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.
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.
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.
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.
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.