Summer on the Costa Blanca is pure enjoyment. With the blessings of the climate, crystal-clear waters, coves, mountains, and a wide range of gastronomic and cultural offerings, it’s impossible to have a bad time. Here, we recommend 5 places where you can enjoy an excellent culinary experience.
- QUIQUE DA COSTA IN DENIA
Quique Dacosta from Denia was recently chosen by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants group, one of the most prestigious international lists in the gastronomic scene, as one of the favorite places to dine in the world. This restaurant already has 3 Michelin stars.
In a truly special season with the scope of his project, the chef has invited different people from the art world to bring their plurality and different perspectives to the concept of ‘Por amor al arte’, which arrives this season at his restaurant in Denia.
‘Por amor al arte’ is an experience that seeks emotion from the most essential beauty, embracing the Spanish territory and relying on the fundamental pillars that have brought it here: harmony, flavor, avant-garde, and fantasy. It is a work that transcends other artistic disciplines.
This restaurant is an experience in itself. If you have the opportunity to visit Denia and explore unprecedented gastronomy, go for it!
Quique Dacosta Restaurante
Urbanización El Poblet, Calle Rascassa, 1, 03700, Dénia, Alicante
Phone: +34 965 78 41 79
- LA PERLA DE JÁVEA IN THE PORT OF JÁVEA
Jávea is another charming place on the Costa Blanca. And in this hot summer, what could be better than finding a restaurant by the sea? That’s La Perla de Jávea, located right in the port.
The menu at this restaurant is delicious, especially the grilled fish, which is Sonia and Enrique’s specialty, the owners of this place. Fresh fish, mostly from La Lonja de Jávea, grilled to perfection, without embellishments to preserve their original flavors. The vegetables and fruits used by the chefs are also regional, many of them from Pedreguer.
The atmosphere of La Perla is particularly warm, as is the customer service. Reserve a table at La Perla and try the best grilled fish and rice dishes in Jávea. Let the staff guide you in pairing them with some delicious wines from their selection.
Address: Av. de la Libertad 21, Local 2, Playa del Arenal
Phone: +34 96 647 07 72
- LAS CUEVAS IN SAN MIGUEL DE SALINAS
Las Cuevas in San Miguel de Salinas is a must on your list. Why? Because their menu, which is frequently updated, is an extraordinary delight. Their chef, Robert Johansen, has created a selection of starters, main dishes, desserts, and wines of superior quality.
Moreover, this place is historic—it’s actually underground caves from the 1500s. Dining there, in what used to be an old bakery and has been refurbished, is a unique experience. It’s ideal for those who love extravagance and visiting atypical places.
You can enjoy the tasting menu or order à la carte. Whatever your choice, rest assured you won’t be disappointed. Las Cuevas has been awarded the Prestige Awards 2022/2023 as the Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year.
Tues – Sat: 18–23 | Monday closed
(+34) 600 001 117
Calle Torrevieja 1– San Miguel de Salinas
- TEMPLO IN ALICANTE
Alicante is another popular destination on the Costa Blanca. Many tourists from around the world come to Alicante to enjoy its beaches and extensive gastronomic offerings. Templo is a gem in Alicante.
For those who love meat, Templo is the ultimate restaurant. Its owner and visionary, Ángel García, has prepared an extraordinary selection of exclusive cuts for customers to enjoy until supplies last.
To complete the extraordinary experience, you can savor a wine selection curated by sommelier Antonio Boyero for this season, featuring over 120 references. It includes classic bottles from renowned wineries, as well as offerings from small producers and young winemakers.
C/ Pirula Arderius, 7 Alicante
- VENTA DEL COLLAO IN THE JALÓN VALLEY
The Jalón Valley is another marvel you can explore on the Costa Blanca, specifically in Benimaurell. There, amidst nature, you can dine at Venta del Collao. A classic visited by locals, it offers a menu that won’t disappoint.
Here, you can indulge in classics such as scrambled eggs, duck fideuá, lamb, and oven-baked meats, which are the restaurant’s specialty. Esmeralda and Salvador will do everything possible, and more, to ensure your meal is exceptional.
If you’re a nature lover, you’ll adore this place in the middle of the valley, which will become one of your favorites. Enjoy a delicious beer with friends and family surrounded by mountains. And with a tasty, lovingly-prepared meat, what else do you need to be happy?
Address: Partida del Camí del Collao, S/N Benimaurell, Alicante
Phone: 649 59 05 38
Now you have 5 new restaurants to add to your list! We hope you enjoy them and share your experience on our social media. Bon appétit!