Los Gómez Taberna is a journey back in time. In spite of being a relatively recent venue – it opened its doors in March of 2017, the spirit is that of an old kitchen, in which from very early the dishes of always to slow fire are prepared.
That is the essence of this tavern, the result of the experience and evolution of the Gómez family. Since 1989, the family has been dedicated to restoration and, after 8 years of pampering and seeing how their predecessor Puerta del Mar grows, a little over a year ago they embarked on the adventure of a new place, in which the protagonists were the always dishes and a good local product.
And all this is confirmed as soon as you visit. Open uninterrupted from early morning to night, it adapts to the time of day and the occasion. Breakfasts from early in the morning, lunch bar from Monday to Friday, and menu or menu options at noon and at night.
The tradition and know-how is already seen in the starters, with options such as homemade croquettes: ham, cod, chorizo and tetilla cheese or chicken and camembert. Cazuelita de “All i Pebre d’anguila de l’Albufera”, fried whitebait with Iberian ham, broken egg and basil, or the “crunchi” torreznos from Soria, are other options of its menu, in which they try to pick up the typical gastronomy from different regions.
Delicious is also their tuna tartare with guacamole, soy and sesame, another one of our chosen dishes and that, despite abound in the menus of many restaurants, is not always up to par.
The tables of ham and Iberian sausages or cheeses of the world, are other great options to oeat and with which will not fail you. Although tomato and bonito salads from the north or anchovies from the Bay of Biscay are not insignificant either; or the pans with poor potatoes and poultry egg, with options of Iberian ham and truffle, Arbizu chistorra and Padrón peppers, or baby beans, young garlic and Iberian sausage.
As for the main courses, the traditional rices play an important role in the menu. To the traditional Valencian chicken and rabbit paella, joined by the senyoret rice, or lobster-like rice, Iberian secret and mushrooms or sailor with rockfish.
The meats also stand out in the menu, tasty and at their perfect point: ripe beef entrecôte, Iberian cheek with mushrooms, truffled potato parmentier and crispy cassava or, for the bravest, 1 kg Basque T-bone steak.
If you prefer fish, you will find Bacalao loin baked with muslin and Valencian ratatouille, old-fashioned gilt, cooked in a clay tile with potatoes, onions, peppers and white wine or grilled tuna steak.
You see that the choice is difficult, but we recommend that you reserve space for dessert. There is an assortment of homemade cakes waiting for you to give the sweet touch to the evening. We opted for homemade apple pie and nuts, but you can find red velvet, cappuccino, cheese and chocolate pie …
It is definitely a place that is worth stopping when you pass nearby, whatever the time.
They will always be open for you, ready to give you the best, with the love and attention of the most authentic homemade cuisine.
C/ Correos, 10, 46002 Valencia
961 19 37 99
Monday- Friday: 8:30 AM–11:30 PM. Saturdays: 12:00 – 11:30 PM. Closed Sunday
Average Price: 25-30 euros. Lunch Menu: 15.90. Weekend Menu and Dinner Menu: 19.90
Text: Inma Sánchez
Photographs: Laura Torres