ONLY THIS SATURDAY you can enjoy a wide variety of authentic Spanish tapas during the latest iteration of the Torrevieja International Tapas Day.
Tapas events are one of the coastal city's most successful innovations and the spring Tapas Route proved exceptionally popular earlier this year, offering diners the ability to sample beautifully presented Spanish fayre at prices that offer excellent value.
A total of 29 revered local restaurants are taking part in the special event, including specialised tapas bars such as Copas and Tapas, Luz de Mar 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 specialised gourmet tapa, each served with a small beer or soft drink for just €2.50 per tapa.
Torrevieja's International Tapas Day 2019, Saturday 28th September 2019
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 Indian spices will influence some of the crafted offerings.
The event 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 weekend´s special menu, 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 only this coming Saturday 28th April 2019.
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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