Decade of deliciousness: Orihuela celebrates tenth Tapa Route

Decade of deliciousness: Orihuela celebrates tenth Tapa Route.

Decade of deliciousness: Orihuela celebrates tenth Tapa Route. Image: Ayuntamiento de Orihuela.

Orihuela has announced its tenth Tapa Route, scheduled for September.

This popular gastronomic event has become a major tourist attraction, featuring 25 local establishments offering a total of 44 different tapas: 22 savoury, 12 sweet, and 10 cocktails/Gin-Tonics.

Gonzalo Montoya, the Councilor for Tourism, expressed his satisfaction with the increasing number of participating restaurants.

More Participating Restaurants

He noted that more restaurants are participating this year compared to last year, with growth seen not only in Orihuela’s urban area but also along the coast and in the districts.

In 2023, 20 establishments participated, presenting a total of 30 tapas: 14 savoury, 9 sweet, and 7 cocktails/Gin-Tonics.

The increased participation this year highlights the enthusiasm and commitment of the local gastronomic sector.

Economic Importance

Montoya emphasised the economic importance of the Tapa Route for the municipality, noting that Orihuela is a hub for tourism, hospitality, and services.

Participating Bars & Restaurants

The participating bars and establishments this year include Bar Estanco, Bar La Tapa, Casa Pepe, Café Madeira, Café La Luna, Cervecería Bobber, Confitería Nueva Bécquer, Confitería Ruiz, Confitería San Gabriel, Divine Bite, El Divino by Cosafina, El Divino by Davinia Martínez, Gastrobar Haizea, La Botellica de Enmedio, La Pepa, Mesón El Rocío, Mi Barraca, New Harpo, Pizzería Di Mando, Raggu, Restaurante Pico del Águila, Sercotel Palacio Tudemir, Susi Gastrofusion, The Hot Buffalo, and Valentina Café.

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Written by

Anna Ellis

Originally from Derbyshire, UK, Anna has lived in the middle of nowhere on the Costa Blanca for 20 years.