How on Earth do you introduce the eateries in a town that is home to as many different nationalities and bars and restaurants as Algorfa? It’s a difficult call, but we decided to do a round up of the different national cuisines you can find in our town, just to get you sampling what’s available to us on a regular basis Around Algorfa. Okay, when in Spain you should at least try the local cuisine, but sometimes you may just fancy a burger or a curry, or maybe you have picky eaters in your party who would rather starve than allow paella past their lips? Here are some suggestions for eating out, whatever your flavour of the moment happens to be.
Check directly with your chosen establishments for menu choices, opening times and reservations. And please let us know if we’ve missed anything from our list. This feature is not intended to review or recommend any of the featured restaurants. Our aim is to encourage you to try what’s available locally. There’s more choice than you may expect in our small but perfectly formed town! Please note in the interests of fairness, images are standard stock images, not taken from any of the restaurants named here.
Personally, I love Spanish food, whether I’m eating out or cooking at home. And since we’re in Spain, let’s look at where you can eat like the natives Around Algorfa before we go on our culinary travels.
Meson Algorfa on Avenida Maria de Mar Rodriguez serves typical Spanish food at excellent prices. Try a desayuno (breakfast) of toast with tomato and olive oil, or a brunch time sartenica, which is a small pan, like a paella pan with fried potatoes and various ingredients such as pork, chorizo and sausages, topped with a fried egg. They also have a choice of Menus del Dia, and daily specials.
Café El Badulake in the town square, has an extensive tapas menu and is also a good choice for a Spanish breakfast. It’s a great place for people watching too, and there’s a children’s playground in the square to keep the youngsters happy.
El Chiringuito, is located in a stunning setting inside the Juan Carlos I Municipal Sports Centre, on the road from Algorfa to La Finca, just outside the town proper. Here you can sample quality, home made Spanish food, including a variety of different tapas. And if you book ahead, it’s worth sampling one of El Chirungito’s fabulous paellas. The whole sports centre has been recently refurbished, and there’s a playground for the kids to let off steam while the adults relax.
Restaurante La Ermita on Calle Constitucion in the heart of Algorfa is the place to go for quality Spanish food. A good place to go for a celebration, and they also serve tapas.
If you like Belgian cuisine, you’ll be pleased to know you can find it in La Finca, as well as Algorfa town.
Bar La Plaza in the Plaza de España in Algorfa, is now under new management and serving delicious food, freshly made, and with a Belgian slant. Ideally situated for people watching, near the fountain and the children’s playground.
Tapas y Mas don’t be fooled by the name! Tapas y Mas on La Finca commercial centre, upper level, is Belgian owned, serving a good variety of food from all over Europe, as well as Belgian specialities. They hold regular barbecue parties too, and other special events.
The UK is well represented in Algorfa – there are more Brits living here than any other foreign nationality. If you fancy a Sunday carvery, and English breakfast or some good old pub grub. You have a number of opportunites Around Algorfa.
The Corner Flag specialises in full English breakfasts and traditional pub food like fish and chips, etc. All freshly cooked, and plenty of seating inside and out. Look out for daily specials. On La Finca commercial centre, lower level.
La Mesa at the bottom of Calle Mayor, next to the Tabac (tobacconists), offers a great full English breakfast, as well as a great value menu del dia/de la noche. Good food, well cooked, excellent value.
Yorkshire Pud Inn Excellent Sunday carvery, and great value steak specials, as well as classic pub food. As a bonus, co-owner Antonio cooks a mean paella, although advance notice is required for this. On Avenida Maria del Mar Rodriguez.
Cafeteria Tropicana On Calle Mayor, just above the Plaza España on the right. Now under new ownership and offering classic pub food at good prices. Good deals on drinks too. Tropicana is an excellent vantage point for the parades at fiesta time.
A number of Scandinavians and northern European natives have been drawn to Algorfa, and if they miss the flavours of home, they are well catered for.
Sugar Terrace Bar and Restaurant Sugar’s terrace bar is well known for its imaginative tapas, served free with each drink on La Finca commercial centre, lower level. Now you can dine in style at their restaurant, serving Icelandic specialities such as lamb and fish. Great for celebrations.
Even in the Spanish heat, a nice curry still goes down well, and Around Algorfa, we are lucky to have two Indian restaurants. Take your pick, or try them both!
Bombay Algorfa situated on Calle Donates at the top of the hill going towards La Finca on the Almoradi road, Bombay Algorfa provides a three-course Indian meal with drinks for a very reasonable price, and the choices are not restricted, as is the case in some establishments. There’s also a lighter option of a selection of Indian tapas and a drink. Eat in or take away. Part of the Bombay Costa Blanca group of restaurants.
Indian Palace located on the lower level of La Finca commercial centre, next to Johnson’s supermarket, away from the bustle of the squares. Extensive menu, including a three-course meal deal. Eat in or take away.
Algorfa has its own specialist Italian restaurant, and it’s a real favourite with the locals!
Deb’s Pizzeria on Calle Jose Antonio Fernandez Niguez, this restaurant specialises in tasty pizzas and traditional pasta dishes, just like Mama used to make. Families very welcome, and they offer other food choices too.
Algorfa is at the heart of the Mediterranean region, and several local restaurants base their menus around the Mediterranean Diet, adding their own individual takes to this healthy way of eating.
The Bistro, La Finca On the top level of the La Finca commercial centre, the Bistro has an interesting set menu, with most starters and mains having a Mediterranean slant. They also offer a carvery on the first Sunday of each month, and a la carte dining. Booking is advisable, particularly at weekends.
Baybrooks The first restaurant to open its doors on the top level of the La Finca commercial centre, Baybrooks has a loyal following, so it’s advisable to book. A la carte or set menu available.
Olivos Also on La Finca commercial centre, on the lower level, Olivos specialises in fine dining with a Mediterranean slant. Friendly, professional service, with occasional themed evenings, such as paella evenings with Spanish guitar, or tapas evenings.
Yes, you read that right! Recently, La Finca commercial centre welcomed the area’s first South African restaurant.
Sarafina South African Kitchen Sarafina is to the left of Johnson’s supermarket. Serving traditional South African cuisine and catering for vegetarians and vegans too, it’s a welcome addition to the international cuisine available Around Algorfa.
This completes our round up of world cuisine Around Algorfa. The feature will be updated as new venues in the area are suggested to us. We are happy to do reviews for local restaurant owners, whether you advertise with us or not. All we ask is that you supply a standard meal, free of charge, for two people, so we can sample a range of your cuisine. We will pay for any drinks that are not included in the meal, and we will share your review across our social media, as well as posting it on Around Algorfa. Contact us for more details.
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