To live. Live intensely. Without missing a landscape, not a song, not a flavor. If you are lucky enough to wake up every day in Dénia, or if you have had the wonderful intuition of choosing it as a vacation spot, surely you want to enjoy it with all your senses. From here we propose a trip through the best restaurants in the city, we will tell you what feelings they contain and what you will find when you sit at their table. Shall we start?
To prepare this list we have taken into account different factors:
- National and international awards, such as the Michelin Stars or the Repsol Suns
- The lifetime of the establishment, and therefore its degree of consolidation
- The rankings, reviews and opinions about them in TripAdvisor y Google My Business
Then you have them arranged alphabetically.
Located in the attic of showroom by the interior designer Pepe Cabrera, integrates kitchen and living room in a common space: Chef Bruno Ruiz prepares the dishes in front of the customer, commenting on the products and explaining the process, getting a different gastronomic experience. The interior of the restaurant is surprising, offering a unique seasonal menu, creative and with well-defined flavors.
In 2018, Aticcook won the International Creative Cooking Competition of the Red Shrimp of Dénia, with the dish “Gamba sub cero”. That same year, the restaurant was included in the guide "55 best restaurants in the Valencian Community". And it is present in the Michelin Guide 2020.
Find them at Camí De la Bota, 13. Their telephone number is +34 678 30 43 87.
The Baret Miquel
In the center of Dénia, in a town house, is El Baret. Miquel Ruiz makes wonderfully simple gastronomy there: holder of a Michelin Star, cooks what the land gives each season to make your customers happy. This chef abandoned the craze of haute cuisine to settle in his Baret and do what he liked best away from the pressures of stardom.
Reservations are managed online on their website (be careful, there is quite a waiting list). You can also contact them at 673740595 XNUMX XNUMX, but only by WhatsApp. El Baret de Miquel is on Calle Historiador Palau, 1.
They are defined as Authentic cuina deniera (authentic dianense cuisine). Make traditional cuisine of Dénia, with special mention to the red prawn. In fact, the Repsol Guide dedicates an article to them entitled "The sanctuary of the red shrimp". They have appeared on television shows, and various food guides such as Condé Nast Traveler or the gastronomy sections of El Mundo or Expansión highlight them.
They are in Las Rotas, in carrer del Fènix, 10. And they attend you at 96 643 06 52.
A Dénia classic, since 1980 making the traditional rices with the wisdom of the ancestors. Casa Federico is a family business that bears the banner of preserving the traditional recipes of our area. They use the best raw material, giving preference to products from local fishing. It is a pleasant, friendly and spacious meeting place.
Make your reservation on the phone 965 78 30 41. They are on Calle Ausiàs March, 22.
Dénia prawn, Polp putxero (octopus pot), liver of sea, carpaccio of prawn, grilled octopus, sea urchins, grilled grouper and cuttlefish roe. What feelings do you have after reading this? The philosophy of The Marine It is based on seasonal, fresh, market products from the Dénia fish market. They bet on Valencian wines to pair with and to finish the after-dinner with mistela de la Marina.
They have two locations: The Marine-Port, in Plaza del Oculista Buigues, 4 (next to the Tourist Office) and where they attend you at 655 924 842, and El Marino-Rotes, on the Dénia-Les Rotes road, 35 (at the port access sports Marina de Denia). There you can call them at 96 578 10 17.
Founded in 1959 on a cliff overlooking Cabo de San Antonio. Savor seafood, rice and tapas of traditional Mediterranean cuisine in an incredible place. As they say themselves, "Enjoying our dishes is much more than sharing a meal with friends. It is making family, feeling the Mediterranean roots and showing off who we are". If you want to try an impressive rice, and feel at home, this is the place.
They are at the end of Les Rotes, and you can make your reservation by calling 96 578 09 43.
Casa Miguel Juan
The oldest tavern in Dénia, founded in 1929. It is a mythical place for the people here. Within its walls a lot of history is hidden, and tradition and innovation are mixed. In Miguel Juan they always have a good raw material and they offer you the best oils and first-class preserves to accompany. If you like good wine, they have the best wineries in the country, and if you want to extend the evening, try the best gintonics in the world.
They are in the central Loreto street, at number 39. And they answer you on the phone 628 94 82 32.
Native cuisine to vora mar (by the sea). Find the great successes of the Dénia recipe book: dry rice for lovers of eating in the paella, sweet to eat with a spoon, fideuàs and traditional stews. Savor the essence of local gastronomy on a relaxing balcony overlooking the sea. Do you want to see a spectacular sunset? Sit at one of their tables.
Restaurant Noguera It is on Carrer Llac Major, 3 (Carretera de las Marinas, kilometer 6). Contact them by phone 96 647 41 07.
Pepe Piera "El Pegolí" (the pegolino, a native of the nearby town of Pego) took over the reins of this restaurant in 1964, when he returned from the military. His parents founded it many years ago. Its decoration is of a traditional classic inn, but the best decoration is its location, at the foot of the sea. Pepe Piera began serving fresh seafood and fish that he brought every day from the fish market, and he revolutionized local cuisine. It gave the red shrimp the place it deserved and promoted the gastronomy of the Marina Alta like never before. Today the restaurant is run by her daughters and continues with her specialty in red shrimp and rice a banda. "El Pegolí", an entire institution in Dénia, died in 2019.
If you want to make a reservation, call 96 578 10 35. They are at 13, calle del Fénix.
Peix i Brases
Tradition and avant-garde with close and quality products. And especially (they carry it in their name), a spectacular handling of the embers, which make the delicious raw material shine.
They are in the Plaza de Benidorm, and they attend you on the phone 965 78 50 83.
Quique Dacosta Restaurant
Undoubtedly, the most awarded and best known internationally. With three Michelin Stars, three Suns in the prestigious Repsol Guide, ranked as the best restaurant in Europe on two occasions, it has also been recognized as one of the 10 best restaurants in the world and has ranked 26 in the list of the 50 best in the world. world.
What can you experience in Restaurant Quique Dacosta? He has gotten a cuisine without borders but with roots: his work, always in evolution, has come to create a new Valencian cuisine from local products, always with a window open to the world, other cultures and their ways of cooking.
Find them at 1 Rascassa Street (El Poblet Urbanization). The reservation telephone number is +34 965 784 179.
If you pass by Restaurante Sendra, it is very likely that you will see octopuses lying in the sun. The best time to dry them is in winter, because the sun is not very strong. And the best place, where they are, by the sea. Enjoy there a great gastronomic offer: fresh fish, the best breaded anchovies, rice and dried octopus with all its traditional process.
Call them at 965 78 30 06 and visit them at Carrer del Fènix, 15 (Las Rotas).
If you want to sit at a table to enjoy the gastronomy of Dénia, you already have the main ingredients to choose from. Now you just have to decide.