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    El Sentio: Caña y tapa €2

    by SWFC_Fan Written Oct 27, 2013

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    My girlfriend and I visited El Sentio tapas bar one Saturday evening in October 2013. It was the first tapas-stop of our 4 days in Alicante, and proved to be a great place to begin our culinary explorations of the city!

    We stumbled across El Sentio while wandering along Calle de los Labradores; a street filled with tapas bars and restaurants, running parallel to "La Rambla" in the Barrio Santa Cruz district of Alicante's old town.

    It was the simple, down-to-earth, no-frills appearance that attracted us to El Sentio. Well, that and the signs outside advertising "Caña y tapa €2".

    We ventured inside to find a cosy dining area with whitewashed stone walls and tables formed from wooden wine barrels. We perched on the high wooden stools and began to peruse the extensive (28 dishes) tapas menu. It was written wholly in Spanish, but we were able to understand a reasonable proportion of it and the friendly staff were happy to translate the dishes that we couldn't even begin to translate. On a couple of occasions, rather than ask for a translation, we decided it would be more interesting just to order and hope for the best!

    During the evening, we racked up a very reasonable bill of €16; equating to 4 lots of "caña y tapa" each. That meant four small beers for me (despite the "Bavaria" advertisements in the bar, I'm sure it was pulled from an "Amstel" tap), four glasses of dry white house wine for Emma, and eight plates of food between us. Excellent value for money!

    Our opening tapas dishes were selected by the waiter. With our first drink, he brought us each a plate with a slice of crusty bread topped with a thin beef steak smothered in a warm peppercorn sauce. It was delicious.

    We then began to choose the dishes ourselves. We selected:

    Nidos de Langostinos. This was my choice. I knew that Langostinos were large prawns, but I had no idea how they would be served. I received two skewers, each containing a large prawn, cooked and encased in a nest of dry noodles. They were nice enough, but not particularly memorable.

    Catalana de Jamon. Emma's choice. A slice of crusty bread topped with tomato puree and slices of thin ham.

    Humus y Triangulos de Maiz. A joint choice. A dish of tasty hummus with a handful of salty tortilla chips.

    Salchichas con Miel y Moztaza. Another joint choice. A slice of toasted crusty bread topped with sausage meat in a delicious honey and mustard sauce. This rivalled the opening dish (the beef steak in peppercorn sauce) for my favourite dish of the meal.

    Catalana de Queso. Emma's choice. A slice of crusty bread topped with tomato puree and two slices of cheese.

    Marinera. My choice. A breadstick (hard, crusty bread), topped with Russian salad and a nice salty anchovy. Very tasty!

    We really enjoyed our visit to "El Sentio" – it was a great introduction to the tapas bars of Alicante. Tasty dishes, friendly staff and fabulous value for money. Recommended!!

    El Sentio tapas bar, Alicante Dining area at El Sentio tapas bar, Alicante Ca��a y tapa at El Sentio, Alicante

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    Puerta del Mar: Excelent Mediterranean cuisine

    by Aitana Written Oct 19, 2013

    This restaurant is located in the best place of Alicante, in front of the sea, at the beginning of El Postiguet beach. One could think that it is a tourist trap, but not at all. We have been a few days ago and we had a great dinner with typical dishes from Alicante.
    We started with very tender artichoke hearts with mayonnaise sauce as an appetizer. Then, anchovies in vinegar, Russian salad, tuna fish belly with red peppers, grilled sardines. All this accompanied by a good white Rueda wine. As a dessert, the sorbet was delicious.
    After dinner, we were so comfortable enjoying the sea breeze that we stayed there to have a drink. We were offered a great variety of well prepared cocktails.
    We paid 30 € each, drinks included.

    Favorite Dish: Everything was delicious. In the Russian salad all the ingredients were very finely chopped. The grilled sardines were really my favorite: the size of the sardines was adequate and they were very well grilled.

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    Restaurante Prego: Italian Restaurant Alicante city

    by PepziZ Written Oct 16, 2013

    This Italian restaurant in Alicante city was a great dinning experience for us. It just sits in the middle of Alicante and serves a variety of Italian cuisine/ food. I ordered the gnocchi Italian pasta and salad from the special dinner menu. It was great price and big size. They have special lunch and dinner menus to choose from also. My husband ordered an traditional Italian pizza which he was happy with. The mood and atmosphere is nice in their, we visited during June this year. Would score this Italian Resturante "Prego" a 4.5/5

    Favorite Dish: Gnocchi and garlic bread

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  • da Riccardo: the best Italian ever

    by Sivan66 Written May 23, 2013

    This nice restaurant by the Playa de San Juan Alicante served us the most delicious Italian food ever. It has a genuine meny with a great serice. We ate here three times and every time was wonderful.

    Favorite Dish: the homemade spagetti

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    El Albaicin: Good tapas, and cheap!

    by Aitana Updated Jul 15, 2012

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    We have been twice at El Albaicin. They offer great variety of tapas and also bigger dishes.
    A "caña" (half a pint) with tapa costs 2 €. Both times I've enjoyed a lot the different tapas we have chosen.
    Last time we tried a burger (6 €) appart from tapas and it was really huge, with bacon, cheese and vegetables, accompanied with french fries. It was so big that it was difficult to take it with the hands. Delicious!

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    Depinchos?: Glad we found this place

    by chrisdScotland Updated Nov 11, 2011

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    Found this diner/cafe quite by chance but so glad we did.
    Light and airy interior and very friendly staff.
    Our breakfast cheese & bacon on toast and columbian coffee
    was delightful. Just the thing to start the day.

    Favorite Dish: The 100% columbian coffee. Also the cheese & bacon toast.

    Breakfast Street view
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    Nou Manolin: Best of Alicante

    by chrisdScotland Updated Nov 11, 2011

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    Using 'LOCAL' as an appropriate theme hardly does descriptive justice to the wonderful dishes, perfectly executed, by the Mou Manolin chefs. Yes they serve numerous tapas and other spanish dishes but they do it in such a sophisticated yet unassuming way.
    We opted to lunch in the street level bar but private rooms were available. In the evenings diners usually move upstairs to the elegant dining room.
    Our lunchtime main 'dishes of the day' cost 12 Euros each so not much more than other places around. The whole meal, plus a glass of wine each, cost around 45 Euros. (We shared a starter and a sweet) didn't look at an a dinner menu but I'm sure there would be much more expensive things on offer.

    Favorite Dish: We loved everything.

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  • Acqua Restobar: Great food, drinks & music in Alicante

    by bbkw Updated Jul 4, 2011

    Oh! Finally the only decent place in Alicante' San Juan beach promenade offering an exciting menu !!! Great food and drinks at very reasonable prices; super chill out music; candlelight; few lounge sofas to taste their incredible mojitos & caipirinhas and plenty of tables and comfortable chairs (NO plastic chairs, thankfully!) facing the sea and palm trees as well as inside.
    Their cuisine is more fusion. Excellent, with fresh products every day. We tried several dishes and were pleasantly surprised by their quality. Their meat is perfect as is their fish. My husband loved the Asian salmon cooked to perfection and I was impressed by their salads and their filet mignon.
    Service is efficient and friendly. Management is hands on which ensures you'll be treated as royalty.
    We loved the Ibiza feel of it, very laid back and yet with an elegant air to it.
    Worth a visit ! You'll thank me later.

    Favorite Dish: Asian salmon - loved the gingery sauce
    Tuna fish tartar
    Wok Chicken with stir fry fresh vegetables
    Paillard with foie gras
    Gambas Acqua - sauce to die for
    Grilled fillet mignon

    Terrace
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    La Casona Alicantina: Used to be... Tradicional Mediterranean Dishes

    by gOdOtPm Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    La Casona Alicantina is located in la Calle Mayor, probably the best street to eat local dishes. Although it was conceived as a restaurant, on the area of the bar they serve tapas, wine and beer. If you plan to stay longer, you'll have to choose among fifty dishes, all of them local and only some of them vegetarian dishes. You can chose among the bar, two saloons and the terrace.

    Favorite Dish: The prices of the menus are kind of abusive (from 30 to 50 euros). The quality of the ingredients partly justify such a high price (three or four starters, a heavy dish, dessert and drinks) but only if you are a tourist. Locals would never visit La Casona unless someone else's paying (like local politicians pigging out everything they have). The treatment is correct, but far from corresponding to their prices.

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    Lizarran: Tapas and not more after!

    by Toshioohsako Written Sep 24, 2010

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    Its an excellent Tapas restaurant. You can pick anything you like and sit down. Afterward, the server will bring you very delicious and warm things you cannot exist. The atmosphere is very friendly and the servers are relaxed and humorous.

    Favorite Dish: All kinds - meat and fish

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    LA LLOTJA: LOVELY RESTAURANT IN DENIA

    by LoriPori Updated Jan 17, 2010

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    As it was nearing time to eat, we started looking for a restaurant. Our last town during our trip along the peninsula was Denia. We found a lovely restaurant LA LLOTJA, which featured a Menu for 8 Euros.
    It was almost 4 o'clock and nearing closing time, but the Senora said we could come in. For appetizer Hans had the mixed meat plate - a nice selection of thinly sliced meats and I had the Salad which was awesome, with olives, tuna, lettuce and tomatoes. We shared the two dishes. For the entree, I had escalope, which was absolutely delicious and Hans had a plate of fish and squid, which he enjoyed.. The price also included Pan ( Bread with a delicious garlic butter ) and Bebida ( drink ). The manager Kiko was delightful and very entertaining. All in all a very pleasant dining experience.

    La Lllotja Menu del Dia 8 Euros
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    LA PALLOZA: RESTAURANT CAFETERIA

    by LoriPori Updated Jan 17, 2010

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    Since LA PALLOZA was conveniently located right next door to Mont Royal, we decided to have a bite to eat there. We had Albondigas Pieza or Meatballs, Patatas Fritas or Fried Potatoes and Racion Pan (basket of bread & butter) Nothing fancy but tasted good and filled our tummies.
    We also had breakfast there twice as it was included in our hotel rate. It consisted of coffee, fresh orange juice and two pieces of toast with butter and jams.

    La Palloza
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  • LA LLOTJA RESTAURANT: see or own portugal food

    by itakachi Written Jun 28, 2009

    now the local change de personal and the boss and now are a portugues restaurant, with many food with "bacalhau" (special fish from portugal) and some "tapas" so diferent and special, and so friendly boss and her mother do the best dishes i taste before, so i invite all people to visit that restaurant and taste his dishes and his cheaper menu about 6 to 10 €, and sorry about my english jejeje ;-)

    Favorite Dish: i think my favprite dish are the " balhau a bras" a seefood dish with bacalao (fish from portugal) with potatoes and salad and "olivas pretas" very good and simple.

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    O Pote Galego: Galician food in Valencia

    by ranger49 Updated May 20, 2009

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    My brother-in-law, a Welsh language speaker spotted this restaurant in a back street near to the Town Hall and identified immediately with the language of the menu and its similarities with his own tongue.
    So - decision made - this was where we would have lunch.

    We sat at a table on the pavement (too smokey and hot inside!) a white van drew up alongside and a stray cat joined us almost at once so not the most salubrious of surroundings, but we had a very good meal - a variation on Welsh Cawl , pot au feu or Languedocian Cassoulet - in other words a hearty stew or casserole, the universal dish of ordinary people using whatever meat and vegetables are available.
    Although such "classical"dishes may have standard ingredients poor people can't afford to starve because the Lamb for their recipe is too dear - when cheaper pork may be bought !
    This turned out to be one of those unexpected memorable meal time occasions.

    N.B. Our visit was in March2006 but on our recommendation friends ate there in May 2008 and reported back just as favourably.

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  • El Flamenco: No wonder they re always full

    by mepossem Written Apr 28, 2009

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    Extremely good restaurant in Alicante city centre, they have various a la carte and menu items: seafood, fish, and a day menu (3 plates) for only 10 euro, all in.
    Good service, though the girl spoke little english, but all menus are in 4 languages.
    their website is www.alicanterestaurante.com and they are as many people there usually as there are in half a dozen others together. No wonder ...

    Favorite Dish: paellas, a REAL spanish restaurant, unlike some tourist traps in Alicante.

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