Ma attenzione , non fatevi idee sbagliate perchè da Maria Mandiles non ci si annoia mai. Provare per credere! Non per niente, infatti, il locale è situato in uno dei luoghi più famosi della movida Valenciana. Potete recarvi qui per un drink serale nello spazio all'aperto che da sulla piazza, se volete godere a pieno delle calde serate spagnole, in un'atmosfera amichevole e rilassata, accompagnata da buona musica.
Insomma, con un orario continuato che va dalle 9 della mattina all' 1 e 30 della sera Maria Mandiles vanta una clientela molto variegata che va dalle famiglie ai giovani gruppi di amici, dai locali ai turisti che una volta scoperto questo luogo non potranno più farne a meno. E se anche voi volete portarvi a casa un ricordo del locale, non preoccupatevi, perchè Carlo Alberto Sanchez, proprietario del locale, ha pensato anche a questo: tutto ciò che fa da arredo qui,, infatti, è in vendita, per cui potrete scegliere se portarvi a casa una tovaglia, una stoviglia o , perchè no , una decorazione.
Insomma noi siamo rimaste stregate...voi cosa aspettate?
In the heart of Valencia, there is a place where time doesn’t pass... a place where you will feel like being at home...a place where flavours, colours and smells will bring to your mind your childhood. We are not talking about a fairy tale, it is a small restaurant called “Maria Mandiles”. It is situated in the heart of the Barrio del Carmen, one of the most picturesque quarters of Valencia, and it represents a peaceful place where you can have a break far from the busy and touristic city centre, in the hearth of the real Spanish life. This lovely, small restaurant is situated at the crossroad of Calle del Padre Huerfanos and Plaza de Manises and you will recognize it from its special sign, which represents a lovely grandma in the act of knitting. And if you will pass by, you won’t resist to the unique furnishings of this place: warm colours, terracotta dishes and patchwork blankets... you will feel like “at your place”. According to the legend, the name of the restaurant comes from the city of Salamanca, where old ladies and grandmas that used to cook simple but yummy dishes to their grandchildren were called Mary Mandiles. And there you will find this kind of dishes: salads, sandwiches, single courses and tapas, all made with simple and genuine ingredients, coming from traditional cooking with a great attention to all the details...you will feel like at your grandma’s house! From Monday to Friday you can taste the “menu of the day” or if you prefer you can order a dish directly from the menu. And don’t forget to taste one of the desserts at the end, they’re the specialty of the restaurant. Moreover, Maria Mandiles is situated in one of the most lively areas of the city, well-known for its “movida”. So you can also have a drink in the square in front of the restaurant during one of the warm Valencian nights, in a cosy and friendly atmosphere. So this place is perfect for everyone: it is always open from 9 a.m to 1:30 a.m and that’s why the clientele is really varied, from families with children to groups of friends, from locals to tourists (when you discover this place, you cannot do without it anymore!) And if you also want to take back home a souvenir, Carlo Alberto Sanchez, the owner, has the perfect solution for you: everything you see inside the restaurant is also for sale. So you can choose among tablecloths, flatware, dishes and decorations. So now it’s your turn to try this great place, for us it was love at first sight and what about you?