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Bodega Casa Montaña, Valencia

69 Calle José Benlliure
Port District
Spain 46011
Tel: 34 96 367 2314's insider take:

In the shabby-chic former fisherman's district of El Cabañal—ripe for a makeover given its proximity to the new Port America's Cup marina—this neighborhood bar with its bottles-and-barrels decor has been selling champañet (mistelle brandy mixed with soda water) and cask-poured wine since 1836. Today, it's the most authentic tapas bar in town, and always crowded (especially between 8 and 11:30 p.m.). Some of the offerings include tangy Santoña anchovies, cod croquettes with pine nuts, and michirones (spicy fava beans).Wine is taken seriously: There's a top-notch by-the-glass selection, and regular themed tastings are organized (participants are even asked not to wear perfume or aftershave).

No dinner on Sundays.

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