Typical Dishes to enjoy in Alicante City
Let us tempt you with some typical dishes…..
Grilled red mullet in oil, garlic and parsley, cured sausages produced in the nearby mountains, fish stew bursting with saffron, a tasty broth called oleta, or sardines simply grilled on the BBQ and washed down with a chilled white wine.
For a light lunch try one of the many fresh salads encompassing such delights as mojama (salted tuna), marrajo (shark) and, if you're fortunate, you may find caviar Alicantino (herring's roe spread with butter) a fabulous dish that has almost been lost.
But if you want to get to the heart of Alicante's cuisine, then understand that rice is king! Where else would you find restaurants totally dedicated to creating rice dishes? Called arrocerias (rice restaurants) some can boast over a hundred different specialities on their menus and try to cook a different dish every day!
Everyone has heard of paella, but rice in Alicante really is in a different league. Try arroz negro (rice blackened in squid ink), arroz con costra (rice with an egg ‘crust’), arroz de mero y gambas, (with grouper and prawns) or arroz de magro (with lean meat and vegetables) to name only a few.
Room for dessert? You won't be disappointed in the immense variety of seasonal fruits, pomegranates, cherries, melons and dates. Or try pan de higo (fig bread), homemade ice creams or turrón (nougat made with almonds and honey) which we recommend you accompany with a glass of El Fondillón, a fortified wine similar to tawny port and favoured by 16th century Spanish Monarchs.
These are our Restaurant selections for Alicante
...or try some tasty Tapas
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