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El Coscorrón

El Coscorrón (Calle Tarifa 3, Alicante) – this tiny bar in Alicante’s old section is known for its potent mojitos and extensive list of other cocktails. Much of the crowd is mature (30 and above), and live jazz acts are often booked there.

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Capitán Haddock

Capitán Haddock (Carretera del Puerto 13, Alicante) – located towards Alicante’s port area, this is a popular Salsa nightspot where revelers party until dawn. The bar is named after one of the main characters from the internationally popular “Tintin” comic book series. Live Salsa, Bachata and other Latin acts are occasionally booked there, and Latin […]

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Café Bar Noray

Café Bar Noray (Paseo Conde Vallellano, Alacant, Alicante) – this venue, sporting a minimalist architectural design, is a great place for drinks and relaxing by Alicante’s shore line and nearby port & marina areas. Patrons can order piña coladas and mojitos and watch the catamarans trek to and from the nearby Tabarca island. Live bands […]

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The Gallery Indian Restaurant

The Gallery Indian Restaurant (Centro Comercial Gran Alacant, Av. Finlandia, 23, Santa Pola, Alicante) – located in a shopping center just 20 minutes south of Alicante, this restaurant, opened in 2007, serves Basic Indian dishes, such as Chicken Tikka, Beef Rogan Josh, Chicken Madras, and Lamb Curry – complete with Naan (Indian) bread and rice.

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Thai Corner

Thai Corner (Calle Labradores 12, Alicante) – this is the first Thai restaurant to operate in Alicante. Among the unique dishes served at this two-level restaurant are: Pad Thai Gung (thin noodles sautéed with shrimp, tofu, peanuts and bean sprouts), Pan de Gambas Manora (Pan Thai spicy prawns served with peanut sauce, cucumber, and carrot), […]

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Sudeste

Sudeste (Calle Bazán 34, Alicante) – catering to yuppies looking for something beyond the usual tapas and pinchos, this brightly-lit modernistic restaurant serves fusion dishes with Mexican touches – such as hamburgers with French and Swiss nuances, Hindu and Greek-flavored salads, among other items.

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Restaurante Txaloki

Restaurante Txaloki (Calle Isabel la Catolica 6, Alicante) – given its Basque name, this restaurant obviously serves dishes from that part of Spain (including the pinchos they serve). Txaloki also serves grilled meat dishes.

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Restaurante Pizzeria Tito’s

Restaurante Pizzeria Tito’s (Calle Médico Vicente Reyes, 1, Alicante) – this restaurant is rated by locals as being among the best pizza restaurants in Alicante (even serving pizza with Spanish hams). It also has a variety of Italian and Mediterranean dishes (such as lasagna).

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Paradox Art & Culture Café

Paradox Art & Culture Café (Calle Belando 6, Alicante) – this is a French Lebanese bistro with reasonable prices, tasty food and a laidback spirit. Dishes served there range from French-style smoked salmon and quiche, to (Lebanese) Chicken Shawarma and Hummus. Vegetarian dishes are also available.

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La Barra del Pompeyana

La Barra del Pompeyana (Calle Capitán Segarra 8, Alicante) – this modest restaurant serves both pizzas and typical Spanish tapas. It has been a hit among travelers for providing tasty foods at reasonable prices (pizzas for example, only cost €6 from Mondays to Wednesdays) and three course specials for as little as €9.90