Benidorm Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Benidorm

September 19, 2017 Fernanda Pittenger

Bask on four miles of golden beaches, hit the Mediterranean Sea on water skis or stroll along Benidorm's promenade and revel in its seaside charms; it's a true Spanish beauty of the Costa Blanca. Originally a fishing town, the city's historic center wows with its blue-domed 18th-century church and picturesque alleyways. Panoramic views reward those who climb into the surrounding Canfali hills, and nearby rocky coves reveal underwater riches for scuba enthusiasts. End a day in the sun with a feast of local seafood.
Things to do in Benidorm

1. The Vagabond

Calle Palma 17, 03501 Benidorm, Spain Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar French, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night HK$71 - HK$290 +34 636 14 69 85
Excellent
90%
Good
6%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 1 reviews

The Vagabond

The restaurant is closed on Tuesdays

Reviewed By lbalad - Leeds, United Kingdom

We visited this restaurant before Christmas when Benidorm was unusually quiet.We were walking around looking for somewhere to have dinner,and came upon The Vagabond.
We asked if they were still serving as there were only 2 other diners inside,but we're warmly welcomed by the friendly owner/chef.
Whilst we were looking at the Menu,a taster of the soup of the day and a couple of nibbles were given.
My partner decided to have the mushroom soup as starter,this was the best ever.I had chicken Caesar salad,it was huge but gorgeous.
My main was prawn curry with whiskey and partner had chicken a la king.Both were lovely.
Although stuffed I managed to just eat a creme caramel,when partner said he didn't eat sweets,the owner said he could do a cheese and biscuits even though it wasn't on menu.Thats what I call excellent customer service!.
We finished off with a couple of complementary liqueurs.
Without a doubt we will definitely call in again on our next visit to Benidorm.It was a real pleasure to meet Fred and his wife,and I wish them a happy and successful 2018!.

2. Paneil's

Carrer de la Palma 12 | Benidorm Old Town, 03501 Benidorm, Spain Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night HK$94 - HK$181 +34 965 85 05 85
Excellent
84%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Paneil's

Very popular restaurant with both locals and holiday makers. Excellent prices for quality cuisine and high standard of customer care. A restaurant with minimalist tones and great ambiance.Full steakhouse menu plus a wide varity of starter and main course meals cooked to a high standard.Full childrens menu available and large parties catered for.

Reviewed By fistralbaycottage - Newquay

Returned after a couple of years This place just keeps on getting better Excellent food and service and it would seem everyone in there agreed Will keep on coming back.!!

3. Amigos Restaurant and Roof Terrace

Calle Palma 14, 03501 Benidorm, Spain Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Steakhouse, International, British, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Drinks, Dinner HK$196 - HK$385 +34 965 85 81 24
Excellent
88%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 2 reviews

Amigos Restaurant and Roof Terrace

Now open from 7pm 6 days a week serving a la carte, situated at Carrer de la Palma. Serving good quality food at realistic prices we are most popular for our fillet steaks and also popular for our award winning wines, cocktails and sangria. Exceptional wines from Rioja, Valencia and Extremadura are served including the award winning Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz from the house of Habla. Cold and dry Valencian white and rose wines are also served alongside our long-serving Riojas. No loud music or TV. Ideal for friends to meet or small groups to reserve for private parties such as cocktail parties, dinner parties, birthdays, hen parties, anniversaries. The Menu is relatively small, modern and diverse with additional seasonal specials added for variety. You can enjoy freshly prepared food in the evenings and reserve the bar, roof Terrace and/or restaurant for your exclusive use any day of the week. From Easter 2018 we are opening the Amigos Cocktail Bar next door.

Reviewed By sayderobinson - Whitehead, United Kingdom

i found this restaurant one of the best in Benidorm, the food was brilliant ,plenty to choose from ,looking forward to going back around may ,well worth a visit Sadie r

4. Duetto

Calle Londres 4, 03503 Benidorm, Spain Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +34 965 85 69 04
Excellent
79%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 944 reviews

Duetto

Martes cerrado horario: de 13,00 hasta 16,00 y de 19,00 hasta 00,00 en navidad cerramo el 23 24 25 diciembre y 29 30 31 diciembre

Reviewed By tommyrid - Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

We booked a table for 8 people (you have to book to get a table) the meal we had was very good we had mussels for starters and we had pasta pizza steak so we had quite a selection between us and everyone enjoyed there meal plus quite a few beers and wines. The staff were very efficient And attentive we had a thoroughly good evening which lasted over 3 hours the atmosphere is very good and the service made the evening.They threw in a few shots with the bill which went very well and finished off a very good evening.

5. Bar Domino Benidorm

Calle San Miguel 12 | Carrer Martinez Oriola 15, 03501 Benidorm, Spain Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Takeout, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available Bar, British, Pub, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks HK$16 - HK$78 +34 965 85 44 76
Excellent
85%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 201 reviews

Bar Domino Benidorm

Established In 2002 Del & Gareth, Originally From Bristol. Welcome You All To Their Bar In The Sun,The Best Daytime Bar To Come To In The Heart Of Benidorm Old Town. Serving Food 10am-4.30pm Mon-Sat, Sun. 9pm Until 2am (Mon/Sat closed between 5pm & 9pm) We Also Have A Large Games Room With UK Pool Table & Dart´s Board For You To Enjoy..Then The Evening We Become The Perfect Night Time Bar To Chill & Relax & Catch Up With Friends Old & New..

Reviewed By Neil K - Liverpool, United Kingdom

Walking down Calle San Miguel you will nitice a row of pubs ,bars and restaurants that are always busy and The Domino Bar is one such bar . A really nice bar ,the interior is clean,cozy and very inviting with nice decor and furnishings and...MoreThank You For Your Review & Feed Back, Very Much Appreciated. Del & Gareth.x

6. simply delicious

Avenida Ametlla de Mar 26 | Edif. Artru 2, 03503 Benidorm, Spain Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi Cafe, Fast Food, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +34 966 80 17 53
Excellent
80%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 168 reviews

simply delicious

Reviewed By derek t - Newport

Two years since we last visited Benidorm and we were amazed to see the improvement in what already was a great place to eat. The cafe has been extended to accommodate more inside Seating which at this time of year is essential.
If anything the food quality and presentation has also improved and also the range of dishes all of which are home made. This eating place is a market leader and not Benidorm's answer to anything. Jacket potatoes, baguettes, rolls, sandwiches and home made pastries are superb, but the savoury pies are simply divine. Incredible.

7. Jimmy's Red Lion

Calle Finestrat 3 | Edificio dona 2, 03503 Benidorm, Spain Takeout, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating Bar, European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks +34 965 85 23 57
Excellent
84%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 442 reviews

Jimmy's Red Lion

Family run bar showing live football , Great food and drinks ar reasonable prices

Reviewed By Mr-TaxTax - Scotland

Jimmy and Yvette, now helped by Sandra , continue to provide all you need from your local.
Wide range of food available for about 12 hours a day, from breakfast to evening meals, kitchen closes at 2030.
Looking forward to returning in 6 weeks.
So glad Jimmy liked Lindas new album.

8. Amigos Bistro by Nas & Dino

Avenida Armada Espanola 19 | Edif. Montesol 2, Loc. 2, 03502 Benidorm, Spain Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, European, Spanish, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$235 +34 965 85 61 99
Excellent
88%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 1 reviews

Amigos Bistro by Nas & Dino

Reviewed By Carla B

Incredibly nice food, excellent service, worth the price, views to the sea, all you could ask for! Its right in front of the beach, so theres no parking spots so beware if you come by car. Also make sure to book a table as it can get really busy! One of my favourite restaurants in Benidorm.

9. Merita's

Calle Sierra Dorada | Calle Sierra Dorada, 30503, Benidorm, Costa Blanca, Alicante Province, Valencian Country, 30503 Benidorm, Spain Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Bar, British, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +34 607 83 15 66
Excellent
83%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 109 reviews

Merita's

Reviewed By Freddyminster - Essex

This pretty, tiny pub/restaurant is on the hill leading to The Cross. The staff are English and very friendly. The food and drink is a tad expensive, the food is cooked to order so takes a while, and they only do mashed potatoes, not chips....MoreGlad you had a nice visit to our small bar sorry we are not allowed to do chips

10. Italian Twist Bar Bistro

Calle San Vicente 14 | Old Town Benidorm, 03501 Benidorm, Spain Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$94 - HK$290 +34 965 84 91 85
Excellent
93%
Good
4%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 262 reviews

Italian Twist Bar Bistro

Homemade Italian Food with Modern Twist

Reviewed By karen100Glasgow - Glasgow

Well worth a visit if you are in Benidorm. Mushroom risotto was the best I’ve ever tasted it was delicious. Rum baba was amazing but to share as it is huge. Staff were lovely and very friendly. Place was spotless. Hidden gem

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