This is a wonderful place! It's difficult to describe the decor..... possibly OVER THE TOP...'elderly' wildly dressed up mannequins are enjoying a meal as you enter. Loads of great and not so great art to look at as you enjoy the excellent food.
Like all the other locals, we went for the 10 euro lunch special (IVA included). I can recommend the crepes with roquefort cheese, pears and walnuts. We had good quality lomo for the main but there were loads of choices. I enjoyed the bowl I ate my dessert out of more than the food itself! (I asked and they are designer made from Paris!)
I get the feeling the owner is a minor celebrity in Alicante but it would take a few visits more to find out!
A superb restaurant in Coveta Fuma just north of Campello on N332. Run by an english couple, Andy (also the chef) and Jean. Nice terrace surrounded by other bars and restaurants, inside is beautifully appointed. Andy & Jean go out of their way to make you welcome.
Favorite Dish: THE FILLET STEAK IS AMAZING. TENDER, COOKED TO PERFECTION AND AS THE MENU SAYS, GUARANTEED FRESH.
ALSO THE RACK OF BABY BACK RIBS...ANDY MAKES A SUPERB MARINADE FOR THESE.
Right behind the central market (mercado central which is on Avenida Alfonso el Sabio) there is a lovely square which has two cafes and some flower shops. These are lovely places to go for a beer and some traditional spanish tapas for lunch, it closes around 4pm I think. Its often difficult to get a seat as it is very popular, but it is well worth the wait. Great atmosphere and good food and beer while sitting in the sunshine and soaking up Alicante social life! Also its right beside the central market which is fantastic for buying meat, fish, fruit, veg, pastries, etc, so you can´t loose!! There are also a number of other little bars in the vicinity, so do the traditional tapas crawl and pick one of two dishes in each bar with a beer and keep on moving!!
Loved the food there was sooo much to choose from and the price was so good! I ate here nearly every day when I stayed in Alicante last year! There is two of these tye of restrants in Alicante and they are both very central and always buzzing especially in the evening and night time!! I will return to Alicante this year and I can't wait to get my hand on some more of these delicios tapas!!!
Tapas here usually cost around EUR 1.20 and on a typical visit you would comsume about 10 tapas so it is very resonalble.
This type of dining is very original and from what I can see, it is rarly found elsewhere (outside Spain!) - thats why I love to eat here when I go to Alicante!!
Favorite Dish: I didn't really have a favorite! I tried them all and I loved them all!
I am not usually a fan of chain restaurants but Lizarran is an exception!
Despite always being busy the staff are friendly and helpful. They come round the tables constantly with hot tapas options...I enjoyed the fried fish. Order your drinks at the bar, take a plate and help youself. The cost is worked out when your finally full by how many sticks are on your plate. There is quite a range of choices,including veggie... empanada de espinaca was good.
L'Indret tries to adapt their dishes to all vegetarian options and they warn you before writing down your order when they put some yoghourt or milk cream on their dishes. Their daily-changing menu includes three dishes, a drink (including wine, beer or cider) and a dessert. The options for the first dish are always carrot juice or a buffet salad that you compose by yourself out of twelve fresh ingredients. For the second and third dish there are always two options.
The atmosphere is very friendly, quiet until 14:30 h or so and at least one of the owners knows some English. The ornamentation and music is half Indian half Mexican (mmm, half-something) very alike to the food they offer.
Open from Monday to Saturday during lunchtime (from 13:00 to 16:00 h).
I always book, specially when I want to have lunch after 14:00 h on Fridays or Saturdays.
Favorite Dish: I've seen the guys ruling the restaurant buying their products in the Mercado Central many times. They bake their own bread and make the salad sauces by themselves. The variety of deserts (orange, coffee or soya pudins) and teas is also remarkable... It's a pity that L'Indret is only open during lunchtimes!
On the main walk in town, there are a number of restaurants with patios out on the sidewalk. My fiancee and I arrived in town late and just wanted a meal, we weren't too concerned about good food, and Miami looked like one of the better patio restaurants on the walk. We didn't expect much, and we got even less. We each had a pizza, and both found the pizza to be horrible. I would avoid this place.
Favorite Dish: N/A
Great for group dinners. You have several options of starters and them they bring a paella for every four/five people (do not get scare of the size of the paellas, they are very thin! )
I have to say that even Stacy that is not keen on paella, he loved all of them!
Favorite Dish: The two seafood paellas were great!
How to find it: Coming from Alicante, pass the Hospital roundabout straight, the following one (Porcelanosa) turn the first on the right. Go straight, pass straight another roundabout, on the left U will see a big house with a big sign that says MI CASA, park around there. (too big for directions)
This is a frequent meeting place that we have with friends, and is great to go to after doing some shopping in el mercado. The yellow chairs are La Rotunda, and is better than the blue side. Faces the three outdoor flower shops. Just a great feeling to sit and meet with friends or alone and watch people. Very reasonably priced. 4.20 friendly.
Favorite Dish: Merlucitos: fried hunks of Merluza, the fried artichokes are delicious, I also order a half tomato-jamon york-queso manchego sandwich. And.......beers! Coffee is great too.
If you are in Moraira and want to eat well but low cost, go to this place. You will be greeted by a Golden Budha figure at the door. It is a small cosy place just in front of the beach which is accross the road. You will find a good variety of chinese dishes of good quality at reasonable pries. The atmoshere is good and specially in the summer months between june to september which is high seson here.
Great service, great price and great quality are waiting for you on San Juan's beach.
Favorite Dish: As starter the menu has got plenty of fresh local products like chopitos, sardinas or calamares that won't dissapoint you at all. Talking about the main course, you better choose among the large choice of genuine paellas. My favourite: paella alicantina!!
It's only a small restaurant for about 30 -40 people. The staff is very kind and helps you if your spanish isn't perfect.......
Favorite Dish: They have a big choice of seafood, national and international dishes and of course very interesting and very good wines. We enjoyed the Tapas, Gambas al Ajillo, a good piece of lamb and of course a delicous Crema Catalana for dessert.
We went there four nights. The service was excellent. There are two special menus: on the first one the starter consisted of three plates of gambas, calamari, and ham & cheese from which to help yourself, followed by a good choice from Salmon, Hake, Lasagna, paella, pork, steak, or lamb with a dessert and drink included for 13.50 euros - we had steak and pork - both very good. Another night we chose from the other special menu of mixed veg and a variety of tapas to start followed by a plate of lamb chops, sweet, and bottle of wine - all for just under 15 euros. When we went a la carte we only needed a couple of courses. I especially liked the soups - one Castillian and one shell fish soup both excellent as also was the paella. Of course by the 4th. night we were on good terms with the staff aho had been very good throughout. They speak enough English to explain the menu if needed. We went to eat about 8 - 9 pm - but bear in mind the Spanish often don't come in until 10 o'clock or late
Favorite Dish: I especially liked the shellfish soup - it's a meal in itself
Here you have so much choice of tapas that you don't know wich one you should take. You can also have main dishes and wine and beer.
Favorite Dish: There's to much choice, I don't know, didn't try them all.
This is a nice restaurant,the prices are also very reasonable and you can have a nice american style dish while you are looking the harbour and the seaside.It is located in Panoramis Shopping Center just next the the harbour.
Favorite Dish: This restaurant has also a nice outdoor terrace with many tables.