We are going again this year in September for the third time and are really looking forward to it. We have a list of restaurants that we want to go back to and a couple that we haven't enjoyed which we won't bother with, what are your must do restaurants when you go to the area? Ours are:-
Caliu - In Montemar - had a couple of great meals and one bad one (though not the food) but that was because the staff were running ragged after a really awful huge group who were really rude, the good meals far made up for the bad experience - so want to go again.
La Langosta - Carihuela - had Paella a couple of times here and was beautiful, plus gorgeous location overlooking the beach, felt a little special.
La Vina de Ale - Montemar - Amazing tapas, only found this on our last couple of days - must go again.
Indian City - Had a couple of curries here each year and they were amazing eah time - definitely go again.
Chiringuito nearest the marina/Burger king with loads of plants in the windows, can't remember its name - had amazing Gambas Pil Pil here a couple times over the years and its lovely sipping a cold beer watching the beach.
Cafe Florida - this is a wierd one, its a small cafe bar in Montemar opposite the medical centre and the tapas you get with a beer is amazing! Only discovered this towards the end of our last holiday and will definitely go again, we previlusly always walked straight past it as it looks nothing. Amazing home made tapas, different with each drink, so I could happily stay there all afternoon!
The Ivy - Good food the few times we ate here a couple of years ago, but trying to stay away from the English restaurants. The English breakfast was good here a couple of years ago as well, not greasy at all and I had an amazing seafood linguine. Though last year we didn't bother here.
Rumours bar - Montemar - usually had a drink here at night with good atmosphere
Browns bar - sometimes sat here in the late afternoon as a few of the chairs were still in the sun
Pinocho - marina - I think it was only because we went and had the pizza for €5 and it was either undercooked or burnt, but it does seem very popular and it was really busy the day we went due to the pizza offer - but won't bother again.
The Launch - Carihuela - tried tapas here a couple of years ago as it always seems so busy with the Dutch crowd, but the food didn't taste fresh or warm, I would even say it was horrible, very disappointed.
Chinese in Montemar - can't remember its name, the one opposite the Riu - just very bland, though cheap, wouldn't bother again.
Mirage - Montemar - they open early for breakfast so ate here before going to the airport couple of years ago, found it to be very greasy, so won't bother again.
I do think that everyone has different opinions so my good ones, may be someone elses bad ones, so would be very interested in other peoples thoughts.