Restaurants

Restaurants on the Costa Blanca

The area enjoys a fine reputation for its gastronomy, with restaurants spread throughout the region offering the visitor a wide variety of menus and prices covering local gastronomic delights as well as international cuisine.

A good indicator of the quality of the local restaurants is the recommendation certain local establishments have earned in the prestigious Michelin guide - there are 8 Michelin recommended restaurants in the immediate area with three of them being star rated and not expensive either.

The piéces de resistance of local cuisine are rice dishes, fresh fish, and white wines and Muscatel produced in the Saint Vicente Ferrer Agricultural Cooperative. Teulada is as rich in land-grown products as in those fished from the sea. This variety characterises and conditions its gastronomic culture. Rice dishes feature foremost on local tables with exquisite recipes such as "arrós a banda' (rice cooked in a rich seafood stock), "arrós amb fessols i naps" (rice with peas and turnips), "Paella amb sardines y espinacs" (sardine and spinach paella), or 'arrós negre" (rice cooked in squid ink). Fish, too, provides for distinctive and flavoursome combinations particular to Teulada, such as 'putxero de poip" (octopus stew), 'la sopa de peix' (fish soup), or varied salted fish products like .melva', "bull', or .anxova'. Teulada's wine is among the most renowned of the Alicante province, notably the white marina Alta or the award-winning and acclaimed Moscatel, the latter served as an ideal accompaniment to wash down the delicious home-made local desserts of almonds and raisins. Don't let "els patisets de boniato' escape your palate!

There are too many restaurants of interest and good quality to list but we have listed those we have tried, or those that have been recommended to us, and a general list of restaurants in the area, by the resorts. Please note that while we do try and update these lists it is impossible to guarantee that each restaurant is still there:-
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