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Best Tapas Spots in Torrevieja

Tapas, an essential component of the Spanish culinary culture, is similar to appetizers. It offers a unique dining experience where you can try small portions of tasty samplers as many as you want. To further promote the delectable tapas and its rich history, the coastal city of Torrevieja has introduced an innovative celebration of tapas called The Tapas Route every spring and autumn, usually around April and November. The festival, which quickly gained popularity, draws tourists from European and other parts of the world. The objective of the event is to offer the community an exciting way to savour each carefully curated authentic Spanish tapa as well as its modern versions at a very affordable price.

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There are two kinds of tapas offered during the Tapas Route Festival as part of the contest. The first category is the Traditional Tapa: the tapas prepared in the authentic Spanish way with locally sourced ingredients, and the second is called the Author's Cover or gourmet tapas, where the tapas recipes with contemporary technique and flavour. You will be surprised to see some modern fusions like Indian, French, and English Tapas included on the menu. The festival usually runs for two weeks with an average of 30 participating establishments, comprising restaurants, tapas bars, and pubs.

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The culmination of the Tapas Route festival is the awards ceremony. Throughout the festival, over 42,000 tapas are served, enjoyed, and judged by the locals and tourists who walked the tapas route. To make it more engaging, the names of the guests who cast their ballots also have a chance to win special prizes. The Tapas Route is one of the most anticipated gastronomic events in the city that promotes Torrevieja as a promising gastronomic destination.

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If you happen to visit the city outside the festival dates, make time to visit the past winning tapas restaurants and bars and have a taste of their winning tapas on the bestsellers list.

Here is a quick guide for the best tapas in Torrevieja:

Best Selections

Tasca Nueva Bahia at Calle Diego Hernández: With winning plaques from previous Tapas Route, expect tapas of exquisite quality. They have a long list of tapas of varied ingredients such as fish, lobsters, cheese, meat, and sausages.

Casa Juani at Calle Heraclio: Boasting an extensive menu of tapas showcasing fresh seafood like shellfish and calamari at a very reasonable price.

Bar Restaurante las Cañas at Calle San Policarpo: Best compliments received are on their sumptuous Spanish tapas, excellent cold cuts, and friendly and attentive service.

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Cheap Eats

Bar Taperia Los Zamoranos at Paseo de la Libertad: Generous portions of savoury tapas at a very affordable price.

Lizarran at Avenue de Los Marineros: Offers weekly special deals of tapas priced at €1 with drinks are half the price. A fast-food style tapas restaurant with a fun and relaxing setting.

100 Montaditos Torrevieja at Calle Ramon Gallud: Every Wednesday and Sunday is Euro Mania when they offer an extensive menu of €1 tapas in a vibrant and fun location.

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Fine Dining

El Meson De La Costa at Calle Ramón y Cajal: Delectable tapas and a fine selection of wines. A place of special celebrations, well-loved by locals and recommended to tourists.

Restaurante Barlovento at Calle del Cabo: Captivating views of the beach, lux interiors, and outstanding tapas menu, all in one place.

Restaurante Queen Mississippi at Calle Morera: Impressive cocktails and tapas pairing. The place offers an elegant and relaxing ambience with alfresco seats.

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