5 great restaurant tips in Torrevieja
Torrevieja is full of restaurants and eateries, here you can find most things to eat. From the simple places to fine dining. And here, as everywhere, there are big differences in the quality of what is offered. When walking in the city or along the promenade it is easy to just sit down at a random restaurant. But how to know where the good food is?
How to choose the right place to eat when there are so many options?
We have selected some of our favorites that we think are worth trying where we think the price you pay and the quality of the food and service are relative to each other and you get value for money. Maybe you will find a favorite among these?
For most places, it is important to book a table if you are here in high season or something special is happening in the city.
One should expect plenty of time for the meal. Especially in high season, but also otherwise. Things often take a little longer than we are used to. It’s just getting used to it, that’s how it is here. Most of us have free time and holidays when we visit the restaurants and just relax and enjoy the food and the company.
Meson de la Costa – “the one with the handing hams”
Price level: €€ – €€€
Price example: fantastic good beef fillet fried on stone on the table 21,00 €
Baking dishes with all kinds of fresh foods and about 300 hams hanging from the ceiling. The menu varies by fresh food availability. Check the counter which always has a good selection of shellfish, meat and local vegetables.
Very good wine selection (about 13,000 bottles in the cellar) in all price ranges. The selection of spirits, especially whiskey, is probably the best in town. Good drinks.
If you don’t want a full meal, it is possible to sit in the bar or outside where there are a few tables.
Location: one street up from the boardwalk on the north side of town Address: Calle Ramón y Cajal, 27, 03182 Torrevieja
Barlovento – “The boat at the bottom of La Mata beach”
Price level: €€ – €€€
Price example: 5 course lunch menu with 2 drinks units for 20 € in the bar and 25 € in the restaurant. Otherwise, often 40 € to 60 € incl a drink.
Good local specialties along with more famous classic dishes
Very good seafood dishes with fresh fish from the market every day. Several different shrimp, Mar Menor shrimp, red Denia shrimp, and white Huelva shrimp. Crispy sardines, shrimp pancakes, and good shells? The classic Beef Wellington and other meat dishes
Good wine selection with many good Spanish wines, delicious white wines for seafood and good reds for the meat dishes
Location: south end of La Mata Beach Address: Urbanización Cabo Cervera, 03188 Torrevieja
Vela Beach – Delicious beach feel at this Mediterranean restaurant
Price level: €€ – €€€
Price examples: from 10 €. paella 13-23 €, pasta, and pizza 10-15 € and main courses from 15 €. 3-course tasting menu costs 29.90 € without drinks.
Specialties of rice (paellas) and seafood. The products of local origin and Torrevieja’s authentic flavors.
Classics like grilled octopus with beans, garlic, and Iberian ham. Goodies from the grill, seafood, and meat, paella in many varieties. The salted fish is a must try! Good pasta and pizzas.
The wine list has a good selection of champagne and cava. Vega Sicilia Unico and others in the upper layer. Very good value for money. Also a lot of good less expensive wines
Good classic drinks and non-alcoholic fruit milkshakes in many varieties.
A nice place if you just want some lunch or a really good dinner.
Address: Calle Geráneos, 1 (Playa de la Mata-Torrevieja) 03188 Torrevieja
El Patio Chico – «all our products are fresh and made to order. Sorry if in busy periods there are some delays, it’s worth it »It really is!
Price level: € – €€
Price examples: Grilled sardines 9 € king prawns tempura 10.50 €, 500 g calf steak 18.00 €
Price wise we are always pleasantly surprised, always lower than expected in terms of quality and quantity. Very good value for money
Many of the dishes on the menu are simple, made from good ingredients that taste delicious without too much fuss. Order more dishes from the menu and share them. Be aware of the size of some of the meat dishes, they are very large. For example, try grilled goat cheese with tomato and crusty ham, grilled sardines or king prawns in tempura. And a good juicy piece of meat
Location: Torrevieja Center Address: Calle Pedro Lorca, 3, 03181 Torrevieja
Bodegon Riojano – A discovery of pintxos and a cool wine bar
Price level € – €€
Price example: Pintxos per piece about 1.75 € and for under 10 € you get many good flavors.
This gem is found at the south end of the pedestrian street, always a lot of people, but at the same time a quiet atmosphere.
Something for everyone and you can eat well and get full for a reasonable price.
Good selection of good wines from Rioja, many of them served by the glass. The place to taste different wines and maybe find a new favorite.
Traditional pintxos with a twist, very good flavors. For example, the Riojana omelette with chorizo, ham and pimiento, Tortilla y Chistorra, Miniburger, Fried squash rolled with cheese and ham and topped with goat cheese and jam or Omelette, ratatouille and blood sausage.
Location: Torrevieja Center Address: Calle Canónigo Torres, 4, 03181 Torrevieja