Destination AlicanteDestination Alicante

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Eating & drinkingEating & drinking

Alicante’s most well-known dishes contain rice. There are over a hundred different rice recipes in the Alicante region. You can eat delicious paella in an arrocería. Fish and crustaceans are caught fresh from the sea every day. Salads are served with salty accompaniments, such as tuna and shark.


Dársena is located in Alicante’s marina. The restaurant specialises in local dishes containing fish and crustaceans. There are various cafés, a tapas bar and an à la carte restaurant and it is a favourite spot for Alicante’s jet set. Address: Muelle de Levante 6

El Piripi

For thirty years it has been El Piripi’s policy that its food must taste just as good as the food you get at home. And that’s exactly how it is. The restaurant attaches great importance to good-quality ingredients and is known for its love of food. The upper floor is somewhat more expensive and more exclusive. Information about the restaurant: specialises in fish and crustaceans. Address: Avenida Oscar Esplá 30


Jumillano has had a tapas buffet for over 60 years. It has a good wine cellar and the staff have an excellent knowledge of wine. You should go there for the salty dishes, the local ham and the marinated olives. Information about the restaurant: hearty stews and gourmet tapas, with wines from Jumilla. Address: Calle de César Elguezábal 62-64

Rincón de Antonio

A simple interior with wooden chairs and tables with small, red tablecloths. Large portions of tastily-prepared food at affordable prices. Information about the restaurant: popular with the locals. Traditional dishes. Address: Calle San Rafael 13


Stews containing a tasty combination of fruit and meat. It simmers, smells and tastes delicious! Information about the restaurant: excellent stews and tagines containing fruit and meat. Address: Calle de Gravina 15

El Buen Comer

A family restaurant that serves simple local dishes. Tasty sausages, shrimps in various sauces, goat’s cheese with honey and fish patés. Information about the restaurant: A simple restaurant with typical local dishes such as chorizo, salted anchovies and shrimps in garlic. Address: Calle Mayor 8


Bread rolls with a modern or more traditional filling. Spreadable olive patés, caviar and balls of garlic butter. Information about the restaurant: a tapas restaurant where you can order asparagus stuffed with crab. Choice of over 300 different types of tapas. Address: Rambla de Méndez Núñez 18

In need of a drink, a coffee or just a break? We recommend the terraces on the Explanada. Here you can find bars and taverns offering the best view of the city.

El Canto

Small sandwiches that are eaten with a sherry or a beer. Address: Alemania 26

La Naya

Cocktail bar with exhibitions by local artists. Address: Calle de San Pascual

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