THIS WEEKEND AND NEXT you can enjoy a wide variety of authentic Spanish tapas during the fourth iteration of the Torrevieja Tapas Route, or the “Ruta de La Tapa.”
One of the coastal city's most successful innovations and now in its fourth edition, the bi-annual Torrevieja Tapas Route event offers people the ability to sample beautifully presented Spanish fayre at prices that offer excellent value.
For this spring season a total of 31 revered local restaurants are taking part in the two weekend-long events, including specialised tapas bars such as Copas and Tapas, and Catalina II in the city centre; and our favourite beachside restaurant, La Cantina, on the main promenade adjacent to the city's marina.
For each sitting, two different types of tapas will be available: a “Traditional” classic tapa and an “Author” gourmet tapa, each served with a small beer or soft drink for just €2.50 per tapa.
Dishes are available for lunchtime (12:00 until 16:30) and for evening dinner (19:30 to 23:00) and present an opportunity for local restaurants to showcase their culinary skills, resulting in some ornate and beautiful dishes.
Torrevieja Tapas Route 2019, a taste of 31 restaurants for just €2.50
Starting this coming Thursday, the Torrevieja Tapas Route 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 with a map showing the route, available from local tourist information offices throughout the city.
The leaflet allows diners to vote for their favourite tapa, and upon the collection of ten official participating restaurant stamps (one stamp per tapa), the leaflet can be entered into a prize draw for a number of great prizes.
The event has been organised by City Hall in association with local businesses, national Spanish brewer Mahou, and support from Torrevieja's tourist board.
It has quickly become a popular staple event that has been replicated across local communities throughout Spain, and it is always a success with both residents and tourists wherever it is held.
The Torrevieja Tapas Route 2019 takes place from this coming Thursday 4th April 2019 and runs through until Sunday 7th April with participating venues across the city.
Local residents and visitors will get another chance to sample genuine Spanish tapas next week, as the Ruta de La Tapa returns to the city next weekend too, running from Thursday 11th April until Sunday 14th April 2019. Visit the official website for more information.
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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