Top Choice Tapas in Alicante

Cervecería Sento

Superb, quality montaditos (little rolls) and grilled things are the reason to squeeze into this brilliant little bar. Watching the nonstop staff in action is quite an experience too: they make it a great experience…
Fusion in Alicante


Fusing retro and modern styling, with a comfortable L-shaped space, this appeals for its quality food, whether you are tempted by the bar-counter snacks on crusty bread or a fuller list of cocas (Catalan pizza-like …
Bistro in Alicante


It’s easier if you speak a little Spanish at this wonderfully eccentric place with its faithful following of regulars, but your ebullient host will make sure you get the best anyway. It’s a true bistro, the walls sc…
Valencian in Alicante


This highly regarded restaurant is strong on rice, seafood and fish, which arrives fresh daily from the wholesale markets of Denia and Santa Pola. There’s a huge variety of tapas and a valenciano speciality that cha…
Modern Spanish in Alicante

La Barra de César Anca

Upmarket and buzzy, this is a fun place to sit at the bar and try some high-class gastro creations with the odd touch of molecular wizardry. There's sit-down restaurant seating too, with the same menu.
Valencian in Alicante

Cantina Villahelmy

One wall’s rough stone, another bright orange and blood red, and it’s luridly painted with skeletons, creepy-crawlies and a frieze of classical figures. Intimate, funky and popular, this atmospheric cellar-like spac…
Seafood in Alicante

Pesca al Peso

When people hand out restaurant flyers on the street, it's normally run-a-mile time, but this is an exception. It's simply decorated and simple to understand: choose your seafood by weight from the counter, or go fo…
Cafe in Alicante


LIving a double life as bakery and cafe/tapas venue, this place makes a worthwhile stop at various times of day. Morning coffee with fresh-made croissants, brunch with eggs Benedict, tapas time with tasty cod croque…
Fusion in Alicante


Sparky service and a comfortably modern space are the framework for a short menu of internationally gleaned snacks like ceviche, tuna tartare, pulled pork and several vegetarian options. We were in doubt, but the de…
Tapas in Alicante

El Palé

This one-man show doesn't look like too much, but the friendly young owner produces some really exquisite little snacks, many of which are combinations of smoked fish on toast. He smokes the fish himself and is deli…