Restaurants

Top Choice Spanish in Murcia

La Pequeña Taberna

Look for the cascade of market vegetables outside the door when locating this quality restaurant, which isn't quite as small as it claims. Excellent service furnishes its tables, divided by boxes of tomatoes, melons…
Top Choice Spanish in Cartagena

Magoga

Elegant dining areas and an open kitchen characterise this smart white-exteriored local on a nondesript pedestrian boulevard off Calle Carlos III. The gastronomic enthusiasm of the young owners shines through in the…
Top Choice Argentine in Murcia

Vacanal

Smart, spacious and modern, this Argentine restaurant focuses on meat. There are some great mixed-grill specials, but the real highlights are the sizeable steaks, perfectly cooked over coals. They get it all right h…
Top Choice Seafood in Águilas

El Poli

With a traditional varnished wood interior, albeit with a shipboard feel, this looks like another barrio cafe until you realise that the menu is all locally caught fish and shellfish. Don't spend too much time brows…
Top Choice Tapas in Murcia

El Pasaje de Zabalburu

It's difficult to imagine tastier tapas than the inventive, exquisite creations at this bar on the west side of the centre. Grab a pew at the long bar and enjoy fabulous fare presented with flair. Seafood is especia…
Tapas in Lorca

Albedrío

Below the level of the square, this bright and buzzy spot is a very welcome addition to the Lorca eating scene. A mural of Bogart and Hepburn overlooks chunky wooden tables where you can order from a wide range of l…
Spanish in Murcia

Alborada

Not particularly noteworthy from outside, this high-ceilinged minimalist dining space offers reliably excellent cuisine using carefully selected natural products. Presentation is modern without being avant-garde, an…
Tapas in Murcia

Pura Cepa

Though the menu is full of typical Spanish ingredients, there's always an innovative kick to the dishes here, which shine out for their quality. Artichokes, octopus and other local, delicious morsels appear in every…
Spanish in Murcia

Salzillo

Favoured by well-heeled conservative Murcians, this elegant but comfortable spot has a lively bar and truly excellent eating in its split-level restaurant area. Starters run to elaborate creations with local articho…
Spanish in Lorca

Casa Roberto

In an attractive pink house on the principal pedestrian street, this likeable family-run restaurant is a sound bet. There's a series of rooms converted into intimate dining areas, as well as a pleasant courtyard. Di…