Tapas in Dénia
Tapas in Dénia
The culture of tapas is embedded in the city, and although it is more widespread in the south of Spain, in the Region of Valencia, you can also enjoy a favourite meal or a delicious dinner based on tapas.
In recent years Dénia has become a benchmark in gastronomy, being named the Creative City of Gastronomy by UNESCO.
Also, the City Council has created an agenda of events around the cuisine to showcase their most typical or avant-garde dishes through the route of the tapa, the creative cuisine contest of the red prawn, the "Jornadas del Arrós caldós" or the "Día Mundial de la Tapa."
Below we detail some of the most popular areas to enjoy tapas:
This pedestrian street has become the gastronomic centre of the urban centre of Dénia. Both during the week and on weekends it is full of people enjoying the local gastronomy in its restaurants. Some of them are specialised in tapas, such as the Alter Ego, La Ca Pepa Teresa, the Taberna Sevillana, El Cantó or Els Tomassets. Without a doubt one of the places to visit and taste some tasty tapas.
Calle Marqués de Campos
More commonly known as Calle Campos, it has been the main artery of the city since its construction at the end of the 19th century. In this street are concentrated most of the national banks' headquarters, as well as fashion stores, pharmacies, coffee shops and of course, restaurants. Some of them with a long career in the sector, classics of Dianense life that are worth a visit to taste some of their tapas, such as El Comercio, Tasca Eulalia or Aitana restaurant, in Sandunga street, close to Campos street.
Plaza San Antonio
This square located in the fishing area of Dénia is a very cosy place to stop for a tapa with a cold beer or a good wine and enjoy the atmosphere. A pedestrian square with numerous restaurants ideal to order a tapa. The restaurant Ca Tona, La Menta or Baret are some of the classics in the area.
The Port of Dénia
Very close to the Plaza de San Antonio, next to the Esplanade Cervantes, we find the road that leads to Les Marines, a leisure area full of bars and restaurants. In summer this area fills with an atmosphere at night, perfect to have a few drinks and go out. In addition to enjoying delicious tapas, the location offers beautiful views of the port of Dénia. Here we can find tapas restaurants like El Raset, La Barqueta or Esta Pa Ti.
In addition to these areas to go for tapas, we find some bars and restaurants that all Dianense knows and that we should highlight, such as Senieta, in Plaza María Pineda, with very traditional tapas and at a great price. El Marino, in the Plaza Oculista Buigues, with 60 years of experience, offers fresh seafood that you can order as tapas such as the red prawn from Dénia.
El Celler de Dorian is also known for encouraging the purchase in the Central Market of Dénia since it is located in front of the market. In this restaurant, one can eat both cold and hot tapas in a cosy atmosphere. Bar Bus is a classic in the culture of Dénia's tapas, located in the old bus station, offering fresh seafood such as exquisite as oysters, sea urchins when they are in season or cuttlefish roe.