El Guitarra: Best Place In Town, Excellent Varied Menu
This restaurant is a true gem hidden amongst the palm trees in front of the colourful houses on the beach front. I have visited Villajoyosa many times and keep returning to this restaurant as it just can't be beaten for quality of food, ambience, value for money and friendliness.
Their menu is so extensive I couldn't possibly mention all that can be created in the kitchen in this small review, but the varied menu does not detract from the quality of the meals served. Spanish tapas, paella, fresh fish and meat dishes and a good vegetarian selection to name but a few. They also do an excellent menu of the day and good value children's menu.
I would find it hard to believe that anyone would be disappointed with the food here. This place is perfect for a long leisurely lunch out of the heat of the day, or a wonderful evening meal where the owner plays his guitar whilst you dine. Spanish and English are spoken fluently.
Opening hours are 12-4pm and 730 - 11pm, but will open early for large table. Extended opening hours in peak time and festivals etc and during winter season, hours may vary.
Even if you are staying in Benidorm, I suggest you visit this place, you will not be disappointed !
Favorite Dish: Too many favourite dishes to choose just one, but the fish dishes are unbeatable and the steaks are cooked to prefection with wonderful freshly made sauces. Their vast selections of desserts (and generous sizes) will fill even the hungriest of stomachs.
I have checked the $21-30 box, but that is if you choose direct from the menu. The 3 course menu of the day with wine is around 15 euros in the evening.
- Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
VALOR: One of the two specialities
Villajoyosa is also known as the 'chocolate town' and is world famous for its traditional turrón and spanish chocolate delicacies.
The local chocolate industry has a long history behind it.
Valor a renowned producer has a museum relating the full history of their tradition, the struggles with their early equipment, and survival thru spain's darkest times.Local factories around town welcome visits by tourists. Also, the Ethnological Museum located in the Casa de la Cultura shows utensils used by chocolate makers over the centuries.
Favorite Dish: Dark chocolate fondu with fresh fruits - yummm!
Plenty of cakes and different chocolate....