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 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 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…
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…
Tapas in Murcia

La Tapa

A fixture in the middle of a very lively tapas zone a short stroll west of the old town, this has been around for years but is handsomely modern inside. Grab a streetside stool and enjoy excellent marineras (breadst…
Spanish in Murcia

Los Zagales

Handy to stop by after a cathedral visit, old-style, traditional Los Zagales dishes up superb, inexpensive tapas, raciones, platos combinados (mixed platters), homemade desserts (and homemade chips). It's locally po…
Seafood in Murcia

Estrella de Mar

The quality of the seafood is sky high at this traditional marisquería across the river from the old town. Munch some prawns at the sociable bar or take a table in the old-school dining room. Prices are very reasona…
Deli in Murcia

La Lechera de Burdeos

This sweet little place is a shop selling a range of delicious cheeses. In most civilised fashion, you can also sample them in-store, with a glass of wine to accompany them.