Calling all foodies of the Costa Blanca! Get ready for some exquisite dinning experiences in 2017 with our exclusive guide to some of the areas top restaurants. Whether it’s a low key lunch, a special evening out celebrating, or anything in between, whether you’re looking for hearty Italian, tasty French or classic Mediterranean fare, there’s something for every occasion and all culinary tastes here.best restaurants in costa blanca
Restaurante Le Dauphin, Moraira
Michelin star quality food, modern yet cosy décor and spectacular views over the Bay of Moraira, Restaurante Le Dauphin offers an unforgettable dinning experience. With its fresh, locally sourced ingredients, fine French and Mediterranean cuisine, Le Dauphin has well deservedly won a reputation for culinary excellence in the local area and beyond. best restaurants in costa blanca
In addition to the exceptional al la carte menu, there’s the ever-changing seasonal menu and set course menus for both lunch and dinner. And with all the delicious options, if you are simply spoilt for choice, there’s also a six course tasting menu available.
With magical, bayside views, the exterior dinning terrace is the place to be, especially at sunset where you can take in the breath-taking scenery whilst sipping a glass of wine. Very cosy indeed.best restaurants costa blanca
Bahía del Potet, s/n, 03725 Moraira, Alicante
+34 966 49 04 32
Restaurante Vespa, Moraira
If it’s traditional Italian food you’re after then treat yourself with a visit to Moraira’s Restaurante Vespa and experience some of the best pizza and pasta available in Costa Blanca. The quaint décor, featuring vintage Vespa relics, hearty Italian classics like Spaghetti Bolognese, Carbonara and Calzone, friendly staff and buzzing ambience, create the perfect cosy, local Italian setting.
The versatile menu options mean there’s something for everyone and every occasion. Share a pizza with friends over a glass of wine or indulge with a scrumptious three course meal for a loved one’s birthday.
There’s also outside seating options, if it’s a nice day be sure to perch yourself on the terrace and enjoy your pasta whilst taking in the beautiful scenic views of the nearby sea and surrounding mountains.
Aveniguda de la Paz, 22, 03724 Moraira, Alicante
+34 965 74 32 56
Vall de Cavall, Dénia
Overlooking the picturesque Gata de Gorgos countryside and Montgó mountain, Vall de Cavall offers a truly tranquil setting for an unwinding lunch or relaxed evening dinner. The restaurant promises to “flood your senses” and what it delivers certainly doesn’t disappoint. Rich and flavoursome Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine, such as watermelon gazpacho, luxurious duck risotto and aromatic oxtail ravioli, from an ever-changing menu del dia.
The restaurant is situated next to the equestrian school, and owned by the same family, so if dinning out on the terrace expect to see a horse or two grazing in the nearby field – just to give you a true countryside experience. The restaurant also boasts a cosy inside seating area with an equally rustic countryside feel.
Camino de Gata a Benissa, 8, 03749 Dénia, Alicante restaurants costa blanca
+34 965 05 84 75
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Quique Dacosta, Dénia best restaurants costa blanca
Owned by, and named after, internationally revered chief Quique Dacosta, with three Michelin Stars and the finest avant-garde cuisine, this place is a must for any food lover. Continuously ranked amongst the world’s top 50 restaurants, Quique Dacosta provides first-class service and gastronomic excellence unmatched by any other restaurant in Alicante, and possibly in the whole of Spain.
The indulgent and opulent dishes and swanky interiors make for the perfect setting to celebrate any special occasion. Although, due to unwavering popular demand and to avoid disappointment make sure you book in advance. best restaurants costa blanca
Urbanización El Poblet, Calle Rascassa, 1, 03700 Dénia, Alicante
+34 965 78 41 79
Restaurante Nox, Jávea res
The owners of Nox believe there’s more to the perfect meal than just good food. Here the minimalist yet chic interiors, stunning natural views and attentive staff are all part of the recipe for the perfect fine dining experience. But Nox isn’t just about style, the comprehensive six-page menu includes an array of fish, meat, fruit and vegetable options all created using the “finest and freshest locally grown ingredients” that Nox prides itself on.
Le Gourmand, Jávea
Located on the lower slopes of the Jávea side of the Montgó National Park lies Le Gourmand, an atmospheric restaurant that celebrates the best of Mediterranean food albeit with a strong French influence. Renowned for its friendly, personable service and excellent food selections, Le Gourmand is popular amongst locals and visitors to the area. best restaurants costa blanca
While the ever-changing menus provide maximum variety, the menu del dia changes every week and the a la carte menu is updated monthly, the classic dishes fortunately stick around. Some of our favourite dishes include the tasty mussel gratinée, the succulent roasted rack of lamb and the outstanding steak tartar.
Ctra. de Jesus Pobre, 202, 03730 Jávea, Alicante
+34 966 28 96 86
Restaurante Masena, Jávea
Located in beautiful Jávea, and ran by locals, Restaurante Masena is a quaint, intimate feel dining venue. In the winter months the snug interior setting – a rustic, converted Mediterranean house – is the perfect place for a hearty evening meal while in the summer the bright, shaded terrace is the ideal spot for eating on warm afternoons and evenings. But whatever time of year one thing is for sure, the food at Restaurante Masena is always divine. A fine fusion of Mediterranean flavours made with the finest and freshest ingredients, it’s hard to pick favourites but some of the best dishes include the tasty and perfectly grilled sirloin, lightly seasoned with pimentón, the luscious pineapple and mouse infused prawn starter and the exotic tuna tataki with wasabi sauce.
Carretera Benitachell, 9, 03739 Jávea, Alicante
+34 965 79 37 64