Tapas in MorairaWhere to try the best ones ?
No trip to Spain is complete without indulging in delicious tapas at least once – it’s practically a cultural requirement!
Just kidding, but truly, a visit to Moraira calls for at least one delightful tapas evening. If you’re unsure about what tapas entail, check out our i article, ” Tapas guide” which highlights the most popular Spanish tapas dishes.
Today, we’re excited to take you on a brief tour of our favorite spots for tapas in Moraira and the surrounding area.
*Please note that the following recommendations reflect our personal preferences, which may differ from yours. We have personally tried and experienced these establishments, but the absence of certain places does not indicate their inferior quality. As we discover new hidden gems, we will continuously update this list to ensure the inclusion of our latest favorites.
Last updated : June 2023
Vista Ifach, Moraira
This long-standing spot offers traditional, no-frills tapas with stunning views of Calpe’s sunset. The menu features classic dishes like albondigas and gambas al ajo, all reasonably priced. Whether you’re new to tapas or a seasoned enthusiast, Vista Ifach is the perfect starting point.
If you are new to tapas then this is a great place to start.
What we like to order : Pimientos de padron, bravas and albondigas
Calle Castillo, 11
966 49 24 94
Tasca Moraira, Moraira
This no-frills tapas restaurant, tucked away in the “old town” of Moraira, offers authentic Spanish flavors and a warm South American welcome. Don’t let the outdoor plastic chairs fool you; the food is delicious! Arturo and Carlos’s friendly team will make you feel at home. Don’t miss their unique local craft beers, especially the Ostia. Experience picturesque charm and unforgettable dining at La Taberna de Moraira.
What we like to order : Smocked sausages in white wine and the rabo de toro (oxtail stew).
Calle Playas 4
El Porron , Moraira
This new tapas bar offers a delightful blend of mouthwatering Andalucian cuisine, an authentic atmosphere, and warm, friendly service. Between the beautiful blue tiles, the charming decor and the flamenco playlist, you’re immediatly transported to the south of Spain. They also organise flamenco music evenings that always draw large crowds.
What we like to order : Mixed cheese and & jamon, oxtail croquettes
Plaça del Tresmall
Tapas Canalla, Moraira
Tapas Canalla is an exceptional destination in Moraira for those seeking a unique twist on traditional tapas. While savoring classics like patatas bravas or succulent prawns, you’ll also have the opportunity to indulge in an array of Asian-inspired delicacies, including delectable duck baos.
The terrace offers a delightful vantage point overlooking a small playground, making it an ideal choice for families with little ones.
What we like to order : duck bao and prawns
13, C. Marjaleta
Gastrobar 21, Moraira
Enjoy a romantic dinner in Gastrobar 21’s enchanting Balinese garden. Indulge in the pleasure of large sharing platters that showcase an array of tapas, bravas, pimientos, calamar, chicken skewers, cheese, and ham. While the price may be slightly higher compared to traditional tapas, the remarkable setting and ambiance justify paying a few extra €.
What we like to order : the sharing tapas board and a cold jug of Sangria
Calle Río Ter, 45
Casa Grau, Javea
Casa Grau holds a special place in our hearts – it’s where we had our very first date!
Nestled in the heart of Javea’s old town, this gem is a captivating blend of charm both inside and out. Casa Grau is a delightful celebration of local ingredients and traditions, expertly infused with a modern twist. It strikes the perfect balance, offering something truly extraordinary without feeling overly formal or stuffy.
What we like to order : Mistela foie platter and the crispy bravas
Carrer Major, 16, 03730 Xàbia
Al forn, Denia
Al Forn is technically not a tapas place, they are famous for they giant stone pizza oven but it’s a fantastic place to try local dishes at a reasonable price.
Their pizzas are delicious but the menu also has a large selection of local tapas to share : cocas, prawns, sardines, calamari, bravas, albondigas etc.
Prices are very reasonable and it is a lovely place to sit at, especially at night when the stone facade is lit. It is located on a large square, perfect for children to play on.
What we like to order : coca con anchoa and prawns
Plaça de Mariana Pineda, 1, 03700 Dénia
Es tapa ti , Javea
Es tapa ti is located on the busy Arenal beach in Javea, which is always buzzing in summer.
Estapati is a great spot to sample some “montaditos” while people watching and then head to one of Javea’s dancefloors at Khandala or Achill.
You can pick your tapas and montaditos from the large glass displays or order some of their warm dishes such as huevos rotos or pulpo. The tapas selection is always changing depending on the season and local produce so this is a good place to try new things !
What we like to order : huevos rotos and foie montadito
Av. de la Llibertat, 11, 03730 Xàbia
Toni Canto , Teulada
Discover an authentic tapas bar with traditional cuisine, craft beers, and great wines. Toni, the larger-than-life owner adds a special touch, infusing the place with passion and warm hospitality. This place is always busy and has a wonderful atmosphere. Everything is delicious and reasonably priced too.
What we like to order : huevos rotos and calamari
Avinguda del Mediterrani, 80, 03725 Teulada