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This page will hopefully give you a few tips of places to eat in the Costa Blanca. On the whole Spanish restaurants provide good food at extremely reasonable prices but if you want truly great value then go for the Menu of the Day, Menu del Dia. All restaurants are required by law to provide one of these and basically contain a starter, a choice of a couple of main courses, a pudding and often half a bottle of wine. A perfectly reasonable meal can often be found for as little as 4 quid.

Recommendations

La Bodegon

In Calpe (side road off the main street, down the hill from the gear shop) first class quality food and service, well worth the average £15 each (3 courses and wine, coffee etc) for a special treat.

Thanks to Robin Symonds for this recommendation

"The Regata."

It is located at the far end of the Playa Levante from the Penon. Its not the cheapest place going in Calpe (£30ish for three courses with wine for two people), but the food is excellent - we are talking haute cuisine - and the bouillabaisse is completely stunning.

Thanks to Ian Silvester for this recommendation.

" El Santo"

In the old town of Calpe. Great food, rustic atmosphere, chimichurri sauce - nice and hot.The only restaurant in Calpe that is busy all year round. Queues for tables in the street during summer months, especially when the Spanish arrive to eat at about 10pm onwards. The "estampa" salad is a speciality not to be missed. Prices: 12 - 15 pounds per head with wine / beer etc.

"Bella Napoli".

Food good, service good, prices reasonable.José and son Luis are charming hosts. Terrace that looks out across beaches to the Peñon de Ifach. Great to watch the passers by in summer. Great if you're in a romantic mood. Located at beach end of Esmeralda Hotel Apartments.

Look for the fresh seafood in the fishing port restaurants, directly under the Peñon. Prices depend entirely on what you eat. They are all good.

Thanks to Mike Sealey for the three recommendations above

L'Hort   (I thnk)

The restaurant on the left just as you get to Sella (a little bit before you turn right down the straight road with the EEC sign) is stunningly good.  The food is fabulous (try the rabbit) and the owner is a real character who's spent a long time travelling.   2 years in the UK and 5 years in Australia means his English is very good and he has some good stories to tell.

Thanks to Kevin Trickey for this recommendation


If anyone out there has any great restaurants to recommend then drop me a line at a_bates@hotmail.com