trendy's: stands out
Torre del mar has never had a good reputation for food. There is a smattering of fish tapas or steak restuarants that serve amazing unfussy yet delicious food, but other than that it is half hearted effort places than are pleased there is so much passing Trade. We happened to pop into this place (at the bottom end of Paseo larios to the right if you are facing the sea), The welcome was genuine, the service second to none and the food was in a different league. The prices were on a par with anywhere in this area yet the food was sublime, clearly the chefs here are food lovers trying to create food to a standard way beyond the norm. Fine dining has finally reached Torre del Mar. I hope the other places feel hot under the collar and can rise to the challenge. I had the solomio (fillet steak), I'm imbarrasingly fussy about eating rare meat (a throwback to my vegetarian days) but the texture and flavour of this was so exquisite, served with Chickory salad and garlic fried mushrooms, we are not talking "The Ivy" but well worth a trip here if you are in the area.
Favorite Dish: The effort going into the food is great. I hope they keep it up in the busy months.
Any of them: Chiringuitos
There are lots of informal restaurants along the seaside walk, called "chiringuitos". Whatever you decide to stop and eat you'll taste the delicious local fishes at reasonable prices.
What is giving the difference between a "chiringuito" and a regular restaurant is that they're placed directly on the beach, its floor is sand, there are no walls and, sometimes, tables are amoung palm trees and sunshades.
Hay muchos restaurantes informales, llamados "chiringuitos", a lo largo del paseo marítimo. En cualquiera de ellos en que decidais parar para comer algo disfrutareis del delicioso pescado del lugar a unos precios razonables.
Lo que diferencia a los chiringuitos de los restaurantes normales es que estos están situados en la misma playa, su suelo es de arena, no tiene pareces y, a veces, las mesas están entre palmeras y sombrillas.
Favorite Dish: In particular, my favourite dish are skewers of sardines ("espetos"), fresh anchovines and whitebait. You can see what's the way they prepare the sardines!
En particular, mis platos favoritos son los "espetos" de sardinas, los boquerones y los chanquetes. ¡Podeis ver cómo se preparan las sardinas!