Les Rotes Punta Negra Restaurante

Price guide: Expensive

Carretera Les Rotes 85 , Dénia, 03700

Price guide: Expensive

Recommended for:
Couples, Foodies, Honeymooners, Mature travellers, Singles, No fuss, Relaxation, Romance, Special occasions

Expert review of Les Rotes Punta Negra Restaurante

Dining poolside or inside is a delight at this year-round restaurant.

I first heard of Les Rotes when a friend told me that she and her boyfriend had booked a weekend stay at the hotel and arrived sodden, having ridden by motorbike through the worst storms in the region for over a decade. She is Italian and a splendid cook, and when she told me that the staff treated them like royalty and that the fixed lunch, not cheap at thirty euros, was wonderful, I had to go and find out for myself. As ever, she was right. One of the things I love about the Les Rotes is that it really is year round. On a soggy rainy day you can dine in the comfort of the restaurant and look out over the gardens and the swimming pool, but when the sun shines you can sit out there with the warmth of the Mediterranean air around you. And surely one of the greatest delights is to sit on the pool terrace in the evening, dining by candle-light, listening to cicadas chirruping in the trees around you.

Food and drink: 

It’s almost unheard of in the Valencian region for a restaurant not to have rice on the menu – it is, after all, where paella was invented – and Les Rotes offers a few prize winning, up-market varieties. Their arroz al horno de Xativa, which is embellished with pork, meat balls, garlic, black pudding, turnip, tomato and chickpeas, won second prize at a competition in the inland city of Xativa (hence its name, presumably), and their Fidueà de Marisco Tadicional, (a dish very like paella but with fine pasta similar to vermicelli substituting for rice) with prawns, crayfish, baby squid, hake and mussels, took second prize in Gandia, which says something as that’s where the dish originated and local restaurants hate admitting that someone can beat them at their own game. But the menu also includes plenty of quality traditional dishes that tread a fine line between simplicity and over elaboration to present a rewarding dining experience in pleasant surroundings without feeling that you could do with just one more mouthful.

Ambience: 

Changes with the time of year, from comfortable and peaceful during winter months to boisterous, and cheerful during summer dining.

Service: 

Well-mannered and attentive.

Location: 

Part of a hotel in its own grounds on the outskirts of Dénia

Price advice: 

You can eat well at a moderate price if you are careful with your selection. The menu del dia doesn’t include drinks, which can shunt the bill up.

More information on Les Rotes Punta Negra Restaurante:

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Mediterranean, Spanish, Traditional
Address:
Carretera Les Rotes 85 , Dénia, 03700
Telephone:
965 780 323
Serves:
Lunch
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested

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