24/7 VALENCIA: Alejandro of ‘Ligazón’, tell us something about your experience in the world of hospitality and catering…

My experience in the world of hospitality began at a young age when I worked with my parents in the different bars and restaurants that they have run. The rest of the ‘Ligazón’ team all have plenty of experience in this world too.

What is the philosophy of LIGAZÓN? Tell us something about your specialities…

The philosophy that defines LIGAZÓN is that the client is the protagonist and is made to feel like a welcome guest in our restaurant. We offer the best product we can produce and we prepare it exclusively for our customers. More than just customers, we want our clients to feel at home. Good product and good service is essential. Attention to detail is another of the pillars of our philosophy. THE HUMAN TEAM of Ligazón is both dilligently professional and magnificent.

As for the speciality, it is the OCTOPUS known as PULPO GALLEGO. It is D.O Galicia quality and it comes directly from  Carballiño in Galicia to Ligazón in Valencia. I would also highlight the meat we serve. Our Chuletón and T-BONE steaks are exquisite. Our cuisine is modern and has substance.

What is a typical menu of the day?
Basically, our food is market produce from the Central Market.  I go to ‘Mercado Central’ every morning and many of our menus come from their products. Thursdays is our RICE DAY and you can savour a rice with secreto ibérico and tender garlic or monkfish with artichokes, among others. We are interested in  healthy food and we take into account that the menu includes: salads, vegetables, proteins and hydrates. All for just € 8.50…

Is there a TASTING MENU?
Yes, there is a fantastic tasting menu at LIGAZÓN. These dishes are created with a more modern approach both in technique and presentation and it breaks away from the traditions of the daily menu. It’s a more sophisticated choice. It consists of three starters, including the Octopus with special ‘parmentier de cachelos’ potatoes, a main dish and very Galician dessert. To be frank with you, it is delicious!

Could you tell us about the interior of LIGAZÓN and its terrace?
It is a small, minimalist place, nicely air-conditioned and with a very pleasant atmosphere. I should emphasize that our ample terrace really is special because it is like an island in the Barrio Carmen neighborhood. It is quiet, very beautiful, surrounded by a century-old ficus tree that is protected.   There is hardly any traffic. It is a lovely terraza where you can talk, lunch and dine outside. It is the area most popular with visitors.

Are there cultural activities in LIGAZÓN?
Yes, periodically there are painting and photography exhibitions by local artists. From time to time, we also have events with MENU + PERFORMANCE, which includes theatre, live music, monologues …

What are your plans for the future?
The future is to continue working and expand our knowledge regarding cooking, review dishes, review errors and improve everything we can. The future is to go from day-to-day and step-by-step by taking care of our product, service and our clients.

Interview by ’24/7 Valencia’ team

C/ de Arolas, 11 (near Torres de Quart)
Tel: 96 114 11 12
Zona Carmen

7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
7:00 AM – 11:15 PM
7:00 AM – 11:15 PM
7:00 AM – 11:15 PM
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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