Province of Alicante, Spain Food Guide: 10 Spanish food Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Santa Pola

December 14, 2019 Marissa Gamble

Discover Restaurants offering the best Spanish food in Santa Pola, Province of Alicante, Spain. Santa Pola (Valencian and Spanish: [ˈsanta ˈpola]) is a coastal town located in the comarca of Baix Vinalopó in the Valencian Community, Spain, by the Mediterranean Sea. It has an area of 58.6 km (23 sq mi) and has a population of 30,000 inhabitants of whom 10,000 are residents of the nearby town of Gran Alacant.
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10. Restaurante Lugano Santa Pola

Av. Jesus Astonda Santamaria, 03130 Santa Pola Spain Italian, Mediterranean, European, Spanish Lunch, Late Night Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service +34 966 84 57 90 http://www.facebook.com/RestauranteLuganoSP/
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4 based on 361 reviews

Restaurante Lugano Santa Pola

Reviewed By Jason_k_25838

Great place to eat if you are down Santa Pola as a wide variety of food and drinks and have staff that genuinely want to serve you. In our family visit, we had two children and a fussy eater and managed to satisfy their needs. Paella was delicious and prices are a good price for what you get. Restaurant Lugano specialises in Mediterranean food and has a very wide range of food on the menu.What a joy you were so comfortable in our restaurant! Our mission is that our customers feel at home and enjoy food and service. Thank you very much for your words Jason, so you make us improve even more. We wait for you whenever you want to return to our restaurant in the port of Santa Pola.

9. Rias Baixas

Vicente Blasco Ibanez Esquina Leon 8, Santa Pola Spain Spanish Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Highchairs Available, Full Bar +34 965 41 52 61 http://restaurante-riasbaixas.es.tl
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4 based on 139 reviews

Rias Baixas

Reviewed By JimFul

A little difficult to assess as the day I visited it was very quiet and I'm sure it's a much better atmosphere when busy.The food I had was good but I did expect something just a little better, maybe my expectations were just a little high. Anyway I'll try again on a busier day.

8. Nueva Casa del Mar

Avenida Fernando Perez Ojeda 27, 03130 Santa Pola Spain Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish Brunch, Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Full Bar [email protected] +34 965 41 67 03 http://www.nuevacasadelmar.com
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4 based on 267 reviews

Nueva Casa del Mar

Seafood restaurant located in the heart of Santa Pola near the fishing port . Specialists Somo local seafood and local cuisine. Rice, seafood and all the increase of sea that offers us the Mediterranean Sea. We HAVE daily menus .

Reviewed By 539PaulS539

Set opposite the marina, this restaurant had us confused at first. Havine taken a table outside expecting the usual table servie, it turns out that you have to go to a window at the front of the restaurant, choose your raw food from the chiller cabinet display, which is ghen cooked how you want it.Staff understanding of English is about as good as my Spanish - very limited- but that did not deter the very helpful waiter. With our few words of the other's language and much sign language we discovered that they also have a few tables next to the building and a masive internal area where waiter service is available.Tried their paella, which is much darker in colour and a bit saltier than usual, which we put down to the use of a different array of seasonings than usual, the food was very good and the portions massive (serving for 3 will satisfy most families of 4).Very good food and very friendly and helpful staff, I would recommend this restaurant over the modern designer type establishments over the road.

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7. Casa Coco

Calle Caridad 7 Calle caridad 7, 03130 Santa Pola Spain Mediterranean, Spanish Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Serves Alcohol +34 625 23 26 54 https://www.facebook.com/CASA-COCO-216789022100426/
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4 based on 79 reviews

Casa Coco

Reviewed By 495andriusg

Portion size is very generous, all food that I tasted -shrimps, calamari and antrecote (beef stake) was absolutely amazing. Authentic spanish place that I highly recommend

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6. Casa Rico

Calle Gabriel Miro 41, 03130 Santa Pola Spain Mediterranean, Seafood, European, Spanish Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +34 651 81 42 68 http://casarico.es/
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4 based on 410 reviews

Casa Rico

Reviewed By Oliver M

This is a very nice restaurant with both indoor and outdoor seating. The staff were extremely friendly and welcoming. There is an excellent tapas menu with a wide choice to satisfy most tastes. Prices were also excellent for the quality of the food served. The house wine at 10 euro was particularly good. This restaurant is worth finding in Santa Pola but be aware that it is very popular with locals and you will almost certainly have to book to have any chance of getting a table.

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5. Pulperia Narcea

Pza. Doctor Fleming, Santa Pola Spain Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service +34 966 69 28 70 http://www.restaurantepulperiasantapola.es/es
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4 based on 455 reviews

Pulperia Narcea

Reviewed By ianmcc49

I have no complaints about the food, which as always was excellent. but this restaurant has not evolved, it is content to stay with what is safe, and predictable. The restaurant itself is dated, and could do with a face lift. and the staff goes through the motions, the whole place has a feeling of being jaded. With more new talented restaurants, opening in Santa Pola, and Alicante, this restaurant, will need to look to its laurels, or it will disappear...which will be sad, for the want of some innovation, and imagination.....

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4. Vintage Restaurant & Bar

Club Nautico S/N Santa Pola, Alicante, 03130 Santa Pola Spain Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, European Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +34 966 69 16 29 http://www.restaurant-vintage.es
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4 based on 162 reviews

Vintage Restaurant & Bar

Restaurant Bar & Vintage is a new mediterranean food concept that has come to Santa Pola and bring high quality products from the province of Alicante. Fresh fish & shellfish from the bay of Santa Pola coming everyday. Let yourself enjoy and discover the

Reviewed By Jacqui S

We visited Santa Pola over Christmas.... and researched over the internet to find a nice restaurant for Christmas day lunch. What a choice!! Beautiful surroundings....and the best meal....we have EVER eaten in Spain. The staff were marvellous....and the food perfect. Although we were the only British in the restaurant that day....everyone made us feel as if we belonged. I cannot recommend highly enough! We will be returning for Christmas this year....and the main reason is because of the experience that we had in Vintage Restaurant & Bar

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3. El Capitan

Avenida Vicente Blasco Ibanez 49, 03130 Santa Pola Spain Seafood, Spanish, Mediterranean, European Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service +34 617 73 28 94 http://www.facebook.com/El-Capitan-246776062197989
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4 based on 486 reviews

El Capitan

Reviewed By Sarah B

11/06/17. After a few days in the beautiful Spanish mountains we decided to take our baby to the beach for the first time. Not wanting somewhere touristy we took a recommendation to go to Santa Pola. After consulting TripAdvisor, we decided on lunch (probably paella) at El Capitan. Leaving my husband to pack up on the beach and wanting to feed my baby, I walked in to find no staff, no reserved table signs and an empty restaurant, so sat down with my baby at a table and had a lovely couple of minutes looking at the sea. Our peaceful moment was shattered by the rudest man I have ever come across hurtling over to the table screaming "GET UP, GET UP, MOVE, THIS TABLE RESERVED, YOU ASK NEXT TIME". So taken aback and shocked, I just left whilst the waiter glared at me like I was a piece of dirt. Initially, I was very upset (not at all like me), but I think this was the shock of being shouted at like this when I was by myself, with my child, in a country that treats people (especially children) wonderfully. However, now I'm not upset, I'm angry. I have visited 40 odd countries in my life and have been to various parts of Spain probably 15 times and I have never had an experience like this. I really hope the waiter in question reads this and understands how much his actions upset me and my baby. I also hope he realises I will go out of my way to tell anyone I meet to avoid this restaurant like the plague . A simple this table is reserved would have done. Furthermore, he could have said it in Spanish - I speak it very well. The worst experience I have had in a restaurant, ever.

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2. Buenisimo Tu Taperia

Calle Marques de Molins 51, 03130 Santa Pola Spain Mediterranean, European, Spanish Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service +34 965 99 79 50
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4 based on 361 reviews

Buenisimo Tu Taperia

Reviewed By tracy8623

Walked past this restaurant and noticed how busy it was, must be good, and it was! We managed to get a table inside and had a plate of Spanish meat to share, all were delicious. Followed by chicken in Roquefort sauce, again really tasty. The wine was a really good Sauvignon blanc, couldn’t believe the price of it when we received the bill €5, the whole bill was only €29. Great value for money and definitely worth a visit.

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1. La Sidreria

Calle Sacramento 15, 03130 Santa Pola Spain European, Spanish Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +34 611 47 52 21
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4 based on 262 reviews

La Sidreria

Reviewed By Sian C

I was with the party of 9 that had the humiliating experience of having the police called after making a complaint to the manager. The details have already been posted and we know the truth although the manager has tried to ridicule us once again in his response to the review. We were a group of professional women having a lovely time in Alicante. We have never in our many years knowing each other, EVER refused to pay a bill or had the police called upon us. We were not at all rude and the waiter who served us spoke perfect English. He was lovely infact. Our complaint is against the bully of a manager who thought he could intimidate, take photos and film 9 women on his phone until he found out that amongst us were 2 lawyers a high ranking police officer. The Spanish police made him remove the images thankfully. Yes we drank wine with our meals. Is that a crime but I certainly did not drink the disgusting shots he tried to silence us with. He threatened us and said we were not allowed to leave a bad review on trip advisor. Then tried to have a selfie with us. The oddest behaviour I have ever experienced. I do not expect a serious response or any truth from this man but if you are a tourist, stay well away as he obviously does not want your custom.Me mantengo en lo dicho en respuestas anteriores. No solicitaron hablar conmigo hasta que llegó la hora de pagar. Se negaron a pagar y tuve que llamar a la policía para que lo hicieran. Los platos y las botellas de vino estaban vacíos. Tengo fotos que lo demuestran. Se puede ver en el resto de opiniones que los clientes están plenamente satisfechos con el servicio de La Sidrería. Lamento la situación pero no la considero justa. Saludos

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