Typical products

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.The Mediterranean Sea provides fresh fish and seafood for the markets and the orchard in Alicante fills the fruit and vegetable stalls with colour, smell and flavour.

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.

Fish

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.

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.

Rices

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.

Desserts

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.

Where to Buy Typical Products

Vinos y licores

 
Bodegas Bernardino
C/ Alberola 40, Alicante
Móvl +34- 606 423 317
Tel+34 965 280 873
info@bodegabernardino.es
www.bodegabernardino.es
Va de vins
C/ Castaños, 33 Alicante
Tel +34 965208205
www.vadevins.com
Vinart
C/ Castaños, 22 Alicante
Plaza Gabriel Miró 4, Alicante
Tel +34 965203040
vinart@vinart.es
www.vinart.es
Tiza y Flor
C/ César Elguezábal 31 Alicante
Tel +34 96 5142 003
contacto@tizayflor.com
www.tizayflor.com
Vino y mas
C/ San Francisco, 32 Alicante
Tel +34 96 521 6335
www.vinoymas.com

Traditional sweets

 
Kiosco de Turrones E. Candela Espí
Avda. Alfonso el Sabio, 10-12 ( Mercado Central)
Móv: +34 637 494 625
Tel: +34- 966 297 865
Kiosco de Turrones Sirvent
Avda. Alfonso el Sabio, 10-12 (Mercado Central)
Móv +34 691 136 654
Turrones Espí
C/ López Torregrosa 17
Tel 34 965 214 441
correo@turronesespi.com
www.turronesespi.com/
Turrones Teclo
C/ Rafael Altamira 12
Tel +34 965 201 115
turronesteclo@gmail.com
www.turronesteclo.com
Turrones 1880
C/ Mayor 9, Alicante
Tel +34 -965 219 281
www.turron1880.com
correo@turronesespi.com
www.turronesespi.com/

Salted fish

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

Gourmet shops

 
Bardisa y Cia S.L.
C/ Capitán Segarra, 12, Alicante
Tel +34 965 211 783
info@bardisasl.com
bardisasl.com
Boutique La Granadina
C/ Gerona 7, Alicante
Tel +34 965 211 151
lagranadinagourmet@gmail.com
Cuquet de Llum
Alimentos típicos y artesanales de Alicante.
Turismo y deporte activo en la naturaleza
C/ Lonja de Caballeros 4- Alicante
Tel. +34 667 210 525
Tel +34 966 30 86 86
info@cuquetdellum.es
http://www.cuquetdellum.es
El Club del Gourmet de El Corte Inglés
Avda. Maisonnave, 53
Avda. Federico Soto 1 y 3, Alicante
Tel +34 965 925 001
www.elcorteingles.es
Salazones Quintana S.L
C/ Poeta Quintana 40, Alicante
Tel 965 21 48 42
salazonesquintana@gmail.com
www.salazonesquintana.com
Salazones Quintana S.L
Avenida de Holanda s/n Playa de San Juan, Alicante
Frente a Centro Comercial Fontana
Tel 965 15 42 69
salazonesquintana@gmail.com
www.salazonesquintana.com

Outdoor and indoor markets

 
MERCADO CENTRAL DE ALICANTE
Mercado de Abastos/ Indoor Market
Avenida Alfonso X El Sabio, 10, 03004

Horario/ Opening hours
De lunes a viernes/ From Monday to friday: 07:00 -14:30 h
Sábados/ Saturdays: 07:00-15:00 h

Contacto/Contact
Tel: 0034-965140763/ 965140841
mercado.central@alicante.es

Cómo llegar/ How to get there
Bus 01-02- 05 - C6- 03-04-06-09-21-22-10.

TRAM 1-3-4 (Mercado)
BUS: C6- 21-22-23-24-1-3-4-5
MERCADO MUNICIPAL DE BABEL
Mercado de Abastos/ Indoor Market
Calle Asilo, s/n, 03007 Alicante.

Horario/Opening hours
De lunes a viernes/ From monday to friday:
9:00 a 14:00 h
Sábados/Saturday: 9:00 a 15:00 h

Contacto/Contact
Tel: 0034-965103452


Como llegar/ How to get there
Bus 03-04
MERCADO MUNICIPAL DE BENALUA
Mercado de Abastos/ Indoor Market
Calle Pérez Medina, 2, 03007 Alicante.

Horario/ Openning Hours
De lunes a viernes/ From monday to friday: 07:30 -14:00h
Sábados y vísperas de fiestas / Saturday and on the eve of holidays: 07:30-
15:00 h

Contacto/ Contact
Tel: 0034- 965130225
E-mail:
mercado.benalua@alicante.es

Cómo llegar / How to get there
BUS 03-04
MERCADO MUNICIPAL CAROLINAS
Mercado de Abastos/ Indoor Market
Calle San Mateo, s/n, 03012 Alicante

Horario/Openning Hours
De lunes a sábado/ From monday to saturday: 07.30-14.00h.

Contacto/ Contact
Tel 0034-965 25 39 61

Como llegar / How to get there
BUS 06
MERCADILLO DE TEULADA
Mercadillo al aire libre/ Outdoor market
Calle Pardo Gimeno, Calle Asilo, Calle Guillem de Castro

Horario/ Openning Hours
Jueves y sábados/ Thursdays and saturdays: 08.00- 14.00h

Contacto/ Contact
Tel 0034- 965 10 34 52
Tel: 0034-965 17 77 54
Como llegar/How to get there
BUS 05-16
MERCADILLO DE BABEL
Mercadillo al aire libre /Outdoor market

Horarios/ Openning Hours
Jueves y Sábados/ Thursday and saturday: 07.30h- 13.30h.

Cómo llegar/ How to get there
BUS 03-04
MERCADILLO DE BENALÚA
Mercadillo al aire libre/ Outdoor market
Calle Alberola, Calle Carratalá y Calle Arquitecto Guardiola, Alicante
Horario/Openning Hours
Jueves y sábados /Thursday and saturday: 09.00h- 14.00h.

Contacto/Contact
Tel +34 965 13 02 25

Cómo llegar/How to get there
BUS 03-04
MERCADILLO CAROLINAS
Mercadillo al aire libre/ Outdoor Market
Calle Doctor Nieto, Calle Manuel Senante y Calle San Benito, Alicante

Horario/Openning Hours
Jueves y sábados/ Thursday and saturday: 07.00h -14.00h.

Cotacto/Contact
Tel 0034- 965 25 39 61

Cómo llegar/How to get there
BUS 06
MERCADO DE FILATELIA
Mercadillo al aire libre/ Outdoor market
Plaza del Ayuntamiento, s/n, 03001 Alicante
Horario/ Openning Hours
Domingos y festivos/ Sunday and Bank Holidays: 09.00h-14.00h

Contacto/ Contact
Tel 0034-965 14 93 25

Cómo llegar/ How to get there
Bus 02- 05, 8A -8B, 10- 21- 22
MERCADO ARTESANO
Mercado al aire libre/ Outdoork market
Plaza de Santa Faz (detrás del Ayuntamiento), 03001 Alicante

Verano/ Summer:Viernes a Domingo/ Friday to sunday: 19h- 24h
Invierno/Winter:Domingos/ Sundays: 10.00h-14.00h

Contacto/ Contact
Tel 0034- 965 14 93 25

Cómo llegar/ How to get there
Bus 02-5-8A-8B-10-21-22
LOS HIPPIES DE LA EXPLANADA
Gran número de puestos con todo tipo
de bisutería, moda
étnica, inciensos, trabajos en madera,
cuero y cerámica, entre
otros.

Outdoor Market
De lunes a viernes ( martes, cerrado)
de 11.30h a 14.30h y de 17.00h a 20.30h.
Sábados, domingos, festivos y visperas de
festivos de 11.00h a 22.30h.

Monday to Friday (except Tuesdays)
11.30 am - 02.30 pm
05.00 pm - 08.30 pm
Satudays, Sundays, Bank Holidays
and Bank Holidays Eve 11.00 am - 10.30 pm
Explanada de España. s/n, Alicante

Cómo llegar/How to get there
Bus 02- 05-8A-8B-10-21-22
MERCADO EL RINCONET.
En la salida nº 10 de la
A7, "flea market"
o RASTRO donde
puedes encontrar
mercaderes,
chamarileros,
anticuarios, músicos,
maestros artesanos,

Ubicado en una finca
del s. XVIII.
Cuenta con terraza y
restaurante.

Flea Market
Sábados, de 18:00h a 22:00h.
Domingos y festivos de 10:00h. a 15:00h.

Saturdays 06.00 pm - 10.00 pm
Sundays and Bank Holidays 10.00 am - 03.00 pm
Calle Balsas Nuevas, 7 Villafranqueza (Alicante)
Bus 25-26
MERCADILLO DE SANTA FAZ
Outdoor Market
Domingos de 10:00h. a 15:00h.

Sundays 10 am - 03.00 pm
Avenida de Alicante, Santa Faz (Alicante)

Cómo llegar/How to get there
BUS 23
Mercadillo zona Volvo.
Domingos de 10:00 h. a 18:00 horas.
Muelle de Levante, zona Volvo (Alicante).
Bus 21-22-2-C6