Co-Alimento in the same street of the Queen that also have an oven that make croissants, ensaimadas and empanadillas

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Activities:

  • Yoga: In our coworking we organize yoga sessions for members every two weeks. However, the schedule or frequency does not fit all and the study of the most popular neighborhood among our coworkers is Aruna Yoga
  • Gimnasio Indoors Samaranch It is a very complete gym with paddle tennis courts.
  • Gimnasio Indoors AQUA, one of the most complete in Valencia and with SPA.
  • Gimnasio Indoors Full CrossFit Valencia in La Patacona and close to the beach of Valencia
  • SUPLife in the Marina offers classes and equipment for rent of SUP and surf. One of those luxuries that some can enjoy when working in a coworking near the beach and near the marina

Drink anything afterwork around 19h/20h:

  • El Viento and El Ultramarinos, few steps by Vortex Coworking, They are perfect to snack, dine or extend the night with a live concert with your coworkers.
  • Festinar: also steps away from our coworking, they do jazz concerts on Thursdays and delicious individual pizzas
  • El Clavo and La Peseta, a classic from Valencia for vermouth.
  • La Fabrica de Hielo: 15 minutes walking from the coworking space it has a wide and varied monthly program with concerts and cultural activities, one of the most fashionable places in Valencia.
  • La Pilona Cultura: broad cultural agenda, tapas and vegan food.
  • La Batisfera: the twin of the Cabanyal de Ubik Café in Ruzafa. On the same street as our coworking, Calle de la Reina.

We hope this guide of “essentials” is useful for the professionals with whom we share a neighborhood. For our part, we will try to keep this guide alive by periodically incorporating the essentials that we discover. And, of course, if you need a meeting room, a virtual office or a space to work … come and visit Vortex Coworking! We invite you to a coffee.

10 reasons to live or work in El Cabanyal

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The location of your office or your company is a key decision for the positioning and performance of any project, even with the entry of new technologies, and this decision can have both professional and personal consequences. That’s why we chose El Cabanyal neighborhood, a place that combines quality of life and professional opportunities. In addition, we can boast of being the only coworking space in the new fashion district in Valencia, steps from the sea, the beach and the port. At least for the moment.

And why can we say that El Cabanyal is the new fashionable district in a city as important as Valencia? Ruzafa is the established fashion district without a doubt, but El Cabanyal is, in addition to an old fishing district with history and artists, a popular destination among tourists, it is on the beach and is located next to the Valencian entrepreneurship epicenter,la Marina Real and the port of Valencia. Therefore, it has history, art, technology, innovation, professional opportunities and an authentic and unique charm. Then we tell you what we consider the top 10 advantages of living or working in El Cabanyal.


  1. Beach

There are many neighborhoods in Valencia, but not with beaches. The beach of El Cabanyal is an urban beach, with low-rise houses and can boast of being the beach where renowned artists such as Sorolla, Blasco Ibañez, Goya and, even, Hemingway walked in their time. It is a clean beach, with well-groomed sands and no sewage.

(photo credit to @velvetwalnut)

The promenade borders the beach passing through La Malvarrosa and reaching La Patacona. You can enjoy the irregular framework generated by the different houses and buildings of one, two or three heights and the restaurants arranged along the promenade. In our coworking space it is common for members to come to the beach to make a “break” during the workday, including some taking a bath. It is also a destination to enjoy some afterwork that we organize for the community, or spontaneous afterwork among the members.


  1. Neighbourhood way of life

The value of a neighborhood is defined by its people, its neighbors and the life that is born from the relationships that are built between them. The neighborhoods are marked by their location, their physical conditions and the possibilities that are generated around them, but it is the people and their energy that can change a place. And El Cabanyal is close and familiar neighborhood, characteristics of the Spanish and Mediterranean culture, fundamental for the well-being.

Go out and be greeted, meet you or ask you how your weekend has gone; to address you with “Buenos días rey/reina/cariño”, the closeness, selfless help, all this present in any scene in the neighborhood El Cabanyal. Values that we also promote in a coworking space.


  1. Professional Location

Valencia is consolidated as an entrepreneurial ecosystem. The VLC Tech City brand is committed to an innovative city, technological development and a sustainable and intelligent economic model. That’s why Vortex Coworking chooses a location like this, right next to the port of Valencia and the Royal Navy, of the Valencian entrepreneurial ecosystem; to be part of this environment full of knowledge, innovation and opportunities.

Valencia hasLa Marina de Empresas, promoted by Juan Roig, recognized businessman and honorary president in EDEM. It is formed byEDEM (School of Entrepreneurs, Valencia), Lanzadera (accelerator of startups) andAngels Capital (investments for sustainable development of companies); three environments that complement the best conditions for individual growth and talent.


  1. Key dates

It is a traditional neighborhood, but also bohemian and extravagant. It is a symbol of the resistance of the people and at the same time it has a bohemian, artistic and beach atmosphere reminiscent of Venice Beach in Los Angeles. In his annual calendar he has written down a series of key dates that give him a point of singularity that you will not find in other areas of Valencia.

“La Semana Santa Marinera” is a Festival of National Tourist Interest since 2012. The municipal market, the street markets and the market of Kings bring you even closer to the people of the neighborhood, their product and their customs. The day of Portes Obertes (open doors) brought you closer to the typical houses of the neighborhood through art and culture. And of course “Cabanyal Intim” that offers a wide cultural agenda for all its neighbors, with some performances held in private and local homes. In our entry “6 key dates in El Cabanyal” you can find more details.


  1. Gastronomy

Spain is known throughout the world for its gastronomy and Valencia is one of the cities marked in the list of must-see visits for any lover of good gastronomy. And in El Cabanyal you can discover new ways to mix traditional cuisine with the creative and the contemporary. It is not a neighborhood of exotic restaurants, Japanese, Chinese, Mexican, etc., at least for now. But yes of places to take the vermouth, the “esmorsaret” (little lunch) and restaurants and wineries with quality wines, fresh and local produce, tapas and rations that will surprise you and a treatment that will invite you to come back.

¿Quieres conocer los que, para nosotros, son las propuestas más atractivas para comer, almorzar o ir a tomar algo por El Cabanyal? El barrio cuenta con míticos y clásicos restaurantes, pero además el barrio está en auge y se está convirtiendo en el barrio de moda.

Among all the options we have in a neighborhood like this, our coworking space highlights mythical and traditional restaurants such asCasa MontañaAnyora or Casa Guillermo; the essence of the neighborhood reflected in Mar d´Amura,El Ultramarinos,ElViento Bar,La Peseta,La Paca,Taska LaReina orLa Pascuala.

If you have opened your appetite and need more detail of what each of these pieces of life of El Cabanyal offers, you can continue reading in our entry dedicated to this topic“10 restaurants to eat in El Cabanyal”.


  1. Architecture

The architecture of El Cabanyal is characterized by its ceramic facades with tiles and striking colors, low-rise houses and each one different and that joins the urban art that takes over some abandoned streets and facades: streetart, graffiti, murals and graffiti adorning the empty walls of unused buildings or the walls that limit many of their plots.

The neighborhood is recognized as an Asset of Cultural Interest. Its particular architecture has its origin in the old fishermen’s barracks, with narrow facades, perpendicular streets. Constructions that were born in unoccupied lots, the result of the destruction of the neighborhood after a fire at the end of the 19th century and which led to the appearance of new houses at two heights with abundant modernist decorations and unique tile coverings and many examples of Art Deco.


  1. Orientation

Related directly with the previous point, the architecture, we can talk about the perfect orientation of El Cabanyal for everyday life, since it has a North-South oriented plot designed so that the fresh wind can flow and enjoy the pleasant breeze summer that gives us the proximity to the sea. During the day, that fresh wind will run from the sea to the land and, at night, the opposite direction, which allows a pleasant temperature during most of the year.

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In addition, thanks to the fact that the houses are low and with direct access to the street, it allows to cool not only the neighborhood, but also part of the city of Valencia. Its current form is the result of the Mediterranean tradition and common sense, hence its preservation and protection over time.


  1. Leisure & Culture

In El Cabanyal there is leisure and culture day and night. Concerts, art, poetry … one of the most fashionable venues in Valencia is the Fabrica de Hielo, an old industrial building converted into a bar and a cultural space where they organize a large number of events, concerts of all kinds of music, workshops and exhibitions. photography, thematic days or presentations of books and reading clubs. Flamenco Concerts in Mar d´Amura, Jazz in ElViento Bar are just some of the cultural and leisure contrasts of the neighborhood.

Valencia was the birthplace of illustrious artists in Spain such as San Vicente Ferrer, Benlliure, Joaquín Sorolla, Manuel Candela, Vicente Blasco Ibáñez and Juan Luis Vives, and it is planned to open a cultural center in the former Cabanyal slaughterhouse in the heart of the neighborhood (in ground zero), where a historical archive of the Maritime neighborhoods will be housed, temporary exhibitions and a series of cultural activities that will enrich the agenda of the entire neighborhood.


  1. Sports

Having the beach so close opens a wide range of sports possibilities. You can practice sailing, windsurfing, paddle surfing, surfing (if you have read correctly, not always but sometimes we get good waves), volley ball or simply play shovels. In addition to water sports, the promenade and the dock is an ideal place to train for runners or to ride a bicycle. In our coworking space we try to take advantage of these opportunities and organize outings to run at dawn (with the sunrise over the sea) or at sunset and Stand Up Paddle thanks to our friends from SUPLIFE Valencia..

In the neighborhood sports activities are organized, highlighting the most summer 4k known as the “Volta a la platja València”, which translated into Spanish is the “return to the beach Valencia”. A very special tour since it takes place in the beach itself, which allows the youngest (under 14 years old) to participate in a previous race called the “volteta” or “vueltita” (little run).

(photo credit to @suplife_valencia)

In addition, the Municipal Sports Federation offers a multitude of free activities on the beaches of Valencia that include yoga, Pilates, Latin fitness and even Tai Chi.


  1. Benefits of living close to the beach

Living or working near the sea entails a series of benefits for the health of your lungs or tension, your brain and your body in general, as well as other advantages on an aesthetic level.

But not only offers benefits to your body but also to your way of life and your attitude to life and work, they even say that greater opportunities arise both in social relationships and professional opportunities.

All this you can discover in more depth and detail in our next entry: “10 benefits of living near the sea.”


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In summary, we already knew that Valencia is a great place to live and work because of the many advantages it presents such as the cost of living, the quality of life or the climate, as we already mentioned in our entry “10 advantages of living/working in Valencia”. But especially El Cabanyal presents a series of additional benefits as a neighborhood to live or work in this beautiful city. If you still do not know the neighborhood or us, head for our coworking space, you will fall in love with this special and safe atmosphere that you will want to return.

10 advantages of working in Valencia

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We believe that Valencia is the perfect city for professionals, entrepreneurs, business people and digital nomads from all over the world, that is why we decided to base Vortex Coworking in Valencia. Why? The city offers quality of life, typical Mediterranean: sea, beach, 300 sunny days a year and Mediterranean cuisine; a park along an old river bed that crosses the entire city, an affordable cost of living for both personal and professional living, history, art and culture. But above all, Valencia is taking off as a TechHub of national and international relevance and professional opportunities are increasing. Today we tell you what we consider the 10 main advantages of working in Valencia:


  1. COST OF LIVING

Valencia is the third most important city in Spain behind Madrid and Barcelona, ​​with a cost of life significantly lower than these (15-20% less depending on the study). It is even below that of other major cities such as Bilbao, Mallorca or San Sebastian. This not only translates into lower costs to live, but lower business costs such as salaries, offices or coworking, events, etc.


  1. WELL CONNECTED

Valencia is well connected to the rest of Spain and Europe, since it has an airport, railway, port in the Mediterranean Sea and a road network that connects Valencia with the main Spanish cities by highway. For Madrid and Barcelona is connected as follows: the high-speed train (AVE) connects Valencia and Madrid in 2 hours with trains running every hour; and Barcelona ​​with the EUROMED rail service, in little more than 3 hours. In 2019 the high speed AVE Valencia – Barcelona service is expected to be operational. In addition to train connection, Madrid and Barcelona can be reached by motorway or highway in 3 – 4 hours from Valencia.

According to the Airports Council International (ACI), the airport of Valencia was the fourth fastest growing European airport in 2017, offering more than 80 countries of destination.

The port of Valencia is the main port of Spain in container traffic, the first in the Mediterranean Sea and the fifth in Europe. It is a direct connection between the city and international foreign trade.


  1. ENTREPRENEURIAL ECOSYSTEM

The city has more than five hundred startups, 15 incubators and accelerators of importance at national and European level (Lanzadera, Plug&Play, Demium Startups, etc.), top-level business training schools (EDEM) and a large number of events on innovation and technology along the year.

The Marina de Valencia is positioning itself as the center of the entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem, not only in Valencian but also in Spanish and Internationally. VIT Emprende presents the city as “VLC Tech city”.

And finally and perhaps most importantly, there is a good pool of local talent thanks to the high level of education of universities and schools. At the Polytechnic University of Valencia, companies such as Zeleros were originated; created by the founders of the UPV team winners of the international competition organized by the visionary Elon Musk for the design of the Hyperloop sponsored by SpaceX in 2015.


  1. COWORKING SPACE NETWORK

Currently we can find more than 60 coworking spaces in Valencia. Coworking space is the office of the future, they say. New cities need intelligent, collaborative and flexible spaces ready to house new business models and new ways of working. Spaces where to meet, organize events, locate your office based in Valencia. The construction of a community of professionals where synergies and opportunities arise increases the idea of ​​an important collaborative professional structure in the city.


  1. PROFESSIONAL EVENTS

Valencia hosts events from all sectors and especially (and in recent years) in technology and innovation; Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Industry 4.0, SmartCities, etc.

Startup Sesame, the largest community of event organizers in Europe, has already decided to open the call for the fourth edition of its acceleration program from Valencia in the Startup Sesame Summit last March 2018.

Recently Valencia has submitted its candidacy to host the Web Summit from 2019 onwards, one of the major technological events in the world, focused in creating a better society from the economic and financial side to sustainability and well-being of the society.


  1. WEATHER

Valencia has a mild climate most of the time and enjoys 300 days of sunshine per year (which does not mean hot). There is winter season with skiing opportunities not far away; but winter is mild as the Mediterranean Sea softens the temperature; Spring and Autumn are said to offer the best tempertaures and Summers are hot, inviting you to enjoy the beach and the sea to refresh your days. This beautiful climate facilitates social and happy culture, outdoor sports … and better health.


  1. GASTRONOMY

The Mediterranean diet is well known worldwide, healthy and rich in natural products: olive oil, vegetables, fruit and fish. And, of course, the paella and other rice base dishes as the main actor. Known internationally as the traditional dish of Spain, paella was born in Valencia and is typical of this region. The Albufera of Valencia is the rice field of Spain, like Vietnam is of the world. But in addition Valencia also produces good wines in the area of ​​Utiel and Requena, and is the region for orange and lemons trees in the country.


  1. BEACH, SEA, MOUNTAIN

Living and working near the beach is full of benefits for physical and emotional well-being. Pure air, vitamin D and “Vitamin Sea”, natural light. The option of practicing sea sports any day of the year such as swimming, paddle surfing, kite surfing, windsurfing, kayaking, sailing, even surfing on some days of the year (yes, you read correctly!) … and we have mountains as well!

The city is flat, but driving inland it becomes one of the most mountainous regions of Spain; Naquera, Sierra de Calderona, Sierra de Espada, etc. For that reason in Valencia there is also strong culture for mountain sports, hiking and cycling both road and MTB.


  1. OPTIMAL SIZE, CULTURE, ARTS AND HISTORY

The city has an optimal size, without long distances to travel by car or traffic jams; the possibility of cycling for work, or around the different neighborhoods, crossing the city pedaling along the riverbed, or even walking. Something that those of us who have lived in large cities appreciate as if it were gold.

Despite its manageable size, Valencia offers culture, art and history as (almost) any big capital; the Historic Center with architectural treasures on each corner such as La Lonja, El Mercado Central, Las Torres de Serranos and Torres de Quart, etc; The City of Arts and Sciences, an avant-garde complex on the riverbed, which houses museums, operas, classical music concerts, festivals, and endless cultural, artistic and leisure offerings; and finally the Marina de Valencia, the new focus of development in Valencia, the TecHub and  Cultural center next to the sea; in Vortex Coworking we have opted for this area, next to the sea and the entrepreneurial ecosystem.


  1. PUBLIC TRANSPORT

The city has metro, tram and buses that allow you to comfortably circulate throughout the city using public transport. To move around the city the bus is the most usual, and metro for longer distances being Marítima-Serrería the stop that brings the beach closer to the center; the tram is popular in the sea area and connects the different beaches, the universities and La Marina.

And finally, our favorite one: VALENBISI, a bicycle rental service with stops distributed throughout the city to take or leave the bike. The most sustainable vehicle of all, economic and healthy that, thanks to Valencia being a flat city ideal for pedaling with a mild climate, it becomes an option to consider for every day. A luxury of those that do not cost money and that very few cities can offer.


We believe that few cities offer such a balanced combination of professional opportunities and quality of life, perfect for those with both professional and personal ambitions. To these 10 advantages of working in Valencia we just need to add one about working at Vortex Coworking among all the options of coworking spaces in the city. And thinking about it … of all the advantages listed, there is only one area where you can enjoy all of them at once … our area, the Cabanyal and the Marina de Valencia. If you have doubts about it … come and see us and we will discuss it!

10 places to eat in the beach of Valencia

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We are very lucky in Vortex Coworking to be located in El Cabanyal, a trendy neighbourhood in Valencia. But not only that, we are also a few steps from the sea, both la Marina de Valencia (in the port of Valencia) and the beach of Valencia (Cabanyal beach and Malvarrosa beach) and, a little further, Patacona. Thanks to our location we can enjoy the food culture in this area, very different from the one we can find in the neighbourhood of El Cabanyal and of which we have written in our previous blog.

In this area of the sea (port and beach) the views of the restaurants are often the main attraction, as well as the design; prices are usually higher too, so it is not a frequent option to go to eat from our coworking on a daily basis, but rather an alternative that we reserve for special occasions, weekends or to go as an afterwork. Except for a very recent discovery where you can eat daily menu 5 steps from the sea (literal), we will tell you about it further below.

So, if you want to know which options are for us, who are not experts but just regular customers, the most attractive places to go for lunch, dinner or a drink on the beach in Valencia, keep reading!


  1. Panorama

The Panorama restaurant is one of our favorites to enjoy an amazing rice (or paella) for lunch and offers incomparable views of the sea and the beach. The restaurant is located on the jetty and thanks to its glass walls it seems that one reaches out and touches the sea. It offers a very complete menu with elaborate starters, fish, meat, good presentation and, above all, rice dishes. A place for those special occasions.

(photo credit to  @zolatw @everyu_everyme @panorama_restaurante)

Panorama is not just a restaurant, it also offers a viewpoint where you can enjoy good coffee, drinks and cocktails. It is also located by one of the best surf spots in Valencia, so on certain days (when there are waves) you can see the surfers in the water until sunset. You’ll find it just a walk of less than 15 minutes from Vortex Coworking Valencia.

Speciality: Rice + Views      –       Espigón de la Marina Real Juan Carlos I (s/n)


  1. Duna Puerto

An indisputable classic in Valencia for paellas and rice dishes. Traditional cuisine with creative touches, sophisticated and elegant. It has more than 50 varieties of rice, as well as a wide variety of market dishes, combined with a long wine list. As a first steps into this gastronomic experience, they offer starters based on the quality products: Valencian tomato with tuna, anchovy, mojama and mozzarella, red prawn from Dènia or calamari a la romana.

(photo credit to  @sirlovingfood @macarenagea)

The exceptional views of the Port have a a different point angle than the rest of restaurants in the area and the sunsets are especially beautiful from here. The restaurant is located at the opposite end of the Marina de Valencia. To get here from Vortex Coworking we recommend a bike ride (our favourite vehicle) touring the entire Marina, so you avoid the (too long) walk, but do not miss one of the most beautiful routes in Valencia through the Tinglados, the Clock Building and other heritage treasures.

Speciality: Rice      –       Marina Real Juan Carlos I, Muelle Sur Mod. F1.


  1. Casa Carmela

Another classic in Valencia. Since 1922, four generations of the same family, we have Casa Carmela in front of Playa de la Malvarrosa. His specialty is the paella made with fire from orange tree wood and served in the center of the table, obeying the ceremony of Mediterranean culture with rice.

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In addition to preparing one of the most famous paellas in Valencia, they offer the possibility to inmerse yourself into the elaboration process. They show you the “paelleros” (where the paellas are prepared) and tell you the secrets of how they cook it. And not only will you taste the best paellas, there is esgarraet, clotxinas, tellinas or fish directly brought from the fish market. Pure tradition. We can find them at the end of Malvarrosa beach.

Speciality: Paella        –      Calle Isabel de Villena, 155.


  1. Saboramar

Our recent discovery, an option for every day steps from the sea and steps from Vortex Coworking. Saboramar, hidden between the Tinglado 2 and the Clock Building, offers you the possibility of eating or having a coffee right by the deck, the sea breeze and the smell of the sea.

(photo credit by @saboramarVLC)

It offers classic breakfasts (coffee, orange juice, toast and pastries) from 9am, opening hours. At midday they offer a daily menu that changes every day, as well as an a la carte option of tapas and small portions. All at affordable prices, so to speak. Their partner Boramar. (door to door) offers catamaran trips for groups, events and companies. A walk of less than 10 minutes from Vortex Coworking that makes it our best daily option to eat or have a coffee in front of the sea.

Speciality: Daily menu        –      Entre el Edificio del Reloj y Tinglado 2. Marina Real de Valencia


  1. Bar Restaurante Aduana

The history of this restaurant begins in the 30s, when this place used to be a small kiosk at the port. Slowly growing they started offering sandwiches and tapas from the sea. Finally in 1941, they made the decision to transform it to Bar Restaurante Aduana in the same place, located in what we know today as the old Customs building of the Port of Valencia in the Marina of Valencia, just 5 minutes from Vortex Coworking Valencia.

(photo credit by @amparogarciaandres y @juanramon.deltoroibanez)

A family business specializing in seafood dishes and other local dishes. In the menu you will find varied seafood; oysters, fried fish, cod fritters or their calamari. Do not forget to book your table in advance as it is usually full of people. It is really close to our coworking space, so it is a frequent alternative when the special occasion arrives; a lunch with a client, a team building meal or just a normal day that you want to treat yourself.

Speciality: Sea kitchen      –       Plaza de la Aduana, S/N.


  1. La Fábrica de Hielo

“La Fabrica de Hielo” (the ice factory) is a trendy space in Valencia on Malvarrosa beach. An old industrial building renovated with a lot of style, mixing industrial design with vintage. More than a restaurant the space is a culture and social meeting point with a calendar full of events, markets, concerts, workshops and exhibitions. It also includes activities for kids.

(photo credit to @yoly_pocket y @carlosbonias)

It is a place for lunch (weekends) or have dinner (almost every day) in a more casual way, food truck style, while enjoying a concert in a social environment, surrounded by port containers, doors transformed into vintage table and armchairs.

The food leaders are “La Regional”, a food truck parked in space and a menu with delicious sandwiches in foccacia bread, beef and vegan burgers, nachos, hummus and other vegan options. And vermouth, beers, coffees and teas. You can get to La Fábrica in about 10 minutes walking from Vortex Coworking.

Speciality: Events, Culture  Food truck      –      Calle de Pavia, 37.


  1. La Más Bonita – Patacona

La Más Bonita stands out for its decoration; white and blue maritime touch are the brand colours, imperfect walls, high ceilings and century-old beams. Located on Paseo de la Patacona. There are three different environments: the terrace overlooking the sea, the indoors and the indoor patio, very cozy full of plants and decorative elements.

(photo credit to @anatrigueiros @juanfernandezcaraballo)

The menu offers homemade and eco food and a wide range for breakfast and brunch. The presentation is so beautiful that one does not resist taking a picture before taking a bite. The queens of the menu are their homemade cakes, made directly by Pilar, one of their managers, thanks to the tricks, inherited or learned (or both), from her grandmother. One of our favourites and that has more fame thanks to its name is the cake “Chocorgasmo” (choco orgasm), a delicious cake that will drive chocolate lovers crazy.

Although the Patacona is the beach that we have the furthest from Vortex Coworking (10 minutes by bike), we do have a few steps away accommodation by La Más Bonita. Faithful to the design of the chain, it consists of four touristic apartments in El Cabanyal neighborhood, different among them but in common the Mediterranean essence that is breathed in its restaurants; white, blue and a careful design that does not miss the smallest detail. The four apartments have names of coves: Cala Bonita, Cala Mordida, Cala Blava and Cala Salada. If you want to contact them we leave your link here.

Speciality: Brunch y Homemade cakes        –      Paseo Marítimo, 11.


  1. La Girafe

La Girafe is a French restaurant specializing in crêpes and galettes; the main difference of the latter with the crêpes is that they are made with buckwheat flour, so they are more consistent; and above all, that the galette is savoury and the crêpes sweet. In addition there are also other French specialties on the menu, such as the tournedo Rossini or the filet mignon.

(photo credit by @carlos_mm_insta, y @campidisco)

But above all we like it as an option for breakfast or brunch, because in addition to the options of pastries and coffees the design of the restaurant is beautiful, cozy and original, perfect to start the day. The key piece of the space is a bus that runs the center of the premises. This bus is the kitchen, open through its windows. A very original decoration with antique signs, vintage furniture and all kinds of antique objects … and a fireplace for the cold days of winter. And terrace for pleasant sunny days. It is located next to La Más Bonita so it is the same distance from Vortex Coworking, a long walk, but it is worth the experience.

Speciality: Crêpes & Galettes         –      Av. Mare Nostrum, 10. Alboraya, Valencia.


 9. Marina Beach – El Portet

Located next to the jetty, on the sand with entrance from the Marina de Valencia. It has different atmospheres, one right by the sand less formal, and another more restaurant style to eat, El Portet del Marina.

(photo credit to @worldpotography)

It is a restaurant that integrates you directly with the sea and the beach. They offer a menu with options traditional from the Mediterranean cuisine: starters, rice dishes, fideuàs, meat and fish, to pair with national and international wines or champagne. They also offer Japanese food and a sushi tasting in the Japanese Tatami.

Speciality: Location + Tatami Japanese Food       –       Marina Real Juan Carlos I, s/n.


  1. Veles e Vents

The iconic building of the port of Valencia is presented as a multi-gastronomic contemporary space. The building was built for the Copa América 2007 and 2010, and today it a complex of different restaurants with innovative cuisine. There are three restaurants spread over four floors of this contemporary design, which seems to be sustained in the air. A special place for special occasions, but those views we can enjoy every day since they are part of our surroundings. A gift for the eyes on our sunrise morning runs from the coworking, or at sunsets.

(photo credit to @jorge_estelles, @raquelm_fotografia  @nataliablnc)

Marina de Valencia. Muelle de la Aduana, s/n.


Located on the first floor, enjoy great views of the Marina de Valencia thanks to its windows. You will feel aligned with the sea and you can enjoy the entrance and exit of sailboats and fishing boats. You can enjoy typical Mediterranean cuisine, rice and fresh fish from the market cooked in a wood-fired oven.

(photo credit to @fernandoferrero46600  @gruposucursalrestaurantelamaritima)

Speciality: Fish & rice


It has a large terrace and a transgressive design, a different concept, a meeting place that reflects the industrial and dynamism of Valencia. Singular tapas such as cogollos, totopos or brioche de rabo de toro, foie and bearnesa as a prelude to their grilled meats, whether picaña (veal from the back of the back), Iberian prey or Galician beef.

(photo credit to @vortexcoworking  @gruposucursalmalabarsteakhouse)

Speciality: Grilled meat


Its location is exceptional, it is located in the attic of Veles e Vents, so it offers 360º views of Valencia and the sea. In addition, it has the recognition of a Michelin Star and two Suns of the Repsol guide.

(photo credit to @lobocomeconpan  @lasucursal)

Speciality: Author tapas


In the Marina of Valencia, in the port, on the beach of Cabanyal, Malvarrosa and Patacona there are many more alternatives, but of the ones we know the ones listed here are our selection. If you think that a relevant one is missing or you have discovered something unique, please do not hesitate to write to us – info@vortexcoworking.es – and let us know 🙂

Bon appétit 😉

 

¿Quieres conocer los que, para nosotros, son las propuestas más atractivas para comer, almorzar o ir a tomar algo por El Cabanyal? El barrio cuenta con míticos y clásicos restaurantes, pero además el barrio está en auge y se está convirtiendo en el barrio de moda.

10 restaurants to eat in El Cabanyal

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Do you want to know what, for us, are the best options to eat, have lunch or go for a drink in El Cabanyal? The culinary offer seems to be an important factor when choosing the location for you office or coworking. Therefore, having interesting and diverse options to go out to eat, for lunch or for afterwork seemed relevant to choose Vortex Coworking location in El Cabanyal. We could not think of a better neighbourhood than this one. And by the beach.

The neighbourhood has re-known  and classic restaurants, but also the neighbourhood is now booming and is becoming the trendy neighbourhood. The new Ruzafa they say, but the Cabanyal near the sea. And with this boom the culinary offer is expanding with options that mix the traditional with the creative and contemporary, maintaining the essence of the neighbourhood and the Valencian maritime product: seafood dishes, garden products, rice, sandwiches, figatells (is a small meat ball that is made with the humblest pork meat), titaina (stir-fry made with tomato, roasted red pepper, pinion, garlic and sometimes tuna), cocas (typical mediterranean dish that can be cakes, cakes and breads), homemade vermouth, wines and “cañas”.


  1. Casa Montaña

Founded in 1836 “Casa Montaña” is one of the most historic and ancient restaurants within the El Cabanyal neighbourhood. A tavern specialising in wines with more than a hundred years of history where the walls, the drums and the barrels maintain the essence of the winery that saw it born.

Casa Montaña” es uno de los restaurantes más míticos y antiguos dentro del barrio de El Cabanyal. Además de una de las mejores ofertas en vino, la carta incluye raciones de producto de calidad. Vortex coworking valencia(photo credit to  @rocamcas y @barakdoc)

In addition to one of the best wine list in Valencia, the menu includes portions of quality product: ham, cheese, peppers, preserves and more elaborate dishes. The treatment is exceptional and is one of the few (not to mention unique) places where you can drink exceptional wines by the glass, such as Vega Sicilia, wines that not everyone can afford by the bottle.

Speciality: Wines.      –      Calle José Benlliure, 69.


  1. Casa Guillermo

An old winery created in 1957, now renovated with a lot of charm in a family style to make you feel at home. Their anchovies are famous; brought from the Cantabrian coast and they themselves desalinate, clean and prepare them one by one, all in an artisan way. They seem to have no competitor in Valencia. The titaina, the traditional dish of the maritime towns, is also the centre of attention; a sauce based on red pepper, tomato, garlic, pine nuts and salted tuna belly.

Sus anchoas tienen gran fama en; las traen desde la costa cántabra y ellos mismos las desalan, limpian y preparan una a una, todo de forma artesana. Un menú de platos elaborados en los que se cuida hasta el último detalle, una combinación de producto y presentación exquisita. Vortex Coworking Valencia

A menu of elaborated dishes with a lot of care in every last detail. A combination of quality products and exquisite presentation.

Speciality: Anchovies      –      Calle Progreso, 15.


  1. Taska LaReina

Much newer than the others, with with the same (or more) push and motivation, “Taska La Reina” appears in the scene. Opened in 2015, the restaurante opens behind a beautiful rehabilitated mosaic facade in one of the emblematic streets of El Cabanyal neighbourhood, Calle de la Reina. The interior is decorated to the last detail in marine style.

Taska Lareina tiene una fachada de mosaico rehabilitada en una de las calles emblemáticas del barrio de El Cabanyal, la Calle de la Reina. En la carta deliciosos platos marineros. Vortex Coworking Valencia(photo credit to @amayuskula , @marques205)

On the menu delicious seafood dishes: fish in marinade, clotxinas (mussels), the famous octopus cooked in different ways, oysters, titaina and cocas. On holidays and special dates they prepare special dishes.

Speciality: Seafood dishes      –      Calle La Reina, 173.


  1. Bodega La Peseta

The tasca for aperitif time and vermouth. The street is crowded on sunny days (and not so sunny). It is so busy that it is not always easy to find a place, but in the same street there are many other options, such as Taberna El Clavo and La Fábrica (we like them all), that share the same great atmosphere and great tapas.

La tasca para la hora del aperitivo y el vermut. La bodega original fue creada en 1906. La decoración ahora tiene un estilo retro muy logrado. Vortex Coworking Valencia.(photo credit to @carlosbonias)

The original winery was created in 1906. The decoration now has retro style. Highly recommended is the rice baked in pumpkin that must be booked in advance, the gildas and banderillas, tortilla pintxos, hummus, esgarraet and vermouth. It has also several vegan options.

Speciality: Baked rice in pumpkin, tapas      –      Calle Cristo del Grao, 16.


  1. Bar La Paca

If you are a fan of tortillas, this establishment is a MUST in your list. Many qualify them as the best of El Cabanyal, even Valencia. Always juicy, tender and with a wide variety to choose from: tortillas with zucchini, onion, with chorizo and even a vegan tortilla made without eggs.

Tortillas jugosas y con una amplia variedad a elegir: tortillas con calabacín, con cebolla, con chorizo e incluso una tortilla vegana que realizan sin huevo. también tienen tapas variadas como pescado ahumado, queso manchego, humus y otros entrantes valencianos. Vortex Coworking Valencia

Of course, they also have varied tapas such as smoked fish, Manchego cheese, hummus and other Valencian appetizers. They invite you to accompany their tortillas with a delicious homemade vermouth served with ice, an olive and a slice of orange. The decoration is retro and tells stories between paintings, old photographs, mirrors and newspaper clippings. An experience not to be missed.

Speciality: Tortillas (Omelettes)       –      Calle Rosario, 30.


  1. Bodega La Pascuala

In this local place you will find the famous giant “La Pascuala” baguettes. It is a place famous throughout Valencia honouring  l’almorçaret (a lunch around 12h), that is, a sandwich or baguette with olives and peanuts at a fixed price.

famosos bocadillos gigantes de “La Pascuala”. Se recomienda el chivito y sus buenísimos bocadillos de carne de caballo. Vortex Coworking Valencia(photo credit to @rocamcas)

It is recommended the chivito and its sandwiches of horse meat. If you do not forgive a good baguette lunch, this is your point of reference in the Cabanyal.

Speciality: Giant Sandwiches      –      Calle Doctor Lluch, 297.


  1. Anyora

An old winery built in 1937. Its motto is “vins I menjars de sempre” (wines and traditional foods); and her name Anyora comes from the dish you long to enjoy again. A tribute to the plate of all life, which waited all week for your grandmother to arrive on Sunday. The food tries to take you to the past, but also makes a nod to the future by giving a more elaborated and creative touch to the dishes of a lifetime. The main attention goes to the quality of the product.

Se trata de una bodega creada en 1937. Su lema es “vins I men jars de sempre” (vinos y comidas de siempre); Los platos nacen de la tradición y se cuida mucho el producto. Vortex coworking valencia

In the decoration Valencian ceramics are present, natural materials made by hand or the typical botijos of the town. Tellinas, salted meats, lamb shoulder, tuna from Balfegó or sausages from La Herrerica are just some of the many dishes they offer. And, of course, the wine will have a leading role as a pairing for each of them.

Speciality: Traditional and wines        –      Calle de Vicente Gallart, 15.


  1. Mar d´Amura

Its name, “Mar d’Amura”, means sea of prow, which brings the soft waves of a distant wind. This restaurant was born with the idea of maintaining the essence of the neighborhood and eating at home while discovering elaborated tapas, innovative and contemporary. A place with homemade cuisine, seasonal products from El Cabanyal market and other nearby businesses. Oven, mud and spoon. It also has options for celiacs and vegans; hummus, prepared in different ways, the Eggplant Zalouk and its unique patatas bravas with Luisa sauce.

Su nombre, “Mar d´Amura”, significa mar de proa, el cual trae las olas suaves de un viento lejano. Ofrece una agenda cultural entre las que destaca la música en directo. Los miércoles puedes disfrutar de Flamenco en directo mientras te tomas una caña en un ambiente sincronizado con el barrio. Vortex Coworking Valencia

In addition, it offers a cultural agenda among which live music stands out. On Wednesdays you can enjoy Flamenco live while you drink a beer in an environment synchronised with the neighbourhood. They also include on the agenda exhibitions, small format theater in unconventional spaces, book presentations and even summer cinema; possible thanks to its cozy indoor patio.

Speciality: Valencian tomato with belly, daily menu and flamenco shows     –      Calle Progreso, 159.


  1. ElViento Bar

“ElViento Bar” is a bar with an urban decoration that will surprise you; you can dine, tapas or have a drink. Due to its  proximity with Vortex Coworking, it became our favourite place for afterwork and the perfect restaurant for dinner based on shared portions. Our favourites, the titaina, its unique Russian salad or patatas bravas. In addition, they offer weekly events that accompany the good food: “la noche callejera” (the street night), a session of micro open street music or fixed days in which flamenco concerts are held in the same room.

“ElViento Bar” es un bar con una decoración urbana que te sorprenderá, donde puedes cenar, tapear o tomar algo.

Speciality: Spanish potatoe salad, coca de titaina, concerts  –  Calle Iglesia del Rosario, 8.


  1. El Ultramarinos

“El ultramarinos” is the typical grocery store converted into a trendy restaurant in the neighbourhood of El Cabanyal and decorated with barrels and high stools. They offer is centered around preserves and products with denomination of origin: hams, sausages, patés and cold meats; tomatos and salads. They also offer a varied wine list by the glass, liquors, beers, vermouth and cider.

El Ultramarinos. Entre su carta destacan sus conservas y productos denominación de origen: jamones, embutidos, patés y carnes de la sierra. Tienen especialidades y ofertas según el día que se publican en sus redes sociales, sobre todo los fines de semana. Vortex Coworking Valencia

They have specialties and offers according to the day, which are published on their social media, especially on weekends: baked rice tasting, meatballs with potatoes, curried chicken and cod croquettes, pintxo day, free tapa with a sandwich. Steps from Vortex Coworking, this is another favourite for the Vortex Community afterwork.

Speciality: Tapas y preserved food      –      Calle Iglesia del Rosario, 9.


In the El Cabanyal neighbourhood you have plenty of possibilities and we are sure that we left many unlisted; places we have heard about but that we have not yet been able to enjoy (we will do soon, for sure).“Ca La Mar”, “Fumiferro” or “La bodeguita de Nerea” are just a sample of the number of options that we can see with a short and easy walk through the little streets in El Cabanyal.

And of course, our favorite restaurant for paellas and ricePanorama. But this and others located in the area of the Marina and the beach will be listed in our next blog post “10 places to eat in the beach of Valencia”. An area as close to Vortex Coworking as the Cabanyal, but with a very different style more focused on the views and sea.

un restaurante favorito para paellas y arroces: Panorama. En el barrio Cabanyal hay muchas más opciones, pero teníamos que elegir top 10 de los que conocemos. Vortex Coworking Valencia

In the Cabanyal neighbourhood there are many more options, but we had to choose the top 10 we know about. If you have any recommendation or discovery to share please write to us and tell us! info@vortexcoworking.es

Bon appétit 😉

 

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