Gran Via Marqués del Turia, 59, Valencia
9 out of 10
Traveling to different places and tasting local delicacies without having to leave Valencia? Voltereta makes it possible. The concept is simple and yet extraordinary: Each restaurant is dedicated to a different time and place. We decided to start with a trip to Bali.
“Voltereta - Bienvenido a Bali” is located in Gran Via, approx. 15 min. walking distance from the Plaza de Ayuntamiento. From the outside you’ll just see a nondescript building next to a busy road, but as soon as you pass through the sliding doors you’ll feel like Alice in Wonderland. The entrance has been decorated to resemble a rainforest, with a small wooden bridge, lots of greenery and bird sounds. The dining areas feature wooden furniture, wicker chairs, lots of trees and tent-like nooks with fairy lights and wicker lamps.
The menu is - as the name promises - mostly dedicated to an Asian theme, with dishes such as Red Tuna Poke, Pork Gyozas, Vietnamese Rolls, and Satay chicken, but you can also order a burger or tacos.
Price for café con leche: € 1,55
Perfectly fine, but coffee is definitely a side character in the Voltereta production!
If you’d like to try a typical Spanish drink, you could order a “Tinto de verano” (red wine with Gaseosa, a kind of lemonade), especially refreshing on hot summer days.
Good: Voltereta is a small oasis that allows you to escape the bustling city for a few hours.
Bad: A spontaneous visit might not be possible, the Voltereta is very popular and making a reservation is recommended. Since most of the tables are usually booked you might experience some pressure to finish your meal in your allotted time slot.
Ugly: The moment when you step out of the cool, dark rainforest onto the busy Gran Vía and realize your escape to Bali has come to an end.
If you’re spending some time in Valencia and like to try special eateries, you’ll definitely enjoy eating at Voltereta! We haven’t been to the other restaurants yet, but “Bienvenido a Bali” has been a lovely experience. We liked the food overall but while the menu isn’t anything you can’t find somewhere else in Valencia, the atmosphere is very special and indeed makes you forget that you’re actually in one of Spain’s biggest cities.