The ‘24/7 Valencia’ team have had some really memorable nights of delicious dining & superb live music at ‘Mar d’Amura’ since it opened last summer. This place has quality written all over it and attracts an appreciative crowd and is refreshingly integrated with the district. Set in the heart of the Cabanyal district, it is run by Maria de Miguel, a popular local of this still humble barrio. Many will know her from having run the legendary live music venue ‘Café Murnau’ in the past.
Maria has brought plenty of experience with her with this newish, long-term project at ‘Mar d’Amura’…that is really broad in scope. The vision is a gastronomic and cultural space for locals and visitors. Indeed, she tells us that they have an upstairs that will be opened one day in the future, which bodes well given just how active a place the ground floor already is. She has a dynamic team behind her, with Alicia Gallego running the restaurant and Vanessa Martínez Montesinos organizing the busy cultural programme with excellent live flamenco-jazz fusion on Wednesdays included…
Dig the tasty octopus! The philosophy of the kitchen is market produce, with seasonal products used in Valencian & Mediterranean cuisine and the gastronomy of the Cabanyal. It is also inspired by Moroccan recipes. Indeed, Salva is their chef from Valencia and Lofti is their chef from Morocco. The dishes are elaborate, artistically presented and healthy and good value, considering the quality of the ingredients. Their desserts are 100% homemade. From Monday to Friday, they have a daily midday menu for 9.50€ and they always have options for vegans, vegetarians and gluten-free dishes too. Large groups with specialized menus are catered for at any hour and any day of the week if you book in advance.
LIVE MUSIC VENUE
Vanessa told ‘24/7 Valencia’ more about the live music:
“The Live flamenco-jazz fusion every Wednesday at Mar d’Amura was born in October 2017, during the presentation of the new record “Mediterraníes” by Albert Sanz. A post-gig jam session started with other jazz musicians including Roqui Albero, Javi Forner, David Gadea and Vicent Macián. Some flamenco singers, including Vicente y Juan Torres (canto), Ramón Giménez (canto) and Johnny Bizárraga joined in. They are local lads from Cabanyal, starting out in the world of flamenco. This special fusion of jazz and flamenco really took off that night and the results have been fantastic ever since.
Keyboardist Albert Sanz & percussionist Sergio Martinez proposed that we make this a weekly project and since then we have been privileged to enjoy the artistry of wonderful musicians like Perico Sambeat, Tomás de los Cariños, Juan de Pilar, Juan José Amador, Mateo Castro, Helena Feenstra, Alba Díaz, Ricardo Osorno, Eric Benavent, Chicho Leo, Dario Piccioni, Ales Cesarini, Russell Van de Berg, Ginés Rodríguez and more. The live flamenco sessions are from 20:00h every Wednesday and are run by Albert Sanz and Sergio Martínez. There are more varied genres like blues or soul or folk or indie with live music shows on other nights of the week from 20h…”
On Wednesday 14th of February, ‘Día de los Enamorados’, there will be a special session with dinner included. For more information and to make a reservation: 961 22 73 24.
Tel:96 122 73 24
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Winter opening hours
Monday 12:00h – 17:00h
Tuesday 12:00h – 17:00h
Wednesday 12:00h – 1:00h
Thursday12:00h – 01:00h
Friday 12:00h – 01:00h
Saturday12:00h – 01:00h
Sunday 12:00h – 17:00h
Summer opening hours from April onwards
Monday to Sunday 12:00 – 1:00 (non-stop)
Mar D’Amura photos by Empar Piera