FISH BOWL RESTAURANT in Campoamor is one of the most revered eateries in Orihuela Costa. This spectacular venue has delighted diners with outstanding cuisine for over a decade, and its decadent dining room and prime location make it a firm favourite with hungry visitors year after year.
Originally opened in April 2013, Fish Bowl has evolved through a continual transformation over the years, with the latest iteration of the restaurant firmly in place since February 2017.
Located opposite Club Náutico in Dehesa de Campoamor and adjacent to Playa Barranco Rubio beach, the eastward orientation and elevated position offer spectacular views over the Mediterranean Sea.
And that location is unique, as Fish Bowl occupies a somewhat unusual position – on a roundabout. More accurately, Fish Bowl is a roundabout, and the space restrictions form the restaurant into a 12-sided almost perfectly circular dodecagon.
Quirky and beautiful, the dining experience
Inside, visitors will find more exciting quirks and features that make the venue unique and memorable. The cavernous dining room is open, with a “Rainforest Cafe” style bar that wraps around one-quarter of the building.
Rustic glazed wooden tables add a natural look to the space, and numerous arched floor-to-ceiling windows offer unparalleled views of the surrounding flora and the azure colours of the Mediterranean Sea beyond.
A beautiful vaulted ceiling dominates the dining room. This masterpiece of elegance and architectural design is exquisite, with oversized lightbulbs suspended from the complex weave of trusses, and a polished stainless steel ventilation shaft snakes majestically through the roof void.
The decor is neo-industrial yet welcoming, a fusion of modern chic and classical elegance. Its immediately striking appearance is something diners will no doubt remember long after the food has gone.
More than just fish on the menu
As the name and the ornate mural of a giant red octopus that adorns the outside of the venue might suggest, fish delicacies are abundant on the menu. Squid and prawns are local Mediterranean specialities, while salmon, monkfish, lobster, and tuna are offered as snacks or starters.
Steaks offer an alternative to fish, with ribeye, classic fillet, Tomahawk and Chateaubriand cuts available from the menu. A wide variety of side dishes allow for the personalisation of each meal experience, with Asiatic rice, chips, summer vegetables, chestnut mushrooms, and an array of sauces to compliment the chosen main dish.
Main courses include slow-cooked beef cheek with truffle mash, a Korean fried chicken burger, a gourmet beef burger with smoked cheese, and Aloo Gobi – a cauliflower and potato South Asian curry suited to vegetarians and served with turmeric rice and flaked almonds.
A mouthwatering selection of desserts rounds out a comprehensive menu, and a children's menu caters for younger palates with a simple cheeseburger and fries, mac and cheese pasta, or chicken fillet goujons for lovers of finger food.
Fish Bowl restaurant in Dehesa de Campoamor
Popular with guests of all nationalities, the restaurant comes highly recommended with a first-class rating on Tripadvisor and a history of excellent reviews. Visitors can call +34 966 392 891 to book a table, or visit Fish Bowl's Facebook page to make a reservation.
Fish Bowl restaurant opens for dinner each evening from 17:00 Monday until Saturday, with additional lunchtime services from 13:00 on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Plentiful free on-street parking is available around the venue.
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