Las Cuevas is one of the more popular tapas restaurants in Valencia, and with good reason. Great ambiance, an interesting menu and reasonable prices combine to provide a wonderful night out — best enjoyed with friends and a good bottle of wine.
Cuevas means “caves”, and the reasoning behind the restaurant’s name is immediately apparent when you wind your way around its cavernous, tightly packed halls toward your table.
And the food is great. You can get tapas of all sorts; things you’ll recognize (bravas, calamaris) and other more puzzling items, which can be delicious… or horrifying. Ah, how fondly I recall the €15 dish called something like “Goulas”.
“Hmm…”, I foolishly thought during our first visit to Las Cuevas, “goulash is always good, and at such a price this must be like the world’s greatest goulash!” Ha! Whatever that word was, it sure as hell wasn’t “goulash”. Sporting a malicious grin, the waitress set before us three fried eggs with a mountain of tiny worms strewn atop. I almost wretched, but … we paid fucking €15 for that one dish. So, I grabbed my fork, said a prayer and began to devour the tasty little egg worms. Minutes later they were all gone. Every last one. They were delicious, heaven help me.
Las Cuevas is extremely popular with the locals, so if you plan on going during the weekends, you absolutely must make a reservation. You won’t regret doing so… it’s a great night out.