SHOPPING and BARS
There is Friday Morning Market in Torrevieja called “mercadillo” which takes place every Friday. It is one of the largest markets in the whole Spain and some claim that it is one of the biggest in Europe. You can buy: leather goods, clothes, bags, underwear, bedding, curtains as well as vegetables and fruit all at attractive prices. The Market consists of about 1 200 stalls!
The Market is opened from 8 am to 1 pm. It is located in the streets from Cortes Valencianasi through Calle Salinero, La Calera, Maestro Casanovas, Calle San Pascual, Patrizio Zammit, Fuensanta and Almudena.
The shopping centre has got more than 160 000 m2, 150 shops and restaurants, as well as 5000 free parking spaces. Zenia Boulevard is the largest shopping centre in the province of Alicante.
Bars and restaurants
Spanish people love eating out with their friends and spending their time in restaurants. That is how their lifestyle looks like. Restaurants worth visiting for its cuisine:
- Restaurante Barlovento – this restaurant is situated in the immediate vicinity of the apartment. It is considered to be one of the finest restaurants in the area. Moreover, it specializes not only in seafood but also in traditional Spanish dishes. During the weekends and holidays it is very crowded, so you should consider booking a table in the restaurant.
- El Muelle (Paseo Marítimo Juan Aparicio Torrevieja) – the restaurant is situated on the Juan Aparicio sea walk in the centre of Torrevieja. Mostly it is crowded, that is why you should book a table few days earlier. The restaurant offers Italian, Argentinian and Spanish cuisine (for example, pizza, pasta, meat etc.).
- El Pescador (Torrevejenses Ausentes, 5 Torrevieja) – a restaurant with twenty-year tradition. The Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine prevails in the menu. The restaurant specializes in dishes with rice and fish.
- Mirmar (Paseo Vistalegre, s/n Torrevieja) – the restaurant was opened in 1886. It is one of the most known restaurants in the region. The restaurant offers typical Spanish cuisine as well as the cuisine of the Torrevieja region and the surrounding area.
Restaurante La Mata Felisa (Avenida Suiza, 2 Torrevieja) – the restaurant specializes in rice from the Valencian region. It serves Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine. Moreover, it has got a large terrace facing the sea.
La Fina Boca Restaurant (Av. Alfred Nobel 155 Torrevieja) – the restaurant is situated near the sea, where you can try delicious Spanish and international cuisine, with first quality, fresh ingredients. Among many dishes the restaurant offers Gers duck, kangaroo, lamb from New Zealand, Pacific sharks, Nile crocodile, Kenya antelope, ostrich etc. It also offers traditional beef, chicken and pork dishes.