Citrus- My New Favorite Restaurant in Valencia

A view of the restaurant from our table

A view of the restaurant from our table

I wrote my guide to the best stuff in Valencia not too long ago, but I wrote it before I had ever visited Citrus. I know that a handful of my friends had gone there during the last school year, but I didn’t go until a couple of weeks ago. I now have a new favorite restaurant in Valencia and it is called Citrus.

Citrus might be the best meal I’ve had in Venezuela with the restaurant at the Caracas Eurobuilding a close second.  Not only was the food original with unique textures and flavors, but the setting is exactly right. The walls are painted a cool lime, the music is quiet, the lighting is subdued, and you would never know that it was next door to one of the largest supermarkets in town.

Citrus is also special because it is not always open.  They only open a few nights each month and once a month for Sunday brunch.  You always need a reservation because they only buy enough ingredients to make enough set 5-7 course meals for the day.  The chef is a parent at my school so the science teacher who teaches his kid and can always get us reservations.

Without further ado, here is everything I ate a couple of weeks ago:

Alfajor de queso azul, timbal de steak tartara, Arancini de queso con salsa de tomate

Alfajor de queso azul, timbal de steak tartara, Arancini de queso con salsa de tomate

Tartar de Atun Mixto

Tartar de Atun Mixto

Corazones de alcachofas

Corazones de alcachofas

Chutney de Chorizo con Higos

Chutney de Chorizo con Higos

Lomito al Grill

Lomito al Grill

Mouse de Moca con biscocho de almendras y praline de avellanas

Mouse de Moca con biscocho de almendras y praline de avellanas

petit fours

petit fours

Thankfully they gave each of us a menu to keep because by the end of the meal I had a little bit of a food coma.  My friend L has been to Citrus five or six times now and says that every time she goes it is always a unique experience. We both agree that it is worth the $9 US for us to go and indulge every now and then!

Does anyone know of any other fine dining establishments in Valencia, Venezuela? 

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