TORREVIEJA'S SEVENTH annual International Tapas Day takes place this weekend, and visitors are promised a wide variety of authentic Spanish tapas during the latest iteration of the popular local event.
Tapas days are one of our closest coastal city's most successful innovations, allowing diners to sample beautifully presented Spanish fayre at prices that offer excellent value.
A total of 13 revered local restaurants are taking part in the special event, including specialised tapas bars such as Restaurante Catalina II and Las Columnas in the city centre – and our favourite beachfront restaurant, La Cantina, on the main promenade adjacent to the city's marina.
Unlike Torrevieja's bi-annual Tapas Route, the International Tapas Day will give locals and visitors just one day to sample the gastronomic delights on offer.
Each restaurant will produce two different types of signature tapas dishes: a traditional classic tapa and a gourmet tapa, each served with a small beer or soft drink for just 3,50€ per tapa.
Torrevieja's International Tapas Day 2023
The event provides an opportunity for local restaurants to showcase their culinary skills, usually resulting in some ornate and beautiful dishes, and the international nature of the event means that Asian and Mexican spices will influence some of the crafted offerings.
The gastronomic experience offers a fun and inexpensive way to spend an afternoon or evening touring the centre of Torrevieja and discovering many of the hidden delights of the city.
The City Council have provided a leaflet illustrating the participating restaurants and the special menu on offer from each venue, and diners can find a copy available from local tourist information offices throughout the city.
The event has been organised by City Hall in association with local businesses, and with support from the Costa Blanca tourist board.
The Torrevieja International Tapas Day takes place this coming Saturday 30th September 2023. Find more information from the official website.
Looking for holiday ideas and inspiration? Find out more about our favourite recommended things to do on the Orihuela Costa this year, or join the La Zenia Community Facebook group and find out what's going on in the local area.
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