This restaurant serves great cuisine and has two totally different environments: a tapas bar and a restaurant. The pork loin and “vilero” desserts are just heavenly. Also, you have to try the rice dishes.
If you want to eat a good daily menu at a good price (even on Sundays) right on the edge of the intense blue Mediterranean, I recommend Villajoyosa, and specifically the Restaurante La Marina which is in the fishing port area with all the colorfully-painted houses.
At La Marina, you can eat well for 15 euros, a price which includes drinks and dessert. There are many options in the area and they all have nice terraces and look good, but a friend of mine from Alicante recommended this one and she hit the nail square on the head!
Our Sunday menu consisted of a choice of mixed salad or fried calamari. If you’re in a group of three or four, for example, you can combine and share things with no problem. You just order what you want and they bring it out family style for everyone. Or, you can order off the menu, but it’s a bit more expensive.
The friendliness of the wait staff is another hallmark of this place. As far as the speed of service goes, I suppose it depends on the number of people in your group, but we didn’t think it was all too speedy. Another great detail is the fresh, warm bread with nuts. Really delicious! The entrée was “arroz a banda” (entrees are usually rice, here). It was delicious and served up in a large paella pan so we could just help ourselves. It was served with homemade aioli.
If the weather isn’t good for the terrace, don’t lose hope! Although you can’t tell from the outside, the inside has two large dining rooms decorated in a rustic, traditional style with regional tile work. I’d go back in a heartbeat!
As I walked through the center of Villajoyosa to the tourist office after visiting its historic center, I noticed the daily special of risotto with octopus, tuna and shrimp! The first impression of this place is a bright and friendly place, with friendly staff. The food was excellent. I would recommend it!
If you visit the area and like eating well don't hesitate to try the tapas at Gambrinus restaurant, in the center of Villajoyosa, opposite the gas station. I can not say which is better, the vegetable tempura, scrambled eggs, potatoes, ham, or the wide variety of sandwiches.
Well-crafted menu, good service and market price. The location is central, combines traditional architecture with simple decor area sheltered by the exhibitions of young artists. Parking at 150 m. Food good value for money. Attentive and friendly atmosphere. It has wifi.