There are alot of restaurants to choose from in Peniscola, and many of them try to entice you in by explaining their menus in great detail. We decided to give this one a go as they did a Menu Del Dia, and it seemed in a nice position just below the Castle.
There was plenty of choice on the menu, and they specialise in Fish dishes.
We chose chiperones (fried baby squid) and boquerones (fried anchovies) for starters which were very nice. They seemed to be very fresh, which is to be expected considering it is right next door the Port and Fish Market, but nice all the same.
For main we had Fideua, small pasta with squid.
The menu included a drink and desert and plenty of bread and allioli.
We thought it was good value for money considering it's position, about 12 euros, and the service was good and friendly.
Favorite Dish: The Fideua. We hadn't had it with this kind of pasta before (like fine hair) and it was very nice, very tasty.
Also, as I said above the fried fish we had for starters tasted very fresh so I guess pretty much anything on the menu would be great.
We walked up and down the streets slowly looking at many of the menus. Some of the local dishes on the menu caught our eye since we wanted a bit of local flavor.
The restaurant has half dozen tables inside and maybe another ten outside on the sidewalk patio. When the weather is not cooperative, these are covered by a temporary tent.
The staff was cordial enough and polite. The tables were a bit cramped so we had to slide sideways in and out of our chairs. After sitting down it appeared as though there was only one chef preparing all the meals for all the tables while there were the two servers more concentrated on ushering people off the street.
Favorite Dish: We had the paella which was good, but not exceptionally so. The pizzas served to the tables next to us looked undercooked and thin, both on the crust and on the toppings. The house wine was extremely weak, noticeably of a lower quality, watered down.
We were searching for something good, reasonably priced and not being pushed upon us like most of the other restaurants located within the tourist zones.
When we smelled pizza, saw the menu prices and were not pressed by the unassuming Italian man who spoke little Spanish, we knew we were in the right place.
Favorite Dish: The pizza was quite good. The large size (shown in the photo) is typically only for take-away, but since the restaurant was not busy, they let us dine in with it.
They also have a variety of ice creams and crepes too.
Very nice old building 2 km outside from Peniscola. All the meat come from the big fireplace outside.
You can eat very good Rib eye steaks 300g and 500g. WIFI Gratis
Favorite Dish: the best is the Rib eye Steak. Meatspit El Campo and the big Chicken skewer for 2. All come with Salad and Fries. The rabbit is very good.
La Pataleta is a very friendly bar and restaurant run by Cees and Gabi who previously owned La Carabela.
They offre an excellent menu and this combined with their friendly and efficient service makes it a must for eating out in Peniscola.
Favorite Dish: Their argentine entrecot steaks are mouth watering.
La Carabela was our favorite for many years on our frequent visits to Peniscola. Unfortunately Cees & Gabi the previous owned closed the restaurant at the end of 2010.
On our visit this year we found that now La Carable lacked the ambience and friendliness we had found before and that food was not worth commenting on.
el parque is a very nice spanish restaurant specializing in fresh seafood. located next to the wall of the castillo de papa luna they have a very nice outdoor patio with a great view of peniscola beach. a nice place to eat and enjoy the view. moderately priced.
Favorite Dish: good seafood selection as well other spanish staples such as jamon.
This is the best restaurant there is...the beach. We were in our own house so we could coock for ourselves. And when we went to the beach we had some chocolat pudding with us to have lunch with.
Gambas with a lot of garlic!!!
Favorite Dish: But there is a nice german restaurant....well if its still there. And i can remember the roasted chicken with patatoes which we got at a spanish restaurant....and the gambas at the beach were hmmmmmmm, yammie!
strolling around the castle in the evening we saw this fantastic fish plate prepared for the guests.....unfortunately did we all eat already too much to have a stop here. Doesn´t it look yummy??