The local gastronomy is undoubtedly one of Alicante’s most renowned tourist attractions. Alicante’s cuisine is typically Mediterranean. The history of Alicante, its geographical location, and the climate and the fertility of its lands lend richness and varietyto this region’s gastronomy.


The Mediterranean Sea provides the freshest possible fish and shellfish, of the most quality, which are a must for all visitors, as are the red shrimps from Alicante and the king prawns, crayfish, squid, red mullet, and many other types of seafood.

Cured Salted Fish

Cured salted fish is used as the main ingredient for making many types of “salazones” featuring products such as mojama (dried salted tuna), roe, ventresca de atún (tuna belly), the tonyina de sorra type of tuna, herring, etc, and which are served as appetisers. Alicante is also renowned for its savoury snacks known as “cocas saladas” made with tuna or sardines, and its “esmorzaret alacantí”  based on salted sardines, fried egg and chilli peppers.

Tapas and "montaditos"

Small stuffed rolls, typical of this area, which combine meats and salted fish and have become popular throughout the rest of Spain.


Rice, the basic ingredient of all of the region’s cuisine, plays a leading role in a huge variety of recipes, although many other ingredients are also used in the preparation of traditional recipes. Many dishes combine rice with different ingredients such as vegetables, meat or fish. Worthy of special mention are the  arroz a bandarice dish with seafood, arroz a la alicantinarice dish with chicken and shellfish, caldero (typical dish of Tabarca Island), arroz caldosobrothy rice dish and the popular olletarice dish with meat and vegetables.

Wines and Spirits

Great local drinks include the red wines with their double layer and intense colour, the young rose and white wines made from grapes of the Monastrell, Vermeta or Garnacha varieties and el Fondillón, a world-famous aged wine from Alicante. To accompany the montaditos we have, la “paloma” y el “cantabria”, which are a traditional drink based on dry aniseed and very cold water, and a herb liqueur, respectively.



These include aniseed rolls known as rollitos de anís, la coca boba -which is a sweet spongy biscuit, dates and dried fruits. That’s not to mention the famousice creams and the turrón de Jijona nougat or the delicious chocolate from neighbouring Villajoyosa.


Wines and Spirits

Bodegas Bernardino
C/ Foglietti 36, Alicante
Tel+34 965 280 873
Va de vins
C/ Castaños, 33 Alicante
Tel +34 965208205
Pza. Gabriel Miró, 22 Alicante
Tel +34 965203040
Tiza y Flor
C/ César Elguezábal 31 ALicante
Tel +34 96 5142 003
Vino y mas
C/ San Francisco, 32 Alicante
Tel +34 96 521 6335

‘Turrón’ & Desserts

Quiosco de Turrones E. Candela Espí
Avda. Alfonso el Sabio, 10-12 ( Mercado Central)
Tel +34 637 494 625
Quiosco de Turrones Sirvent
Avda. Alfonso el Sabio, 10-12 (Mercado Central)
Tel +34 636 599 133
Turrones Espí
C/ López Torregrosa 17
Tel 34 965 214 441
Turrones Teclo
C/ Rafael Altamira 12
Tel +34 965 201 115

Cured Salted Fish

Salazones Mar menor
C/ Capitán Segarra 9, Alicante
Tel +34 965140222
Salazones Quintana S.L
C/ Poeta Quintana 40, Alicante
Tel 965 21 48 42
Salazones Quintana S.L
Avenida de Holanda s/n
Frente a Centro Comercial Fontana
Playa de San Juan, Alicante
Tel 965 15 42 69
Salazones Vicente Leal
Puesto 217 del Mercado Central
Avda. Alfonso X el Sábio 10, Alicante
Tel +34 965 217 837

Gourmet shops

Bardisa y Cia S.L.
C/ Capitán Segarra, 12, Alicante
Tel +34 965 211 289
Tel +34 965 211 783
El Club del Gourmet de El Corte Inglés
Avda. Maisonnave, 53
Avda. Federico Soto 1 y 3, Alicante
Tel +34 965 925 001
Cuquet de Llum
Alimentos típicos y artesanales de Alicante.
Turismo y deporte activo en la naturaleza
C/ Lonja de Caballeros, 6, Alicante
Tel. +34 667 210 525
Tel +34 966 30 86 86
La Granadina
C/ Gerona 7, Alicante
Tel +34 965 211 151
Salazones Quintana S.L
C/ Poeta Quintana 40, Alicante
Tel 965 21 48 42
Salazones Quintana S.L
Avenida de Holanda s/n Playa de San Juan, Alicante
Frente a Centro Comercial Fontana
Tel 965 15 42 69

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