Alicante Restaurant Guide

Selected Restaurants, Tapas and Typical Alicante dishes to be found in around the City & Port. Complete with location maps.

Economy tip... As you walk around the city you will see that many restaurants place blackboards outside to advertise their menu del dia.

For the uninitiated this is a specially priced 3 or 2 course meal, usually including wine or a drink of your choice. They're great value but are usually consigned to lunchtimes, so look out for them, it's a great way to eat economically in the more up-market restaurants!

Darsena Restaurant
Darsena Restaurant
A special restaurant for a special occasion
Alicante City Centre

Marina Complex
This is one for a special occasion. Everything falls perfectly into place here for a marvellous evening; harbourside dining, elegant surroundings, views of the castle and marina, attentive service, wonderful cuisine featuring fish, meat, seafood and over 100 rice dishes, and all this at prices that won't rock the boat.

Nou Manolin
Nou Manolin
Famous all over Spain for its fresh local dishes
Alicante City Centre
Famous all over Spain, the Nou Manolin typifies the city of Alicante. With a reputation gained over the last 30 years for local dishes using only the best market fresh produce, it's the restaurant that everybody wants to visit. Located in an historic building, it offers clients the chance to dine in one of four private rooms if desired.It offers a fabulous menu of the day at lunchtimes for an average of around 12 Euros, or try the main menu for around 25 Euros

Botanero Restaurant
Botanero Restaurant
Modern Mexican fusion foods and cocktails
Alicante City Centre

Calle Bailén.
Arriba! Holy Frijoles. Forget all the old misconceptions about Mexican restaurants. The Botanero serves up-to-the-minute fusion foods all day, is a café lounge by evening and later an exclusive cocktail bar. The modern accent of the food is reflected in the bar's décor but there are still some really old fashioned prices - American Breakfast for €2 for example.

El Buen Comer Restaurant
El Buen Comer Restaurant
Good Spanish food and a lively atmosphere
Alicante City Centre

Calle Mayor
Another typically Spanish restaurant and tapas bar which is so, so popular with the natives. There's always a lively happy atmosphere, and no wonder, with such good food at reasonable prices. In addition to a choice of succulent meats or fresh fish, there's a wide selection of rice/paella dishes - just point to the photo that takes your fancy.

Hong Kong Restaurant
Hong Kong Restaurant
Elegant Chinese restaurant with sea views
Alicante City Centre

Marina Complex
This elegant Chinese restaurant has a prime position on the top deck of the new Marina's wining, dining, entertainment complex. Grab a window seat and take in the sunset views as you graze on a large selection of dim sum, China's very own tapas, or old favourites like Peking duck or lamb with leeks

Spiga Restaurant
Spiga Restaurant
The Restaurant where everything is just so Italian
Alicante City Centre

Calle Mayor
Fancy something like Mamma used to make? Then head for the Spiga where everything is Italian - the staff, the food, the wine - and they'll be quite happy to discuss the football too! Try the Sea Bass in Marisco sauce and Salmon with lemon. Allegedly, they also do pasta!

Parrilla Libre Restaurant
Parrilla Libre Restaurant
Charcoal grilled meats before your very eyes
Alicante City Centre

Calle de Labradores nr Cathedral
Paradise for carnivores! An 'all you can eat' meat grill with steaks and ribs sizzling away on the barbecue before your very eyes. Team them up with salads and fresh vegetables, a glass or two of wine, and a seat in the old square behind the cathedral and life couldn't get much better.

El Chiperon Freiduria
El Chiperon Freiduria
Atmospheric seafood restaurant by the harbour
Alicante City Centre

Marina Complex
Oozing atmosphere, this unpretentious eatery is decorated in the style of Davy Jones' locker and it won't come as any surprise that fish, and lots of it, is the speciality here. Why not try a platter full of grilled fish, plenty for two people and only €60!

La Rambla Restaurant Bar
La Rambla Restaurant Bar
All day cafe bar with sunny pavement terrace
Alicante City Centre

La Rambla
La Rambla has something for everyone. A great people watching terrace on the main street, breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks, coffee, cold drinks from morning to night. Extremely well-priced, it's so, so popular with the Alicantinos and has retained all its original Art Nouveau décor from 100 years ago.

L'Atelier Restaurant
L'Atelier Restaurant
Modern Spanish food in the lively Barrio area
Alicante City Centre

Calle San Nicholas
This stylish little place with lovely sandstone interior walls can be found in the lively Barrio area near the cathedral. The chef has given traditional Spanish cuisine a modern slant with some inventive sauces and the 'hungry men' amongst you can sample a special SIX course menu including drink for only €15!

El Pescadora Cerveceria and Freiduria
El Pescadora Cerveceria and Freiduria
The inn plaice to be for beer and fried fish
Alicante City Centre

Marina Complex
A fantastic Spanish invention, a beerhouse (Cerveceria) with a fried fish restaurant (Freiduria) - what more could you want? They serve fantastic seafood alongside the beer and other drinks lunchtime and evenings. Try the grilled prawns in garlic, the calamari or treat yourself to any of the fresh fish on offer - you won't be disappointed!

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