Source: John O’Nolan
Benidorm on the Spain’s Costa Brava is packed full of great places to go out and eat. There is a great concentration of restaurants and cafes in the centre near the beaches and in the old town. Even if you go a little further out, though, there are many places that will make your mouth water just walking by. This part of the world is of course famous both for its excellent seafood and wonderful tapas. The great thing about Benidorm, however, is that due to such an influx of people from all over Europe and the wider world, there are many places you can go to sample international food as well. Whatever you want to eat, and however hungry you are, you won’t have any trouble finding somewhere. Here are fifteen of the best.
1. The Vagabond
The Vagabond is a very popular French restaurant in Benidorm. They serve exquisite seafood among other things, such as delicious mussels, and have some very tasty wines on offer. The staff are very welcoming and friendly, making the whole experience very comfortable. With reasonable prices as well, it is no wonder that so many people go here. It’s a good idea to book this place before you go due to its popularity.
- Name: The Vagabond
- Address: 17 Carrer de la Palma o3501 Benidorm Spain
- Phone: +34 636 146 985
- Website: http://the-vagabond.webnode.fr/
2. Paradiso Bar Restaurante Terraza
For a more Spanish dining experience, why not try Paradiso Bar Restaurante Terraza. They have amazing seafood such as fresh prawns, and more meaty dishes such as steak. In fact, the whole menu is pretty varied. It’s another restaurant with a big reputation, so it gets pretty lively. With helpful staff, and a pleasant atmosphere to go along with the food, you won’t be disappointed. There is also a good selection of wine.
- Name: Paradiso Bar Restaurante Terraza
- Address: Avinguda de L’Ametlla de Mar 22 | Avenida de Roma
- Opening hour: 1pm-11pm
- Phone: +34 965 86 51 95
3. Restaurant La Cava Aragonesa
Most people when asked would say that the first food they want to try in Spain is tapas. In Benidorm, one of the best places around for that is La Cava Aragonesa. With great wines to go along with your small dishes, you can really get a local taste here. The staff know what they’re doing, and are very professional, and all food prepared is fresh. With its location close to the beach and hotels, it’s easy to find and a good choice of eatery.
- Name: Restaurant La Cava Aragonesa
- Address: Plaza de la Constitución, 203500 Benidorm
- Opening hour: 12.00pm-1.30am in the Summer
- Website: http://www.lacavaaragonesa.es/
4. Restaurant Ulia
Restaurant Ulia is famed for its seafood. You can get a great variety fresh produce right out of the Mediterranean. For this reason, it’s one of the best places to go in Benidorm to have paella, and some of Spain’s other famous dishes. There is also meat and other options on the menu, and the quality of food at this restaurant is rated very highly. So for more of a fine dining experience head to Ulia.
- Name: Restaurant Ulia
- Address: Calle Vicente Llorca Alos 15, 03502 Benidorm
- Phone: +34 965 856 828
- Website: http://www.restauranteulia.es/
5. Restaurant Va Bene Pizzeria
Don’t be fooled by the name, Va Bene Pizzeria has a lot more on offer than just pizza. Even if it did, though, the pizzas here are delicious and have a high local reputation. You can also get other Italian dishes such as pasta and rice based food. For adventurous diners, they even have squid ink spaghetti, and you can really get the Italian dining experience here. Va Bene is a very worthwhile choice of places to eat out.
- Name: VaBene Pizzeria
- Address: Playa de Poniente Av Vicente Llorca Alós, 13 03500 Benidorm
- Phone: +34 965 86 27 69
6. Restaurante Taita
Restaurante Taita has an original menu serving great Spanish food. As soon as you step inside you’ll be aware that this place takes its food very seriously, as they experiment with their dishes. There is even a Japanese twist on some European classics with a salmon dish using wasabi. It’s a modern and welcoming atmosphere, with friendly staff and a friendly owner. On top of that, there is a great selection of Spanish wine on offer. It’s certainly a fine dining experience.
- Name: Restaurante Taita
- Address: Calle Primavera, 8 03501 Benidorm, Espagne
- Phone: +34 965 852 148
7. Amigos Bistro by Nas & Dino
One of the most highly rated eateries in Benidorm is Amigos Bistro by Nas & Dino. There is a great variety of food on the menu, from fresh seafood to huge burgers. The portions here are generous, and with friendly staff helping you, you are sure to enjoy your dining experience. It is in a great spot right across from the beach, so you can enjoy the view while you dine. Despite the array of dishes on offer, the quality of food is considered very good at a reasonable cost. A good choice of places to eat out.
- Name: Amigos Bistro by Nas & Dino
- Address: Avenida de la Armada Espanola 19 Benidorm
- Phone: +34 965 85 61 99
- Opening Hours: 10am-2am
8. Paneil’s Restaurant
At Paneil’s you can order a set menu or separate items, and either way you won’t be disappointed. Primarily a steak house, but offering other dishes as well, you will find your food cooked perfectly just the way you asked for it. It can get busy due to its popularity, but that should just confirm the quality. Welcoming you into the restaurant are friendly staff members, who will also be able to help you choose from their excellent wine list.
- Name: Paneil’s Restaurant
- Address: Calle De Palma 12 | Benidorm Old Town, Benidorm
- Phone: +34 965 85 05 85
- Opening Hours: 6pm-11pm
9. Duetto Pizzeria
Duetto Pizzeria is particularly famous for one thing: the size of the pizzas. People will tell you that even the children’s pizza would be enough to fill you up. However, the size doesn’t detract from the quality, and it gets high ratings from customers. You can order other things, such as chicken and roast potatoes. The prices are reasonably low, and the staff are very friendly. Add a glass of wine or two and you’ll have a very enjoyable evening.
- Name: Duetto Pizzeria
- Address: Calle Londres 4, 03503 Benidorm, Spain
- Phone: +34 965 85 69 04
- Opening Hours: 12pm-4pm and 7pm-12am
10. Two Palms Restaurant
Two Palms is one of Benidorm’s top choices for groups of people. Whether you’re going there for a birthday celebration, or another type of party, then the owners will go out of their way to make your night special. Of course, smaller groups get the exact same treatment at this famously welcoming eatery. They provide both local and British cuisine if you’re looking for something a bit different. With reasonable prices and good sized portions, this is a great choice of venue.
- Name: Two Palms Restaurant
- Address: Calle la Palma 23, 03501 Benidorm, Spain
- Phone: +34 642 597 500
- Opening Hours: 5pm-11pm
11. Sidreria Aurrera
The interior of Sidreria Arrera is old style, and it creates a charming image. The staff are professional and friendly, and they aim to make it an all-round enjoyable experience for customers. On the menu there is a range of food. In terms of meat, there is succulent steak, lamb and more. There is also sea food such as the highly recommended octopus. As well as serving great wine, you won’t be disappointed dining at Sidreria Arrera.
- Name: Sidreria Aurrera
- Address: C/ Martinez Oriola 18, 03501 Benidorm, Spain
- Phone: +34 965 85 04 01
- Opening Hours: 12pm-4pm and 8pm-12am
12. Refuel Cafe Bar
There is more of a relaxed and casual atmosphere to Refuel Cafe Bar, which makes it a bit of a change to a lot of other options. You will be welcomed warmly, and the staff and owners are very friendly and even willing to talk to you about things to do in Benidorm. The menu is very varied, with a lot of bar-style food guaranteed to fill you up. On top of that it is very reasonably priced and in a great spot overlooking the beach.
- Name: Refuel Cafe Bar
- Address: Calle San Pedro 10 | Old Town, 03501 Benidorm, Spain
- Phone: +34966831010
- Opening Hours: 9am-8pm
13. Sherry’s Bar and Restaurant
There is a real homely feel about this place, both with the decor and the food itself, which is good quality pub grub and hand-made dishes. Their lamb shank in particular is very highly thought of, and you are served mouthwatering portions. It doesn’t get too crowded here either, so you can relax, enjoy the very reasonably priced food, and even sip on a beer or two, which they have on tap.
- Name: Sherry’s Bar and Restaurant
- Address: Plaza de la Senoria | 5 – Bajo, Benidorm, Spain
- Phone: +34966803896
14. Pizzeria L’Originale
Another place serving excellent Italian food is Pizzeria L’Originale. Their menu has a range of dishes such as salad, pasta, and of course pizza. The food has a high reputation, but one of the main reasons people keep going back is the outstanding service. They are professional, friendly, and completely focused on giving their customers a great dining out experience. A little bit back from the main strip, you won’t be disappointed if you go to Pizzeria L’Originale.
- Name: Pizzeria L’Originale
- Address: Carrer de La Palma, 36 Benidorm
- Phone: +34 965 85 87 52
- Opening Hours: 1.30pm-4.30pm and 8pm-12.30am
15. Corky’s Penny Farthing
Finally, if you’re in the mood for some traditional British food then head down to Corky’s Penny Farthing. More of a pub than a restaurant, it offers a different setting and atmosphere. On the menu you can find steak, fish and chips, and more. The food will fill you up and the polite staff will make you feel relaxed and welcome. You can stay after for a beer as well and enjoy your evening.
- Name: Corky’s Penny Farthing
- Address: Calle Derramador, 03581 Benidorm, Spain
- Phone: +34 965 85 87 52
- Opening Hours: +34 602 60 26 02
Have a good trip and travel!