Oscar Espla 300 3002 Alicante, Alicante, 3002 Alica
- Recommended for:
- Foodies, No fuss
Expert review of Piripi
Ask anyone to recommend a restaurant in Alicante and Piripi will be in the top three. Under the same ownership as Nou Manolin, which will also be up there in the recommendations, Piripi is most recognised as serving the best rice dishes in the city and having one of the busiest bar de tapas, which also probably says something about the tapas themselves. Not desperately imaginative in design, a sort of chunky rustic comes to the city, it’s nonetheless a comfortable restaurant which, being set in the commercial centre of Valencia, is popular with businessmen, city folk and visitors alike.
The best quality ingredients fresh from the market. A wide selection of tapas and raciones are served at the bar; try the wonderful prawns from nearby Santapola or the tarta of tuna and prawn carpaccio. The jamon iberico Josellito is superb, if a bit pricey. Piripi is also well known for its tapa de toda la vida, simple classics such as albondigas (meat balls) and mano de cerdo (pigs feet). The choice is pretty overwhelming. The restaurant offers a good menu, but it is mainly rice that visitors come here for, eighteen to choose from, from paella to arroce caldoso, ‘soggy’ rice as it’s sometimes translated, which simply means that all the liquid isn’t cooked off, making it more like a risotto.
Hectic if you go around lunch time. Make a late lunch and you will be more relaxed.
On the road from the main railway station to the sea.
Can work out quite expensive.
More information on Piripi:
- Price guide:
- Restaurant, Tapas bar
- Modern, Seafood, Spanish, Tapas, Traditional
- Oscar Espla 300 3002 Alicante, Alicante, 3002 Alica
- 965 227 940
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Daily 1pm-4pm, 8pm-midnight
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Essential at peak times