Welcome to this guide to restaurants in Torrevieja as well as bars and cafes located in the large town of Torrevieja on the Southern Costa Blanca in Spain.
In this article on restaurants in Torrevieja we aim to guide you in avoiding the worst restaurants and directing you towards the better places to eat.
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Torrevieja is about 50 kilometers south of Alicante airport and has great sandy beaches. Like many towns on the Costa Blanca Torrevieja used to be a tiny fishing village but it has grown to be one of the largest towns on the Costa Blanca due to the building boom before 2008.
Despite the huge numbers of expatriate residents who have made Torrevieja their home, or at least their second home, the town still retains a very Spanish feel unlike some of the towns further north on the Costa Blanca such as Javea.
Torrevieja is south of the large resort of Guardamar del Segura and north of Punta Prima, Playa Flamenca, Cabo Roig, La Zenia and Villamartin.
The four main beaches of Playa del Cura, Playa de los Locos, Playa de los Náufragos and Playa de La Mata
are the main attraction coupled with the fantastic climate.
Torrevieja has a special reputation for being good for sufferers of arthritis because it is surrounded by gigantic salt lakes.
For sightseeing go to the local market which is held on Friday, walk around the harbour area which is lined with restaurants and visit the many bars in the El Baluarte area in the La Punta district
For historic sites visit the Church of La Inmaculata Conception, tour the S-61 Delfin submarine and visit the museum of sea and salt which forms one of the most important industries in Torrevieja.
Naturally most restaurants will be Spanish with the emphasis on seafood because of the availability of fresh fish and freshly caught shellfish.
Having said that there is a diverse range of nationalities living in Torrevieja and therefore you will find a bigger variety of different cuisines and types of food being served.
Many restaurants will cater for the tourist trade by serving internationally known dishes such as steaks and you will find plenty of Chinese restaurants (such as the Chinatown Restaurante), Italian restaurants, Indian restaurants and English (British) restaurants.
You will even find some Thai restaurants, French restaurants, German restaurants, Japanese (Sushi) restaurants, Belgian (Restaurante Delicado), Korean, Norwegian, Serbian, Croatian and Mexican restaurants!
For the best value eat out at lunch when most restaurants will have their Menu del Dia (menu of the day) which usually includes a starter, main course, dessert and often includes wine, soft drink or coffee. The prices on average start at about €8 per head.
Reviews of Restaurants in Torrevieja
As much as we would love to eat out every single night, even we just can’t manage that.
In short we need your help in order to build this page and keep it current. We really value your opinions and reviews of any of the restaurants listed below as well as any others that you can tell us about, that maybe have just opened.
If you have eaten out at any restaurants in Torrevieja all you need to do is fill out the comments box at the bottom of this page. When you are writing your comments you may wish to consider the following factors in rating restaurants:
Quality & taste of food
Range on the menu
Were the ingredients fresh or frozen?
How do you rate the chef?
Size of portions and value for money
Service from your waiter or waitress
Atmosphere and ambience
Any signature dishes or special wines
Was it busy or quiet and did you have to book or reserve a table
Is the restaurant family-friendly or not?
A-Z Alphabetical Listings
Bar Al Sol Restaurant
“The Bar Al Sol Restaurant is situated in the Commercial 19, Plaza Tolasa, San Luis, in Torrevieja. To reserve your table telephone 600222886. Cuisine – International…”
Bar Bahia Blanca Restaurant
“The Bar Bahia Blanca Restaurant Torrevieja Calle Perseo, Aguas Nuevas, Torrevieja. To reserve your table telephone 655 423 171. Cuisine – International…”
El Italian Restaurant
“The El Italian Restaurant is situated on the C/ Ciudad Real (Urb. Lomas Del Mar) 5 in Torrevieja. To reserve your table telephone 966 925 082. Cuisine served here Italian…”
El Meson de la Costa Restaurant
“The El Meson de la Costa Restaurant is located on the Calle Ramón y Cajal 23 in Torrevieja. The Cuisine served here is Spanish with a fantastic selection of fish, meat and starters on offer…”
El Muelle Restaurant
“The El Muelle Restaurant is situated on Calle Mar, 1, in Torrevieja. To reserve your table telephone 966707667. The Cuisine served here is Spanish consisting of dishes such as pizza, salads, pasta and steak…”
El Paraiso Restaurant
“The El Paraiso Restaurant is situated on the Plaza Halcones (Urb. Los Angeles) 27 in Torrevieja. To reserve your table telephone 965 718 596 or 965 710 431. The cuisine served here is Mediterranean…”
El Pescador Restaurant
“The El Pescador restaurant is ideal for enjoying the best of Mediterranean and international gastronomy, where quality, value and great service, coupled with the originality of our dishes will delight the most discerning palate and surprise the most… ”
El Refugio Restaurant
“The El Refugio Restaurant is located in Calle Bigastro, 14, in Torrevieja. To reserve your table telephone 965 714 637. The type of food served here are Spanish and International dishes…”
El Secano Restaurant
“The El Secano Restaurant is located on the Puerto Marina International, in Torrevieja. To reserve your table telephone 965 717 178. The food served here is Spanish…”
Gateway to India I Restaurant
“The Gateway to India I Restaurant is situated on the Urb. Los Altos Del Limonar. Ctra. De Crevillente (Cerca de Centrocan) in Torrevieja. Cuisine served here is Indian…”
Henrik Ibsen Restaurant
“The Henrik Ibsen Restaurant is located on Calle San Pascual, 216, in Torrevieja. To reserve your table telephone 966700076. The type of food served here is Norwegian…”
Me Too Sushi Buffet
“This restaurant has to be tried. The food is excellent and really good quality…”
Onkel Otto Restaurant
“The Onkel Otto restaurant serves German food as well as pizzas and is situated close to Habaneras and Carrefour…”
Rancho Blanco Restaurant
“The Rancho Blanco Restaurant is situated on the Carretera Torrevieja-Orihuela in Torrevieja. The Rancho Blanco is a typical Spanish steak restaurant. Best steak around and cooked to perfection…”
“Restaurante Delicado is a small and popular Belgian restaurant despite comments about the slow service at times…”