Whether you’re on holiday or live in the Costa Blanca, UK Spain Life recommends these top restaurants if you’re looking for a top-notch dinner…
Based in Calpe, Puerto Blanco is a restaurant locally known for its fine dishes and spectacular location, just by one of Costa Blanca’s sandy beaches.
Its speciality is seafood and meat dishes, with international ingredients and recipes, and the cooks work hard to make these dishes original.
Based in Dénia, this is more like a gastronomic experience, where the kitchen and dining room are joined in a common space, where the guests are told by the chefs about their cuisine and the cooking procedures. The guests will not only enjoy the Mediterranean-styled dishes, but also have a culinary experience in a warm, friendly atmosphere.
This highly-recommended restaurant is based in Altea’s old town. It serves Mediterranean cuisine, in an elegant setting, with high-quality meat, fish and general cooking, which is now open every day in summer.
Located in one of the most pleasant areas of the Elche countryside, surrounded by orange, lemon, almond trees and palms, is La Finca. This restaurant is one of the most respected in the area, and has been going for two decades now, and offers a range of meat dishes, fresh fish and a wide-variety of homemade desserts.
This is a recommended restaurant in the area of Jávea, Alicante, which serves high-quality food from award-winning chefs and excellent services. They only use local products and artisans and suppliers of the area that help to convey the essence of the region. The Mediterranean dishes are creatively made, using interesting combinations of meat, seafood and vegetables.
The restaurant, based just outside Moraira, Alicante, is a modern, European-style restaurant that offers a varied menu of international food. It has something for all the family, but some of its most exquisite dishes include: salmon, duck and roasted lamb shoulder. Casa Toni offers common Spanish dishes too, like pork sirloin and various seafood delicacies. It is known to have delicious, top-quality desserts, like the honey sponge cake with coconut ice-cream or chocolate brownies with orange cream, as well as a good selection of wines to complement your meal.
The Soqueta restaurant has been attracting customers over the last 32 years for their fresh-seafood dishes and privileged location by the sea. For just 45 euros, you can enjoy the “menú del día” which includes a three-course meal, with a selection of fresh fish, traditional rice dishes and homemade desserts.
VALL DE CAVALL
In the heart of Valle de Gata (in-between Teulada and Gata de Gorgos), this exclusive restaurant is set in the grounds of one of the largest horse stables in Spain, and gives you the chance to eat among the nature, with views over-looking Montgó, vineyards and the outdoor swimming pool. The restaurant provides its own speciality dishes, including; grilled or stone-cooked meats, and seasonal, fresh food all year round. The restaurant also provides international dishes, as well as creative, avant-garde meals and a large selection of national and international wines.
Restaurante Masena, offers a wide-range of choices, with the option of French or Mediterranean specialities too. The restaurant, based in Jávea, provides fresh and seasonal dishes and a large, varied menu with several meat and fish specials, as well as a winery with wines from respected international brands to smaller, local winegrowers, as well as champagnes.
RESTAURANTE LE BLEU
This restaurant offers a fusion that combines classic style and contemporary style, prepared with the highest quality and a wine selection that includes a great assortment of types of grapes and appellations of origin. The Guardamar del Segura restaurant offers quality for a reasonable price, with the menu option starting from 16.50 euros, with a drink included. The menu has traditional Spanish dishes as well as international cuisine.
EL MESON DE LA COSTA
Located in Torrevieja, this long-time family restaurant offers typical Spanish seafood and meat dishes, as well as meals suitable for vegetarians. It also has a “bodega” and offers a wide variety of wine and delicious homemade desserts.