News Headlines

Latest Travel News and Press Releases


Spanish cuisine is some of the most popular in the world. Sample some of the best in Tapas Alley Benidorm.

Tapas Alley Benidorm

Anyone planning to enjoy discount holidays to Benidorm is in for a culinary treat. With such a large ex-pat community, the town is amply served by cafes serving British favourites such as Sunday roasts and burger and chips. However, Spain's indigenous cuisine is quite rightly loved all over the world and there are plenty of tasty regional dishes to try. If you want to sample some of the enormous variety on offer then head to Tapas Alley Benidorm.

Traditional dishes

Tapas are small dishes of snack-sized portions that take their name from tapa, which originally meant a small cloth to cover a jug and latterly has come to refer to the small round earthenware dishes in which they are commonly served. Throughout Spain it is quite normal to be served one or two of these to accompany any drinks ordered in a bar or restaurant but they are so popular and varied that they can be regarded as a type of meal in their own right. The best place to enjoy these in Benidorm is in Tapas Alley, a small huddle of restaurants crammed together in the cobbled streets of the Old Town, running from Placa de Constitucio along Santo Domingo. Here you will find an endless variety of dishes encompassing everything from grilled meat and fish to tempting vegetarian treats. These restaurants are all very different in character and each has its specialities.

Huge selection of restaurants

One of the most popular tapas restaurants is El Bodegon Aurrera. This busy restaurant is actually spread over both sides of the alley, with dining rooms inside and plenty of tables outside. Eating outside is definitely recommended if you really want to soak up the atmosphere. In the evening you can enjoy the sounds of local musicians as they stroll past. The selection of tapa is extensive and includes favourites such as pinchitos, which are skewers of grilled pork, and delicious gambas pil pil, or prawns in chilli and garlic. The charred padron peppers are also excellent. In addition to friendly staff, the menus here all have accompanying photos to help you understand what you are ordering, making it a perfect introduction for tapas novices. For a truly authentic experience head across the alley to La Cava Arogonesa which is decorated inside with rustic hanging joints of cured meat. The tapas here are beautifully laid out so you can browse them before you buy. And the atmosphere couldn’t be more Spanish. It’s popular with the locals too so you can be sure you’ll be getting some top notch food. Another restaurant well worth a look is the Meson Plaza Mayor, with its impressive grill and wide selection of meats, including suckling pig and barbecued lamb. There are plenty of other little gems to try, including El Quijote Nordiskakrogen and Gambrinas El Jardin. In Tapas Alley Benidorm there really is something to suit every possible taste.

View all articles

ACCEPT COOKIESTo give you the best possible experience, this site uses cookies. Using this site means you agree to our use of cookies. We have published a cookies policy, which you should read to find out more about the cookies we use. View cookies policy.