Our Top Recommended Restaurants to Visit on the Costa Blanca this Summer

The area continues to be one of the preferred tourist destinations on the Peninsula.

We travel along the coast from Denia to Alicante to find the most sought-after terraces on Costa Blanca. Places to dine, have a drink or just let the hours pass you by as you take in the most unforgettable sunset. We promise you that you will fall in love at first sight with at least one of these restaurants! 


La Perla

Family-run restaurant La Perla in Jávea has achieved raving success due to its commitment to simple ingredients, delivering delicious traditional Mediterranean meals every time. Having originally opened its doors in 1964, its found in the heart of Arenal Beach, which is one of the most popular beach destinations in Javea, giving it delightful views of the sea, as well as the Cape San Antonio and the Montgó

Currently run by the children of founders Antonio, and Loli, the restaurant is run by manager Vicky, as well as Sonia and Sergio in the kitchen. Here you’ll find traditional Spanish food done the right way, such as Paella, rice, and fideuà which are their house specialities. It’s for such high, impeccable that the restaurant’s reputation remains as strong as ever over the last 38 years. 


Address: Avenida de la Libertad, 21 – Local 2 Playa del Arenal, 03730 Jávea – Alicante

Phone:  +34 96 647 07 72


  • Mealtimes: from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Dinner times: from 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm
  • Closed on Mondays


Zahara Sunset Lounge

Having opened fairly recently in the summer of last year, Zahara Sunset Lounge in Denia has become famed in the area of Denia for its music nights and delicious cocktails. Overlooking the port, customers get to enjoy the gorgeous views as the sun sets over the port, as well as bask in the ambience of live music entertainment that they have on four days of the week. 

In addition, guests can completely unwind from its beautiful decor. Designed to transport you away to a tropical bliss, it features oriental touches in a perfectly decorated interior, creating a cosy terrace with beautiful lights in a Mediterranean setting. 

To make sure you don’t miss any of their live music shows, you can follow them on their social media profile (here) to be updated with all the news that Zahara has every week.


Address: Marina de denia

Puerto Deportivo



Phone: +34 965 784 902




La Plume

A beautiful fusion of Mediterranean and Italian cuisine, La Plume is a lovely family-run restaurant found in La Nucia near Altea. Using fresh, local and high-quality ingredients, La Plume took over La Foccacia three years ago and has adapted the menu to serve the true essence of the Mediterranean in its dishes. On its delightfully varied menu, we can find meats, handmade pasta, and fresh seafood.

The restaurant has the perfect setting to relax in. Stepping onto its terrace, you’ll immediately feel at ease with its beautiful landscape backdrop. Upon entering, you’ll be immediately impressed by its green oasis in the front of the restaurant, as well as additional outdoor seating at the back. 


Address: Partida Cautivador 39

03530 La Nucía

(Carretera CV-760 La Nucía/Altea km5)



Le Dauphin

Probably the most romantic dining spot on our list, Le Dauphin is renowned in the fishing village of Moraira for its breathtaking views and intimate atmosphere. Le Dauphin is a restaurant that knows about the importance of finer details, from the delicate table settings to the beautiful cutlery and sculpture decorations. 

By sitting on the terrace, Le Dauphin restaurant provides the most breathtaking view over the murmur of the waves, making for a truly unique experience that you will never forget. The Restaurant Le Dauphin is located in the bay of El Portet Moraira-Alicante directly on the beach. The Finca was built with natural stones and all the wood comes from monasteries in Toledo. 

The cuisine revolves around an exquisite fusion of French Mediterranean, with elaborate dishes of Bay fish prepared with olive oil and fresh herbs, special meats such as our sirloin steak from Australia Rossini and a baked lamb crown.

The interior decoration has been done in such a way that you feel in a totally Provencal Mediterranean atmosphere with a spectacular view over the whole bay of Moraira, Calpe and in the background the colossal Peñon de Ifach. 


Address: Calle Puerto Lapice 18, Playa del portet,

Moraira -Teulada – El portet

Phone: 966 490 432



Totem in Alicante, immediately envelopes you in a large room with a bar, where modern style is combined with a very pleasant ambience to create an environment of sophistication. Its cuisine features a gorgeous blend of varied flavours from across the world, but always with Mediterranean gastronomy as its main motivation, and of course, fresh local food.

Here you can find delicious Salads, meats, fish, and rice. It’s a cuisine that is midway between East and West, with flavours from all over the world but always using the best local ingredients. Totem represents a new concept of gastronomic fusion that combines Mediterranean, Japanese, Peruvian, and Mexican cuisine. The restaurant was newly inaugurated on July 7thwrapped by the Alicante society in an unforgettable night enjoyed by all. 

The deputy mayor Toño Peral, former politicians like Sonia Castedo or Joaquín Ripoll, businessmen like Robert Florin (Bonalba Hotel), Carmelo Romero, Javier Vidal, the designers Marian Rincón and Vivaah Viana, solicialité as Miguel Noguera or Chema Albero enjoyed the creations of the chef Marcos Maudes García.

Totem, located in the magnificent and fashionable PAU 5, in Playa de San Juan de Alicante, has 4 spaces, has a spectacular bar service to promote the social environment and the most informal tasting of all its menu, as well as a permanent show-cooking that will make its customers enjoy. At the same time, they choose what is cooked live. It also has 2 spectacular reserved areas with a large table, for 12 and 8 people respectively, and spectacular terraces with domotic technology of horizontal air conditioning.


Address: Restaurante TOTEM

Av. Artista Remigio Soler López 2

03540 Alicante

Phone: 966133200



Las Cuevas

To finish our list, we present a very original restaurant located inside a cave house in San Miguel de Salinas. It has different spaces carved into the rock to enjoy a special lunch or dinner. The food is exceptional and the waiters are very friendly. we recommend it to everyone who wishes to try a different dining experience.

In the sixteenth century, people lived in these same caves where this dazzling restaurant is located due to a lack of material to build regular dwellings. And now, Robert Johansen who is in charge of the kitchen strives to retain the essence of that era both in its rich food and in the charismatic ambience that this restaurant radiates. Only six of these caves remain today and Las Cuevas Restaurante is recreating that family atmosphere for all to enjoy.


Adress: Barrio Primero de Mayo 13 – San Miguel de Salinas

Phone: (+34) 600 001 117


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