Torrevieja’s gastronomy is famous for its quality, reflected in both its dishes and in its hotel and catering sector, with exceptional first-class service. Furthermore, Mediterranean cuisine is incredibly varied, with dishes based on sea products and vegetables from the rich and renowned area of Huerta del Bajo Segura. Well-balanced and tasty food, combining meat and fish dishes with vegetables through our many different recipes.
If you would like to see our selection of places to eat please visit Where to Eat

Typical Dishes
The basis of Torrevieja cuisine is fish, represented in its well-known “caldero” (rice dish). “Caldero” is simply a type of rice dish made with the best fish stock, rock fish, such as Yellow eye Rockfish, grouper and “morralla” (small fish) from this type of seabed. These species eat specific food, giving them a very particular taste, resulting in extremely tasty stocks used to make this type of rice dish, in an iron dish called "caldero", which gives it an even more special taste.

“Tapas” Routes
Throughout the year Torrevieja Tourism organises two "tapas" routes, known as the "Ruta de la Tapa" (Tapas Route). The chosen dates are usually between April for the first edition and November for the second. Each edition lasts for two weeks, from Thursday to Sunday and it has now been recognised as the most important Tapas Route of the Province of Alicante, ““A pleasure for your senses”.”.
But it is not only during these dates that you can eat tapas in Torrevieja, all year round you can enjoy our tapas; our catering industry is synonymous with quality and excellence.