La Taberna del Gourmet

Price guide: Expensive

San Fernando 10, , Alicante, Alicante, 03002

Price guide: Expensive

Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Culture vultures, Foodies, Singles, Chilling out, Special occasions

Expert review of La Taberna del Gourmet

Eat, drink and shop at this wonderful top deli-diner.

Voted Spain’s best bar in 2009, La Taberna del Gourmet has maintained its position as one of the leading lights of the very illuminated gastronomy scene in Alicante. Set on two dining levels, this minimalist restaurant is also a delicatessen, with a sumptuous selection of wines and foods to take away – but it is as a wine bar and taverna that it’s most popular. The bright, open ambience lets you see your food being prepared.

Food and drink: 

The menu is eclectic and innovative, with a choice of over seventy tapas and one hundred wines, although only about six are available by the glass. There is a tapas tasting menu, unfortunately only available for two people, but you could always try the inventive tostadas, such as foie gras with roasted vegetables and chives, or a main dish of for example, fisherman’s stew or piementos de Padron (small hot green peppers) with potatoes and thin slices of Jabugo ham, as well as individual tapas and full meals.


Modern, lively and chatty, bordering on the noisy at the busiest times.


Young, enthusiastic and – usually – pretty quick.


The street running parallel with the prom, near the port.

Price advice: 

Can eat without breaking the bank if you avoid the sea food.

More information on La Taberna del Gourmet:

Price guide:
Deli, Restaurant, Tapas bar
Mediterranean, Seafood, Spanish, Tapas, Traditional
San Fernando 10, , Alicante, Alicante, 03002
965 204 233
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Daily 11am-12.30am
Accepts Credit Cards:
Essential at peak times

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