When thinking of the Alicante cuisine, it always brings two things in mind: freshness and quality. Closely linked to the Mediterranean, the local cuisine adds its own original stamp by giving big importance to the rice and fish combination, which is actually its base.
Add the local fresh ingredients, the seafood captured every day, the huge variety of fruits and vegetables grown with traditional irrigation methods and you will get the complete image of this amazing cuisine.
A word you will hear very often in Alicante is tapas, actually the name for a wide variety of appetizers in Alicante and Spain.
The king dish is definitely the rice, available in many tasty recipes, especially in combination with fish. The best-known rice dish among tourists is of course, Paella, a mix of rice, saffron, and olive oil, garnished with vegetables, seafood or meet and cooked in a shallow flat pan.
Try also the rice a la alicantina, a lovely combination of rice and chicken, with shellfish and seasoned with a touch of red pepper and the arroz a banda (rice in fish broth).
For dessert theres still something tasty to discover. Its time for the turron (nougat), the dessert that made the Alicante cuisine famous. Usually eaten around Christmas, turron a delight at any season.
Try both the soft turron called Jijona and the hard one called Alicante, and dont miss the turrón a la piedra, crammed with almonds and flavored with lemon rind and cinnamon.
Make sure you ask for the Chef recommendation for one of the wines that complete the delicious meal. Taste the whites from La Marina district, or the red from Vinalopo.
Dont forget the Sangria, a wine punch seasoned with chopped fruit, honey, brandy or triple sec in small quantity and gaseosa (soda). Enjoy!
It can get difficult to choose one of the Alicante Bars being so many inviting places, and that is why you will rather prefer to test more bars in Alicante during a single night.
Spanish Restaurants in Alicante
Spanish cuisine in Alicante City. Make sure you taste the local delights first!
International Restaurants in Alicante
From couscous to sushi and from burritos to ceviche, you will find an excellent quality international restaurants in the city.
Fast Food Restaurants in Alicante
Take a burguer or pizza snack on the go in Alicante.
When thinking of the Alicante cuisine, it always brings two things in mind: freshness and quality.
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Goyescas, Tapas Bar in Alicante
In the heart of Alicante City, just minutes walk from Santa Barbara Castle, the Principal Theatre or the famous Ramblas, you can taste some of the best Spanish Tapas in a relaxing environment.
The Alicante Catering Service is ideal if you are planning any sort of gathering which require food, drink and cooking such as family events, where your oven can not handle the number of guests.