La Salita is a fine dining restaurant in Valencia; which its creative and successful chef Begoña Rodrigo says: “A place where illusions, dreams and respect come true. La Salita is my home.”
Sat within the city’s Ruzafa district, the exterior of La Salita is a well-preserved time capsule of Valencia’s picturesque past. What lies within this white-walled mansion is just as impressive.
Inside, its dining room boasts high ceilings and pristine eggshell white walls, countered by colourful tiling and dried horticultural arrangements dangling from above.
Its food echoes this sentiment too, as chef Begoña Rodrigo plays judiciously with presentation, often juxtaposing her technicoloured dishes against minimalistic white crockery. Courses across its multiple tasting menus pull influences from a global gastronomic palate, jumping from Korean-inspired parsnip carbonara with kimchi to its Mexican ‘taco’ dessert offering. Every weekend, the kitchen switches its name and identity to become L’Hort al Nú, where more traditional Valencian fare takes precedence.
Expect croquetas, longaniza (cured local sausage) and olives and peppers, all executed from the kitchen with the same focus and merit as its weekday counterpart.
La Salita is a superb example of how perseverance, effort and solid values in the face of fresh challenges helps you to grow professionally.
This restaurant, occupying an impressive mansion in the city’s Ruzafa district, stands out for its different dining options. In addition to the main dining room upstairs, it also boasts an attractive garden for a pre-dinner drink, a bar counter for guests who enjoy watching the kitchen team at work while they eat, plus a very pleasant terrace where you can choose from the same dining options as in the main room, or relax over a post-dinner cocktail or digestif. Chef Begoña Rodrigo conjures up two tasting menus, both of which highlight an elegant feminine touch, in particular in the way she elevates the cooking of vegetables to new heights. La Salita is open from Monday to Friday only. At the weekend, the space operates under the name L’Hort al Nú, offering completely different cuisine.