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Restaurants in Alicante

The Alicante restaurants below have been grouped into three pricing categories:

Expensive (over €30)

Moderate (€10 to €30)

Cheap (up to €10)

These Alicante restaurant prices are for a three-course meal for one, including tax and service, but excluding drinks.

Expensive

Dársena

Cuisine: Spanish

Located in the Marina and with enviable views over the sea, this Alicante restaurant is famous for serving more than 150 different rice dishes (which aren't all necessarily paella, as the locals will tell you), as well as fresh fish and seafood.

Address: , Marina Deportiva, Puerto de Alicante, Muelle Levante,, ,
Telephone: +34 96 520 7399.
Website: http://www.darsena.com

Monastrell

Cuisine: Spanish

Experience a cool culinary experience in a trendy atmosphere at this great Alicante restaurant, combining the best local traditional ingredients with a modern approach to cuisine. The much-loved restaurant has recently relocated to a location closer to the sea, now offering the perfect setting as well as food.

Address: , Promenade. Admiral Julio Guillen Tato, Alicante,
Telephone: +34 965 126 640.
Website: http://www.monastrell.com

Restaurante La Ereta

Cuisine: Spanish

It's definitely worth splashing out at this wonderful eatery, which enjoys a fab location next to a castle and serves up delightful cuisine. Chef Daniel Frias is renowned for conjuring up creative dishes, with lots of Valencian touches, amid smart but minimalist surroundings.

Address: , Parque de la Ereta, Alicante,
Telephone: +34 965 143 250.
Website: http://www.laereta.es

Moderate

El Bocaíto

Cuisine: Spanish

Despite calling itself a 'cervecería', Bocaíto is very much a restaurant – an excellent one at that. Expect lots of traditional Valencian food with a wide selection of fish tapas at the bar, and hearty main courses in the restaurant.

Address: , Calle de Isabel 'La Católica' 22, Alicante,
Telephone: +34 96 592 2630.

La Taberna del Gourmet

Cuisine: Spanish

This award-winning tapas outfit has two locations in the city and is the place to come for traditional tapas, albeit served in starkly modern surroundings. With a focus on organic food and classic favours, diners can tuck into a tasting menu including grilled baby squid or scallops or fillet steak.

Address: , c/San Fernando No 10, Alicante,
Telephone: +34 96 520 4233.
Website: http://www.latabernadelgourmet.com

O'pote Galego

Cuisine: Galician

The best place in Alicante to try Galician delicacies, and excellent value for money. It's also set in a beautiful square with the chime of bells from a bell tower making this the ideal setting for a romantic dining experience. Apart from soaking up the atmosphere, be sure to try to octopus and clams.

Address: , Plaza Santísima Faz 6, Alicante,
Telephone: +34 96 520 8084.

Cheap

D'Tablas Alicante

Cuisine:

Waiters bring large trays of tapas to all the tables every few minutes or so; pick whichever ones take your fancy and pay at the end. This fun, atmospheric restaurant is deservedly popular, so arrive early if you can. There's also a lunch and dinner menu but the fun is definitely in the tapas.

Address: , Calle Rafael Altamira 8, Alicante,
Telephone: +34 966 611 114

Ibéricos

Cuisine: Spanish

Renowned for serving ibérico produce, this locale with a restaurant at the back and a tapas area at the front is a true Alicante favourite beloved by locals and visitors alike. Don't leave without trying one of the inventive montaditos – a mini baguette-style sandwich, likely loaded with top-notch Ibérico meat.

Address: , Calle Girona 5, Alicante,
Telephone: +34 96 521 3008.
Website: http://www.gourmet-iberico.com

Restaurante Casa Pepe

Cuisine: Spanish

With a loyal local following, Casa Pepe is a superb restaurant where meals are created using ingredients purchased in the local market that very morning. From salads to marinated sardines to excellent meat dishes, there is plenty to enjoy here. Be sure to book ahead.

Address: , Av de Cataluña 14, Alicante,
Telephone: +34 96 515 4523.
Website: http://www.casapeperestaurante.com