Below we have a list of restaurants located in Javea on the Costa Blanca, Spain.
We also have real unbiased Javea restaurant reviews to help you in deciding which restaurants in Javea are worth visiting.
Restaurants in the Port of Javea
Azorin – Located one street back of the promenade, opposite the Quicksave supermarket and behind the Napoli Pizzeria. Telephone 965 794 495.
“It’s some time since we went to Azorin but we used to go frequently. This is Spanish, cheap, crowded, noisy and serves a limited-choice three course meal with wine. The chicken soup and fish and chips are specially recommended. There is a no-smoking area, book early. Good for kids if you can stand the adult noise.” Maurice H. March ’08
“Azorin is a great restaurant in the cheaper range with the Menu del Dia (with three choices of starter and main course) costing about 8.50 euros including half a bottle of wine. The restaurant is very consistent – by this I mean it is always good whereas sometimes with other restaurants the quality can vary depending on what day you go and what staff are working. Family run, completely non-smoking Spanish restaurant with good service. Quite bright inside so not suitable for an intimate romantic occasion! Many people come here especially for the soups they are that good although Azorin’s main specialty are their fish dishes. I love the artichokes (when in season) but I find the paella too salty for me. Closed Saturdays. 9 out of 10.” Anna B. March ’08
Caragato Soul Kitchen – Lovely location in Javea port, this is a place to be seen. This restaurant specialises in Indonesian home cooking food. You can also relax in the lounge inside or outside with great views. Telephone 966 460 115. Address: Calle Posito Pescadores 2, Javea Puerto.
El Portet – Where: If you are facing the cinema in the Port then it is a few doors down to the right (where the steps go up and then down).
“I would say this is our favourite Javea restaurant. Something I love and which isn’t immediately obvious is that they have a fantastic terrace/garden out the back of the restaurant with vines hanging down. Sitting out the back in summer is lovely, you can smell the jasmine. El Portet is Spanish run and my husband swears the tiramisu is the best he has ever tasted! We eat here in both the summer and winter. The Menu del Dia is under 11 euros and comes with half a bottle of wine although it is not available on weekends or fiestas.” June S. March ’08
Escollera Restaurant – “A worthy rival to El Portet in the Port is sandwiched between them and the Cinema. This excellent elegant and friendly restaurant has a good website www.escollerajavea.com. Tel 96 579 4994. Service is professional and the décor understated modern. 3 Menu del Dias from 11 to 15 euros give a good choice. We loved it and have booked an evening meal with our daughter and husband later this week.” P.P. October 2008
Gurkha Palace – Located in the Port area of Javea this is regarded by many as Javea’s best Indian restaurant. Telephone: 965 793 331.
“We have twice recently eaten at the Gurka Palace in Jávea. The food is now extremely tasty and their hotter dishes are truly fiery too. I would highly rate the Gurka Palace.” Mike L. March ’08
Iggy Doppo – “Small cosy Italian bistro (as they should be). A great host/owner with excellent service and food.” John R. March ’08
Panda – “Just outside of the Port is the Panda for Chinese food. If you like duck then this restaurant is number one. The portions are huge and best of all it’s very cheap.” Linda H. March ’08
El Posit – “Fish restaurant in a fantastic location in Javea Port. Fantastic food presentation with good table cloths, china and cutlery. The service is good and overall the Posit restaurant is well above average.” John R. March ’08
La Cocina – Avenida Lepanto 2, Javea (next to the petrol station). Telephone 965 795 140.
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From the owner – The restaurant can seat around 40 people comfortably, is very modern and has an open kitchen, so the clients are able to see the kitchen and also whet their appetites with the aromas that waft through to the dining room.
Our menu is strongly influenced from recipes from Northern Spain using excellent ingredients such as buey, iberican pork, venison and scallops all of which are prepared when ordered to maintain maximum flavour in the meals. We specialise in delicious home made desserts and a real favourite with clients so far has been our baked New York cheesecake.
Daily we offer a dish of the day and this we try to incorporate into our menu del dia which is priced at 15.00 Euros. All our prices include IVA.
We would like to encourage clients to use us as a wine bar, not just a restaurant as we have a very extensive wine list which has been personally selected by our chef Cliff Board and up to 20 of the wines are available by glass. If wine is not your tipple then we also have in house a wide range of French, German and Belgium beers and also we are pleased to be able to offer Ferran Adrià’s own recipe beer which has proved popular with our Spanish clients.
We are a no smoking restaurant and we do cater for children. Presently we are open 7 days a week and close on Sunday evenings. We offer a dish of the day on Sunday which has proved popular.
I would like to offer your readers a free glass of wine on their first visit to our restaurant, for them to enjoy with their meal.
Our ethos at La Cocina is to pay attention to detail to ensure customer satisfaction which I hope will ensure us a successful restaurant.
Laurie Board (Partner)
Sofia’s – Up market, quality food. Place to go for that special occasion. Where: Avda. del Pla 20, Javea. Actually just outside of the Port, close to Lidl and McDonalds. Telephone 96 646 2903.
“Without doubt one of our favourite restaurants. We have never had a bad meal there, the food is excellent along with the attentive service. Starter, main course and wine for about €25.” P.M. April ’08
Restaurants in the Arenal (beach) area
Alabrasa – Where: The road from Burger King to the Barclays Bank roundabout – the road that always floods! Along there. Telephone: 96 647 2310.
“Would recommend the Alabrasa, we had a lovely Menu del Dia for €8.50. Wine is extra buy only €1.20 a glass. Nice tablecloths and great attentive service. Well worth a try.” P.T. April ’08
An Shebeen, also known as The Irish Bar – Lots of live music and live sport on the big screens. Separate eating area serves international and Irish food. Where: Avda. Pla 126. Located at the commercial centre in the Arenal area. The Irish bar is next to Quicksave and opposite Vicens Ash estate agents. Telephone: 96 579 6475.
Attico Pizzaria – Just past Mas e Mas on the seafront road to Cala Blanca this is a good affordable family dining experience.
Bon Appetite – “We have been to Javea 5 times and have always enjoyed Bon Appetite restaurant (we didn’t go last year so I hope it’s still open) usually they have 4 or 5 starters and Mains mainly English, something for everyone all freshly cooked. Price is about 15 Euro’s with 1/2 bottle of wine. Its only a small place in a side street just off the Arenal more towards the port end, and you usually have to book (it’s always full). The owner is a guy called Francis who makes you feel so welcome, he also does day trips into the mountains which is a good day out.” T.H. June ’08
Cafe Wien – “A favourite of mine when I am in the Arenal area of Javea purely because I think it is such good value. Good Austrian-based food. The Menu del Dia is about 10 euros with the usual – bread, starter, main course, dessert and wine. The soups are homemade and change daily as does one of the main courses on the Menu del Dia so it doesn’t ever get boring.” Karl W. March ’08
Chez Angel – “Wonderful food. lovely atmosphere, really nice – 10 out of 10. Shelley H.” March ’08
“We’ve been visiting Javea for several years and we’ve yet to find a better restaurant than Chez Angel! What a shame this restaurant is not in London! The food and service has been consistantly excellent and it’s worth the trip over just to visit this restaurant!!! Bernie H. April ’08
El Caballeros – “Spanish restaurant with nice atmosphere and good food. Smoking permitted. Score 8 out of 10.” Mike L. March ’08
“El Caballeros is also one of our favourite restaurants in Javea. We like it for it’s ambience and the owners who are very pleasant and friendly. I always go for the same choice from the menu because it is so delicious – the fillet steak which melts in the mouth! El Caballeros is quite small so do ring up in advance to make a reservation.” June S. March ’08
El Faisan Restaurant Pizzeria – Where: Avda. Pla – Aptos. L’Ancora – bl.7. More or less opposite the commercial centre and the Irish Bar (An Shebeen) in Javea’s Arenal area. Open every day from 12.30 until 15.30 and then 19.30 until 23.00. Closed Wednesdays. Telephone: 96 579 2738.
“I have been going to this restaurant for 20 years now and in my view is one of the best in Javea. A comprehensive menu and probably the best steaks in Javea, a warm welcome from Nani and Pino, the proprietors and excellent service. Smoking permitted. My score 10/10.” Cliff C. March ’08
Indian Palace – “Sister establishment to the Moraira Indian Palace. Well above average Indian food. Some dishes better than others. NON-SMOKING. Score 8 out of 10.” Mike L. March ’08
“In our view definitely the best of the Indian restaurants in Javea and good value for money. Closed Tuesday afternoons. Avda del Pla 126, Javea 966463072.” M&G March ’08
Los Remos – This is rated as one of Javea’s finest restaurants so make sure you book. Not cheap but the food is excellent, the fish dishes are superb. Telephone: 96 647 07 76.
Monsoon Cafe – Very popular and highly-rated restaurant serving Thai food. Where: On the Arenal beach, at the far end near Los Remos and Scallops. It is not quite frontline, it is set back, I think behind Charlies Bar but look for the sign in the sky, you can’t miss it.
“Very tasty Thai food. Fairly expensive more dressy-up kind of place. NON-SMOKING. Score 9 out of 10.” Mike L. March ’08
“I’ve not heard a bad word said about the Monsoon cafe in Javea and when we went for the set menu lunch it was as everyone had said – brilliant. I think it was about 12 euros for starter, main course and dessert – drinks were extra. Also adds a variety to eating out in Javea which has to be a good thing.” Mark E. March ’08
Pepas Pizzeria – Frontline right on the Arenal beach (on the left side).
“We tend to go to Pepas Pizzaria/restaurant in Javea at lunchtime and get the set menu. The price varies depending on what main course you choose but generally it is around 13 euros and absolutely fantastic value. The creamy pasta starter is delicious. The wine which is included is generous and very drinkable. A big favourite. Good views of the sea and beach. I don’t think they do the menu at night so it is a lot more expensive then but they also do reasonable pizzas if you want something simple and low-cost.” Mark E. March ’08
Scallops – Favourite haunt of British tourists and many locals too who recognise the exceptionally good value. Breakfast of €1.25 which includes egg, sausage, bacon, beans and tomato is the lowest we have found in Javea. Spend €12 on breakfast and get a free bottle of wine! Telephone: 96 505 8275.
Note that from 2013 Scallops has moved from the prime position on the Arenal beach to a less favorable location on Avenida Tamarits (no sea views as it is set about 200 metres inland from the beach!).
From the Barclays Bank roundabout take the exit towards the Arenal. I haven’t been there yet but I suspect the new location for Scallops is that Spanish restaurant which had the mini-golf attached and which frequently used to get flooded!
“The old favourite Scallops are now offering a voucher (valid for two days only) for a free English breakfast with every meal. Scallops astounding value for money has now got even better – the breakfast is first class and is available until 1pm. It always amazes us how friendly the staff are here (is it me or are they all older this year?) Remember to tip them well, they are poorly paid.” Martin P. May 2008
“Scallops in Javea is great for families. We go there often simply because with two young children we know if it is fairly full, which of course it is most of the time, our kids noise will be drowned out and we won’t be embarrassed. If you want to eat out on a budget or you want traditional British food then Scallops will suit you. Also I’m always amazed how friendly and happy the staff appear to be.” Mark E. March ’08
Shish Mahal – “Serves authentic Indian food. I would recommend the Chicken Jalfrezi (superb) and the Chicken Tikka served on a sizzling plate.” Linda H. March ’08
Avenida de la Llibertat
Type of Business: Sandwich shop
Hecho frente a ti
Una amplia variedad por descubir
Elige el tipo de pan
Elige tu carne
Anade la salsa
Subway es un tienda de bocadillos muy bueno en Javea. Abierto para desayuno, cafe y cookie, etc. mucho diferente pans, carnes, ensaladas para ti
Tutti Frutti – A great cafe next to Burger King on the Arenal in Javea. Excellent decor inside with a small terrace outside with sea views. Mainly known for it’s great home-made ice creams.
“Most people know of the ice cream parlour on the Arenal near Mas Y Mas, but some are unaware that you can build your own ice cream at 1 euro per flavour. Choose from one of the sundae glasses on the shelves behind the counter and build your own dessert, with toppings and sauces to preference. Superb therapy after a row with the missus. The ice cream is top class and there are nuts and sprinklies available if you just ask. Yum Yum.” Jan G. March ’08
Restaurants in the Montgo area
The Great Indian Restaurant – Av. Colomer S/N, (Ctra Jesus Pobre) km1. Tel 966 463 768.
“By far the most authentic Indian cuisine in the area. Wonderful service from Uttam and his team. A great food appreciation experience. Bob M. September 2008
Karma – Ctra. Jesus Pobre. From the old town take the road along the foot of the Montgo towards Jesus Pobre and La Jara. It is past the other restaurants (Las Brisas, Montgo, Revendevous). Once you pass the Ermita mini-market it will come up soon on the right-hand side. This is where the Bar 121 used to be.
“Karma is on the Jesus Pobre road, the premises of the ex – 121 Restaurant, now smartly restyled. The cuisine is fusion and the chef produces some super versions of more traditional dishes – the Sunday roast is superb with accompanying vegetables and condiments served on a wooden spinner – great novelty and fantastic quality cuts of meat. The a la carte menu can be a little pricey but the food is of an excellent standard.” Jan G. March ’08
Las Brisas – Now closed.
Los Almendros – Ctra. Jesus Pobre. From the old town take the road along the foot of the Montgo towards Jesus Pobre and La Jara and it’s just past Las Brisas restaurant on the right-hand side opposite the Montgo restaurant. Closed Wednesdays. Telephone: 96 579 0104.
“Good menu for about 12 euros and the surroundings are really nice, the restaurant is nicely done, the white linen and other touches add a bit of quality. Lovely rice puddings. Note that Los Almendros is not open at lunchtimes.” Amanda S. March ’08
“Los Almendros restaurant in Javea really is excellent with a good up market feel. Smart table dressings. A good selection of food, for example the Menu del Dia which I think costs 11.50 euros has a choice of five starters and five main courses – more than many other restaurants. I personally like the stuffed mushrooms to start with, followed by the lamb chops as the main course. Also as part of the Menu del Dia they have a specialty of the day which changes on a regular basis. This means I am more likely to go back. Oh, also coffee is included in the menu which is quite unusual. Part of the inside of the restaurant is an extended part but the original inside part is preferable, it is really cosy. 9 out of 10. Anna B. March ’08
Montgo Restaurant – Ctra. Jesus Pobre. From Javea old town take the road along the foot of the Montgo towards Jesus Pobre and La Jara and it’s just past Las Brisas restaurant. Tel. 96 579 5020.
“Went to The Montgo restaurant on Sunday. Menu del Dia was now €9.50 but still great value for money as it includes starter, main course, dessert and half a bottle of wine. Choice of starters stood out for me – there were lots and didn’t include the usual suspects. Had cheese rosti (nice), the roast beef looked good also. My seafood pasta for main course was ok but would not have it again, other main courses looked good. Nothing wrong with the service but was not a feature as with some restaurants where you almost go back because of the people who own and run the restaurant. The other fantastic feature was an enclosed kids area right next to the outdoor terrace. This means the kids are right where you can see them and they are perfectly safe.” Mark E. April ’08
Revendevous Restaurant – You may know the owners Nick and Hilary who used to run the now defunct Bar 121 restaurant which also used to be on the same road. Where: Ctra. Jesus Pobre. From the old town take the road along the foot of the Montgo towards Jesus Pobre and La Jara and it’s on the right-hand side after the Montgo restaurant.
“On a Friday evening the fish and chips at Revendevous restaurant are fantastic. I haven’t found anywhere else in Javea as good.” Dennis H. March ’08
“Lovely surroundings, good food and very good Menu del Dia.” Ann C. March ’08
“The Revendevous restaurant is excellent – 8 out of 10.” Shelley H. March ’08
Guide To Javea Restaurants heading from the Arenal towards Cabo La Nao direction
Casa Pepe (Where: Balcon al Mar).
“Serves Spanish and international food. In summer you can eat by the pool. A lot of variety on the menu.” Linda H. March ’08
El Rancho – “My friends and I recently ate at El Rancho in Javea just past the Taste of India, we all found it brilliant, they have a great choice of snacks and a big selection of starters and main courses and the portions are huge, they do all day breakfasts 9am-5pm although I haven’t tried them yet. We had the half a chicken and ribs which came with a salad and onion rings and chips or jacket potato, it really is excellent value! All the staff are friendly and helpful and the atmosphere was lovely, you can sit inside or in the gardens which are lovely and there is also a waterfall.” D.B. June ’08
“I would agree with the first review of El Rancho in Javea. this under new management restaurant is welcoming and friendly and it has a very pleasant setting. But we went on a Sunday for the roast and were disappointed. Great portions, but the meat slices seemed to be pre packaged warm ups which soon went curly at the edges. Sorry but not what we like in a good roast. What a pity because they so nearly had it right.” P.P. October 2008
Gota del Mar – Where: Go past La Caixa Bank (on your right), past Ferreteria Pla 48 and it is approx. 100 yards on the right after El Rancho restaurant.
L’Escut – Where: Go past La Caixa Bank (on your right) continue about two miles passing Keith and Lynn’s supermarket and Toscamar and it is on the right-hand side. Telephone: 96 577 0507.
“It has a nice atmosphere and good food.” Ann C. March ’08
“L’Escut is a delightful, wonderful restaurant in beautiful surroundings. The Menu del Dia is 11.95 euros which includes one glass of (very good) wine. The only point about the set menu I would make is, it doesn’t change much. Nice tableware. This is definitely a bit special. 9 out of 10.” Anna B. March ’08
Restaurant Mirador – Cabo La Nao, 19 Javea. Tel: 96 577 0811.
“This wonderful crescent shaped restaurant hangs out over the cliffside at Cabo La Nao, on the far side of Javea Bay. It has a 180% view of the sea, the rocky outcrops and some of the most splendid, luxury villas hidden from general view on the craggy cliffside. There is a safe outside balcony you can get to through the restaurant to take your photos and experience the feeling of soaring with the seagulls. The tables are tiered so everyone can enjoy the stunning views whilst eating. It is a wholly Spanish restaurant and their Menu del Dia is a little more expensive than normal but I am personally happy paying for the view as well! They are open for lunch and dinner but you will have to practise a few Spanish phrases because the staff do not speak English. Location, location, location…….need I say more!” Annie P. April ’08
Riu Rau Restaurant – now closed.
La Guardia Restaurant – now closed.
Guide To Javea Restaurants heading from the Arenal towards the golf course
El Elephante – “Set in a very old finca with hundreds of elephants! The food is international and top class.” Linda H. March ’08
El Giardino – Italian restaurant with good food. Where: From the Arenal take the road with all the garden centres (Cami de Cabanes) and at the roundabout take a left towards Benitachell. El Giardino is immediately after the roundabout. Telephone: 96 579 5195.
Calle Cannes no 1
Towns or Areas Covered: parties
Wheel chair access
plenty of parking
caters for big groups
Laguna Ribs beside Karting Javea under new management. A family venue,open all year round, set within Javea’s orange groves but only a 5 minute walk from the Arenal. Popular with both Spanish and English clientle
La Masena – This converted finca is the setting for this very popular restaurant. Where: Carretera de Benitachell. From the Arenal take the road with all the garden centres (Cami de Cabanes) and at the roundabout take a left towards Benitachell. Masena is on the left after El Giardino restaurant. Telephone: 96 579 37 64.
“My all-time favourite Javea restaurant. Yes it is regarded as expensive but you can go at lunchtime and get a great value meal for about 12.95 euros.” Amanda S. March ’08
“Restaurante Masena is very much an up market restaurant with an extensive international a la carte menu, suitable for a special occasion. Expect to pay 35-40 euros per head for three courses, with wine. Carreterra Benitachell 9, Javea 965793764.” M&G March ’08
“The ambience, service and food are superb. It is true that the a la carte is expensive but it is worth it for that special occasion.” Linda H. March ’08
Meson de Paco – Now closed.
La Redonda 2 – Good country restaurant on the Javea-Benitachell road. Plenty of parking and a good children’s playground which is away from the road but within sight from the tables. Three course menu’s starting at €8.50.
Javea Golf Club – “The Golf Club is situated, oddly enough, in Benitachell or very close to it. The restaurant there has been messed about with by a number of people over the years but the present incumbent seems to be making a very good job of it. The del dia lunch is excellent value and always served with a variety of healthy vegetables. The bread is fresh and the view of the course is superb. Nice to smell fresh grass now and then I always think. Non members are welcome to use the restaurant and bar and the car park has been recently extended.” Jan G. March ’08
Miscellaneous Javea Restaurants
Amanacer – Where: Take the mountain road from Javea to Denia. Just before the road levels out, take the right turn onto La Plana. After lunch you can continue to the lighthouse to admire the amazing view.
“The family owned Amancer Restaurant is a great place to take visitors on holiday. In the summer the restaurant opens it’s swimming pool so you can amuse children easily while you are having lunch. It has the best paella in town. You can order the ‘horno’ paella here and it arrives smoking hot and served with fabulously fresh crusty bread. The ali oli is home made and the Tiramisu is excellent. Recommend booking in advance for weekends in the summer as it is very popular with Spanish families.” Jan G. March ’08
Bacchus Restaurant – Where: The back road to Benitachell on Travesia de Cansalades 87. Telephone: 96 647 30 96. Closed Mondays. Excellent French and Swiss cookery. Menu del Dia from €20, bread, wine and IVA included.
Bar Fuentes – Where: In the old town behind Bookworld Espana in the road that runs parallel with the road with Mercadona on. Telephone: 96 579 2703.
“This is definitely recommended and you certainly need to book. I always go on a Wednesday when they do the lamb. I like the fact the menu often changes. It costs about 9 euros and for that you get a salad to pick at first, then a starter, main course, dessert and wine. Most main courses do seem to come with chips which for me is a downside. This is very Spanish and the tables are very close if that puts you off. 8 out of 10.” Anna B. March ’08
Casita de Paco – Where: Close to Javea’s old town just off the El Paso roundabout – this is the one with the builders merchants and the large Ferrobox. There is a small lane off the roundabout which takes you to the restaurant.
“This is a firm favourite of all my family. Most notable for the paella which I think is the best I have tasted in Javea – and I have tried most. The Casita de Paco is Spanish run and certainly a good choice for families. You won’t feel awkward taking your kids here, they are very welcoming. The Menu del Dia is available in the evenings – do note they do not open until 8pm and the restaurant only starts to get busy around 10pm as this is the time for most Spanish families to eat. So don’t think it is a bad restaurant just because it is relatively empty until later! Karl W. March ’08
Cella de Parilla – Where: In Javea’s old town. Opposite the main church near the town hall. Go down the road/alley opposite the church where the leather shop is. Telephone: 96 579 3570.
“My absolute favourite restaurant in Javea. Run by Pepe who does all the cooking and does speak good English. Very small restaurant with I think about 6 tables. Obviously you must book. No set menu. Specialises in steaks and wines. The BEST steaks, they come from the middle of Spain and are hung for at least a month first. No chips! My favourite choice is the solo mio for 18.50 euros (fillet steak), the mixed grill is also wonderful. Superb hams and cheeses especially the goats cheese. You get little tasters before you start. Almost all the food is grilled including the vegetables. This is somewhere completely different with real charisma. Not open at lunchtimes although every so often there are wine tastings (at lunchtime) which come with tapas for 20 euros – well worth trying. Score 10 out of 10.” Anna B. March ’08
El Horno – “Try the suckling pig, it is superb as are the steaks.” Linda H. March ’08
Mezquida – Popular Javea restaurant serving primarily traditional Valencian cuisine. Where: On the main road between the old town and the Arenal. Go past Lidl, McDonalds and Consum supermarket and it is about 100 yards on your right. Telephone: 96 579 36 20.
“Went to Mezquida on a Saturday night and it was completely empty. We now realise that this wasn’t anything to do with the food but because it caters very much to the local Spanish. It was only when we were leaving about 9pm that someone else arrived. Although the food was good, it wasn’t anything spectacular so I would personally try other restaurants before considering going back. Score 7 out of 10.” Mark E. March ’08
Villa Celeste – “This small restaurant is family run and has a very good set menu, four choices for each course and with wine is about 15 euros. Also has a good a la carte menu. Friendly and efficient service, very popular with Brits. Back road to Benitachell; Francis Bacon 1, Javea 965770150.” M&G March ’08
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