Handpicked by a Alicante Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Best Restaurants in Alicante'.

When visiting Alicante, one of the best parts of the experience is the delicious cuisine that the city has to offer. From traditional Spanish dishes to international fusion creations, there is something for every taste bud in Alicante. Here are some of the best restaurants in Alicante that you must try:

1. Restaurante Dársena - overlooking the marina, this seafood restaurant offers fresh and flavorful dishes in a beautiful setting.

2. Nou Manolin - a classic favorite among locals and tourists, this restaurant serves up traditional Spanish tapas with a modern twist.

3. El Portal - located in the historic old town, this restaurant specializes in authentic Mediterranean cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients.

4. Piripi - known for its inventive dishes and stylish atmosphere, Piripi is a must-visit for foodies looking for a unique dining experience.

5. La Ereta - situated on the slopes of Mount Benacantil, this restaurant offers stunning views of the city along with innovative cuisine that showcases the best of Alicante's gastronomy.

6. El Xato - with a focus on traditional Valencian cuisine, El Xato is a charming restaurant that serves up hearty dishes in a cozy atmosphere.

7. Monastrell - for a fine dining experience, head to Monastrell where you can indulge in creative dishes crafted by Michelin-starred chef Maria Jose San Roman.

8. El Corte Inglés Gourmet Club - located in the city's iconic department store, this gourmet club offers a range of dining options from traditional Spanish fare to international cuisines.

Whether you're looking for a romantic dinner with a view or a cozy spot to enjoy traditional tapas, Alicante has a restaurant to suit every palate. Be sure to explore the culinary delights of this coastal gem on your next visit to Spain.

Quique Dacosta

Quique Dacosta is a creative chef and at the forefront of innovative cuisine. His Denia restaurant has three Michelin stars and is famous for its exquisite menus.The restaurant is also voted one of the top 50 in the world. The restaurant first opened in 1981 when it was called El Poblet. Now, it is one of the finest restaurants in Spain thanks to  Quique Dacosta's imaginative flair. The aw...

El Pegoli

El Pegoli is well-known in the Denia area for its lovely fish dishes and perfect location, right next to the Mediterranean at Las Rotas. The Piera family have been running the restaurant since 1943. El Pegoli serves the finest and freshest fish dishes such as rice dishes, fish stews, shellfish creations and monkfish tails. The restaurant is very well-known by discerning diners in the north Alic...

La Ereta

Enjoy fine dining with dream views across the city of Alicante. The restaurant is in the Ereta Park, close to the castle and its lofty position means you can enjoy spectacular panoramic views. The team is passionate about food by using the finest local ingredients and traditional recipes but given a modern and fresh twist.  If you cannot decide what to choose, this is the place to come. The...

Restaurante Torre de Reixes

Imagine having the chance to enjoy fine cusine inside an historic city tower. At Torre de Reixes, you can step inside a noble house to dine on Mediterranean cuisine with an avant-garde twist The restaurant prides itself on using the freshest local market produce to provide a gastronomic feast blending tradition and creativity. You could enjoy tasty dishes such as steamed clams in a green sauce, ...

Restaurante Aldebaran

Stunning, chic setting to enjoy fine dining or a wedding feast. This restaurant is in one of the best locations in Alicante - on the top floor of the Real Club de Regatas in Alicante Port. The cuisine by chef Jesús Muñoz is delicious rice dishes which are typical of the Alicante region as well as the freshest fish and seafood dishes. The fish comes from the local markets at Santa Pola and ...

Restaurante Masia La Mota

Masia La Mota restaurant offers a fusion of traditional and creative cuisine primarily using fresh and seasonal local produce. Within the creative menu can be found a variety of appetisers, salads, meat and fish dishes, as well as hearty stews and home-made desserts. Starting with the idea that 'we are what we eat' and that a healthy and balanced diet is the main source of well-being, the re...

Marisqueria Torrevieja

Fabulous restaurant to enjoy a platter of fresh shellfish including lobsters and oysters. The family has been providing exquisite dishes since 1964. The restaurant owners moved from Ibiza to the Costa Blanca where they opened a restaurant in Santa Pola and then in La Zenia. In 1996 they moved to Torrevieja, where they opened the first Marisqueria Torrevieja serving fresh fish and shellfish from t...

El Olivo

Chic and stylish Mediterranean restaurant which specialises in rice dishes and cuisine using the finest fresh fish from the Santa Pola bay. El Olivo opened in August 2008 and has been serving discerning diners with lovely cuisine since then. Using the best ingredients and produce from the local markets, the restaurant's creative chefs produce delicious dishes including many rice dishes, meats and...

The Vestry Restaurant

The Vestry Restaurant is gaining a reputation for its great food, excellent service and friendly atmosphere.The Vestry uses the finest ingredients to dream up delicious international dishes such as beef and guinness pie, beef stroganoff, poached salmon, steaks, pastas and much more. There are also several tasty vegetarian dishes on the menu. If you let them know beforehand if you have any special ...


Biomenu offers fresh local vegetarian and vegan produce in the centre of Alicante city.There is a fixed price menu, a la carte including soups and pastas, and a self-service salad bar so you can take your pick of delicious vegetarian food. The salad bar is paid for by the weight....

Crystals Restaurant

Award-winning head chef Greg Collins has trained in Michelin star restaurants and brings this high quality to Crystals. The restaurant is well-known for serving a delicious Sunday lunch. Crystals serves English dishes with a modern twist as well as Asian, seafood, steaks and vegetarian meals. The restaurant is in the commerical centre La Fuente opposite Campoamor Golf complex, Diners can enjoy a ...

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