Where to eat: THE BEST RESTAURANTS IN ALICANTE

Alicante is quietly making a name for itself as one of Spain’s culinary hotspots, although this southeastern region has always been gastronomically gifted!

 

     Manero | Tapas & Delicatessen

From the moment you see the elaborate floral mosaic floors, the glass display case filled with locally caught seafood on ice, the collection of vintage wines and the neatly presented fresh produce, you’ll be forming a favourable opinion of Manero.

Service options: Dine-in · Takeaway · Delivery
AddressC. Médico Manero Mollà, 7, 03001 Alicante
 

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     Restaurante La Ereta

Restaurant La Ereta enjoys a commanding view across the city a it’s situated on Santa Barbara’s Castle. To accompany the view is some of the finest dining in Alicante. These days, the emphasis is on set menus, where you’ll receive around a variety of nine or ten different dishes, each its own work of art.

Tasting menus for creative Mediterranean cuisine, plus floor-to-ceiling windows with city views.
Service options: Dine-in · No takeaway · No delivery
AddressParque de la Ereta, 03001 Alicante
 

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  El Portal

On stepping into El Portal, you’ll be transported to an ethereal, glamorous interior. And yet there’s an elegance here too, brought about by the unpretentious, high-quality dishes.

Elegant, elaborately decorated bar & restaurant for tapas, seafood & cocktails, with DJs.
Service options: Dine-in · Curbside pickup · Delivery
AddressC. Bilbao, 2, 03001 Alicante
 

 

 

     Terre

Fronting the palm tree-lined Esplanada d’Espanya promenade is the pristine, modern Terre restaurant, with its open kitchen where you can keep an eye on your meal’s progress. In true Alicante style, menu items that would be considered upscale in any other city are common features: oysters, foie gras and caviar all feature without ceremony. 

Creative Spanish food from the open kitchen in a light-filled, high-ceilinged contemporary space.
Service options: Dine-in · No takeaway · No delivery
AddressPasseig Esplanada d'Espanya, 11, 03002 Alacant, Alicante
 

 

 

     La Taberna del Gourmet

Nothing says traditional Spanish dining quite like hams hanging from the ceiling and a display case full of shellfish at the entrance. La Taberna del Gourmet does this all without losing a laid-back, informal feel.

Classic seafood & grilled meat dishes, plus tapas & a menu of Spanish wines, in a rustic tavern.
Service options: Dine-in · Takeaway · Delivery
AddressC. San Fernando, 10, 03002 Alicante