6 of the Best Tapas Bars in Alicante

6 of the Best Tapas Bars in Alicante
From Fine Dining Lovers - March 2, 2018

Alicante and the surrounding areas on Spains East Coast not only have great all year round weather (average temperatures of between 10C and 15C in the winter), but some superb fine dining options to discover too, as well as best tapas.

Head out of the city around 40 minutes by car directly north towards the town of Cocentaina and youll find the two-Michelin-star Lescaleta restaurant, where chef Kiko Moya has elevated local, seasonal cuisine to a whole new level, while on the citys port itself youll find the one Michelin star Monastrell restaurant, which celebrates its 21st birthday this yearthe perfect place to watch the sun set over the Mediterranean. And of course, a little further up the coast, in Denia, is chef Quique Dacostas eponymous three-Michelin-star cathedral of haute cuisine.

But if youre looking for a more casual bite in the city itself heres our guide to where to eat the best tapas in Alicante.


This buzzy neighbourhood bar is a great place to start the night and is renowned for the quality of its seafood, which sits invitingly on display. Grab a beer or wine and take your seat at one of only six tables, or at the bar.

Calle Foguera 9

La Taberna del Gourmet

The little sister of chef Mara Jos San Romns Monastrell, La Taberna has its own vegetable garden and a bakery on site, so with that in mind, try filled buns, such as a Juanito, a small squid sandwich, and fried aubergines with honey, before moving on to the paella menu. The cold cuts are a must too, while the olive oils are heavenly.

Calle San Fernando10


Close to the main train station, youll find the two-storey Piripi, which has both a tapas bar (where its at) on the ground floor, and a more formal space upstairs. The fideu (similar to paella, but using noodles instead of rice) is a must-try, washed down with jugs of the very serviceable house wine.

Avienda Oscar Espla 30

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El Portal


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