FROM TODAY AND ALL THIS WEEKEND you can enjoy a wide variety of authentic Spanish tapas during the third iteration of the Torrevieja Tapas Route.
One of the coastal city's most successful innovations and now in its third year, 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 season a total of 31 revered local restaurants are taking part in the weekend-long event, 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: an “Author” tapa and a “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, more than 30 participating restaurants
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 Council have provided a leaflet with a map showing the route, available for download or from tourist information offices.
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 the Town Hall in association with local businesses and with 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 takes place from today, Thursday 26th April and runs until Sunday 29th April with participating venues across the city. Visit the official website for more information, and to download your leaflet.
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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