Val De Cavall


Nestling in the beautiful Gata Valley, close to the inland town of Gata de Gorgos, the views from the restaurant terrace and the paddocks where the horses are exercised are stunning. Vall de Cavall is a wonderful place to get close to Nature, yet is convenient for access to the coastal resorts of Denia and Javea, and the cosmopolitan city of Alicante.


The original Vall de Cavall restaurant was the family home on the parcel of land which the family De Roij and Bastijns bought in 2006 …They didn’t intend to open a restaurant, but while the stables were being built, someone said it would be a good idea to have somewhere where clients could enjoy a drink and snack when they visited their horses.

The house, which was built in typical Spanish style around eighty years ago, became a restaurant with just thirty covers. These days, it seats fifty people indoors and another ninety on the spacious outdoor terrace. Diners can enjoy spectacular views over the Montgo Mountain and the Gata Valley.

vall de cavall story of restauran

This is the original building before the De Roij and Bastijns family
rebuilt it


This is how splendid it looks today.


Hatim Khaled who runs the restaurant has worked for the De Roij and Bastijns family for 19 years now. At the age of 18, he began to work at Restaurante Masena in Javea, where his uncle, Hamid Megrini Moujtahid is the head chef. While Hatim learned a lot from his uncle, his job was mainly front of house. He also learned his kitchen skills from cookery school in Denia, with self study, and from his Mother and Grandmother in Morocco, as a child. The team he heads up in the restaurant is fourteen strong in total, made up of waiters, sous chefs, and more. They perform a range of exceptional services daily, and are well known and liked by the customers.


Hatim is a risk taker and a creative who doesn’t have a particular style of cooking. He likes to work with different colours and flavours, and will experiment with ideas drawn from cultures where spices are prominent in culinary use. The cuisines of Thailand, Mexico and Japan have influenced his style, and he has travelled the world in search of new flavours

The Val De Cavell

Dining experience
The kitchen team at Vall de Cavall put their heart and soul into creating fabulous food which bring memories of the home kitchen to diners. When it comes to good food, smells and sensations are equally as important as taste, because eating is a sensory pleasure, not just a way to refuel the body. The staff take as much pleasure from seeing the diners’ enjoyment of their food as they do from creating it, so dining at Vall de Cavall is a very personal experience for all of them.


The staff at Vall de Cavall bring the same enthusiasm to choosing wines as they do to creating food. The Vall de Cavall cellar has wines from 35 different countries. Not all of them are on the wine list, so if you want a surprise wine for a special occasion, just ask any of the team.

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