Tapas in Moraira and the area
You can’t go to Spain and not have tapas, it’s the law! Just kidding, but yes, if you are in Moraira you need to have a least one tapas evening. If you’re a bit confused about what tapas are, take a look at our previous article ” Tapas guide” to learn about the most popular tapas dishes. Today we are taking you on a little tour of our favorite places for tapas in Moraira and the area.
*Please keep in mind that these are our personal recommendations based on our preferences which might be different from yours. We also only recommend places we have tried so the fact that some places are not featured here does not mean they are not good! We will update this list when we find new spots we like.
Vista Ifach, Moraira
Vista Ifach has been around for years and it’s a great spot for an evening drink and some tapas. Watch the sun set over Calpe and holiday makers wander on the Castle promenade.
The food is traditional, no-frill tapas : albondigas, bravas, gambas al ajo, pimientos de padron etc. Simple but efficient and reasonably priced considering the location.
If you are new to tapas then this is a great place to start.
What we like to order : Pimientos de padrom, bravas and albondigas
Calle Castillo, 11, 03724 Moraira
966 49 24 94
Miramar 19, Moraira
Located at the end of the little cobbled street , Calle Calatayud, Miramar 19 is a little hidden gem that people often overlook. The terrace offers views over the Marina and it is one of the best places for tapas and people watching.
They have a lunch menu (3 tapas + dessert and coffee) but you can also eat from their a la carte. The menu is predominantly “fishy” but they also have great meat options and some weekly specials.
The bravas are honestly some of the best we have tried in Spain.
What we like to order : Smoked sardines toast and patatas bravas
Calle Mar, 19, 03724 Moraira
965 74 51 60
Hidden behind the taxi rank and the kid’s park, Cava Moraira is a tiny restaurant with fantastic food. Ran by Paul and Claire, a british couple, the food is influenced by Asian and South American cuisine.
Everything is homemade, fresh and delicious. This is not a traditional “Spanish” tapas place but all the dishes are meant to be shared. They have a set a la carte but have weekly specials which are always interesting.
This is more of an “adult” restaurant, I wouldn’t recommend visiting with very young children.
What we like to order : we always order from the weekly specials board.
Av. Madrid, 30, 03724 Moraira
Tapas Canalla, Moraira
Tapas Canalla is a great place if you want to sample traditional tapas in Moraira but with a bit of a twist.
You can have the traditional patatas bravas or prawns but also Asian inspired dishes such as duck baos. It’s a lovely place to sit at night and the terrace is overlooking a little playground for the little ones.
What we like to order : duck bao and prawns
13, C. Marjaleta, 03724 Moraira
Casa Grau, Javea
We love Casa Grau, we even had our first date there !
Casa Grau is located in the heart of Javea´s old town and is as charming inside as it is outside. The food is a celebration of local ingredients and traditions but with a modern twist. This is the perfect place if you’re looking for something special without being too “stuffy” and formal.
Service is always attentive and they have a great selection of wines and craft beers.
What we like to order : Mistela foie platter and the crispy bravas
Carrer Major, 16, 03730 Xàbia
Gastrobar 21, Moraira
Gastrobar 21 is becoming one of the “places to be” in Moraira.
Their Balinese garden is a great setting for a romantic dinner or an evening with friends. They offer large sharing platters with a selection of tapas : bravas, pimientos, calamar, chicken skewers, cheese and ham etc. As beautiful as they are delicious !
It is a bit pricier than “normal tapas” but the setting and ambiance totally justifies the price and I can guarantee you will enjoy your evening.
What we like to order : the sharing tapas board and a cold jug of Sangria
Calle Río Ter, 45, 03724 Moraira
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
Piri Piri, Javea
You might notice this place for the view but you’ll come for the food !
Piri Piri is located on the little promenade that leads to Javea’s Marina. It enjoys stunning views to the Javea bay and it’s a great place to watch the sunset with a glass of wine.
The food leans more on the “fishy” side with many products coming directly from the Marina and changing daily specials.
Try a platter of fried fish or fresh sepia with a glass of cold albariño….what more can you ask for ?
What we like to order : sepia and fried fish
Calle Triana, 25, 03730 Xàbia
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