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En esta antigua casa de pueblo con ‘esencia’ que se encuentra en medio de la ciudad, los comensales se encuentran con cocina fresca y saludable. Está decorada con un estilo industrial sorprendente, cálido y acogedor, pensado para disfrutar de la mejor cocina a la brasa en un ambiente inigualable. Nestor Oreiro y Victor Ortega mandan en los fogones. En su carta encontramos productos de temporada, arroces del día (el de pato y trompetillas triunfa siempre), carnes y pescados frescos que se elaboran en su cocina abierta (da confianza). Muy original y sabroso su steak de ciervo con cremoso de berenjena a la llama. La carta de vinos es un mestizaje de climas, viñedos, paisajes y culturas para que uno disfrute en cada sorbo.

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Restaurant menu

Chef’s recommendations Néstor Oreiro

Menú Degustación
€30
Average price €30 Special request

Dietary requirements

TheFork offers

MENU Menú Degustación Esencia 35 €

Este menú incluye: 2 snacks, 3 entrantes a degustar, principal de pescado, principal de carne y postre.
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Scores & Reviews

Excellent
9.1/10
based on 407 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Food :9/10
Service :9.4/10
Setting :9/10
  1. Bárbara V.
    • 24 reviews
    10/10

    Una cena perfecta!

  2. Maria Jose L.
    • 55 reviews
    9.5/10

    Volveremos seguro.....????

  3. Juan Miguel R.
    • one review
    10/10

    Buen sitio, con buen ambiente y un trato personal simplemente genuino e insuperable. repetire seguro.

  4. Antonio G.
    • one review
    9/10

    Cozy

  5. Verania c.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Mi restaurante favorito 100% recomendado

  6. Antonio B.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    Perfecto

  7. Christine F.
    • one review
    10/10

    Very charming, food and service very good will be back.

  8. Antonio V.
    • 19 reviews
    10/10

    Excelente

  9. Jeroen B.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Very friendly service. Very good food. Highly recommended!

  10. Jason H.
    • 15 reviews
    9.5/10

    Saw one cockroach on the floor when leaving! But everything otherwise was perfect. Good food and service! Reasonable price????????

  11. Maria Cristina M.
    • 58 reviews
    7/10

    Muy caro para lo que realmente es.

  12. Vicente P.
    • 2 reviews
    8/10

    El stik de carne de ciervo, sublime

  13. Maki T.
    • one review
    10/10

    We had a lunch on the first day in Valencia, Spain. The lunch in Escencia was really nice, I think it was the best lunch while we stayed in Spain! Paint on the wall, which drawn by daughter of owner was also lovely. We had wonderful time at Escencia. We hope we could visit there again.

  14. Fran G.
    • one review
    9/10

    El arroz con nécoras que probamos estaba espectacular.

  15. Francesco P.
    • 40 reviews
    10/10

    Great Location, best service and very very original food. I suggest it very much

  16. cesar b.
    • one review
    10/10

    Todo exquisito.

  17. Fernando S.
    • one review
    9/10

    Agradable local, excelente comida y bodega. Recomendable

  18. Daniela T.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    excelente comida, atención y ambiente!

  19. - -.
    • one review
    10/10

    what a fab find very nice in an old part of what looks like a village before it became part of the new part of Valencia city. we could not fault this restaurant at all and highly recommend it . the fish ,cod was exceptional . well done .

More information

Opening time

Comida: de 14:00 a 16:00 (excepto domingo)

Cena: de 21:00 a 23:00 (jueves, viernes y sabado)

How to get to the restaurant

Plaza Gestalgar, 3, 46035, Valencia, Spain

Public transport

Metro Empalme (0, 1, 1) y tranvía (L4)

Directions to get there

Disponemos de parking gratuito

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