Food and drink
The menu lists a few simple meat dishes, but, obviously, people go mainly for the fish. One of the pleasures of a visit to Javea for me is to sit in the window of La Cantina watching the fishing fleet come in in the afternoon, seagulls circling and screaming around them, with a plate of pescadito frito and perhaps a ration of calamares, and a big chunk of lemon to squeeze over them, accompanied by a glass of pretty basic chilled white wine. Paella marisco, the regional rice dish made with seafood instead of meat or vegetables is always a favourite, but there are other varieties of paella and rice dishes on offer.
Basic café style, bright and amiable.
Usually quite quick, depending on time of day, but always friendly and neighbourly.
On the fishing port.
- Mature travellers
- No fuss