Spain 2022: Valencia – El Cabanyal

by | Jun 6, 2022 | Food & Drink, International Travel, Travel

We centered our Saturday afternoon around reservations for a late lunch at Casa Montaña, and we were very happy with our choice to do so!

From the old town we used google maps to help find a bus route, and after a short wait we masked up (required), paid our fee, and were by the coast in about 25 minutes. Our reservation wasn’t for another 30 minutes, so we wandered around exploring the neighborhood. Buildings felt a little smaller, and there were fewer trees.

Our lunch at Casa Montaña was delicious and relaxing. The front of the restaurant oozed charm with all of the old barrels and small tables, and it was fun to watch other patrons duck under the bar top to get to the bathrooms or to any of the back tables. No one seemed to mind :)

For lunch we ordered patatas bravas, morcilla, and padron peppers. The portions were generous and we had plenty of food with the additional tasty bread rolls that appeared. As usual, Eric stuck with white wines, starting with a Marqués de Griñon Blanco (Verdejo), followed by the Pazo Pegullal Albariño. Leandra had two glasses of the Calcetas tempranillo. For dessert Eric tried the pastel de mousse de limón while Leandra went with the tocino de cielo. Both were perfect small bites after our meal.


Feeling pleasantly relaxed after our wonderful lunch, we walked down to the beach. It was a beautiful Saturday and lots of people were enjoying wide boardwalk and the even wider beach which featured kite flying and quite a few beach volleyball games.

Our Itinerary

2024 Trips

San Diego, CA (Jan)
Sarasota, FL (Feb)
Madrid, Spain (Mar)
Valencia, Spain (Mar+Apr)
Palma, Mallorca (Apr)
Croatia (May)
Long Island, NY (July)
Faroe Islands (Aug)
London, UK (Sept)
Bari, Italy (Sept)
Rome, Italy (Oct)
Frankfurt, Germany (Oct)
Grand Rapids, MI (Nov)

2022 Trips

Florida (Feb)
NC Mountains (Apr)
Washington DC (Apr)
Valencia, Spain (May)
Hilton Head, SC (May)
Pacific NW (Jun)
Long Island (Jul)
Florida (Sept)
Chicago (Sept)
Poland (Sept)
NC Mountains (Nov)
Euro Xmas Markets (Dec)