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What to Eat in Alicante

When you think Spanish food, you probably think of one thing: paella. The flavorful rice and seafood dish originated in the Valencian Community near Alicante, making this seaside city the perfect place to sample it. Travelers recommend trying paella at the Michelin-starred Monastrell, the elegant La Taberna Ibérica or the casual, but authentic La Tasca del Barrio. There are also plenty of other seafood dishes to choose from thanks to Alicante's location alongside the Mediterranean Sea. Salazones, or salted fish dishes, are popular as well as esgarraet (made with cod and red peppers) and all i pebre (a stew of baby eel, garlic and paprika). If you're not a seafood fan, don't fret: other equally delicious Alicante dishes include hearty meat stew called olla churra and anything featuring the signature alcachofas – artichokes – for which the Alicante region is known. For dessert, tuck into some turrón – a hard nougat snack famous in Alicante and influenced by the region's Arabic history.
Of course, it's hard to pass up a glass of deep red wine on your Spanish getaway. For all the oenophiles venturing to Alicante, there is a famous wine route that stretches from the Vinalopó region just north of the city to La Marina in the south. There are plenty of organized tours that leave from Alicante and take you to various vineyards around the area. If you'd rather stay local, you can sip some vino at one of the many wine bars around the city, such as Vino y Mas, Syrah, El Colmado and Boca de Vin. 

When you think Spanish food, you probably think of one thing: paella. The flavorful rice and seafood dish originated in the Valencian Community near Alicante, making this seaside city the perfect place to sample it. Travelers recommend trying paella at the Michelin-starred Monastrell, the elegant La Taberna Ibérica or the casual, but authentic La Tasca del Barrio. There are also plenty of other seafood dishes to choose from thanks to Alicante's location alongside the Mediterranean Sea. Salazones, or salted fish dishes, are popular as well as esgarraet (made with cod and red peppers) and all i pebre (a stew of baby eel, garlic and paprika). If you're not a seafood fan, don't fret: other equally delicious Alicante dishes include hearty meat stew called olla churra and anything featuring the signature alcachofas – artichokes – for which the Alicante region is known. For dessert, tuck into some turrón – a hard nougat snack famous in Alicante and influenced by the region's Arabic history.

Of course, it's hard to pass up a glass of deep red wine on your Spanish getaway. For all the oenophiles venturing to Alicante, there is a famous wine route that stretches from the Vinalopó region just north of the city to La Marina in the south. There are plenty of organized tours that leave from Alicante and take you to various vineyards around the area. If you'd rather stay local, you can sip some vino at one of the many wine bars around the city, such as Vino y Mas, Syrah, El Colmado and Boca de Vin

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  • #1
    steki restaurante
    #1 of 1,728 Places to Eat in Alicante
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 847 reviewsTripadvisor (847)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Mediterranean, Greek, Fusion, Healthy
    Calle Argensola # 8, 03002 Alicante Spain
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  • #2
    Falafelmania Restaurante Vegetariano y Vegano Oriental
    #2 of 1,728 Places to Eat in Alicante
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 304 reviewsTripadvisor (304)
    $ | Lebanese, Healthy, Arabic
    Calle Peru 13 Local 2E, 03008 Alicante Spain
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  • #3
    Indian House
    #3 of 1,728 Places to Eat in Alicante
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 622 reviewsTripadvisor (622)
    $ - $$ | Indian, Healthy
    Avda Doctor Gadea, 8 , Bajo, 03001 Alicante Spain
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  • #4
    Nora y Aji
    #4 of 1,728 Places to Eat in Alicante
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 129 reviewsTripadvisor (129)
    $ - $$ | Peruvian, Latin, Mediterranean, Spanish, Healthy, Fusion
    Darsena Pesquera, Local 10, 03008 Alicante Spain
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  • #5
    Templo Restaurante
    #5 of 1,728 Places to Eat in Alicante
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 725 reviewsTripadvisor (725)
    $$ | Steakhouse, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
    Calle Periodista Pirula Arderius, 7, 03001 Alicante Spain
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  • #6
    Ross Gelateria Artesanal & Cafe Alicante
    #6 of 1,728 Places to Eat in Alicante
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 174 reviewsTripadvisor (174)
    $ | Cafe, European
    Calle de los Castanos 14 14 Calle Castanos, 03001 Alicante Spain
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  • #7
    26 Cafe Lounge Bar
    #7 of 1,728 Places to Eat in Alicante
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 390 reviewsTripadvisor (390)
    $ - $$ | Bar, Cafe
    Plaza Portal de Elche 6, 03002 Alicante Spain
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  • #8
    Tepuy Burger
    #8 of 1,728 Places to Eat in Alicante
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 542 reviewsTripadvisor (542)
    $ | Grill, International, Street Food
    Avenida del Periodista Rodolfo de Salazar 29 Infront to the Garbinet station of the tram L2., 03015 Alicante Spain
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  • #9
    El Rincon de Nakiss
    #9 of 1,728 Places to Eat in Alicante
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 126 reviewsTripadvisor (126)
    $ | Mediterranean, European, Spanish, International
    Calle Churruca 14 Alicante Cerca de la esquina con calle Italia, 03003 Alicante Spain
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  • #10
    Sip & Wonder Coffee House
    #10 of 1,728 Places to Eat in Alicante
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 145 reviewsTripadvisor (145)
    $ | Cafe, European, Healthy, International
    Calle Poeta Campos Vasallos 8, 03004 Alicante Spain
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  • #11
    Demordisco
    #11 of 1,728 Places to Eat in Alicante
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 471 reviewsTripadvisor (471)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, European
    Calle Cienfuegos 7, 03002 Alicante Spain
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  • #12
    Kambon
    #12 of 1,728 Places to Eat in Alicante
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 158 reviewsTripadvisor (158)
    $ - $$ | Asian, Thai, Street Food
    Plaza de San Cristobal 4, 03002 Alicante Spain
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  • #13
    Sotaterra by TheLoft
    #13 of 1,728 Places to Eat in Alicante
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 244 reviewsTripadvisor (244)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, Spanish, Healthy
    Llotja dels Caballers 10, 03002 Alicante Spain
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  • #14
    Antica Pizzeria da Sasa'
    #14 of 1,728 Places to Eat in Alicante
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 688 reviewsTripadvisor (688)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza, Neapolitan, Campania, Southern-Italian
    Calle San francisco Corner with Calle Cadiz 1, 03001 Alicante Spain
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  • #15
    El Gosto del Gourmet
    #15 of 1,728 Places to Eat in Alicante
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 459 reviewsTripadvisor (459)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Healthy, International
    Carrer Gravina 4, 03002 Alicante Spain
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  • #16
    Da Ciro
    #16 of 1,728 Places to Eat in Alicante
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 186 reviewsTripadvisor (186)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Neapolitan, Campania, Southern-Italian
    Calle de los Castanos 4 A la esquina con calle San Francisco, 03001 Alicante Spain
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  • #17
    Restaurant FreneZy
    #17 of 1,728 Places to Eat in Alicante
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 510 reviewsTripadvisor (510)
    $$ | Seafood, Mediterranean, European, International
    Calle Portugal 22, 03003 Alicante Spain
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  • #18
    Higo Pico Italian Restaurant
    #18 of 1,728 Places to Eat in Alicante
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 232 reviewsTripadvisor (232)
    $ - $$ | Healthy, Pizza, Gastropub, Apulian, Southern-Italian
    Paraje de Orgegia 122 Chiringuito del Sportclub, 03015 Alicante Spain
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  • #19
    Puerto Madero Grill & Drinks
    #19 of 1,728 Places to Eat in Alicante
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 191 reviewsTripadvisor (191)
    $ - $$ | Steakhouse, Spanish, Argentinean
    Calle Olimpo 1 Plaza Eulogia González Taima, 03016 Alicante Spain
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  • #20
    Arroceria ESTIU
    #20 of 1,728 Places to Eat in Alicante
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 886 reviewsTripadvisor (886)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, Healthy
    Calle Peru 13, 03008 Alicante Spain
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