DURING THE FESTIVE SEASON there is no better experience than eating out with good friends and family at some of the best Christmas restaurants on the Orihuela Costa.
Every establishment that has made this list of our most recommended places to eat over the Christmas period offers something special, whether you´re looking for spectacular views, a traditional Spanish taste, a thoroughly international flavour, or a casual and relaxed atmosphere.
Paddys Point Irish Bar, La Zenia
The friendly atmosphere, live music, sports events and the extensive food and drinks menu are just some of the reasons why people choose to frequently visit Paddys Point Irish bar and restaurant.
There is something for everyone's budget, with breakfasts and sandwiches starting from €3.50, homemade lasagne at €8.95 and premium menu choices, like a full rack of ribs at €13.95.
Paddys Point won't be serving food on Christmas Day (open 12:00 until 17:00 with bar service only) but their kitchen usually serves food daily, with live music every night over the Christmas season.
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Restaurante Nautilus, Punta Prima
One of the recommended Christmas restaurants that will be opening on Christmas Day itself is Restaurante Nautilus, adjacent to the beach in Punta Prima.
The venue is offering a special menu for lunch accompanied by live music from male vocalist José Bolero.
Señor Bolero will make a return appearance on New Year's Eve, as the restaurant hosts its annual evening dinner and dance. Read the full review of Restaurante Nautilus, just click here.
The Sunrise Restaurant, Playa Flamenca
The Sunrise Restaurant is a long-standing favourite of ours, and another one of the “must-have” Christmas restaurants that should feature in this list.
It’s a popular venue due to its contemporary style, reasonably priced menu and a stunning rooftop terrace offering commanding views of the Mediterranean Sea and the rugged Orihuela Costa coastline.
The restaurant is offering a delicious special three-course menu on Christmas Day, complete with a selection of fine wines included in the price. Read our complete review of the Sunrise Restaurant.
Alejandros Bar and Restaurant, La Zenia
Alejandro's bar-Restaurant is an established firm favourite with locals and tourists alike, providing fine dining and a casual eatery in the heart of La Zenia.
The cuisine is produced in a traditional Spanish style with something to suit all palates. The kitchen provides a host of options for vegetarian, vegan, and other dietary requirements.
The restaurant is also offering a three-course special Christmas menu throughout the festive season, priced at €29.90 per person. Read the full review of Alejandros restaurant, just click here.
Restaurante Punta Prima, Punta Prima
Restaurante Punta Prima is one of our go-to venues when it comes to celebrating any special occasion, and the establishment has been delighting diners for over 25 years with its exquisite and comprehensive menu.
The restaurant's beachfront outside terrace and the contemporary inside dining room (featuring floor to ceiling glass walls) offer commanding views over Punta Prima's picturesque beach and the Mediterranean Sea.
The restaurant is the perfect place to celebrate New Year's Eve with family and friends and watch the sun set on 2018. Read the full review of Restaurante Punta Prima, just click here.
Brown's Cocktail and Gastro Bar, La Zenia
Looking for somewhere stylish? Somehow managing to be both modern and great fun, yet classic and elegant all at the same time, Brown's Cocktail and Gastro Bar is a relative newcomer to the Orihuela Costa dining circuit.
But this hyper-trendy cocktail bar and restaurant has quickly established a local reputation for its flavoursome gourmet menu, speciality cocktails, and regular guest DJ appearances nightly from 22:00.
This year the venue is offering Christmas party menus, all offering three-course meals with a selection of drinks included with prices starting from €29.00 per person.
Old Asia, La Zenia
The Old Asia restaurant definitely deserves its place in the list of our most recommended Christmas restaurants on the Orihuela Costa this winter.
A combination of an extensive Asian menu and authentic Japanese-style sushi has helped to make Old Asia the number one restaurant in La Zenia for both the Chinese and Sushi categories on TripAdvisor.
Its relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff, and superb attention to detail all help contribute to the perfect venue for rice and noodle foodies. Add a touch of oriental spice to your Christmas or New Years celebrations this year!
Christmas restaurants, a festive dining experience on the Orihuela Costa
Please check with each restaurant to confirm opening times, availability, and venue policy regarding reservations.
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