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Food Lover's Guide to Alicante

Food Lover's Guide to Alicante

Spain’s culinary tradition is as rich in culture as it is in flavor. From savory seafood to sugary sweets, the streets of Alicante offer plenty of options for travelers looking to treat their taste buds. Here are a few foods and activities you won't want to miss.

 

Must-Try Dishes

Paella, often considered Spain’s signature dish, is made from a special grain of rice grown in the Costa Blanca and Valencia regions, making it a must for any Alicante visitor. The city’s position on the coast meansseafoodis fresh and plentiful, so don’t miss out on fish dishes like succulentred Denia prawns,salazones(salted fish), and***esgarrat***(grilled red peppers with cured cod and olive oil).

 

If it’s sweets you’re craving, sample some***turron***, an almond-and-honey nougat traditionally eaten around the holidays or folded into ice cream, or***bunuelo***, deep-fried fritters often served with powdered sugar and dipped in thick hot chocolate.

 

Must-Do Experiences

  • Lace up your walking shoes for aguided gourmet food tourof Old Town while sampling regional specialities and locally made wines.

  • Zip around Alicante on aSegway, taking in the historical sites and treating your taste buds to some of the city’s best tapas.

  • Sit down for atraditional paella lunchoverlooking the picturesque Alicante port.

  • Indulge your senses with alive flamenco showand tapas dinner.

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Alicante Gourmet Walking Tour

Alicante Gourmet Walking Tour

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Enjoy a mouth-watering introduction to Alicante’s rich culinary heritage on this walking tour of Alicante. Sample gourmet foods, regional specialties and fine local wines as you follow your guide around the maze-like Old Town. Treat your taste buds to cured meats, crumbly pastries and salted fish, then purchase some biscuits, homemade nougat or olive oil as a souvenir. That’s not all: you’ll also have chance to taste the wine beloved by French King Louis XIV and sample a drink favored by the ancient Egyptian pharaohs.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Live Flamenco Show and Tapas Dinner in Alicante

Live Flamenco Show and Tapas Dinner in Alicante

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Feast your senses on food and flamenco in Alicante with this convenient package, designed to eliminate the hassle of making reservations and securing tickets. For dinner, you’ll savor seasonal tapas dishes—calamari, and Iberian ham and veal—before watching a live flamenco show in a traditional tablao (tavern) in the heart of the Old Town.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Alicante Paella Dinner and Flamenco Show

Alicante Paella Dinner and Flamenco Show

Immerse yourself in Spanish culture with a flamenco and paella combo in Alicante, a great introduction for first-time visitors. Your package includes a traditional 3-course Spanish lunch, including paella, seafood, and beer or wine, and a live flamenco show in the evening. Opt to have lunch at 1pm, and watch the flamenco show at 8:30pm on Sundays and at 9:30pm from Wednesday to Saturday.
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  • 2 hours
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