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Old 15th September 2010, 12:05 PM   #1
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Default Alicante - which are the tapas bars to head for?

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Im taking a couple of friends to Spain next week for a 4 night trip. The one thing Ive gone on and on about is the food and tapas - but my experience of these has chiefly been in Granada and Malaga where they were mostly free and plentiful. Is this the case in Alicante? Is there a 'barrio' we should head for or a special bar in particular? I learnt a long time ago that the places to go are the ones packed with Spanish, with rubbish on the floor and, if possible, awful lighting and aluminium furnishings... Any help appreciated.
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Old 15th September 2010, 02:57 PM   #2
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Hi Doug,

Is it the City of Alicante itself that you are looking for recommendations for, or the outlying suburbs (or even Towns further afield ) in the Province ?
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Hi,
Im taking a couple of friends to Spain next week for a 4 night trip. The one thing Ive gone on and on about is the food and tapas - but my experience of these has chiefly been in Granada and Malaga where they were mostly free and plentiful. Is this the case in Alicante? Is there a 'barrio' we should head for or a special bar in particular? I learnt a long time ago that the places to go are the ones packed with Spanish, with rubbish on the floor and, if possible, awful lighting and aluminium furnishings... Any help appreciated.
Doug

There are so many places in "The Barrio" (the casco antiguo) to go to. To make it simple you could go to the Rambla, and have cheap and cheerful tapas at Lizarran or go to Katagorri where it's a bit more upmarket.
Few places around here do the free tapa with a beer.
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Yes, free tapas are not really done in la Comunidad Valenciana. For those you need to go to Andalucía, Asturias, parts of León...where else?

That said, you'll easily find a lot of good and not expensive food in Alicante, so don't despair...weather's still very good here, beaches will be emptier as people are back at work and school etc...Have a great time!
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Yes, free tapas are not really done in la Comunidad Valenciana. For those you need to go to Andalucía, Asturias, parts of León...where else?

That said, you'll easily find a lot of good and not expensive food in Alicante, so don't despair...weather's still very good here, beaches will be emptier as people are back at work and school etc...Have a great time!
I live in the Playa de San Juan, and yesterday the beach was almost deserted. Bliss!
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Hi,
Im taking a couple of friends to Spain next week for a 4 night trip. The one thing Ive gone on and on about is the food and tapas - but my experience of these has chiefly been in Granada and Malaga where they were mostly free and plentiful. Is this the case in Alicante? Is there a 'barrio' we should head for or a special bar in particular? I learnt a long time ago that the places to go are the ones packed with Spanish, with rubbish on the floor and, if possible, awful lighting and aluminium furnishings... Any help appreciated.
Doug
Ive been to Granada a few times & Malaga many more: Granada has amazing free tapas but I must be very unlucky because I have little recollection of free tapas (other than a few crisps or peanuts) in Malaga (city). Am I frequenting the wrong areas?

I'd appreciate a few suggestions of good bars to try on my next trip.
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